Winter Camping Checklist

 A tent in a snowy field at dusk

Winter camping requires more gear than summer camping. Our comprehensive checklist is designed to keep you from forgetting anything important.

The Ten Essentials

For safety, survival and basic comfort:

1. Navigation

2. Sun protection

3. Insulation

  • Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat (see Clothing)

4. Illumination

5. First-aid supplies

6. Fire

7. Repair kit and tools

8. Nutrition

9. Hydration

10. Emergency shelter

Beyond the Ten Essentials


Footwear; Assorted Personal Items


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