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Winter Camping Disadvantages

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5 Types of Winter Shelters Fit for Camping Enthusiasts

Everyone knows that summer camping is a blast. With great weather, plenty of gorgeous views and basically every other outdoor enthusiast in the country vying for a camping spot –it can be glorious but also a bit crowded at times. With winter camping on the other hand, you’ll still get the great views but you’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy some solidarity on your travels. However, the one big difference between summer and winter camping is finding the perfect camp shelter to keep your group safe and warm.

Tents

When it comes to winter tent camping, you’ve got 2 main choices for shelter, you can go with a hot tent or a cold tent. Hot tents are typically made of canvas and designed to accommodate a woodstove. Great for keeping the heat in and letting moisture out, hot tents are meant to work as a “base camp” and stay put. Alternatively, a 3-season cold tent is much more portable and ideal for those who plan to move from place to place during their outdoor excursions. As long as you have picked a camping site that is safe from high winds, avalanche risks and winter storms – a cold tent can be made comfortable with a few great camping essentials like a good sleeping bag and a comfy sleeping pad.

Quinzees

A quinzee is a safe, simple and sturdy shelter that can be made by digging a cave into a mound of snow. With a bit of practice, digging out a quinzee can become a skill that will really come in handy in a
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