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Stay Warm While You Sleep — 4 Cold-Weather Camping Tips

Camping in winter has its own charm and appeal. You get to smell pinecones in the air and witness some of the most mesmerizing sights and landscape amidst the winter weather.

While this may seem extreme to some people, winter camping is an experience on its own.

When you prepare for it properly with the right gear and equipment, you can have one of the most memorable trips of your life.

A basic survival tip you’re going to have to learn is how to stay warm! Here are some tips on how to do just that and other tips to help you thrive and survive a winter camping trip this season.

Wear layers

When you sleep at night, make sure that you’re wearing thick layers and thermals. More importantly, make sure you sleep in clean, dry clothes. This is important because you don’t want your sleeping bag to be moist, which can happen when you sleep in dirty, sweaty clothes.

Wear clothes that fit you well but aren’t too tight as this might restrict your blood flow. Fabrics made of synthetic materials or wool are ideal. Don’t forget your gloves and cap, as well as warmer socks because these are the parts of your body that will tend to get cold faster.

Keep the sleeping bag dry

Keep the sleeping bag dry

This is essential and there are simple things you can keep in mind to avoid trapping moisture in your bag. Try not to cover yourself completely and breathe into the bag. This can trap too much condensation in the bag and dampen it.

Don’t hold in your pee

Find more convenient ways to make sure you urinate before going to bed but definitely don’t hold it in.

That’s because when you put off peeing, your body has to work harder to keep you warm.

This burns calories that you need later to stay warm and to carry out other tasks.

Insulate your tent

If there are multiple people, it’s best to share a tent with them. This will cut down on ambient space and provide insulation for your tent.  You can also keep all your gear and extra bags inside the tent.

Another way to trap heat inside the tent is to duct tape space blankets to the ceiling of the tent. These are cheap and easily available and instantly make your tent warm and cozy to fall asleep easily.

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