Camping In The Cold - Food And Water
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Another important aspect to remember when cold weather camping is your food and water. It is something that you might not think about at first, but it is definitely important. If you are camping in temperatures that are below freezing you have to worry about having food and water that will not freeze. You body can survive two weeks without food, but only three days without water. It is critical that you have a constant supply of water when camping.

Depending on your situation, your food and water supply is either going to come from a heated area, or mainly center around your campfire. The fire will give you the needed heat to melt ice into drinking water and thaw and cook your food. It is important to use caution when heating water, as hot water can burn you. Another thing to take into consideration is that water expands as it freezes. If you are pouring water into a container it is best to pour it only partly full as a full container will be more likely to burst when the water freezes.

Because your food will more than likely freeze if the temperatures are below freezing, you also need to keep this in mind when packing and planning your menu. Any liquid container you bring should not be full as it could burst leaving a frozen mess in your cooler. Eggs also have a tendency to break when freezing. The packaging on your food is also something to remember. You are not going to have a microwave to thaw your hamburger patties if they are all frozen together. If you bring them like this you should separate the patties completely before your bring them with you and them package them individually to avoid them from refreezing together. It will probably be desirable if you bring foods or snacks that you can eat that do not require heating or cooking like trail mix or chips.

Another aspect of foods when cold weather camping is the type of foods you bring. Foods that are higher in calories will keep you warmer. They may not be great for your diet, but your body will need the extra calories to stay warm.

With the proper preparation and planning you can enjoy good quality food while cold weather camping. It is important that you keep yourself hydrated and nourished, especially when you are camping in the cold. Read more at our website.


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