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Bastien Demange
(bastyen) - F

Locale: Around the world
which floor with a tarp ? on 10/01/2010 10:14:21 MDT Print View

I used to camp in winter but i was by bicycle and sled dog so i could carry much more stuff, tent and different kind of floor to keep me warm.

I am 6'2" and i would like to know what kind of floor you use in winter to prevent from the humidity of the snow ? rigidrest + self inflated thermarest ?

Is it enough if i just take the golite shangri-la floor + the rigidrest + a small thermarest prolite plus ? Or i need to put one more protection on the snow ?

I don't want my sleeping bag to be wet because it is touching the humidity of the floor.

What are your tips for 1 week winter trip to keep your sleeping bag dry ?

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
Winter camping on 10/02/2010 12:54:22 MDT Print View

I generally sleep out in mild weather or in a snow trench with tarp over the top. I put my sleeping pad directly on the snow and sleeping bag inside a bivy (montbell UL sleeping bag cover). Each morning, I take my bag out of the bivy and hang both in the sun if possible to air out. Hoist Lakes

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re: floor on 10/03/2010 10:34:18 MDT Print View

When I camp in winter I use a pyramid shelter, with neither a ground cloth nor bivy. If it's below 0 there usually isn't much humidity.

Bastien Demange
(bastyen) - F

Locale: Around the world
floor on 10/05/2010 02:09:56 MDT Print View

thanks for the answers.