Top 10 Tips for Winter Backpacking and Camping

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Winter can be pretty challenging and the temptation to stay indoors and turn the heating up some be really strong but with a few minor

Adjustments it can also be a great time to get out in the mountains pitch your tent and enjoy the outdoors

So here's our top tips to helping you get out camping this winter

Always pitch your tent in a nice open clear area

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Make sure You're free from any overhanging trees. And then you potential Avalanche risks .

It's not actually the ideal spot for setting up camp the wind picks up in the night

This snow is going to fall straight onto your tent.

Keeping your tent secure is critical for a good night's sleep

If you're out camping in winter

If you find that the snow is too deep or the ground is frozen

And your little tent pegs probably aren't gonna be up to the job

If that happens find yourself some decent size sticks put them through your guide lines like so and bury them down in the snow

to secure your tent

Well surefire way to ruin a camping trip is getting moisture inside your tent

There's a few tips and tricks that we've learned over the years to really help minimize

This one of those is getting your sleeping bag out of the tent as often as you can. Let it breathe

Hang it over a tree drier out

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Doing this can avoid a buildup of moisture inside the bag which in really cold temperatures is going to freeze

That's going to lead to an incredibly uncomfortable night. Make sure you're out your bag

Another way condensation can sneak into your tent is simply barbering and snow in with you before you get into the tent

Make sure you brush any snow off your clothing and off your boots

So you don't get any in your tent think of it as taking your shoes off before walking on someone's fancy carpet

Over the years we've let lots of tips and tricks to make your camp experience that much more comfortable

For example pitching your tent parallel to the wind

Generates a nice air flow through your tent to reduce condensation

Chances are you're going to be bringing yourself inflating sleeping mat with you for this trip?

When you get back from a day in the mountains chances are you're gonna have worked pretty hard

You might be a bit sweaty. The temptation can be to jump straight into there won't be a sleeping bag

They'd be changed into dry thermals first. You're gonna get a much more comfortable night's sleep

This is probably one of our simplest tips on the list

After you've had a long day on the hill and you managed to air out your clothes the best you can

Just grab your base layers and your socks

throw them in a dry bag just like that which you've got that just stuff it into the bottom of your sleeping bag and

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When you go to bed and you start to warm that bag up you close the start going to start drying out a bit more

And they're going to stop them from freezing overnight

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One of most important things to get right when winter camping is your fuel

Pick the wrong fuel to stove combo and you're in for a world of trouble

Ideally you go for a propane gas which is down to about minus 40

However, they're usually large and bulky and should not ideal for most environments

The thought of a delicious dinner when you get back to your camp is enough to keep you going through the harshest the days out

in the mountains and when to camping isn't any different make sure you cook your food well away from your tent so you don't get

Any condensation build-up and for a final top tip?

It's a really good idea to eat a hot meal before you get into your sleeping bag

It might seem like a lot of effort but it's really good for getting your core temperature up before you go to sleep at night

Well, let's see

So there's our top tips for making the most out winter camping every time you go out

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And Make sure you leave your camp area as you found it clean and tidy.