Its The Time Of The Season For Outdoor Camping So Prepare Yourself

February 12, 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. When you buy only durable 4 season tents, you ensure that the weather will always be just right for camping. 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.

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. 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. In the winter, bears will crawl into a hole or a cave and go to sleep. You can walk through an entire forest in the winter months without ever coming across a bear. Conversely, bears are out in great force during the warmer periods of the year. A bear with newborns in tow can be very dangerous to even the toughest campers on the planet.

Winter camping is a different experience all together. Plants and bugs are not a part of the winter camping experience. 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.

I will admit that the cold weather season does have its shortcomings. 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.

You’ll also need to eat more during a winter camping trip. People burn many more calories when they are trying to stay warm versus trying to cool down. 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. While you might not think so, water is just as important in the winter as it is in the summer. Taking care of this issue just requires some extra thought. It should be obvious that getting water from a frozen river will be difficult, if not impossible.

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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