Tips For Staying Warm When Camping

Whether you are going camping on a backpacking trip deep in the woods or are going camping at a campsite beside your car, and whether you are going camping in the fall when it is crisp during the day and cold at night or during the summer when the weather at night tends to fluctuate, one of the most important things in order for you to enjoy yourself is that you get a good night of sleep, and in order to get a good night of sleep you will need to be able to protect yourself from the cold (yes, even during the summer!).

Of course, the first thing you will need, in order to keep yourself warm when camping, is a good sleeping bag; when it comes to picking out a good camping sleeping bag, realize that it is better to go with a camping bag graded for colder temperatures than you expect to be in than to go with one that is right in the range you think you will need, as it is easy to make yourself cooler by unzipping your sleeping bag a bit, but there is not much you can do to make your sleeping bag warmer if it is a cold night.

You can still deal with some pretty chilly nights when camping, even if you have a good sleeping bag, because the ground itself tends to be cold at night; in order to combat this, you will want to make sure you get a good camping pad – which can be an inflatable air mattress if you are camping out of your car, and can be something lightweight, sturdy, and insulated if you are going to be backpacking.


And actually, you will often have a harder time keeping yourself warm at night if you bundle up inside your sleeping bag instead of simply wearing a single layer; when you go with just one layer (or even with no layers at all!) inside your sleeping bag, the sleeping bag will capture your body heat, and will make you a whole lot warmer!

Make sure you keep these tips in mind, regardless of the time of year during which you are going camping, and they will help you to remain warm when the cold weather rolls in at night.