winter

January 15, 2020

Winter Camping Advice: We Learned the Hard Way

A group of trekkers wander through a white winter landscape.

Snow-covered landscapes, early nights and crisp mornings, a stillness impossible to describe—if you haven’t tried winter camping, you probably should. Without the swarms of mosquitoes and crowds of campers, you can experience all of the majesty of the outdoors minus the usual hassles. But we won’t lie—if you don’t know what you’re doing, the experience […]

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January 3, 2020

The Best Winter Boots of 2020

Best Winter Boots

Leave hibernation to the bears. These seven boots are proof that you don’t need to shiver or sacrifice sure footing in order to enjoy winter. Our favorite cold-weather kicks boast incredible warmth for the weight, sticky-as-glue traction and user-friendly price tags, so you’re sure to wear them all season long. Oboz Bridger 9” Insulated BDry […]

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January 3, 2020

The Best Winter Boots of 2020

Best Winter Boots

Leave hibernation to the bears. These seven boots are proof that you don’t need to shiver or sacrifice sure footing in order to enjoy winter. Our favorite cold-weather kicks boast incredible warmth for the weight, sticky-as-glue traction and user-friendly price tags, so you’re sure to wear them all season long. Oboz Bridger 9” Insulated BDry […]

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August 30, 2019

6 Places to Try Fat Biking This Winter

When the sun sets at 5pm, that leaves plenty of time to hatch crazy ideas. Take, for example, the sport of fat biking. Who would have thought that riding oversized, seemingly underinflated tires over snow and ice would be possible—never mind fun? If you live someplace where trails freeze over and enough snow falls to […]

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December 19, 2018

Top Picks For Winter Camping in Washington

Lake Wenatchee snowshoe.

If you crave solitude and want to spend time in Washington State’s most beautiful destinations, plan a fall or winter camping trip. “Sometimes you can show up [in the winter] and have a whole park almost completely to yourself,” says Meryl Lipman, communication specialist for Washington State Parks. “It’s like a backcountry experience in the […]

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January 11, 2018

In Defense of Winter Camping

aurora borealis

An actual logical argument for why you need to go right now.   I hear you groaning through the internet. You think there is nothing I could say that could possibly convince you that camping in the winter is a good idea. It’s cold. Just you wait. I have legit logic on my side. Before […]

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March 10, 2014
Snow and Ice Storm and Winter Weather Predictions 2014

Snow and Ice Storm and Winter Weather Predictions 2014…Fun

Today is a fun post. I show why we really prepare. A snow and ice storm hit and we had fun, not worrying. Winter Weather Predictions […]
February 16, 2014
Winter Storm Names, Warnings, A Prepper List of Things Learned from Snow

Winter Storm Names, Warnings, A Prepper List of Things Learned from Snow

I recently was sent an email by a Community Member. He made a simple prepper list of things observed or learned during a recent winter storm. […]
January 13, 2014

Cold Weather Injuries, Hypothermia, Frostbite, Frostnip, Trenchfoot, Immersion Foot, Chilblains First Aid

Today may seem like a really short post, but it is NOT.  Let’s discuss Cold Weather Injuries and their first aid.  I talk about Hypothermia, Frostbite, […]