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Food and Water

In winter camping, you use up close to twice as many calories as you do in day-to-day indoor life.

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Winter Camping Basics

Why camp in the winter? Because winter strips life down to a state of raw intensity.

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Sanitation: Managing Human Waste

Proper disposal of human waste is important to avoid pollution of water sources, avoid the negative implications of someone else finding it, minimize the possibility of spreading disease, and maximize the rate of decomposition.

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Sanitation: Bathing

The rules of bathing change once you leave civilization and enter the wilderness.

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Winter Camping Hazards

Winter campers face hazards that spring primarily from the cold temperatures in which they hike and camp.

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Campfire: Basics

Sitting around a campfire on a cold evening is, for many people, the ideal way to end a day in the wilderness.

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Campfire: In the Rain

Starting a fire in the rain can be a challenge, but it can be done with a little persistance.

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Food Storage

Animals will do anything to get to your food or to get into a place that smells like food or human scents.

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Sleeping Warm

You're finally ready for bed, after hiking hard all day and cooking and cleaning up from dinner.

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Food & Water: Finding and Carrying

Planning for water is crucial in deserts, because neither natural nor man-made sources are 100% reliable: Springs can dry up.

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Desert Camping Considerations

Desert plants and animals eke out a precarious existence in dry climes. If you're going to hike in their habitat, here are a few things you can do to minimize your impact.

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Water and Food: Dry Camping

One way to deal with huge distances between water sources is to plan to dry-camp.

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Campfire: Low Impact Fires

The two best methods for building a minimum-impact fire are in a self-contained unit such as a fire pan or on a mound.

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Making: Ideal Campsite

One of the pleasures of backpacking is sleeping in a different place every night.

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What to Bring: Clothes

When backpacking, clothing both keeps you comfortable and keeps you safe from the wilderness perils of heat-related illness, dehydration, and hypothermia. When backpacking, clothing both keeps you comfortable and keeps you safe from the wilderness perils of heat-related illness, dehydration, and hypothermia.

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