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Old 05-23-2017, 10:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Camping in the snow.....

Looking for tips for camping in the snow, specifically spring snow. I've done it when it's cold and everything is frozen and dry. Now I'm thinking about camping in the spring snow and I'm thinking it might possibly be more miserable, since it's so wet.

Anyone have any ideas to make it bearable? Bring tarps and possibly straw is my plan right now. Maybe some green brush off of downed trees to make an area to walk without being on the snow.

Also, feel free to add tips for any snow conditions
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Old 05-26-2017, 01:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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More bearable?, must not have enjoyed the winter snow camping that much.

Unlike late spring snow wheeling, if you are going to be camping on several feet it wont be that different than winter camping. Tarps for under your tent and the gear that you will be setting on the snow that you don't want to get wet, is about all you need to do differently.

Don't really need to put anything down to walk on, you wont be sinking in any more than when in fresh winter snow, snow boots will be necessary. We usually drive around an area packing down the snow with our rigs before setting up camp,

One thing to remember is the sun's glare/reflection off the snow will burn you just as easily, so apply sunblock accordingly.

On the plus side, the nights aren't as cold, and you don't have to pack extra ice.
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Use a hammock with a tarp over the hammock. It'll keep you off the snow and keep your sleeping area dry and warm.. Use blankets to line the hammock with so you don't lose all of your heat through your back.

Once I got a hammock I quit using my tent in wet weather as long as there is a spot to set up.
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