Winter Camping

Joined: July 29th, 2013, 9:54 pm

November 13th, 2013, 4:37 pm #1

I am doing my first winter camping trip into the park in March. Any suggestions to appropriate sleeping bag to get? Would a -12 bag work or should a colder rated bag be more effective?

What sort of footwear would be best, winter hiking boots or winter snow boot?


Any tips are welcome as I am quite green to winter camping :D


Garrett
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Joined: October 31st, 2012, 5:25 pm

November 13th, 2013, 5:04 pm #2

As far as sleeping bags go I am a big fan of using a fairly warm bag along with a lightweight summer bag as an overbag.

For boots, I use sturdy hiking boots for snowshoeing or obviously skiboots for skiing. My biggest preference for footware though is to have a pair of loosefitting warm booties with an overboot that I can wear around camp. Personally I use the booties from MEC along with an unlined pair of Neos overboots but there are lots of combinations. I find this to be the warmest option.

This is for coldcamping, for hot-tenting something different mught be more appropriate but I leave that to others here that know more about that.
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