With the death of the Mt. Hood climber (see my Dec. 17 post below), Backpacker Magazine’s article on winter camping safety is timely.
Expert tips for a safe, sound snow shelter
By Grace Carter, February 2007
We won’t lie to you: There will be cold moments when you start snow-camping. But would you rather sit inside all winter, packing on the pounds? Keep your connection to nature alive by embracing the good things about snow: It’s a great insulator and building material-and it’s damned pretty when it blankets the land. Here are 6 ways to make sure your winter camp is warm, comfortable, and protected from the elements.
Check out this link to learn more: http://www.backpacker.com/article/1,2646,10907,00.html.
Be light. Be safe. Be one with the pack.