How to Camp in the Winter with a Tent

Just because the warm season is slowly starting to subside this doesn’t mean us hard core campers need to pack up our tents and wait till the next warmer seasons. Winter camping is very possible as long as you take the precautions to ensure your safety.

When camping in the winter you will need to remember that the ground is now harder then it was in the summer, cold, possibly snow covered and wet. You will want to make sure you are not sleeping directly on the floor of your tent with only your sleeping bag acting as a barrier. The best thing to help protect yourself from the cold ground is to invest in a pad to put underneath your sleeping bag on the tent floor. A good pad will help prevent frostbite and moisture problems from the damp ground/air and keep your body from directly coming into contact with the cold ground.

Because of the cold wet ground you will want to make sure you are also adequately supplied with firewood and fire starting supplies. Extra supplies will be needed because of the elements and possible problems that could arise because of the elements. Make sure you carry enough long matches, lighter fluid, dry wood and kindling, and other flammable items you use during your camping trips.

Winters campers will find that a windscreen can come in handy when it comes to cooking to keep the cold wind from effecting your cooking fire. A windscreen placed in front of your tent will also help prevent heat loss from the night winds.

One of the most important things you can do to ensure that you stay warm and well fed is to pack protein enriched foods. Avoid junk foods while packing granola, nuts, cheese and other high in protein snacks. It is also very important to drink plenty of water. If you are unable to take water in to where you plan to camp you will need a water purifier kit to clean the water you will drink.

As with any camping trip you will want to check your supplies over and make sure everything is in good working order. Make sure your first aid kit is stocked and anything inside is not past its expired date. Pack the proper types of clothing for the weather you will be experiencing make sure that you have packed extra clothing to take in account for extra layers and possibly getting your clothing wet which would require a change of clothing quickly to avoid hypothermia.

It is always wise to camp with a group or a friend. If you are unable or want to camp alone always leave detailed information with someone you trust so that if something happened someone will know were you are and be able to locate you in the event of an emergency.

Product Review: Coleman Bayside Tent

A good day can be hard to find especially if your looking for one that fits a family of four or more. My husband and I went camping last year and we wanted to find a good tent that had all the features that we wanted. After shopping around we found a tent that we really like. The tent is called, Coleman Bayside Tent. I like the Coleman Bayside Tent for so many reasons.

The Coleman Bayside Tent is big enough for a family of four to keep us comfortable. The one we got is actually a seven-man tent. So there is extra space not for us but for our camping gear. The measurements of the tent we got are 72Hx180Wx120D inches. This is a two-room tent that has a den with it, which you can use to put your pet in if you have one. We don’t have a pet so we either use that area to store our stuff or that becomes our little dining area were we eat.

The Coleman Bayside Tent is resistant to weather conditions. Last summer when we camped out at the beach it rained at night. It was a very stormy night. There were gusty winds and showers. I think if we were in any other tent we would have been drenched wet. The Coleman Bayside Tent kept us dry the whole night. The floor of the tent is waterproof so underneath we cannot get wet. The tent comes with leak-proof and protected seams. It has a weather resistant fabric, which is made of polyester, polyethylene sheeting and fiberglass. It has a strong frame design and a zipper guard to further insures security against harsh weather. Other features that are included are welcome mat, several pockets and a gear loft.

The Coleman Bayside Tent looks nice. The one we got came in the color blue. It looks real stylish for a tent and will look great wherever you set your tent. I love that the tent is tall enough for me to stand in which was rare with the tents I have had in the past.

My husband and I purchased the Coleman Bayside Tent at Target. It cost $100 dollars without tax. The tent is well worth the money especially with the warmth and protection that it provides. The Coleman Bayside Tent is a product that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys camping.

Top Six Person Family Camping Tents

Many families are looking for more affordable ways to get away from it all. Camping is now the thing to do for many families, however many don’t realize that there are a lot of different tent options to choose from. The size of your family as well as the comfort level that you are looking for will make a huge difference. Below you will find some of the top rated six person tents. Be sure to click on the link for each tent and visit the site to take a look at all of the comments written, and see all of the additional details.
Coleman Six Person Instant Tent

Right now the instant tent is one of the most popular tents among many families. This tent is great for families who are just starting out with camping. The tent is easy to set up and you can practically do it yourself. This tent comfortably sleeps six people, but the bag itself is heavy and bulky to carry, so make sure you have plenty of car space. You can comfortably fit two queen size mattresses inside. Prices can vary per website so be sure to look for deals.

Columbia Cougar Flats II Family Cabin Done Tent

This tent will cost you about $300 but it is really well worth the money. It sleeps six to ten people and is actually divided into about two rooms. It has the BoBe Dry rain protection system, which is a must when you go camping. This helps to keep the tent from soaking up rain. It also has a water proof rain fly. If it starts to rain a little bit during your trip this tent will keep you really nice and dry.

TAURUS Six Person Family Camping Dome Tent

This tent is very comfortable for six people, and it is completely water proof. If you are worried about rain or dew getting inside the tent, which sometimes happens when camping, but this tent will keep it out. This tent also helps to keep the bugs out. It offers separate rooms for privacy, and it is extra secure so it really keeps the bugs out. It also has guy ropes which helps to keep the tent secure in strong winds. On average the price is about $400.00, but it is really worth the money when you see exactly what you are getting.

PROSPERO 6 person family camping tent

This six person family camping tent is great for a family of four, or even a few more. This tent will cost you about $300, and has a UV coating to it. The inside areas are nicely separated and it has a waterproof floor and rain fly. The doors are made of solid fabric, and there are tents to help with the air flow. The unique look of this tent is also really nice if you are looking for something a little different.