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How to Convince Your Friends to Go Camping This Winter

wintercamping on aspen mountain
Flickr/Thomas O'Brien

Camping in winter has so many rewards compared to summer camping, but when it comes to convincing people to go with you, it’s not always easy.

Solo camping in the winter can be a lonely experience with the long hours in the tent and cold nights, which is why it’s always a good idea to bring someone with you this time of year. Of course, with most people retiring their boots to the closet for the winter, how do you convince them that now is the perfect time for some winter camping in the wild?

Snow Makes Everything Better

Play up the fact that a fresh layer of snow will make even the most camping-shy person be amazed at the transformation that snow can produce. Not only that, but those popular trails frequented so much in the summer months will be completely empty during winter leaving everything pristine and fresh, ready for your footprints.

flickr/Brian Knott
Flickr/Brian Knott

Bringing the Right Gear

For most people, the idea of camping in winter just does not appeal because it’s too cold. If faced with a determined “no” from your friends when you propose winter camping just tell them that, “there’s no such thing as bad weather just inappropriate clothing.” That means there is no excuse not to camp during the winter as long as you have the right camping gear to help you stay warm.

Ask Your Friend Who Loves a Challenge

We all have someone in our lives who is a bit crazy and loves a challenge. What better challenge to set for someone than to tell them they haven’t experienced a particular camping spot unless they’ve seen it in winter.

flickr/Bruno
Flickr/Bruno

What Better Way to Lose Weight?

When camping and hiking during the winter there is no better time to shed the weight and get rid of your guilty overeating habits. You will simply burn every calorie that you eat and some more. Who could resist that combination?

Give Your Friends Reassurance They Need

Your friends may not have gone camping before and probably wouldn’t have even considered it, let alone in winter, which is why you need to give them the reassurance that you know what you’re doing. Remember to bring the essential items with you to ensure you have a safe time when hiking during your camping trip.

Camping, regardless of the time of the year, should be fun, but during winter it adds something special when there is no one else around to spoil the tranquillity. So grab some friends and hit some camping spots this winter to discover the true beauty of winter camping. Before you know it, your friends will be the ones dragging you out for some more winter camping trips.

Happy camping!

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How to Convince Your Friends to Go Camping This Winter