Monthly Archives: January 2015
Winter camping in #mywildCanada is really fun. We have a Monadnock – a 4 person, 4 season tent – it provides a great shelter from the wind, on this trip we tested a kerosene heater because the the weather dipped below 30 Celcius.
Having a winter tent really makes a difference in the frigid winter weather. We were very comfortable, we were not cold – we were glad we came out and enjoyed nature. It was a great experience going out and braving the elements. We love spending time outside.
We had our down filled coats and our minus 50 winter boots; we had our air mattresses and our minus 15 flannel lined canvas sleeping bags. The kerosene was safe to use indoors, it was designed for that. We could easily control the temperature inside the tent by zipping and unzipping vents. The heater had a running time of 14 hours and a safety shut off feature.
We used the deep snow to our advantage, digging ourselves out a winter fire pit. We were nice and warm by the hot fire. We had to go down 36 inches before hitting solid frozen ground.
We slept very well in the tent in our sleeping bags. It was great to get outside, it was so much fun we want to get out and do it again – and again.
We slept better out here than at home and we awoke refreshed in a nice warm tent. It was one of the best nights in a long time.
Winter in Canada is so beautiful.
To us, the snow is inviting. #mywildCanada is a land waiting to be explored. In the quiet winter forest signs of life are everywhere. We see tracks everywhere: Squirrels, rabbits, mice, foxes, moose and lynx. These are fox tracks:
I wonder what we’ll see next time? I can’t wait to get out there and see.