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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
We all know and have felt the arctic front that has come down from the north.
And although this has been a warm winter so far here on the gulf coast that cold front did reach us today.
It is 37f right now and tonight will get down to 19F so I decided this was the perfect time to test my winter camping gear and myself agienst such cold.
I will be leaving to the camp site in about an hour. The site is located 3 miles from a very weak cell tower signal so I will try to hike to it and give a report each day for the next 3 or 4 days.
Growing up in the south I have learned how to deal with extreme heat when I am out camping but this is the first time in my life I will be out in this level of cold. Hopeful I learn from this.
My gear: Fire making: Lighter some wax and toilet tissue. Bed: one normal hammock (not a cold weather one) , one wool blanket, One fall weather sleeping bag. Cloths: long johns (top and bottom), ski mask that covers my entire face except my eyes, gloves, two pares of socks that I wear at the same time, sneakers with wool lining, flimsy (but comfortable) pants, normal t-shirt.
Everything is wet out there because of a week long rain we just had so making a fire should prove difficult.
I'm excited and I know I will love it. 8)
Any of you ever do winter minimalist camping? Got any advice?
In cold weather...you might want to not use or rely on a lighter. If it gets too cold...it might not light.