Posts Tagged ‘winter camping’

Desert Camping, Perfect for Fall and Winter

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

I came across an interesting recommendation the other day: camping in the desert during the fall and winter seasons. At first, it took me a moment to adjust my mental models of camping and fall/winter. You see, living in the Pacific Northwest, I tend to equate fall and winter to wet and cold (mostly wet). I suppose it never occurred to me that in other parts of the country (or even my home state!) winter and fall don’t necessarily look like that.

The author of the article I read listed several parks he recommended for camping this fall and winter season: (more…)

Ice, Ice Safety

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Winter is a wonderful time.  Yet, with all the natural beauty the season offers, winter also comes with its fair share of possible dangers.  Take ice, for instance.  Do you know when winter ice is safe?  


Staying Warm in Sleeping Bags

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

How’s your sleeping bag?  Can it handle those cold winter nights?  Can it even handle cool summer nights? Bill Sassani offers some practical tips for staying warm in sleeping bags that just aren’t up to snuff…

Sassani classifies his tips into categories.  The first is what to do before getting into your sleeping bag.  He suggests fluffing your bag, especially if it’s down.  He also recommends doing some quick exercises to increase circulation.


What Would You Do If A Storm Hits?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Outdoor Life magazine has an interesting survey on its site this week. The site has posted five different outdoor scenarios where an emergency occurs and gives you four options as to how you would respond.  The following is a sample scenario based on one posted by the magazine. See how you do.

You’re camping in the higher elevations of the Cascade Mountains when a sudden snow storm blasts into the area, dropping the temperatures dramatically and blanketing the ground with snow.  The wind picks up to a point where trees begin to fall and block exit routes down the mountain.  You are essentially trapped in your camp site area.  What would you do?