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Camping in the Cold: 5 Ways to Stay Warm


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Lately we’ve been experiencing quite the cold weather! If you have a camping trip planned, you’d better be prepared! Winter camping can be utterly miserable if you’re not kept warm enough. Below, you’ll find five tips for staying warm during your winter camping trip this season! Good luck, and have fun out there on Lake LBJ!

Eat Protein-Packed Food

It’s important to eat regular meals, even while you’re out there exploring. Eat foods that are packed with protein; they’ll help keep you warm and full, and provide you with enough energy to finish that hike!

Layer Your Clothing

Layer your clothing so that you can stay warm- but if it gets too warm (our winters tend to have chilly mornings with warmer afternoons) you can easily peel off a layer or two. Bring undershirts, long underwear, vests, jackets, and weatherproof clothing!

Use Hand and Foot Warmers

Hand and foot warmers can be found at your local drug, grocery, or department store! They’re incredibly useful when it comes to keeping yourself warm. Stick them in your shoes and in your pockets; the heat lasts for hours!

Bring the Right Sleeping Bag

It’s definitely smart to bring a sleeping bag that prepares you for cold weather! There’s nothing worse than shivering through the night, trying to stay warm! Bring along a sleeping bag that can make it through the cold nights!

Go to Bed Warm

Your sleeping bag will preserve your body heat and keep you warm while you sleep. So, make sure you go to bed warm! It won’t do any good to bundle up in that sleeping bag if you’re already cold. Do jumping jacks, or hang a lantern in your tent for extra heat.

We hope you have a fantastic time camping out on Lake LBJ this winter! Just remember to follow these five simple rules- and stay warm!




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