Warmer Tent Trick (1 Viewer)

Jerrell

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With winter hitting, I thought I'd throw out a tip for those that haven't thought of it or whatever. I didn't see this anywhere on the site and thought I'd share for anyone that had the need.

I've done my fair share of winter camping in a tent in my younger years and in the past I've made what I called a Tent Quilt to keep the tent a bit warmer. All you need is a tarp or two and a quilt or thick blanket(s). The tarp is for weatherproofing the quilt. The quilt keeps less heat from escaping through the upper sides and top of the tent. Think of it like a rain fly for winter I guess.
Use whatever works best for you to hold it together. My first few times doing it, I just put the quilt on top of the tent and then strapped a tarp down over it. I eventually made one where I folded the tarp over the ends of a quilt and stitched it together to make it harder for moisture to get to it.

It won't get you through the long term, but it has worked for me over a course of a few days before.
 
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If it's really cold, just burrito yourself in the quilt and tarp inside the tent (assuming your tent is waterproof). Rather than trying to heat all that empty space, you'll be adding to your personal insulation, especially the insulation below you - the ground sucks away your body heat.
 

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