Staying warm at night while you are winter camping is crucial to a successful trip. This discussion covers the components of a winter camping sleeping system, preparation steps before sleeping, using external heat sources, dressing for sleep, personal variations, adjustments during the night and the morning after.
Components Of A Sleeping System
1. Sleeping pads
Who needs a tent for winter camping? Ottawa Outdoor Magazine provides an illustrated, instructional article “How To Build A Quinzee” by Allen Macartney covering what is a quinzee, digging a hole and filling it in, snug in any temperature, customizing the domicile, and cautionary notes.
If you are interested check out the article […]
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Reading a compass seems like an intimidating skill to many people. However, once you learn the basics and practice a little, you will find that you can read a compass with ease. This skill is useful for those who like to hike in the wilderness, and is important for sports like orienteering. These directions are […]
Snow shelters such as igloos, snow caves and quinzees other an alternative to tents for winter campers. Snow shelters are quieter and offer the benefit of warmth, as body heat causes temperatures to rise in the cozy interior.
In the article “How to build an igloo with West Coast style” Jackie Christie reports on a […]
A quinzee (also quinhzee) is a combination of an igloo and a snow cave. Quinzees are suitable in marginal snow conditions, or when a crust is not available for igloos, or when there is not enough deep packed snow for a snow cave. On the flip side a quinzee won’t last an entire winter season […]