Although its most certainly not always the time of the season for loving, you can rest assured that it is always the time of the season for camping. High quality 4 season tents ensure that one can always go camping no matter what the weather is saying. Many people are so scared of freezing to death that they only ever go camping during the warm months of the year. Sadly, there are many reasons why one wouldn’t want to go camping during warm times of the year.
For starters, summer camping is full of disease carrying bugs. While you might not get frost bite in the summer, you might get Lyme disease, West Nile, or Malaria. Additionally, poisonous plants are all over the place in June. Poison Oak and Poison Ivy love to wreak havoc on vacations. On top of all this, you also have to worry about dangerous animals. In the winter, bears will crawl into a hole or a cave and go to sleep. Most bears won’t even bother waking up to check on humans when they are busy hibernating in the winter. Conversely, bears are out in great force during the warmer periods of the year. Cross a bear that has kids and you’ll wish you never went camping at all.
Winter camping is a different experience all together. In the winter you don’t have to worry about bugs or plants. The only plants still living in the winter are dormant or are waiting for you to cut them down for Christmas. You’ll also notice that bugs just aren’t around when its cold out. I’ve never had to do a tick check after playing in the snow, and you probably haven’t had to either.
Of course the cold months do have their drawbacks as well. For starters, you have to worry about freezing to death. Of course, you can easily ensure that you don’t freeze to death during your adventure. All you will need to beat the cold is a good selection of 4 season tents, a warm sleeping bag, and appropriate clothing.
You’ll also need to eat more during a winter camping trip. When folks are trying to keep warm their bodies naturally burn more calories. This being said, most of us eat too much anyway, so the extra calories burned will be a welcome addition to the trip.
Locating clean drinking water can also be tough during the winter months. We all know that water is essential to all life on earth. Even in the winter, we need to drink lots of water to stay healthy. Taking care of this issue just requires some extra thought. Obviously you won’t be able to quickly and easily get drinking water from a frozen lake.
In order to get clean drinking water on your winter camping trip, you might want to consider taking an ice pick on your trip or a pot to boil snow in. If you break through the ice with an ice pick, you’re bound to get to the sweet tasting water directly beneath it.