I had a couple of pieces of 9′ Tyvek left over from the home remodeling that I wanted to experiment with for camping applications. I took a piece to use as a ground cloth in my megamid tipi when we winter camped on Peaked Mountain and it worked well.
A bivy can keep your [...]
Johnson Outdoors’ products are distributed widely through a variety of outdoor recreational channels, including national and regional sporting goods retailers and independent specialty products dealers. They have a wide range of outdoor gear for the fishing, boating, paddling, diving, and camping enthusiast. Their subdivision, Eureka!, is perhaps best known for their tents. They publicize [...]
I recently discovered the combination of using an inflatable pad on the bottom and a closed cell pad on top for winter camping. It seems a bit counter-intuitive to use the inflatable on the bottom but it ends up acting like a balloon and floating the closed cell pad off of the cold snow.
Eastern Slopes has an informative article on sleeping warm when caught by unexpected cold weather. Author David Shedd elaborates on seven key points:
Carry a lightweight liner. They pack small and light, and can dramatically improve your bag’s rating. (Also read this) Wash your body with a wet pack towel or baby wipes resulting in [...]
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