Winter camping can be incredibly relaxing, and get you some much needed fresh mountain air. Being successful at embracing the outdoors during the cold months just means being especially mindful of packing the right equipment. At the top of the must-have list is getting a 4-season tent that will keep you warm even if it’s frigid and windy. Try the Tarra, by Hilleberg Tentmakers. It’s dome-like, light, highly portable, and resilient to the conditions, making it the perfect 2-person hideaway.
Inside, make sure to pack adequate ground cover. Putting some space between your bodies and the cold base is essential to staying warm throughout the night. Start with a footprint that protects your tent floor from the wet or cold ground, like the FP Mountain 25, by The North Face. Next bring along some substantial winter sleeping bags, like the HyperLamina™ Spark 35, by Mountain Hardwear. Finally, just to be overly prepared, bring along an additional heated blanket to layer on top of it all, or snuggle up with fireside. The Puffee Heated Blanket, by Rumple, heats up with the touch of a button, and can charge your mobile devices.
Wherever you head for some much needed solace outside of the city, be well equipped, plan, and shop in advance. Remember to bring your favorite flannel, a good beanie, a versatile knife and all the essentials for an overnight stay in the woods.
The Advanced Trackable PowerPack, $99.95, by Nomad, has a rugged rubber exterior with military-grade impact-resistance. It can stand up to your camping adventures.
The Tarragrn Tent, by Hilleberg, is a 2-person tent, built for the harshest, most demanding of conditions.
The FP Mountain 25 Footprint, $60, by The North Face, is essential in keeping the cold, wet ground away from your body.
The Men's Pioneer Ridge Hat, $36, by Smartwool, is essential head coverage when getting into the single digit temperatures.
Always be prepared with the necessities. Among them in camp city, a versatile knife - use it for protection, use it to cut up those fireside pancakes. Try the Sandalwood Flipper, $149, by Buck N Bear.
Made of 9 oz. 100% cotton flannel chamois, the Yosemite Shirt, $125, by Taylorstitch, is a limited edition premium outdoor shirt, made in Portugal.
No matter where your travels take you, may your life be well documented. Tote your best moment-capturing accessory in a protective enclosure, like the Matador, Camera Base Layer, $59.99.
The 4-Season Gloves, by Give'r, $114, are not only made of all-leather, but are waterproof, insulated and incredibly durable. For added customization, choose to add wax coating, or your initials.
When hitting the campground, make sure your showering scene is as easy, packable and minimalistic as possible. The Soap on a Rope, $16, by Byrd, can be used on your hair, face and body.
When hitting the great outdoors, sometimes your city pants just won't do. Upgrade for the forest with the Granite Camp Pants 2.0, $109, by Western Rise. They are cut from double-weave nylon, built to withstand brush and rock abrasion, yet are breathable, and have a soft interior for max comfort.