My thoughts are that with winter fast approaching it might be a good idea for members to share their ideas on what they do in order to achieve successful winter camps. I am sure the newbies will find this info helpful.
My tips as follows:
Place a wool blanket on the floor under the bed as insulation between the ground and the bed. Wool is one of the best known insulators.
Also put a sheepskin/wool underlay on top of the bed and under the bedding.
Heat the bed with hot water bottles before going to bed.
Wear socks, gloves/mittens, beanies, flannelette PJs or trackies to bed.
Flannelette sheets always help.
I canâ€™t say it often enough but a tarp over is always good insurance.
Ugg boots that have been waterproofed are great too.
And add some thermal unders, they may not be sexy but they will definitely help keep you warm.
The worst day camping still beats the best day working
I must be a lucky fella.... I get that hot at night that I kick the blanket off me. This offcourse only lasts about 1 minute when frostbite wakes me up, combined with a poke in the kidney region from my partner for making her cold too.
I do however rig up a windbreak around my set-up so the cold wind does not hit the tent head-on
This is exactly what i was going to post about. How to keep warm in your tent of a night. On our first camping trip we got hit with gail force winds and it poured with rain. I slept on a bare blow up mattress with my army sleeping bag over me... But i slept in just boxers... as i dunno who.. but i was told its warmer if you sleep in less.... WRONG. I froze!!!!!!!!!! So i have bought a new sleeping bag and plan to sleep in tracky dacks next time!!!!