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5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Winter Camping

December 07, 2017

5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Winter Camping

Imagine snowshoeing across a frozen lake with a wide expanse of deciduous forest unfolding in front of you. Thanks to the leafless trees, you can see deep inside the woods, where well-traveled animal tracks crisscross fluffy, white snowdrifts. The only sound is the snow crunching beneath your feet and the cheerful whistle of the Black-Capped Chickadee overhead. The pristine landscape belongs to the wildlife and the few brave souls who venture out to experience the everyday world in a whole new light.

This is winter camping. And here are some more reasons your outdoor adventures don’t need to end as...

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More on Winter Camping: Layering and Sleeping Hacks!

December 05, 2017

More on Winter Camping: Layering and Sleeping Hacks!

By Sylvia Armitstead

Greetings Fellow Bold Betties!

By knowing the proper layers and how to dress for warmth. Additionally, looking into different options for shelter for where you are going to be is totally important. Will it be super windy? Is there going to be snow to dig down into? Will you be using a Four Season Tent, or a Snow Tunnel?

Link to Four Season Tents on REI

Always have a base layer of either silk or wool (preferably Marino wool just cause its waaaaay softer on the skin,...

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Hacks for a Comfy Night’s Sleep in a Tent

December 04, 2017

Hacks for a Comfy Night’s Sleep in a Tent

Sleeping in a tent doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable experience. With a little creative know-how, these tips ensure you’ll have a great night’s sleep while camping.

 

Make Plenty of Pillows

When you sleep outside, sometimes you need a little extra cushion in certain spots, such as your neck, hips, or shoulders. Keep a stash of improvised pillows to boost your comfort. An easy way to make a pillow is to use a jacket and a Buff, neck gaiter or headband. First fold your jacket lengthwise, then roll it up. Next, stuff jacket into the Buff, neck gaiter or...

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