Winter Camping Tips You’re Going to Want to Know

There’s something special about seeing the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park or the red sandstone arches of Arches National Park powdered with snow.

Even without the snow, hiking and backpacking in some of the most-visited National Parks during winter is ideal to avoid crowds.

If you’re considering pitching a tent this winter, here are a few winter camping tips to make your experience safe, warm, and enjoyable.

It’s easy to stay warm when you’re out hiking or backpacking during the day. But once you stop moving, it will get cold quickly.

Dress in Layers

Have a system for hanging wet and sweaty clothes. You want them to dry as quickly as possible and separate them from your other dry clothes.

Stay Dry and Have a System for Wet Clothes

You don’t want tight-fitting clothes that might restrict blood flow. Consider adding a cap, gloves, and socks when you get into your sleeping bag for added warmth.

Purchase Cold-Weather Sleep Gear

Dehydration will take a toll on your body when winter is already wreaking havoc on your immune system.

Stay Hydrated and Eat a Lot

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