Five Reasons to Try Winter Camping

As soon as the weather turns warm, most avid campers get their gear ready and look forward to summer camping. The weather is ideal, kids are on school break, and it’s a perfect excuse to unplug and hit the open road. But what about winter camping? Have you ever explored what this would be like? Although certainly a different type of experience, there are some advantages to camping in the winter. Grab your warm wool blanket and read up on our reasons why winter camping should not be discounted.

Fewer Flies

Simply put, flies can’t survive in the cold temperatures. Cold temperatures mean not as many flies. This is a win-win in our book.

Excuse to Stock Up on Gear

Although it’s important to have layers for summer hikes and camping, you will need layers for winter camping. A base layer, mid layer, and outer layer are the fundamentals for winter camping. We always suggest packing additional layers, in the event temperatures drop or articles of clothing become wet. As a wool blanket company, we favor a good quality pair of wool socks. Throughout the year, we sometimes have wool blankets for sale. Planning a group excursion? Check out our wholesale wool blankets. They also make a wonderful gift idea for the avid camper in your life. A good camping blanket can be treasured for years to come.

Campfires

There’s something magical about a glistening campfire within the backdrop of a snow-white campsite. Be sure to practice your campfire building skills ahead of time and make sure you bring enough gear. A portable heater is a good idea to consider, too. 

Sleeping

The stillness of wintertime and the cool fresh air is an experience like no other. Investing in quality gear is important if you are going to consider winter camping. Packing a durable wool blanket will help provide an additional layer of insulation.