Winter camping tips and tricks to help you enjoy the fourth season – Scouting Magazine



Winter camping tips and tricks to help you enjoy the fourth season
Scouting Magazine
Winter camping is wonderful — that is, if you know what you’re doing. The dangers are dehydration, hypothermia and frostbite. Before you set out, read Chapter 18 of the Fieldbook, “Cold-Weather Adventuring.” Add these tips, and everyone will come home …

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  1. It’s best to have a sheltered cooking spot, which can be as simple as your tent’s vestibule. If you have the time and energy, dig a trench about 3 feet deep to create a cooking area that is sheltered from the wind. One of the joys of winter camping is the ability to build a kitchen, using your shovel to make a cooking surface, seats, table and even a storage cabinet. Use your imagination to make it as elaborate as you’d like. Consider taking a foam sit-pad to use while cooking on the cold surface. It helps you stay a little warmer and drier.

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