So many people love the thought and idea of going tent camping but in their minds they always envision it to happen during the summer months. Did you know that it’s possible to go winter tent camping? Not only is it possible, but it’s actually a ton of fun as well!

Keep in mind that it’s cold (of course) but there are some easy ways that you can stay warm and enjoy being out in the beauty of nature. Imagine waking up and looking out your tent door and seeing piles of white, fresh snow? When you go tent camping in the winter, it’s absolutely possible for that to be a reality!

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Crazy Easy Ways To Go Winter Tent Camping and Have Fun

Tent camping doesn’t just have to be for warm weather. Winter tent camping rocks, too! Have you ever tried car camping?

1. Pack insulated sleeping bags and warm, warm, blankets.

When planning a trip to winter camp, it’s not time to skimp on the packing of blankets and other warm items. Pack insulated sleeping bags, plenty of heavy blankets, and a tarp (or two) to have on the ground for your tent to sit on. Plus, make certain that you have a tent that is good and strong and insulated for winter tent camping as well.

2. Bring extra gloves, hats, clothes, and socks for your winter camping trip.

The parts of your body that will feel the coldest quickest will be your hands and feet. Don’t take the chance of having wet gloves or socks! Pack plenty of extra pairs that you can change in to or layer up as needed. It’s always a good idea to have too much warm stuff packed than not enough!

3. Pack the stuff you will actually need

You don’t want to be carrying around and packing things you don’t need, but the worst thing is forgetting something.  Promise.  Been there.  Done that. One trip we literally forgot the toilet paper!! Never again!  The $7 spent on the Camping planner is well worth it!!  Your sanity is worth it!!

4. For extra warmth in your sleeping bag, surround yourself with your extra clothes.

Insulated sleeping bags are great, but you can also add some more warmth by grabbing all your packed clothes and having them line the insides of your sleeping bag as well. It’s a great way to get snuggly and cozy!

5. Wear a stocking cap while you sleep.

It’s no secret that heat rises and escapes from the top of our heads. Don’t let that precious, much-needed warmth leave! Instead, wear a stocking cap to bed. This will keep the heat in and keep your body feeling nice and warm as well. And again, just like with the gloves and socks, pack extra stocking caps as well in case the one you are using gets too sweaty or wet.

Going camping in the winter isn’t for everyone, but if you want to give it a try, you should! Make certain that you’ve packed enough water and food for your trip, and don’t forget about the plethora of warm items that you’ll need and want as well!

Who knows…you may love winter camping so much that you may never want to summer camp again!

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Have you ever gone winter tent camping?



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