Backpacking recipes for winter camping

Backpacking recipes for winter camping

I bought the featherlite 0 deg. bag because I knew I was going snow camping. Snow being frozen and all I thought I needed a good sleeping bag for the occasion and because it was a hike I needed a lightweight bag. The bag is defiinitely warm but not warm enough to be snow camping. I use a gortex shell around my sleeping bag to stay dry, I slept in medium wieght polypropylene longjohns and was on a thermarest medium weight sleeping pad. We were in a snow cave, however, there's no way I would have slept outside in this bag.

I know my sleeping pad was insufficient. I could feel that. But I could feel the cold through the bag and I was inside out of the weather and the outside temperature only got down to 20 degs F. So the ambient temperature never got down to zero and this bag was not warm enough to sleep inside a snow cave, even with a shell over the bag and longjohns. I could feel the chill on any point that seemed to touch the sleeping bag. Elbows, knees, toes. It was a chill. 

I wasn't going to die but I was chilled all night. Not enough to shiver but definitely enough to be uncomfortable. Disappointing for sure. Construction seems decent. The weight is great. It's just not what it claims to be. I wonder how they test that.


Snow camping? Why the heck am I talking about snow camping at an ultralight backpacking site? Two good reasons, actually. First off, weight is still something that can be safely pared down for a winter backcountry trip (though the safety margin needs to be MUCH wider than a typical 3-season trip). By paring down that unneeded weight, you can enjoy the same benefits that 3-season ultralight adventuring can bring you. Second, odds are if you're interested in ultralight backpacking, you probably have a good number of miles/days under your belt and may well be ready for exploring another dimension of the backcountry experience.



The pad was very comfortable and every bit of 4" thick throughout its entirety. It is a lot of padding though and requires a bit of effort to roll the air back out of it. Definitely roll once to get most of the air out then seal it up and unroll and roll again to get more air out. Also, it is too big and heavy to take on a hike-in camping trip. But if you want comfort and are 6' 180 lbs. like me, it definitely fits the bill. I also ordered the Alpinizmo by High Peak USA Minto 4" Thick Full-length Inflatable Sleeping Pad but it was not as comfortable. It was both narrower and thinner especially near the edges. But it would be easier to hike with.

FAQs about Two-way Radios Using a two-way radio to communicate with friends and family can be fun. Also known as walkie talkies, handheld radios are a great way to stay connected while camping or hiking, especially since your cell phone may not work in all areas while you're trekking through the wilderness. A lot of confusion surrounds 2-way radios and how they're supposed to be used. So, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about two-way radios that will help you understand how they work.

* 1 single serving packet Spam (3 oz) * 1 sun dried tomato, cut up (as small as you can get it) * 2 fresh eggs * 1-2 packets (1-2 tablespoons) Parmesan or Romano Cheese * 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or 1 packet At home: put the eggs in a camping/hiking egg carrier. Put the sun dried tomato and cheese in a zip lock bag. Carry the oil in a spill-proof container.


Glamping is a portmanteau of glamour and camping and describes a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with "traditional" camping. Glamping has become particularly popular with 21st century tourists seeking the luxuries of hotel accommodation alongside the escapism and adventure recreation of camping
Glamping has its roots in the early 1900s European and American safaris in Africa. Wealthy travellers accustomed to comfort and luxury did not want to sacrifice either, and their campsites and pampered wilderness lifestyles reflected it. Glamping is its modern equivalent, combining both yesterday's amenities and today's technology. Also called boutique camping, luxury camping, posh camping, or comfy camping, today's glamping features such structures as yurts, tipis, pods, bell tents, safari tents, tent cabins, and tree houses.[5] Glampsites range in price from as little as $50 per night to thousands of dollars per night, depending on amenities, which can include fresh bed linens, en suite washrooms, food service, and private verandas. Concept Glamping can exist on its own or encroach on traditional forms. In mid-2014, the City Manager of Black Rock City, Nevada described Burning Man, an annual event at nearby Black Rock Desert, as having "jumped the shark," when the 2014 event — which had been previously noted for core values of radical self-expression and self-reliance — featured incongruously posh VIP lounges, cell phone towers, and private jets.