With a winter camping you can stay at the foot of tall leafless trees, you can enjoy the view of frozen lakes and live immersed in nature even in the colder seasons. The first thing to do to organize a winter camping is to choose a realistic goal! Certainly it is not advisable to go camping in the ice Plains of the Arctic Circle!
After setting the goal we must revisit camping equipment starting from the tent: between the night and the meals, the campers traveling in winter will tend to spend more time in tents so they will need more space. When you buy your tent you have to consider the living space that serves the camper to sleep, relax, unwind, read … and consider the space for the protection of other equipment. In winter camping anything must be crammed into tent, sheltered from the elements. The tent must not weigh more than 3kg according to Campingship!
The tent for winter camping will have to be quite strong and at the same time, easy to carry (light). The rule of thumb says that the winter camping tent is secured with a surplus of stakes intersected each other. The tent must be covered by an additional tarp secured which will prevent snow from accumulating directly above the tent where you will sleep.
For winter camping you must choose a tent waterproof: waterproof tents there are double walls which improve the thermal insulation at the expense of breathability and ventilation. If you choose a tent in “double wall” we must ensure free access to the passenger compartment ventilation curtain to tend 2 minutes during the hottest hours of the day, this will allow a total replacement of the air present in the tent.
There are “four season tents” however we recommend investing in two different tents, one for hot weather and one for the winter. A four season tent hardly offers the adequate support for the snow, still more unlikely you will find four season tents that have perimeter or zip vents with two doors.