Winter camping isn’t for everyone. You have to be well prepared for the cold temperatures, bring plenty of food and water, and not mind being huddled in a tent when conditions take a turn for the worse. If anyone know how to survive in the cold for an extended period of time, it is probably Eric Larsen, who has skied to both the North and South Pole amongst his various expeditions into the Arctic and Antarctic regions of our planet. Recently, Larsen shared some tips for winter camping with Men’s Journal, providing some insights on how to do it right.
In the article, Eric offers some good recommendations for how we can all get more accustomed to spending time outdoors in cold conditions. For instance, he shares his tips for dressing in layers, he tells us why it is important to keep our extremities warm, and why we need to eat and drink more regularly too. He also tells us how to stay warm at night, keep our important electronics functioning, what gear you need to bring, and much, much more.
Whether you’re a complete beginner to the idea of winter camping or you’re experienced veteran, chances are you’ll learn a thing or two from this article. Very few people know more about traveling through remote areas in extreme cold than Larsen, and he offers up plenty of invaluable tips for staying healthy and happy on a winter expedition. Keep in mind, backcountry winter camping for Eric is still a far cry from the weather he faced when going to the poles, which is an entirely different level of challenge.
Check out all of the great tips, gear, and information that he shares here.
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