Camping in snow or slush

  • Pitching tents
  • Ground insulation
  • Sleeping bags
  • Stoves
  • Water bottles
  • Eye protection
  • Skin protection
  • Emergency equipment
  • Clothing
  • Blizzard jacket
  • Overpants
  • Ideas and tips for comfort and safety
  • Snow construction

Many people think that there could be few experiences less enticing than camping in the snow. However, snow walking, snow shoeing, ski touring, back country snow boarding and snow camping are popular among outdoor enthusiasts and leaders of these groups. For a party to enjoy these activities safely and with some degree of comfort, all members of the party must be well equipped and have a sound knowledge of overnight bushwalking and camping skills. The basics for snow camping are almost the same as for regular bushcamping, the major difference being the higher standard of equipment and knowledge required. There are a number of 'tricks of the trade' which can make a big difference to the safety and comfort levels of snow camping.