Although it is something that most people will never try, snow camping offers an exciting experience and different activities to camping in summer.
You should be aware, however, of some definite ‘must haves’ to take along on your snow camping trip. The list presented here is meant, for the most part, for those first time campers who want to try snow camping.
Generally speaking, this camping equipment can be carried in one pack. You need a pack that is somewhat bigger than that used in summer camping, for it must have additional space for holding the things extra equipment required for snow camping. Since snow camping consists mostly of hiking and camping along the way, make sure that the pack you choose is also easy to carry & made of durable, waterproof material.
The Swiss army knife is an essential part of a snow camping pack. When snow camping you’ll never be sure of what situations will arise and this multi-purpose tool can be helpful in many ways. And a Swiss army knife is more convenient than carrying bulky tools on your pack. A pure supply of drinking water, as well as the ability to heat water, is also an important part of snow camping, so a good camping pot should also be packed for your trip.
Make sure to bring food that can keep your body temperature and energy level as high as it can in order to survive in the cold weather. Soups, hot drinks and high carbohydrate and protein snacks are always useful. Carry snacks such as Fruit & Nut Bars and raw nuts together with sultanas and raisins.
Staying warm will require the proper clothing, sleeping gear and shelter material, so pack accordingly. Be sure to check temperature ranges on all camping gear.
Camping in the snow can be a fun and an amazing experience. Remember to always prioritize your safety from the elements. Bring a pack fitted for hiking in snow that is be large enough to carry all your camping gear. You will need at least one Swiss army knife as a utility tool for your trip, as well as gear to cook hot meals, like a good camp pot to place in a campfire. In order to deal with the cold weather, bring food that can keep your body temperature and energy levels high, and it should also be convenient and easy to cook.