If you are an avid camper, you might have found that there is too much time between traditional camping seasons.  If this is the case, then you could certainly try your hand at camping in the colder climates, in the heart of winter.  This has become an increasingly popular activity for amateur survivalists.  Even here in Pine Grove, California, the nights can get chilly, and you are going to want more than a small campfire and blanket to keep you warm.

Tent If you are going to camp in winter, then you are going to want to invest in a good tent, one that is capable of breaking gusts of wind and keeping you dry when precipitation falls.  Also keep in mind that the ground can be rather hard, particularly in the North, so pounding in stakes is going to be more than a little challenging at times. You may want to have an alternative method of securing your tent in mind before you leave for your adventure.

Cold Weather Sleeping Bag The technology today is very impressive, and some of the sleeping bags out there are rated to below zero temperatures.  Read the reviews and get one that is sure to keep you warm during the chilly winter nights.

Self-Inflating Mattress As mentioned above, the ground can be quite hard in the winter months, and you may find that sleeping on it is more than a little uncomfortable.  For that reason, we suggest an inflatable pad to support your body while you sleep. There are a number of different options, which are easily inflated on the spot.

 Mini Propane Camping Stove If you look forward to your coffee in the morning, and cooking your catch in the evening, then you simply can’t go wrong with these miniature cookers.  Just bring the coffee pot and the frying pan along and you have what you need to get the job done.