Its The Time Of The Season For Camping So Prepare Yourself

February 17, 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. Some people like to camp in the warm weather when there is no fear of hypothermia or frost bite. Sadly, there are many reasons why one wouldn’t want to go camping during warm times of the year.

To begin with, bugs abound during warm weather days. Even though frost bite is not a concern in a Pennsylvania June, West Nile virus and Lyme disease certainly are. In addition to this, you have to worry about poisonous plants. 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. On top of all this, you also have to worry about dangerous animals. Bears love to hibernate in the winter. 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. A bear with newborns in tow can be very dangerous to even the toughest campers on the planet.

Most people will recognize that winter weather camping is much different than summer weather camping. Plants and bugs are not a part of the winter camping experience. Humans tend to make Christmas trees out of the only non-dormant plant of the winter season. 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?

I will admit that the cold weather season does have its shortcomings. To begin with, freezing is never a good event during a fun filled trip. 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. Nevertheless, burning some extra calories will only benefit most of the people reading this.

Another issue can be finding clean water to drink. Water is the most important item to think about when camping. While you might not think so, water is just as important in the winter as it is in the summer. Getting clean drinking water in the winter while camping only takes a few preparations. Obviously you won’t be able to quickly and easily get drinking water from a frozen lake.

Some tips to get around this is to bring pots to boil snow or to take some sort of ice pick with you. Attack the ice with your pick and make it yield the clean drinking water over to you.

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