Camping In The Cold - Bedding
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Some of you are experienced cold weather camping and some of you may not have ever been camping in the cold, however with the right training and equipment everyone can enjoy cold weather camping. There are some things to remember when cold weather camping and some gear that you are going to need to make your camping experience worth wile. Here are some things some things to consider about bedding when you are planning to go cold weather camping.

Bedding is an important aspect to remember when cold weather camping. You need to have the correct bedding to ensure that you will stay warm over night. You will need a sleeping bag that is rated to the temperature you are planning to camp at and preferably one that is rated lower. You may also want to have a sleeping bag liner. The liner is a soft interior layer that will save the chilly feel of the actual sleeping bag until you body warms up.

A common misconception when cold weather camping is to bundle up before you go to bed and wear several layers of clothing to bed inside of your sleeping bag. This is actually incorrect. If you the correct sleeping bag you should go to bed wearing as little as possible. Any clothing you wear to bed is only more material that your body has to attempt to heat and will keep you colder. It seems like it would be crazy to sleep in just your underwear when you are in a tent, but from experience it is actually very warm if you have the correct sleeping bag. I would recommend looking into purchasing a mummy bag if you are planning to do very much cold weather camping. It is certainly something you will grow very fond of on cold winter nights. You can also take your clothing that your are planning to wear the next day and place it in the bottom of your sleeping bag. Your excess body heat will warm them up so that they are not ice cold when you put them on the next day. You might also consider bringing a rug with you to place on the floor, as the floor of your tent can be a bit chilly to your feet.

When cold weather camping bedding becomes a very important factor. It is important that you prepare and have the correct materials before you begin to go cold weather camping. For more information visit our website.


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