The silence of a winter evening spent in nature; the absence of camping crowds and flying insects; the chance to play in the snow. These are just a few of the many delights awaiting you in winter camping. Now we’re not here to make winter camping seem like a piece of cake—it does take quite a bit more planning than summer camping, simply because you have to take freezing cold weather into account.
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Camping during the winter months can be a challenging, exciting venture, but there are also a lot of risks involved. Harsh weather, cold temperatures, and wet or frozen terrain are all big problems for the winter camper. But there are also a lot of great benefits to the activity, such as prime camping spots and interesting changes in scenery. So what’s the trick? Simple – bringing the right gear.
I read in the news last week that KOA campgrounds are going to start renting out Airstream trailers to its visitors. Apparently, KOA is providing three campgrounds in three states — Nevada, Maine, and Florida — and Airstream will disperse 25 of its most popular trailers among them. Does this seem a little weird to anyone else?
“The rental trailers come fully stocked with linens and kitchenware. Tourists need only open the door to a turnkey travel experience, just like a hotel room,” said Airstream’s aptly named chief executive, Bob Wheeler.
As I stare out the window this morning, taking in the gloriousness of a sunny day, I can’t help but feel like spring is here, and it’s time to break out the camping gear. Apparently, Marc Phillippe Babineau had the same thought — last week, he published an article entitled “Essential Tools for Camping”.
In his article, Babineau lists and describes a number of tools you shouldn’t leave home without. Among them are:
I was perusing some online camping blogs today when one led me to an interesting pair of articles by Bill Sassani. He wrote two articles for Valentine’s Day, one highlighting outdoor gear gifts for men and one doing the same for women. Now, call me a traditionalist, but I didn’t exactly know camping and hiking gear was on the approved list of gifts to buy for Valentine’s Day. Apparently, they are.
Now, I’ll concede that there’s a good argument for men, but I don’t know if his gear gift-giving opinion on women will stand up. Listen to one of his opening lines:
Apparently, American sports giant NASCAR is planning on expanding its fan base and increasing customer loyalty. In a recent report, the racing organization is said to be preparing to launch up to 500 branded camping grounds over the next decade. In fact, 13 are planned to be constructed this spring.
NASCAR fans are avid campers, with some numbers estimating that over 60 percent are RVers, said Robert Moser, chief executive of NASCAR RV Resorts and co-owner of Morgan RV resorts. “It’s a perfect fit.”
Normally, I subscribe to the perspective that everyone is uniquely different, but when it comes to camping, people may be more similar than I originally thought. According to some informal research by David Sweet, an experienced camping blogger, there is such a thing as a “typical camper.” I was skeptical at first, but then I found myself nodding my head as I read his conclusions.
After surveying his readers with a series of polls, he put together the following description: (more…)
A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I made a last-minute decision to go camping over the weekend — spontaneous camping, as we like to call it. We had a wonderful time, but it could have been terrible if we hadn’t, in essence, planned our spontaneity.
Since camping can be time-consuming (and somewhat troublesome) to prepare for, we developed a system that enables us to leave last-minute without fear of leaving anything imperative behind. Instead of storing all our camping gear scattered about the attic or garage, we leave all our essential items in a Rubbermaid bin, so all we have to do is grab it and go. Our camp chairs and a small tent stay in the trunk of our car the whole season.