Even though winter is not traditionally considered to be camping season, simply because the temperatures drop does not mean that you have to put away your tent. Camping throughout the cold months comes with its own set of distinct perks.
Because winter is not traditionally considered to be camping season, this really works out to your advantage. During the winter, there are fewer people camping, which implies that if you do some homework, you will probably be able to locate a site where you will have it all for yourself.
Another great thing is that you don’t need a cooler in winters. When we go camping, we really like having our cooler, but it isn’t particularly pleasant to carry for long distances. During the colder months, on the other hand, you won’t even need it! You may easily open your cans of beer (or drinks) right there in the snow.
There are very few things that we despise more than mosquitoes and other biting insects. They have the ability to transform a pleasant hiking vacation into the seventh hellish circle in the outdoors. But during the colder months, you won’t need to worry about it at all! Not to mention the fact that you save weight by not carrying along insect spray.
If you are not well equipped for a winter camping trip, though, the experience may quickly go from wonderful to intolerable in a matter of minutes. When I went camping once, I brought a sleeping bag that I deemed “sufficient” for the occasion. After a restless night marked by teeth-chattering anxiety, I gathered my belongings, drove home, and treated myself to a steamy shower before going out to get a new mattress bag.