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Beginners Winter Camp in usa with Canvas Hot Tent

Aug 4, 2022
Outdoor camping may also be an adventure for us.

“Some of the rewarding part of it is the challenge. And I enjoy a good challenge,” said Kurt Mead, an interpretive naturalist at Tettegouche State Park. “Cooking and preparing food when it’s cold is a different matter than when it’s warmer. Keeping yourself warm and dry for an extended period, you’re talking days, is a bit of a challenge. But if you’re mindful about it, you can make it happen and enjoy it.”

Do you like ice fishing or skiing? Winter camping is better for you. Winter camping gives you the opportunity to build a base camp in a few minutes and enjoy your favorite cold weather adventure. Besides, the woods are very quiet in winter because there are not many other campers around

Hot tents are much more complex than your standard pole tent and are defined by some of these features:

  • Wood burning stove
  • Canvas material
  • Opening for an exhaust pipe
  • Removable floor 

The most noticeable feature of a hot tent is its wood-burning stove. This is where the heat will come from and keep your tent pleasantly toasty even in the coldest winter weather. Even some older homes use wood stoves to heat them and hot tents make use of this in a big way.

Of course, hot tents will need an exhaust pipe for this stove because of all the smoke it produces. Your hot tent will need a port in the roof or wall where you can attach an exhaust pipe to the wood stove. Without this pipe, your tent would fill up with smoke from the stove in minutes and be completely unusable.

Also, these tents are usually made from a different kind of material than a typical tent. This material is canvas and is designed to withstand tough winter conditions while keeping in heat. Cheaper hot tents will be made of other material that can keep in heat but will be more prone to tearing in harsher conditions.

Another peculiar feature of a hot tent is its removable floor. This not only allows for a cleaner sleeping space but, during the winter months, you can detach this floor so it doesn’t freeze to the ground.

The Benefits Of Hot Tents

Many campers who are looking for the most comfortable experience in winter camping jump for hot tents and for good reason. 
To start, it is great for family excursions to the outdoors. Camping in the winter is very difficult with children because they are much more susceptible to the cold and are much less likely to enjoy it in a regular tent.

With hot tents, there is always a warm home base to come back to even if you are planning a hike on a cold winter day. 

Plus, there is a certain aesthetic to wood stoves that can’t be had in regular space heaters. The smell of wood burning really gives you that sense of being out in the wilderness and is great to fall asleep to.

Another benefit to hot tents is that they are generally much more spacious than most standard camping tents. These tents need the extra space to fit the wood stove and multiple people, so there is usually a fair amount of space to bring extra food or books without having to cram them in.

What’s more, you don’t even have to bring a propane or gas stove because the wood stove is perfect for cooking! Whether it’s roasting marshmallows or boiling water for oatmeal, the wood stove is just as good for cooking as any bonfire.

Hot Tent Safety Tips

Hot tents themselves are typically very safe so long as they are set up right. Keeping that in mind, make sure that the tent is set up how the instructions tell you so cold air doesn’t seep in. 

Truth being told, the wood stove is definitely the most dangerous part of a hot tent and it is very important that you set this up correctly. The fire in the stove should always be contained and the exhaust pipe needs to be set up properly so you don’t get smoked out of your tent when running the stove.

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