How To Stay Warm In Your Tent
Just because autumn has arrived, there’s no need to stop camping.
Many sites stay open all year round and cold weather camping can provide some wonderful memories.
But the whole experience could be ruined if you don’t prepare properly when you go camping in autumn or winter.
Follow our top tips and you’ll be able to carry on camping no matter the conditions.
- Pack your three season sleeping bags, and perhaps even duvets and fleece blankets. Take more than you think you’ll need and you’ll be fine.
- A pitch with electric hook-ups will provide unlimited electric heating and lighting.
- Hot water bottles, bed socks and even hats all help keep you and your family cosy.
- Get layered. Start off with a fleece on top of a long sleeved shirt with a t-shirt underneath and you can gradually peel off the layers when it gets warmer.
- A tent carpet is considered a must-have accessory by many family campers these days, especially out of season. They offer real protection from the cold ground, and you can get tent specific carpets or simply lay a blanket or fleece out on the floor
- A decent-sized windbreak will block chill winds from howling through the tent. Alternatively pitch in the shelter of a wall or building if there is one.
A nearby family-friendly pub, preferably with open fires, is a definite asset come the evening