Sleeping Warm While Winter Camping

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

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Heat Loss Through The Head

I have read figures that one can lose between 20-40% of your body heat through your head alone. Although 13-16% of the body’s blood volume is in the head at any given time it is a very exposed structure. The problem is that the head is only about 10% of the body surface area. Thus […]