Introduction to Winter Camping
Description: Winter and cold weather add unique challenges to any camping or backpacking trip. Join the REI Outdoor School instructors to learn how to make a comfortable home for yourself in the winter. We'll leave the trailhead for a hike until we find that little patch of ground we can call home. Then we'll set up a model campsite using proper Leave No Trace skills. Our instructors will show you where to position your kitchen area, your "bathroom facilities" and your tent site for maximum safety and comfort. Food storage and wildlife safety will also be covered. Our goal is to teach practical winter camping skills for use in every cold weather situation, from car camping to long-distance backpacking.
Skills you'll learn:
Learn what it takes to set-up a winter campsite, Learn different methods of winter travel, Learn how to Dress for Success on your winter outings.
Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.
Introduction to Winter Camping Information
INTRODUCTION TO WINTER CAMPING
- Class Details
- Gear List
Introduction to Winter Camping Gear List
Gear to bring to class:
- Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
- Warm Jacket - Down or Synthetic.
- 2 Liters of Water - At least 2 Nalgene sized water bottles or a large Camelback style reservoir
- Water Bottle
- Warm Hat
- Warm Gloves
- Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
- Personal Snacks
- Lip Balm/Protection
- Hiking Boots
- Hiking Poles - REI will provide but you are welcome to bring your own.
Gear provided by REI:
- Group First Aid Kit