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This weekend will be our first trip to the snow overnight. I have a question, Is it better to set up camp in the open, or under a cover?
 
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This weekend will be our first trip to the snow overnight. I have a question, Is it better to set up camp in the open, or under a cover?
I try to camp close to a large hill or rocks to help with wind. I have done it both ways though. Most important thing is warm clothes and bedding and you will be fine.
 

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I try to camp close to a large hill or rocks to help with wind. I have done it both ways though. Most important thing is warm clothes and bedding and you will be fine.
Thanks. it will be an adventure for sure. Snow, chance of rain, 3 boys, and a Mr. Buddy Heater.
 

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Well, our trip was amazing. We experienced everything, snow, sleet, rain, and temps down to 27°. The key to a fun trip in the snow, is a good fire, lots of good food, and of course our new friend Mr. Heater Buddy. We slept really well. The boys had a great
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Oh that is great to here. Many more adventures to come it sounds like!
 
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This is the question. Small tent camping makes it a challenge. Larger tents are much easier to use, due to standing room, and shoes having a place to park out of the snow. A trailer makes life easy, but limits access to areas off the beaten track.

Also as you get older it gets harder n harder to unzip the sleeping bag on a cold morning, not to mention getting your 1/2 frozen boots on. On mornings like that, COFFEE....HOT, is the first and only goal