It Is The Time Of The Time Of Year For Tenting So Be Prepared

February 16, 2012 | By Guest | Filed in: Outdoor Camping.

It might not always be the time of the season for loving, but it can always be 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. However, there are drawbacks to only camping out in the summer weather.

To begin with, bugs abound during warm weather days. 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. Trust me, you can’t enjoy your vacation when your body is riddled with the effects of Poison Ivy or Poison Oak, and don’t even get me started on allergies. Dangerous animals are also a concern during winter. 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. However, these same bears are out foraging for food all spring, fall, and summer. Cross a bear that has kids and you’ll wish you never went camping at all.

Most people will recognize that winter weather camping is much different than summer weather camping. 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. Bugs are also non-existent in the snowy months of winter. Have you ever had to do a tick check after a nice wintertime sledding event?

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. Take a look at the winter weather sleeping bags, the 4 season tents, and the gloves and mittens at your local camping store and you’ll have everything you need.

Most folks will have to consume more food when winter camping. 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. Water is the most important item to think about when camping. 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.

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