Winter Equipment

Personal Equipment for Winter Camp - Keeping Warm

Suggested Personal Equipment for Winter Camps


    2. 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.

    3. SLEEPING PAD - ground insulation is also very important. Bring two sleeping pads unless your pad is in excess of 1 cm thick.

    4. GROUND SHEET - a piece of 6 mil polyethylene about 75 cm x 200 cm.


    6. MITTS - either insulated mitts or wool mitts with overgloves - 2 changes are recommended


    8. INSULATING JACKET- a ski jacket, heavy sweater or pile jacket

    9. EXTRA INSULATING LAYER - an extra sweater or fleece jacket

  1. CHANGE OF CLOTHES FOR TORSO - remember layers are the best - you could wear a cotton or polypropylene t-shirt under a long sleeved shirt.

  2. 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.

  3. CHANGE OF CLOTHES FOR LOWER BODY - a couple of changes of underwear, long johns

  4. PAJAMAS - or sweat pants is a good idea to change into for sleeping

    1. 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.

  5. WARM SOCKS - several changes of thick socks

  6. EATING UTENSILS - water bottle, cup, bowl, knife, fork and spoon

    1. FLASHLIGHT or HEADLAMP with good batteries


  1. PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS - soap, towel, tooth brush, tooth paste, dental floss, toilet paper, moisturizer for lips and skin

  2. SAFETY ITEMS - matches, candle, whistle, band-aids

  3. NON ESSENTIAL ITEMS - but if you have them you should bring them along: gaiters and hollofil booties.