Getting started with snow camping

Apart from basic backpacking gear there are a few additional basic things you need to get before you head out on your first snow adventure.

Snow shoeing daypack list

Even if you're just going for the day you need to bring all the items below with you. You never know what could happen to delay your return. You might have to spend the night out in the woods. If you are unprepared for this you are very likely to die or get frostbite and have your arms and legs amputated. Don't let this happen to you, bring all the items on this list with you every time you go out into the backcountry in the winter time.

Dale's Wilderness Survival

This is a site about how to survive life threatening situations in the wilderness. Everything here is based on many years of experience in the outdoors. Dale has been in some real bad situations over the years and has survived every time so far. Hopefully the information on this website will help you survive too. To guarantee your survival under the harshest possible conditions you need to have a few necessary items with you and possess a few basic skills, but mostly you need to keep your mind clear.

How to make a snow trench shelter

Instructions on how to make a quick snow shelter in case you get stuck in the snow overnight.

Bill's Snowcamping Site

This is a site about camping in the backcountry in the wintertime. You can get there on snowshoes, cross country skis, or by snowmobile. This website will tell you all you need to know about spending the night in the snow, whether you intended to do so or you just got stuck and are forced to stay the night.

Day Trip Two

An outdoor survivalist experimenting with different survival techniques and backpacking gear.

Camp stoves for snow camping

Choosing the right camp stove for your needs is very important. You don't want to go snowcamping with the wrong camp stove. There are so many sites covering gas camp stoves and there are hundreds of those camp stoves on the market so on this site we have focused on non-gas camp stoves.

Adirondack Winter Camping

Guide to Winter Camping in the Adirondacks featuring valuable tips and techniques and essential backcountry information.

Winter Survival and Safety

Outdoors survival in the winter

How to make emergency snow shoes

A fast method of making makeshift snowshoes with things easily found in the woods.

Snow Camping Tents

Choosing a good snow camping tent is very important. You don't want to go snowcamping with the wrong snow camping tent.

Snow Shelters

What type of snow shelter to build for the night or for an emergency depends on the conditions and how much time you have.

An essential piece of equipment you need to survive in the wilderness

The lightest and yet the most indestructible stove in the world. Never runs out of fuel, doubles as a heater, affordable price. When you get stuck out in the woods you must have one of these to survive. Your life is definitely worth it.

International Snow Camping Association

International Snow Camping Association official website, includes tips, info and resources for snow campers.

How to make a snow cave

A snow cave is a great type of snow shelter if the conditions are right for one.

Overnight snow camping pack list

These are the items you need to bring with you when you plan to spend one or more nights in the snow. This list contains all the items from the day pack list plus a few more since you have a bigger backpack. Make sure you at least have all the items from the daypack list otherwise you are very likely to die from cold or suffer very serious medical consequences.

Camp Stove

Choosing the right camp stove for your needs is very important. You don't want to go backpacking with the wrong camp stove.

Snow camping in the backcountry

On this page we will provide you with the basic knowledge you need to go snow camping. If you are new to snow camping you should definitely read this section and afterwards go to our links section for more info. Even if you are an experienced snow camper we hope you will still learn a thing or two from this page.

How to make an igloo

Instructions on how to make an igloo in case you get stuck in the snow overnight.

Ed's outdoor gift ideas for outdoors people who already have everything

Every year Ed picks out one new product to be the unusual outdoors gift of the year so if you keep checking back once a year you will never be without a chrismas or birthday gift for that special outdoors person in your life.

How to make a snow mound shelter - Quinzhee

This type of snow shelter requires a lot of hard work but when it's done it's just as warm as an igloo.

How to get noticed by rescuers in winter

If you're injured or the conditions are too bad to travel you may want to stay put and wait until you get rescued. This assumes that somebody knows you're missing, so make sure you tell someone where you're going and when you plan to be back.

How to make emergency snowshoes

Making a pair of emergency snowshoes to get to safety is extremely simple. It's surprising how many people try to get to safety in knee deep snow and drop from exhaustion.

Backcountry camping in the winter

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