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Preparing for a winter escape

Preparing for a winter escape

Winter is coming! It may not be as brutal as what Jon Snow experienced in Game of Thrones, but it’s nevertheless important we’re prepared for he cooler months. Setting out on the road during winter requires careful planning to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trip, and to make things easier for you, we’ve brought you our top tips for a successful winter escape.

Warm clothing

When camping in winter, thermals are an absolute necessity – trust us, you’ll be thanking us for the recommendation come time for bed. Thermals are the perfect layering item to use as they allow for further layers but retain body heat, and an insulted jacket will be your new best friend for late nights around a camp fire. Top it off with a scarf, beanie and gloves, and you’re good to go.

Mattresses

For optimal warmth at night, we highly suggest avoiding air mattresses. Instead, opt for a foam or self-inflating mattress to ensure you retain as much heat as possible. This will become a lifesaver when sleeping at night, especially when camping outdoors.

Extra heating

Sometimes the warmer clothing and insulated mattress just don’t seem to cut it; that’s where extra heating comes into play. Newer caravans may include reverse-cycle air-conditioning systems that can heat the space, but if your caravan doesn’t have this option, there are a few different heating options on the market. Small portable space heaters are a great way to heat a small space; but be sure to double check your caravan’s power supply, as you may be at risk for tripping power.

Fire starter

Fire and camping go hand in hand, especially in the colder months. But with winter comes rain, which may cause your matches and lighters to be too damp to use. This is where the handy fire starter comes into play. Available for purchase at camping stores, this must-have winter tool will forever change your camping trips.

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