Winter Camping Can Suck — Or It Can Be Epic: Watch

‘Winter camping has the potential to be the worst experience of your life.’ Or the best! Watch this homage to camping in the coldest season of the year.

From Heliconia Productions comes a heartfelt look at toughing it out during winter. Eric Hanson tells us why camping during winter is such a rewarding experience.

“Everything requires more work,” writes Hanson in a blog post. “Setting up camp can require hours of digging snow pits and stomping tent platforms. Finding firewood and dry fuel can be tricky, as it’s often buried under several feet of snow. Drinking water is usually frozen. Cooking a meal and eating food is a serious chore, and your body is burning through calories like a speeding locomotive.”

Despite the tough conditions, Hanson and GearJunkie think winter camping is almost always worth the effort. Give it a try!

Nate Mitka

Midwest born, Nate Mitka is based in the GearJunkie Denver office. He is an advocate of all outdoor activities and has developed some habits, like running without headphones, eating raw vegetables, and fixing the chain on his ratty old bike.

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