Sep 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm #1279309
Andy FBPL Member
Post a photo of your winter shelters and campsites.
How do you plan to improve things next time?
(I plan to bring a camera next time!)Sep 13, 2011 at 7:37 pm #1779332
Paul MagnantiBPL Member
@paulmagsLocale: People's Republic of Boulder
A snowcave..or even an igloo :)
And the view from a different trip (snow cave)Sep 13, 2011 at 9:49 pm #1779370
Kyle MeyerBPL Member
@kylemeyerLocale: Portland, OR
We used an MLD Trailstar for a night out in February this year. It was cold (7º at night), and so I would have blocked the entrance to the tarp with an emergency blanket or snow or something to keep the heat in. Sleeping on R5 worth of pads plus an emergency blanket, wearing my down jacket and nano puff, in a 0º EN-rated bag, in a bivy, I was still cold.
Tarp camping in serious winter weather is cold.Sep 14, 2011 at 2:59 am #1779396
Sabine SchrollBPL Member
My first trials in winter
First time wet and snow during the night +5° C
Second time dry and very cold with a -9° sleeping bag at -16°CSep 28, 2011 at 8:15 pm #1784611
Nick GatelBPL Member
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
For me winter does not necessarily mean snow.Oct 15, 2011 at 4:51 am #1790827
David GoodyearBPL Member
I'm going to a tarp this year, but last year used an SL-3
DaveOct 15, 2011 at 9:29 am #1790877
Stephen MBPL Member
@stephen-mLocale: Way up North
Snow hole on the Cairngorm Plateau Scotland (thats me in front)
The Snow hole was bit tight.Oct 15, 2011 at 9:31 am #1790878
Jeffs ElevenBPL Member
What didn't work? 4feet of unsupported sil.. Thats what! LOL I mean, I guess it worked, but not ideal by any means. I woke up at whatever in the morning to the roof 6" off my face. It was kinda creepy. Luckily it didn't snow more than .5"Dec 21, 2011 at 2:46 pm #1814739
I'm bumping this thread in hopes that in the past two months some people have gotten pictures and would be so kind as to post them.
I'm still working on getting to the point where I'm ready for a winter overnight (thus have nothing to contribute), but I'd love to see more of other people's setups.
JeffDec 21, 2011 at 4:19 pm #1814767
Lisa FrugoliBPL Member
@alfrescoLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
Just try it. I'm a wimp in the winter, but went on an overnight & had a blast. Hardest part is getting out of town!Dec 21, 2011 at 4:34 pm #1814769
Marc EldridgeBPL Member
@meldLocale: The here and now.
"How do you plan to improve things next time?"
Pitch my shelter on some blocks of snow for a little more interior room.Dec 21, 2011 at 5:54 pm #1814793
We had 10 people to build this. The hole in the roof gave us the perfect amount of ventilation. After a few days in the sun the roof started to sag but we were only here for two nights. If you have the time and energy to build one of these they work great. I definitely wouldn't recommend building one for a one night stay unless you don't have any other shelter options.
For solo trips, this shelter is much quicker to build and relatively convenient for a one night shelter. This would've been more comfortable with a bivvy sack, but this was a test run.
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