M Pitching a Tent in the Snow
by Roger Caffin
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Want to try tenting in the snow, but haven't done it before and not sure how? Haven't time in the evening to build a snow cave or an igloo just for one night? We walk you through the basics of what gear you need, how to choose a good site, how to create a platform, and how to pitch your tent (or a tarptent if you are brave).
- Special Gear Needed Just for Snow Camping
- The Shelter
- The Anchors
- Air Mats and Foam
- Direction of Wind
- Direction of Sun
- Shelter - Value of Trees and Big Hills
- Hazard of Big Trees Dropping Branches
- Creating a Platform
- Firnification - Platform and Anchors
- The Tent Platform
- Places for the Anchors
- The Strength of Snow Anchors
- Pitching Your Tent/Tarp
- Kitchens - in Vestibule
- Midnight Maintenance
- Getting Anchors Out
- Waste Disposal in Vestibule
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