Imagine exploring the backcountry with no bugs, smooth trails and open lean-tos. Welcome to the world of winter backpacking! Think it’s too cold or dangerous? Then this workshop is for you. The proper experience and gear are key to having a great time outdoors, year-round. In this video from January 16, 2016, longtime winter backpackers Erv Tschanz and Dave Mundie lead a seminar on the proper gear and techniques for exploring the backcountry in winter. The presentation includes the proper gear for hiking, camping and sleeping; tips for staying warm and safe; and a display of their own winter gear with tips on where to get your own.
Winter Backpacking Preparation