Are you a camper who enjoys spending time outside? Are you concerned that you will have to stay inside all winter long and your time outside will be cut short? Don’t worry; with these winter camping hacks you will be able to enjoy your campsite all year long! After all, the average camper spends an average of 14.9 days camping, so prepare yourself for all seasons and follow these tips and tricks to stay warm while camping in the winter.
Learn how to pitch a tent in the snow
First and foremost, you need to choose a flat area, preferably with trees on one side to offer protection against the elements. You will then want to pack down the snow with snowshoes or your boots so you have a sturdy ground that will not shift under your body weight. Then you will want to secure your tent posts underneath the snow with rope, and shovel pathways to your dining area and the restrooms for easy access.
Add reinforcements to your tents
Don’t be afraid to bring extra foam padding for insulation from the cold floors. There is no such thing as too many blankets when you are camping during the winter!
Protect your feet
When your feet get cold, there is not much else you can concentrate on. Prevent wet, cold feet by packing wool socks instead of cotton. Also bring along sock liners, which will add another layer of insulation while preventing blisters.
Keep your sleeping bag toasty
Before you go to sleep, pour some hot water into plastic water bottles and place them in your sleeping bag for a little extra warmth. They will stay warm for a couple hours, so you’ll be able to drift off to sleep without being too cold.
If you aren’t one to choose cabin rentals when you camp, make sure to at least bring tarps with you so you can sit wherever you’d like while still staying dry. Not only can you use them to sit, you can add extra shelter, extend the length of your tent, and lay out food supplies.
With these tips, you will stay nice and dry no matter what campgrounds you choose for your winter vacation. So next time you go camping near Tulsa, keep these hacks in mind to stay warm and toasty!
Looking for more tips? Keep your eyes out for your part 2 in this series!