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Popular Mechanics - Winter Camping: How to Camp in the Cold Like a Pro

Dropping temperatures are no reason to stay indoors this fall and winter.

It's cold. It's snowing. And it's a great time for a camping trip. The moon makes the snow-draped forest glow, and the retreat of the summertime campers means you have plenty of space to yourself. But a winter camping trip requires a little more thought and planning than your average summer outing.

Peter Kummerfeldt, a wilderness survival expert who teaches outdoor skills through his company, OutdoorSafe, has camped out in minus 45 Fahrenheit temperatures while working at the Air Force Survival School in Alaska.

His winter survival tips can help a camper navigate extreme conditions as well as less daunting trips closer to home.

See the full article from Deb Acord on Popular Mechanic's website here.

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December 3, 2023

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