The WildeBeat

The audio journal about getting into the wilderness.

Supplemental Pages

Shows number 26 & 27: Really Cool Camping

Winter Camping Books

  • Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book by Allen O'Bannon; illustrated by Mike Clelland
    Though geared toward skiers, the simple and direct book, full of entertaining illustrations, give plenty of solid winter camping advice.
  • Winter Camping, by Stephen Gorman
    A well reviewed and widely used textbook on winter camping. Oriented toward the northeastern U.S.
  • NOLS Winter Camping, by Buck Tilton and John Gookin
    From the National Outdoor Leadership School, where Mike is the instructor. This is their official guide to camping in extreme cold. It's much more in-depth and advanced than Allen & Mike's book.

Winter Camping Links

  • Outdoor Action Guide to Winter Camping, by Rick Curtis
    Provided by the outdoor activitied department at Princeton University, this is practically an entire winter camping class on a single web page.
  • How to build a snow cave, by Randy Gerke
    Snow caves are excellent shelter against more severe conditions. If you plan on building a snow shelter, make that one of the major purposes of your trip.
  • Frostbite and Hypothermia []
    A brief discussion of the two primary dangers of cold, and how to deal with them. The best way to deal with these is prevention.
  • Avalanche Information
    If you're doing your snow camping in mountainous regions, you should be aware of potential avalanche hazrd. This page has many helpful links on the subject.
  • Winter Backcountry Santiation
    The Leave No Trace Center pointed out these manufacturers of supplies for packing-out your solid human waste...

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