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Highs and Lows of Winter Camping


Winter camping with your trailer or motorhome can be a wonderful experience. The cold weather and a little snow can heighten the senses of true camping. The lack of other campers in the park can add to the changes you might otherwise not encounter. The managing of the heat, power and water supply can provide a sense of accomplishment.

There are, however, other factors that may not be as enjoyable. Being somewhat cold and uncomfortable during both camp set-up and the breaking up can be expected. Some isolation may be felt as night falls, and there are no neighboring lights to illuminate the surroundings.

While there are certain items you will require to survive this camping trip, like plenty of propane, fuel, water, groceries, warm clothing, boots, gloves, and much more, there is one intangible that can make or break your enjoyment. That is attitude! The difference between an ordeal and an adventure is attitude.

This can be one of the most interesting camping trips of the year or it can be one of the worst. It totally depends on you and your group’s attitude. Yes, this can be a real adventure. It also can extend your camping season and increase the utilization of your rig.

So, to do this takes a little planning. Pick a location that you know is open and accessible. Check that the weather during this event will be within the scope of your rig’s capability. Make a list of those items you will need to be comfortable while you are there. Remember, you may need items you would never think of taking on a normal camping outing, like a set of tire chains should the lack of traction warrant it. If you have never done this before, you will probably really enjoy the planning.

So, are you up for the challenge? Will you survive the ordeal or will you enjoy the adventure? Life awaits. Load your RV and head out. Don’t forget the right attitude. It can make all the difference.

Safe Travels!