Some experience for winter outdoor camping
1. Camping essentials
Tent, sleeping bag, and moisture-proof mat. Known as the camping trip, they play a decisive role in fighting the cold! Here do not introduce their indicators; parameters; performance, etc., just to talk about some aspects of the role of warmth.
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; wind, in two wet and wind! The key to keeping warm in very low winter temperatures 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 will not rain. The key to windproof 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 wind resistance.
Snow skirt and four-season inner account is also a good performance of windproof and warm. So in the absence of a snow skirt, only three seasons inside account when you can use snow to fill the space at the bottom of the inner and outer tent to isolate the wind, you can wrap the sleeping bag with a life-saving blanket, plus a layer without the four seasons inside the account to isolate the wind. Tent rainproof role, the most important thing here, to prevent internal dew water wet sleeping bag. Keep the tent a certain amount of ventilation, will reduce the internal dew water, do not seal too dead, small windows can be opened.
(2) Sleeping bags
In Xinjiang trekking camping, year-round we require down water-repellent sleeping bags, other non-down sleeping bags we are refusing to follow! The reason for this will not say much, to say a few extreme conditions of experience. First of all, the amount of down-filled, of course, the heavier the more the better the conditions allow! Below minus twenty we require not less than 1300 grams of down filling. Single tent, double tent 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 outer warm clothing, to wear outer warm clothing than the drill sleeping bag warmer and more comfortable. Here is an experience, take 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) Moisture-proof mats
Here to emphasize that the damp mat is necessary, the thermal value of the damp mat is critical, 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 are very serious! So mountain camping will have an inflatable mat after adding a non-inflatable mat double cushion mode.
The correct use of the camping three sets of sets can solve the warmth of camping in low temperatures.
2. Other ways to keep warm and increase the temperature, and the precautions in low temperature.
(1) Cooking, burning fire, boiling water, and lighting gas lamps in the tent. All of them will make the tent warm up quickly and make you feel more comfortable. But burned tent, flash explosion, water wet equipment, burns, lack of oxygen. Are a very serious accident! Novices are strictly prohibited in the tent in the above operations!
(2) Two people in a tent than one person to be much warmer. There is a fleece liner, the body will feel more comfortable. When it's really cold, sleeping bags can be two spliced together whether it is an envelope or mummy sleeping bag to hold each other for warmth is to save insomnia.(3) Low-temperature camping to pay attention to!
Water bags, water bottles filled with water things before going to bed must pour light water, or icing is very difficult to take out. Wet shoes are best baked dry, do not put outside, or freeze hard in the morning is not to wear.
As for the other methods have more professional equipment and tools to solve, not here to explain 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, when you arrive at camp, etc. have their different warmth, warming methods, can not be generalized!