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Tips for Surviving in a Snow Storm

Winter weather can be lovely: There’s not much prettier than big, feathered snowflakes lazily falling in a frosted forest. But it can also be ferocious. Enter: the snow storm.  Whether you’re into winter sports and recreation or simply hunkering down for the season at the old domicile, preparation for winter weather is vital. Here we’ll run down some of the basics of winter storm survival: at home, in the car, and out-and-about in the backwoods or mountains. Winter Storm 101: Hazards & Terminology Whether you’re headed out into the wintry woods on snowshoes or skis, or you’re packing the car … Continue reading

Winter Camping Basics

When the first subfreezing night temperatures hit and the first real snowflakes start falling, some outdoorspeople hang up their packs and camping gear for the year and settle in for a winter of trip-planning for the following summer, maybe with some skiing or snowshoeing thrown in as daytrip adventures. But as many of our Mountain House readers know from experience, winter camping can be amazing: quiet and solitude abound, the snow-draped scenery can be transcendent, and you can justify an extra cup or two of hot cocoa around the campfire. Newbies often find the idea of winter camping intimidating, but … Continue reading

A-Frame Cabins Are A Winter Camping Dream-Come-True

Winter camping can be, well, cold. And if done for the sake of camping alone, can leave you wondering why on earth you decided sleeping in a tent was ever a good idea, especially when the mercury drains below the 32-degree mark. Thankfully, winter camping can be done warmer and cozier by renting an A-frame cabin, a base camp for winter camping adventures, or just a place to snug up with a good book and a warm beverage. Most A-frames include a fireplace, and enough kitchen essentials for cooking hearty one-pot meals, or boiling water for a quick freeze-dried meals … Continue reading

An Intro To Winter Camping

WINTER CAMPING – THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! The temperature has dropped and snow has begun to fall across the country. With summer adventures in the rearview mirror, camping gear is rolled up and tucked away, waiting for warmer weather when camping season begins anew. But wait! There is no camping season! You can go camping ALL YEAR LONG. The trick of course, is to know before you go. Sir Edmund Hillary may have summited Everest without Smartwool or Gore-Tex, but that doesn’t mean that modern-day adventure-seekers need to compromise comfort for less ambitious expeditions. Advancements in gear … Continue reading

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