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Winter Camping

Postby Josh Monson » Sat Aug 19, 2006 10:59 pm

Hello, I notice this is an Aussie camping site, regardless (I could not find any other seemingly helpful camping info site).

So, my questions are-

What tent is best for harsh winter conditions?

I plan on visiting alaska, and canada to camp/hike. It doesnt really matter if it is all too heavy, if I do end up going to these places I will probably be pulling a sled behind me as I hike.

What general supplies do I need?

Mostly all I can think of is-
Tent
Map
Compass
Sleeping Bag(s)
Some way of starting a fire
Shovel
Trekking poles (if needed)
Radio for emergencies
Food
water
Med kit
pan (to heat water if frozen)(to cook)
My trusty old raggety blanket
Depending on the bear populations, I may have to bring a rifle. But I am completely informed on how to shoot a firearm.
And of course, winter clothing, like light insulated water resistant clothing, boots, snowshoes, the works


If you guys could also fill me in on brands for certain things, or tell me something else I may need, I would appreciate it :)


Also, I would like to hear about tips, or techniques anybody here has used during snowy conditions. Anything is helpful! Thanks in advance!
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Postby familybus » Sun Aug 20, 2006 1:26 am

dude! stuff pullin the sled id be gettin a couple of dogs before anything else! :***
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Cold weather camping

Postby Activity_Dept » Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:43 pm

Just happens I am in Canada at the moment but the weather is still good was just camping on Vancouver Island, well in a RV anyway.

Try out this link goes into some detail:
http://www.camping-canada.com/Winter_camping_e.htm

You may want to have a look at the camping shop also:
http://www.camping.com.au/at/shop

Here is an example of some of the tents available for cold weather camping depending if you are traveling alone etc.

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Link to this tent at shop.
http://www.camping.com.au/at/shop/P-863/The_North_Face_Mountain_25_Tent.html

Good luck with it, let us know how you go, if you need anything in Canada while I am here let me know.

Cheers :beer
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Postby Josh Monson » Sun Aug 20, 2006 7:51 pm

Thank you very much, it will be in a few months, going to visit the edge of the arctics. I just need to gear up :) I'm used to camping in the early summer, fall, and modern winter. Just wanted to kick it up. I already have my multiperpose sleeping bag, the temp gauge on it is -45 degrees with the addons. So I've already got that going.
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