Gone are the days when camping or tent glamping should be done only in fair weather seasons of summer and autumn because of fear of the chilling temperatures of the colder climates. Things are changing and the camping space is welcoming innovations in different areas, like how to pull off an all-nighter camping out in the winter with the snow.
If this is something you need to know, then keep reading.
In this article, we show you how to achieve winter camping in a bell tent by exploring the most plausible ways you can keep warm and cosy in your bell tent when it snows.
- Use a tent stove
A tent stove, heater or dehumidifier is the best way to stay warm inside your bell tent when out camping in the snow. The use of tent stoves as a source of heat may be a fire hazard as proper ventilation is required for tent use. Some specialized stoves however come with technology which enables you to control the temperature of the heat. With such stoves, you can regulate the heat in your tent to suit your needs and occasionally open the tent windows and doors for proper ventilation to dissipate condensation.
- Lots of blankets and winter clothes
Wearing airy clothes fit for hot weather isn’t a great idea when camping in the snow. If you are going to keep warm, then wearing thermal underwear, jackets and coats, turtlenecks, winter boots, and general winter camping outfits is a must, both inside and outside your bell tent. Also, cuddling up under layers of blankets is another great way to stay warm and cosy in your bell tent.
- Eat warm
A hot cup of tea on a cold day indoors can get you instantly warmed up. This is also true for when you are outdoors in your bell tent camping. Eating warm is a way to keep the chills away and enjoy the adventure of camping in the winter. A hot cup of Earl Grey tea here and a warm bowl of lentil soup there will go a long way to keep you warm from your insides.
- Add extra layers
A tent tarp or rain fly will not only protect your bell tent from the elements but also provide thermal insulation to your tent by trapping heat and not letting it dissipate. Further insulation should be done to keep your tent warm by adding layers between the bell tent and the tarp using blankets, foams, and other like materials. You should also provide ground insulation by adding layers of material between your tent and the ground and also add a tarp on the ground inside your bell tent.
Now that you know enjoying your time out in the winter is feasible when you adequately prepare for the chills, you can go ahead to buy a bell tent and get camping! What season is the best time to go camping?