The end of summer may mean the end of camping season for some people, but not everyone. Fall camping can be wonderful but it can also get a pretty chilly once the sun goes down. On those evenings, it’s always hard to drag yourself away from the toasty fire and into your tent but luckily there are some ways to stay warm even without the fire.
Recently the Huffington Post offered “8 Camping Hacks to Keep You Warm at Night.” Some of their suggestions include doing 50 jumping jacks before heading to bed, cuddling a bottle of warm water in your lap, and bringing an extra cap along in case one gets damp during the day. On of the other tips is to eat foods that are high in fat like peanut butter or chocolate — so have another s’mores!
Amongst these tips are some surprising facts like wearing too many layers in your sleeping bag can actually make you colder since your bag is built to use your body heat to warm you. It also recommends having someone to snuggle with for warmth, but we can’t all be so lucky. 😉
The final tip is to spend the extra money for quality gear which is something I can’t recommend enough. Of course this is infinitely more important come winter.
So get out and enjoy the beauty of autumn by taking a camping trip. Just be sure to keep these tips in mind for keeping nice and warm on those colder nights.