|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – November 2009
Don't let frigid temps keep you inside. Here are five tips for deluxe winter camping.
Add Personal Touches
Porch Dig a two-foot-deep pit in your vestibule. Now you have space to sit while you put on boots.
Pantry Cut a rectangle into the snow outside and sculpt shelves. Line the bottom with a piece of closed-cell foam and place water bottles on top. Put food bags on top of that, then seal with a block of snow; the insulation will keep everything from freezing.
Sleeping platform When you slide into your bag, bounce up and down a few times to create a small depression for your hips and butt in the snow beneath you.