- Step 1: Get a good tent Splurge on a quality tent. A good tent serves as shelter from the wind and rain, and also remains breathable while trapping body heat inside.
- Step 2: Make a barrier Make a barrier between yourself and the ground. This can be as simple as a pile of pine branches or as modern as a foam mattress.
- TIP: Avoid air mattresses. The cold ground will cool the air inside.
- Step 3: Dress properly Layer your clothing for maximum insulation and prevention of excess moisture.
- Step 4: Eat Eat before you go to sleep. Don't skip dinner because you're tired or cold. Have a hot meal to fuel your body while you sleep.
- Step 5: Put on hat Put on your winter hat. You want as little exposure to air as possible
- TIP: For added warmth, bring along a winter hat with ear flaps.
- Step 6: Hunker down Pull your sleeping bag over your head and ball up as best you can.
- FACT: Contrary to popular belief, humans do not lose a majority of body heat through their heads.
You Will Need
- A quality tent
- A barrier
- Layered clothing
- A hot meal
- A winter hat
- A sleeping bag
- Ear flaps (optional)