Essential Winter Camping Skills

  • Fitness level : 2

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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 day hike with all of our gear 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.

Gear provided by REI

  • Camp Stove - 1 or 2 burner stove
  • Group First Aid Kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Headlamp/Flashlight
  • Sleeping Pad - Closed cell foam or self inflatable.
  • Tent - Tent
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