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Don't go into the woods without the camping equipment advice and tips in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Waterproof, insulated clothing
- Boots and gloves
- Snow flukes or snow stakes
- Sheltered campsite
- Closed-cell foam pad
- Sleeping bag
- Wool sock (optional)
Dress in layers
Prepare for the cold conditions by dressing in layers. Thermal underwear, insulated fleece, and water- and windproof outerwear are a must.
Keep feet and hands warm
Keep your feet and hands warm by wearing insulated boots and gloves that have a waterproof outer shell.
Protect face, neck, and head
Protect your face, neck, and head from the cold by wearing a balaclava.
Bring water and food
Bring plenty of water and carbohydrate-rich food that is easy to prepare. Carbohydrates will provide fuel for hiking as well as keep your body warm.
Select a tent
Select a tent that is sturdy and that will protect you from high winds and snow buildup. Use snow flukes or snow stakes to anchor your tent. Bring a tarp to set on the floor to help keep snow and ice out.
Find a campsite
Find a campsite that is sheltered from the wind. Bring a closed-cell foam pad to sit on and to use beneath your sleeping bag to keep you further insulated from the ground.
Relax and have fun
Stay warm during the day by taking advantage of all the activities the great outdoors have to offer: hiking, cross-country skiing, or fishing. At night, sit back, relax, and star gaze under the winter sky.