Cold Weather Camping Tips

November 10, 2012

Want Some Cold Weather Camping Tips

  • Bob Hildebrand on October 31, 2012 at 4:13 pmsaid:Can’t have fun if you’re cold and you will be cold if you are wet. Brush loose snow off your buddy. Change into NEW dry clothes at night (everything especially socks underwire).
  • Mark Adams on October 30, 2012 at 6:48 pmsaid:Mittens keep your hands warmer than gloves as the shared finger warmth is not dissipated by the air space between gloved fingers. There are glove/mitten combos available that cover the wrist/palm/lower fingers and have a flap that can cover the tips of the fingers or leave them open to manipulate items. Mine have come in handy (no pun intended) on several frosty trips here in Virginia.
  • Tom Garcia on October 30, 2012 at 6:28 pmsaid:Keep feet from sweating by using antiperspirant on feet every day weather gets cold. Only use silk, wool or layers that transport moisture away and out . Stay dry, hydrated well fed and warm. Use hats, balaclavas, mittens as needed. Just be prepared.
  • Eric Nelson on October 30, 2012 at 4:42 pmsaid:All the above are good effective techniques. I’ll add an addendum to the baggy clothes and bundle up techniques: Dress in several layers of wool, polyester, down and nylon. I love having Merino wool as my first layer; it’s soft and very warm and transfers moisture to my next layer (fleece) very well. When it’s really cold and I’m just standing around I use down as my top insulator, and just to emphasize the 3rd W: ya gotta have wind protection and nylon is the best. This includes your legs!
  • Brian Humphrey on October 28, 2012 at 8:58 pmsaid:My wife would say to stay inside by the fireplace. One tip that I use, is to wear two pair of socks with a plastic bag inbetween the socks. You can use Walmart/Kroger bags, produce bags, ice bags (without the ice of course). They are thin but hold in body heat pretty well.
  • John R. Fulton Jr. on October 28, 2012 at 5:57 pmsaid:After putting something on your head put something around your neck. It’s a great way to regulate your body temperature as you move and rest.
  • Charles Veit on October 24, 2012 at 1:05 pmsaid:Before getting the foot wet – when the high for the day is below 14 deg F (dry cold), put the plastic bread bag on the foot (under the sock) as a vapor barrier.
  • Doug Richard on October 16, 2012 at 2:28 pmsaid:Don’t know how well fleece keeps you warm when it is wet. I do know that wool keeps you warm wet or dry (but cost some bucks). Second had stores are a good place to look for wool clothing at a good deal.

 


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Chad Torrington
I really enjoy camping. Fun, outdoors, new places, new people, and relaxation. What more do you need? Well... fine weather....good gear... yep, that's it! Let's go camping

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The importance of Recreation cannot be overstated. We need to unwind, especially if we are going through tough times. I found that Camping was the thing that helped me get through when Alzheimer's Disease slowly took my mother from me. Being out in nature put energy back into me so I could cope for a while longer. Its a great thing to do. I highly recommend you try it.

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