It’s critical to know how to layer properly, use your snow safety gear, and navigate terrain during winter backcountry trips. But just as important is knowing how to proficiently camp in the snow. After all, the more you have your snow-camping system figured out, the more enjoyable—and productive—your adventures will be. This quick list of pro tips will make camping during the harshest season of the year easier, so you can stay out longer.
In the winter, you must pack it out. Catholes don’t count in the snow. Once the snow melts, your waste will be exposed. Always bring sanitary baggies for your waste. Also, snow makes a great substitute for TP!
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