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Staying Warm While Winter Camping

Camping, Tips & Tricks January 16, 2018 No Comments By DisclaimerTakeMeCamping.org may at times be given products for review, and may also at times be compensated for those reviews, however, all views expressed on this site are our own honest opinions. We take your camping experience very seriously and vow to always provide you nothing but transparent reviews to help make your camping experience a pleasureable one.

Who doesn’t love camping? Camping is an excellent way to enjoy the nature and have an adrenaline pumping experience. Going out camping with your family and friends makes you have an unforgettable journey that brings you all together and gives you a taste of the wildlife. If you are planning to go camping in the winters and are afraid of feeling cold throughout your adventure, this article is for you! In this article, we discuss some of the tips you can use to make sure you stay warm while your winter camping adventure.

Sleeper Style

Before you go out for adventure, you should determine what kind of sleeper you are. If you are a warm sleeper, you might need to take some extra layers along with you. Wearing plenty of layers will keep you warm throughout the night and will give you a sound sleep.

Clothing

Investing in the right gear is essential if you wish to enjoy winter camping. Stay away from cotton clothes, instead use wool as an inside layer. Also, ensure the presence of additional insulating layers to keep you warm and cozy.

Hot Drinks

Before you go to sleep, it is a good idea to have a hot drink that will keep you warm until you reach your sleeping bag. This is essential because going to sleep when you are feeling cold will end up in an uncomfortable sleep since your body will take more time to warm up. Hot drinks can also be used all throughout the camping trip.

Physical Activity

If you want to feel warm fast, physical activity is the best solution. Doing a few sit-ups can help you greatly if you want to feel warm right before you go to sleep. Jumping jacks can also help you feel warm.

Sleeping Bag

Make sure your sleeping bag is the right size and has the right amount of insulation. Closed cell foam sleeping pads provide excellent insulation and are the best kind available. Microfiber lining can also help you stay warm at night. Furthermore, do not forget to add extra outer layers like a blanket or even your jacket to improve the quality of sleep you get.

Eat Late

Consuming fatty foods will help you keep yourself heated during your trip. Olive oil and cheese are good additions to your meal plans since they will help your body generate heat.

Do Not Sit on the Ground

The easiest way cold can be transmitted to you is when you sit on the ground; avoid doing that at all costs and keep a small chair or stool handy whenever you feel the need to sit.

Use Foot and Hand warmers

Using these will make a lot of difference when you are out there in the cold. When packing your clothes, do not forget to pack hand and foot warmers to give you an extra level of comfort.

Using all these tips, you can enjoy your winter camping adventure while feeling warm and cozy inside. Camping in winters will not be the same and will be more enjoyable once you incorporate all the ideas mentioned above on your trip next time.

Jim Sabellico
Jim Sabellico
Jim Sabellico is the founder of TakeMeCamping.org, and an avid outdoors fan who loves traveling the world with his family, cooking over an open campfire and all things outdoorsy. When Jim isn't camping, he's running his marketing agency J. Louis.

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