Guide to Winter Camping

Outdoor Action Guide to Winter Camping

OA Guide to Hypothermia & Cold Weather Injuries
OA Guide to Winter Shelters

Winter travel can be hazardous. The information in this article is taken from a number of excellent sources which are referenced in several bibliography sections throughout. The information provided here is designed for educational use only and is not a substitute for specific training or experience. Princeton University and the author assume no liability for any individual’s use of or reliance upon any material contained or referenced herein. When going into cold weather conditions it is your responsibility to have the proper knowledge, experience, and equipment to travel safely. The material contained in this article may not be the most current.

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Trip Planning
Personal Equipment
Food
Winter Water
Winter Shelters
Leave No Trace Camping in Winter
Winter Travel
Avalanche Basics
Snowshoeing Basics
Winter Hazards
Winter Camping Trip Teaching Plan
Winter Camping Personal Equipment List
Winter Camping Group Equipment List

Exploring the wilderness in winter is a wonderful experience. You are far from the crowds, in a hushed tranquil world of white. Whether gliding through a glade of maple trees on cross-country skis, hiking up a ridge on snowshoes, or ice climbing, winter can be a spectacular time of year.

At the same time you must realize that this environment can be extremely dangerous. It takes proper trip planning, experience, and the right equipment to travel safely in the winter environment. If you aren’t aware of the hazards you can be at great risk. This article will help you understand how to travel in the winter wilderness. The greatest dangers in the winter environment are hypothermia and frostbite. These are covered completely in the Hypothermia and Cold Weather Injuries article.

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