22 thoughts on “Winter Backpacking and Snowshoeing the 76 and Iron Creek Trails

  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    I had that same sleeping bag a few years ago and I agree it's not a zero at all I used it in 15 degree weather and almost died it felt like and I'm a hot sleeper

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Thanks for taking the time to tape your winter camp experience. One thing that helps me is to lose the socks while sleeping and have a fleece blanket to stay toasty warm, even in below freezing temps. Try it and I think you'll sleep soundly.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Skis and a dog aka ski joking make it fun. on your dead man make a loop you can untie and just pull out around the stick. even at -30oF I still go pee outside. also gust drape a mylar blanket over you sleeping bag will help. lots advice but……..

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    if you have an Ike a near by check out the rain cape. Better protection then a poncho.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Great vid man, were headed out right now!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Have you tried those cheap hand and body warmers that Walmart sells ?
    Consider a down quilt opposed to sleeping bag. Check out enlightened website. Down on the bottom of a sleeping bag is useless we are finding out. Keep trying 👍👍

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Hope the knee is feeling better Kdawg!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    I don't know if someone has said this yet but peeing into a bottle and then bringing it into your bag with you will give you extra warmth for a couple hours. I kinda guess its the same concept as a diver peeing in a wetsuit.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Just got out on my snowshoes for the first time this season. 40 cm of powder made it a tad tiring. I also decided not to bring my tails. I've never gone winter camping alone. Having a second body in a tent sure goes a long way. Great video. Subbed. -Carley

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    backpacking in winter seems intense but it looks fun too.
    What type of coat is the red coat you use here?

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Kdawg you are Crazy to camp in the winter, brrrrrrrrr. But I love the vid. It is beautiful for sure. We enjoy "walking on water" at Sylvan Lake and have done so at Lake Sheridan. Lookin forward to your summer vid at same place.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Looking forward to seeing some new hiking/backpacking videos.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Another good one kdawg! Thanks for makin' em' cause I keep watching em' a
    awesome!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    When the woods are too cold to be the toilet then I bring a two gallon bucket and disposable liners for use in the tent which is slightly warmed with a uco candle lantern.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Loved it man, wish I could have been there with ya. You know how steve and I are we love to camp in the snow. Too bad you couldn't get warm. Always nice to keep some hot hands in your first aid kit. Take care man.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Very good video! Last year I was on a trip to Chalten in Patagonia Argentina in August, very beautiful hopefully one day you can see and enjoy here. Thanks! continues to share that you're good 🙂
    (sorry for my English, I'm from Argentina)

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    That was the oddest looking cheeseburger and fries I've ever seen. lol

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Wow.. looked like a rough trip. I've never winter camped before. Not sure I have all the gear for it.
    Thanks for the video.. hope your knee is ok

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Yes I looked at a sleep pad from big Agnes , it look like that one , it didn't have that much r value my mistake I thought it was the same one . It takes a lot to stay warm I too use two pads and reflective ground sheet. Thanks for responding

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Hey you are looking better at the end of this campout than you did a few years ago when you first went out in a blizzard. So don't give up the winter camping yet! Some things you may want to consider though. Your sleeping bag with other clothing items should keep you warm enough, so if you are losing the heat faster than you can generate it, you need more insulation under you. The air mattress may be comfortable, but does not act as an insulation barrier for heat loss, and the down is compressed and loses insulation quality.. Those two little blue ensolite pads, need to be much bigger, like full length. Also some of the reflecting space blanket under you would help a lot if on top of the air mattress, not under it. That way your heat loss is reflected back into your bag. Another thing, is camping near the creek is convenient, but take a lesson from the wildlife who don't bed down in the low point where the cold collects due to gravity. The mtn sheep out here spend the night on the south facing, hill sides. Not on the top where the wind blow strong either. Just find a wind sheltered spot. I have found there can be a 20 degree difference. Going out alone, you may want to check into a Spot locater also, and never leave your knife!!!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Hello Kdawg; I am a strong believer in lining the bottom of my winter tents with blankets. It really helps to keep the tent warmer. I also change my base layer before I go to bed and it helps so much.  I hope your next winter campout is better.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Hi, I have the 3 piece military sleep system ,Termolite pad, solar foam pad. and I was still sooo cold.. Sleepig in 10F.. I lasted one night and I had to boil water and then put it into a bottle and then the hot bottle went into my sleeping bag..

    If you find a better sleeping system please let me know..

    Thanks
    Rene

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