Cold Weather Camping Checklist
This checklist provides a high-level summary of how to prepare for Cold Weather Camping.
In addition to these checklist items, please read this detailed guide: Cold Weather Camping Tips provided by our Signal Hill District.
- Cold Weather Sleeping Bag, and fleece liner, or summer bag used as liner
- Sleeping Pad, closed cell like Therma-rest
- Winter Hats - one for day and one for night
- Gloves - at least two pair
- Glove Liners - adds warmth and can be used for sleeping
- Neck Gator or Scarf
- Long Underwear, tops and bottoms - one pair for play and one pair to sleep in
- Polar Fleece Layers
- Old wool sweater
- Snow Boots-plastic bags to put your feet in when the boots get wet
- Warm Winter Coat
- Snow Pants
- Wool Socks - several pairs, so you always have a dry pair
- any warm clothes - to be used as layers
- remember, cotton is rotten, stay away from cotton since it absorbs moisture. Moist clothing will accelerate heat loss.