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Tips for Outdoor Camping at -20 Degrees

Camping in the winter in icy conditions below -20, keeping warm, must be taken seriously! Here are some experiences to share with you.


Three pieces are necessary when camping.

Tent, sleeping bag, moisture-proof mat. Known as the three pieces of camping, they play a decisive role in fighting the cold! Here not to introduce their indicators, parameters, performance, etc., but to talk about some of the aspects of the role of warmth.

1. Tent.

The key role of the tent is to protect against wind and rain! This is also the key equipment to prevent the three elements of low temperature, wet, cold, and wind. The key to keeping warm in the very low temperatures of winter camping is to prevent wind. The rain will turn into snow, although not as scary as rain and snow. Today we will mainly talk about camping when low temperatures. The key to windproofing is the structure of the tent! So there is a tent pole skeleton structure of the tent that is definitely stronger than the tower tent’s wind resistance.

Keep the tent a certain amount of ventilation, which will reduce the internal dew water, do not seal it too dead. Small windows can be opened.


2. Sleeping bag

All year round, we require down water-repellent sleeping bags. Other non-down sleeping bags we refuse to follow! With a few extreme conditions of experience. First of all, the amount of down-filled, of course, the heavier, the more down-filled, the better under the conditions allowed! Below minus twenty, we require not less than 1300 grams of the filling. Single and double can be up to 1000 grams.

In addition, do not believe too much in the sleeping bag on the logo of the cold resistance indicators. Secondly, my personal feeling, take off the warm outer clothing, to wear warm outer clothing than the drill sleeping bag is warmer and more comfortable. Here is an experience, taking off the warm clothing and other clothing is not for you to load up, but to all stuffed into the sleeping bag, propped up sleeping bag wrapped around your body. Where you feel cold, you can always pull clothing over.

3. Damp-proof mat

The role of moisture-proof mats, classification here not to say. Here to emphasize that the damp mat is necessary, the thermal value of the damp mat is critical, and the brand of the inflatable damp mat is critical. As the saying goes, it is better to cover the body with three layers than to lay a layer under the body. The higher the thermal value of the mat, the better the thermal performance, but the inflatable mat winter use is dangerous! Cold weather is more likely to make the inflatable cushion material denaturation air leakage. Air leakage of the inflatable cushion consequences is very serious! So climbing and camping will have an inflatable mat after adding a non-inflatable mat double cushion mode.

The correct use of the camping three-piece set can basically solve the warmth of camping in low temperatures.


Other ways to keep warm and increase the temperature and considerations in low temperatures.

  • Cooking in the tent, burning fire, boiling water, and lighting gas lamps. All will quickly heat up in the tent to make yourself physically more comfortable. But burned tent, flash explosion, wet water equipment, burns, and lack of oxygen. These are very serious accidents! Novices are strictly prohibited in the tent during the above operations!
  • Two people in a tent are much warmer than one person. There is a fleece liner, and the body will feel more comfortable. When it is freezing, sleeping bags can be two spliced together, whether it is an envelope or a mummy sleeping bag, to hold each other warm to save insomnia.
  • Low-temperature camping to pay attention to! Water bags and water bottles filled with water must be poured with light water before going to bed, or icing is very difficult to take out. Wet shoes are best baked dry, do not put them outside or freeze hard in the morning is not to wear.

As for other methods, actually have more professional equipment and tools to solve, not here one by one! Just hope you know some methods, but the use of the process must be clear about its potential dangers!

This is only the method of warmth and warmth needed for camping and sleeping. Walking, rest, bad weather, etc., have their own different warmth, and warming methods can not be generalized!

READ MORE: 10 Ways to Prepare for Your Next Camping Trip

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