Ten Hints for a Better Trip
- Use a freestanding tent. If there are any guy lines attach them to a deadman buried in the snow. Stakes will just disappear in the snow.
- Use a lightweight Thermos or insulated water bottle. Be prepared to sleep with a water bottle in extremely cold weather. In milder weather, the bottle may be turned upside down to prevent ice from forming on the top.
- Use a pee bottle of at least ½ liter capacity. In extreme weather you may have to take it into your sleeping bag. Make sure the lid seals tightly.
- Bring a small candle. It gets dark early in the winter. A candle tucked against the snow adds much cheer to your winter abode.
- Do some moderate exercise before breakfast. Fingers will work much better, if warm blood has flowed into them.
- Bring a small board to hold your stove, otherwise it might melt down through the snow.
- Use brightly covered stuff sacks and keep all small items in a stuff sack or a pouch.
- Drill a hole in the handle of your spoon (fork, if you are Doug Wilson). Tie a small cord through the hole. This will help you find the spoon in the snow.
- Use two pads underneath, you'll be warmer.
- Tie a string around your lighter and suspend it from your neck inside your clothing. This will keep the butane warm enough to light.
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