How to stay warm while camping during the colder months
Camping in winter. How to stay warm while camping during the colder months
21st July, 2021
In our opinion, winter is arguably the most special time of the year to embark on a camping trip. We don’t know about you, but there’s nothing quite like the crisp winter air to get you feeling fresh in the morning. So this winter, pack your backpacking tent and the best hiking gear in Australia for a memorable and tranquil winter camping trip you won’t forget.
So that you’re fully prepared, here are some tips to keep you cozy and warm throughout the trip:
Get a reliable sleeping bag and stretcher
There’s nothing worse than not being warm enough overnight while you sleep. To ensure a good night’s sleep, our number one suggestion is making sure you pack a sleeping bag that’s durable enough to protect you from the freezing temperatures. The Travel X Pro is a dependable sleeping bag option for lightweight winter camping as it can keep you warm in temperatures as low as -5°C. Our Comas Highlander sleeping bags are also a great option for keeping you cosy on chilly nights. For added comfort, we also suggest that you pack a stretcher bed to keep you off the freezing ground.
Have an outdoor heater and hot water system handy
Whatever you do, don’t forget an outdoor heater when braving the cold weather. The Gasmate portable camping heater is a great choice that enhances your winter camping experience significantly by keeping you toasty and warm. For an added luxury, have you thought about packing a hot water system? The Gasmate Watertech portable hot water system is a great addition so you can enjoy the luxury of hot showers in the great outdoors.
To brave the winter cold, make sure you pack enough layers. We suggest thermals, a lightweight fleece jacket and an insulated, waterproof rain jacket in case it rains. A beanie, quality socks and gloves will also help you to retain body warmth. There’s also no worse feeling than wet shoes, so make sure your shoes are designed to withstand the elements.
Pack a sturdy camping stove
Don’t resign yourself to eating cold food while camping. With a portable camping stove you can cook some warm, hearty meals to keep you both nourished and satisfied. Stews and soups are extremely easy to prepare and cook while away to give you sustenance and comfort while outdoors!
Go on an exciting winter adventure with the best hiking gear in Australia from Explore Planet Earth!