Don’t assume your Scouts know how to sleep warm while camping, it’s important to instruct them and be sure they are properly equipped. In especially cold weather changing clothes before getting in a sleeping bag can make a big difference, as can having a pair of loosely fitting wool or fleece socks just for sleeping. Sleeping bag insulation will be compressed when it is packed ss fluffing it up and redistributing the insulation is important.We need to sleep warm while camping for peace of mind and safety. We’ll be more prone to make mistakes or missteps if haven’t slept well. A good sleeping bag, adequate insulation from the ground and warm synthetic or wool clothing are key to nighttime comfort.
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Pete Ryan says
Please send a .pdf of the 10 Winter Camping Tips. Thanks for all you do.
“Green Bar” forever! Pete
Clarke Green says
Pete – You can download it right here – PDF VERSION
Knowledge Weighs Nothing says
This infographic is superb. I have posted about it on my website with a link back.
It is also vital to make sure you have the appropriate sleeping bag rated for the temperature you are camping in.
Charles Shade says
Would love to get this in a pdf.
Great info for the scouts in a graphic way that we tell them orally all the time.
I will be happy to send this to you in pdf format. Email me to let me know where to send it.
courtney frost says
i would love to get a pdf also. great info for the troop, especially the newer boys
Clarke Green says
I have added a link to a PDF version
Michael S. Malone says
A half-century of camping has convinced me that the two most important of your rules are: wear something warm on your head (the heat lost from a bare head is hard to replace); and, go to bed warm (your body temp is going to initially drop when you sleep, so if you start out chilled, you are only going to get colder). If I was to add a third, it is to get some insulation between your bag and the ground. I once shivered in a tent on too-thin insulation, while another Scout dad slept just fine outside sitting in his sleeping bag in a folding chair.
Jason Pettis says
Great “infographic” Clarke! I’ll be sharing this with the troop for all our winter camp outs.
SM Ron says
If you continue to have cold feet, take your zipped up jacket and slide it over the end of your sleeping bag (yes, the foot end). It is a little restrictive but better that having cold toes.