15 Tips for Comfortable Camper Living in a Cold Winter
- 1 15 Tips for Comfortable Camper Living in a Cold Winter
- 2 Have warm clothes
- 3 Insulating your van or travel trailer
- 4 Source of heat in the van
- 5 Keep your van dry.
- 6 Sleep in a thermal sleeping bag.
- 7 Purchase a smaller van or trailer.
- 8 Stay active
- 9 Have a van checkup
- 10 Take something warm.
- 11 Solar panels.
- 12 Cover your windows
- 13 Bonfire.
- 14 Seal your van
- 15 Wear warm while sleeping.
- 16 Work on your mindset
Camping is at the top of our to-do list during summer and winter holidays. However, these are two very different setting. Summer is all hot and warmed up you will probably need more shorts and vests than you will need heavy jackets. However, on the other hand, is winter?
This is usually one of the coldest months and you will be very daring to go out camping without the right survival gear. During this winter camping experience, our two main goals will be keeping warm and having fun. These tips will therefor some in handy to give you a winter camping experience of a lifetime.
Have warm clothes
Basically, the first thing on your to-do list should be getting warm clothes for your trip. Also, make sure that you pack extra clothes. These come in handy in case you get wet and need an unplanned change of clothes. This means that you should have heavy jackets, gloves, scarf, boots and even a warm hat. This should be in fact the starter pack for a
Insulating your van or travel trailer
You then need to stay warm in your van or trailer. This shall be your home for the time you are out camping. Make sure that you insulate your trailer both on the floor and on the sides. This will make sure that it retains heat, which you will really need.
Source of heat in the van
Have a source of heat in your van other than your jacket. Have a heater or improvise and use a stove to make coffee in your van or trailer. This is a guaranteed way to generate heat while in the trailer.
Keep your van dry.
Having a wet or dump van is the last thing you would want for your camp. Your van is your refuge from the cold and you should make sure that it stays as dry as possible to get the best out of it. Keep your seat dry, your clothes dry and even your sleeping bag very dry.
Sleep in a thermal sleeping bag.
This is the ideal kind of sleeping bag for winter camping. It is a very warm sleeping bag which has very heat retention abilities. It has been tested in extreme cold conditions and it has just the best cold solution.
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Purchase a smaller van or trailer.
When choosing the van to use during your camp, have a preference for a smaller van as it will centralize the heat, unlike the larger one which will distribute the heat all over. A smaller van is always warmer.
During your camp, make sure that you have an activity running. These activities should be engaging activities as your body generate sheet when you are active. This will actually bring out the fun part of the camp.
Have a van checkup
Have your van or trailer checked up for ultimate performance, this will make sure it will not disappoint and will keep warm.
Take something warm.
Try out hot coffee, tea or milk. This will keep you warm on the inside and you will generate enough heat.
This may sound off but an exciting fact about the sun’s rays is that they penetrate right through the fog and this will provide you with enough power to charge up your heater and still have your van running.
Cover your windows
Make sure to cover your windows as this will retain more heat and will keep your van or trailer warm.
Make sure to sit around a fire while you are outdoors this is, however, advisable while the weather is calm. However, there are portable bonfires to be used in a trailer.
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Seal your van
Make sure that you seal your van or trailer properly. Don’t make it completely air proof but make it able to hold heat. After all, we want to retain heat.
Wear warm while sleeping.
Make sure that you wear warm clothes even as you sleep
Work on your mindset
This is probably one of the most important things as this will put you in a very good position to adjust and improvise
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