Personal Equipment for Winter Camp - Keeping Warm
Suggested Personal Equipment for Winter Camps
SLEEPING BAG - unless you have a very warm sleeping bag (i.e rated to -15 C) you should bring two lighter bags and place one inside the other.
SLEEPING PAD - ground insulation is also very important. Bring two sleeping pads unless your pad is in excess of 1 cm thick.
GROUND SHEET - a piece of 6 mil polyethylene about 75 cm x 200 cm.
TOQUE OR BALACLAVA
MITTS - either insulated mitts or wool mitts with overgloves - 2 changes are recommended
INSULATING JACKET- a ski jacket, heavy sweater or pile jacket
EXTRA INSULATING LAYER - an extra sweater or fleece jacket
CHANGE OF CLOTHES FOR TORSO - remember layers are the best - you could wear a cotton or polypropylene t-shirt under a long sleeved shirt.
WARM TROUSERS - wool, pile or insulated ski trousers are good. A pair of waterproof pants is also recommended. Blue jeans and cotton sweat pants are useless once they get wet.
CHANGE OF CLOTHES FOR LOWER BODY - a couple of changes of underwear, long johns
PAJAMAS - or sweat pants is a good idea to change into for sleeping
FOOTWEAR - should be waterproof and not too tight. A pair of insulated Sorel type boots are idea. Also bring a change of footwear for use in the warming tent.
WARM SOCKS - several changes of thick socks
EATING UTENSILS - water bottle, cup, bowl, knife, fork and spoon
FLASHLIGHT or HEADLAMP with good batteries
SUNGLASSES and SUNSCREEN
PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS - soap, towel, tooth brush, tooth paste, dental floss, toilet paper, moisturizer for lips and skin
SAFETY ITEMS - matches, candle, whistle, band-aids
NON ESSENTIAL ITEMS - but if you have them you should bring them along: gaiters and hollofil booties.