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1 The Wonderful World of Winter Camping Presented By: Mark Bishop, Tom Wilkinson & Mike Merrill Blue Ash, Ohio - Troop Welcome to the 2006 University of Scouting

2 What We’ll Cover… Winter Camping defined Remember, it’s Cold you nutcase! First, Keeping You Warm & Dry a)The Old vs. The New b)The Basics of Dressing for Cold Weather

3 Keeping Warm by staying COLD Layering a)Proper Clothing Choices b)Clothing Techniques c)Examples of Clothing Management d)Clothing Materials Keeping You Warm at Night a)Equipment & Techniques b)Proper Tents

4 Sleeping Bags a)Construction b)Types c)Materials d)Care & Storage e)Do’s & Don’ts Tents a)2,3 & 4 Season Designs b)Tips

5 IMPORTANT! Consider Winter Camping HIGH ADVENTURE a)It requires specialized preparation b)You assume added risk. High Adventure activities require properly trained adults. a)Your unit should make sure at least 2 adults have proper instruction in Winter Camping. b)Set up Winter Camping classes for boys. c)Schedule pack shakedown sessions before first winter campout. d)Communicate equipment needs and instructions with parents especially new Scouts as they join.

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7 C.O.L.D. Stay CLEAN Avoid OVERHEATING Maintain LOOSE LAYERS Stay DRY

8 LAYERING CLOTHING

9 LAYER ONE The Old Way x Cotton Underwear x Wool Liner Socks The New Way Polyester/Polyproplene Underwear Polypropylene Liner Socks Smartwool Socks

10 The Old Way x Heavy Flannel Shirt x Cotton/Polyester Turtleneck x Wool Pants x Heavy Wool Socks The New Way Poly underlayer (Undergear™ type.) Synthetic Fleece Shirt Fleece Jacket/Vest High Bib Pants/Suspenders Wool Blend/Smart Wool Socks LAYER TWO

11 LAYER THREE The Old Way x Wool/Sheepskin Cap x Wool Gloves x Wool Jacket & Pants The New Way Polypropylene Head Gaiter Synthetic/wool knit hat Gore Tex™ Mitts/Poly Liners Waterproof/Breathable Parka Bib Pants/Waterproof layer

12 Proper Clothing Choices Socks & Boots Mittens & Gloves Headgear Torso Protection Legs Overcoat Sleepwear NEVER USE FABRIC SOFTENER!

13 Clothing & Heat Management Examples of proper CM Materials Keeping Warm at Night

14 Sleeping Bags Parts and Construction –Hood –Draft Collar –Foot Box –Zippers, Flaps & Stitching –Pockets –Warranty

15 Sleeping Bags Types of Sleeping Bags –Rectangular Most Common Type Usually in the 40°+ Temp. Range Inexpensive $25-$75 No internal baffles

16 Sleeping Bags Types of Sleeping Bags –Mummy Bag Winter Camping Style –Internal Baffles –Snug fit –Hood/Drawstring Usually in the 40°- Temp. Range –Typ. 10°,0°, -10°,-25° etc. $40-$300

17 Types of Sleeping Bags –Hybrid Combines Features of Both Overbag/Bivy Sack –Waterproof or summer use Fleece Liner Bag –Adds Comfort & 10° to Bag Rating –Zippered, Pinned or Blanket Sleeping Bags

18 Additional Comfort… a)40° Bag + Fleece Liner Bag = 30° Rating b)-10° Bag + Fleece Liner Bag = -20° Rating c)-10° Bag + 40° Bag = Warm & Cozy d)Use a Ground Pad e)Avoid Air Mattresses in Winter Remember, comfort is subjective. Stay Warm & Dry! Sleeping Bags

19 Tents 2,3 & 4 Season Huh!

20 2 Season… a)Venting b)Rain Fly Tents - 2 Season

21 3 Season… a)Venting b)Rain Fly c)Vestibule Tents - 3 Season

22 4 Season… a)Venting b)Rain Fly c)Vestibule Tents - 4 Season

23 Resource Links: –Fabrics (Polartec Fleece, etc.), Buckles, etc. –Long Life Food Depot (Fmrly Resourceful Foods Co.) MREs ($3ea) –Camping/hiking Gear-Great Deals if you know what you’re buying –Camping/hiking Gear Official Scout Site –Camping/hiking Gear-Special Non-Profit Section –Camping/hiking Gear-Great Deals if you know what you’re buying –SmartWool Socks and under clothing

24 The Wonderful World of Winter Camping Presented By: Tom Wilkinson, Mark Bishop & Mike Merrill Blue Ash, Ohio - Troop Thank you for attending the 2006 University of Scouting! An electronic copy of this presentation as well as a copy of the handout is available from Troop 299. Contact Mark Bishop at


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