4.15.2010


Sooooo excited! Headed out for a weekend camping trip. We actually have not been since last summer (which was one of our best. vacations. ever.) The thing is, I don't usual camp till summer. I hate being cold! Do you guys have any tricks for keeping warm on chilly spring nights?
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18 comments:

  1. My dad gave me his old Army sleeping bag and wool blankets. I usually get hot before I get cold. Dress in layers; pack socks; bring a pint of whiskey. Have fun!

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  2. oh dear god my least favorite thing about camping is being cold...especially when it's raining, but i'm guessing you won't have that problem in the desert.

    my tips: bring lots of different clothing layers...shorts, leggings, long underwear, warm up pants, tshirts, long sleeves, hooded sweatshirts, fuzzy/wool socks and so on. tea/coffee/hot chocolate for cold mornings and whisky for cold evenings to sip by the fire. also i know a lot of sleeping bags are made for keeping you warm, but when you've got a man with you it's more fun to stay warm from body heat and multiple layers of blankets instead.

    have fun!

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  3. body heat baby! :) (and wool socks.)

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  4. Have fun!

    Lots of tea, wool hat and socks, and a sleeping mat so your body isnt touching the ground.

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  5. Yes. They teach you, when you grow up in Colorado, that two nekkid bodies in a sleeping bag is what to do if you're in danger of hypothermia.

    Or, you know, for fun.

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  6. Yep, layers upon layers upon layers, sleeping mat and whiskey.

    Oh and tuck your shirt into your pants. No, seriously...it keeps your back and tummy so much warmer.

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  7. Good base layers. Sleep in all of your layers. Warm socks. And tuck everything into everything else. Oh, and most important tip of all: sleep in a hat.

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  8. Johnny Walker

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  9. Oh man, I hate camping in the cold. Two things that help:

    A double sleeping bag. Our cheap one from REI keeps us WAY warmer than our pricey, individual mummy bags (that don't zip together, argh!).

    I also use those hand/toe/bodywarmer packets. They have truly saved my arse in cold-weather camping.

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  10. A good hat
    Synthetic layers
    A tarp under your tent
    An insulated sleeping mat (thermarest, etc.)
    A flask of Maker's Mark

    And if you guys get cold just come up the hill and stay in THE SCAMP!

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  11. I lived in Colorado and camped all year long. The trick is a good down sleeping bag. I use a mountain hardware and it does an amazing job.

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  12. Socks. Layers. Fire. And share a sleeping bag.

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  13. Fleece. Good socks. An enormous campfire.

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  14. Meth. Oh no I meant snuggling.

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  15. k *almost* stole the words right out of my mouth. i was going to say tequila. seriously though, if i'm ever at any sort of outside event and i start to get cold, i have a couple drinks. the alcohol will warm your blood up and the chill in the air will keep you *relatively* sober. but who cares about being sober when you're camping?!

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  16. Second Oliva's sleep in a hat suggestion. I also super-heart my light down jacket.

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