Cold vs. Hot Tent Camping

Tim Jones has a nice article entitled “Cold Can Be Warm: Two Ways to Winter Camp” comparing cold and warm camping, otherwise known as hot tenting. From Tim’s article:

“Cold camping means camping without a heat source, relying on a tent or tarp to shelter you from wind and falling or drifting snow, and warm […]

Setting Up The Tipi

We often ‘hot tent’ using a Kifaru Tipi. The set up process involves clearing a large area of snow – or at least leveling the snow as much as possible.

Then we stake out the tent.

Insert the center pole and lift the Tipi.

Setting up the wood stove and chimney.


A Trip to Nistowiak Falls in Northern Saskatchewan

A group of five made a winter camping trip to Nistowiak Falls in Northern Saskatchewan.

The trip was organized by Mark Lafontaine who wrote an account on his blog at

Bryan of Bryan’s Boat Building & Paddling Blog wrote two accounts:

a description of the trip and lessons learned from the trip

They pulled […]