winter camping

I've been going out for a year now and have done a number of 2 day outings where I slept out, now winter is coming and in the Alps it gets serious cold.
I want to go out in winter but not die, so give me advice thanks.

as for gear I got most stuff, I miss a lvl3 (fleece) lvl5 (softshell), got to buy winter boots, I for outdoor research Poseidon gloves but i think mittens or other more padded stuff is needed.
I have a trangia but honestly it suck and I'll buy a pocket rocket or amicus, but gas stoves die in the cold, so do I need a liquid fuel stove?
do I need snow rackets?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    winter rubber boots and felt insoles are the only way to go

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the issue is moisture and staying warm when not doing physical activity. wear your gear out on the patio/balcony on cold nights to read or shit post or whatever. this will tell you what temps you feel ok at. wool base layer, polartec alpha direct, goretex rain jacket, and softshell pants is my go to winter hiking. when i stop i have a synthetic puff jacket

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I got lvl1 (base layer) but it's not polartec, it's UK army fire resistant base layer surp, then ingot lvl2 waffle pants and shirt, lvl6 goretex jacket and pants, and lvl7 jacket and pants and carinthia defence 4 sleeping bag, I need a fleece lvl3 to put under, and a softshell top and bottom so I can choose what to wear

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        what are these levels you keep mentioning

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          He's referring to military layering levels.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          search for pcu levels on google

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          its his proficiency level in various gear set locations, basically he is braging about the specs of his rare loot

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        not sure what levels mean but i got a fleece from squak mountain. good quality fleece hoodie. nice for physical activity

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >muh milsurp larp gear ratings
    >I've been going out for a year now
    yeah, that figures

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      People don't hate you for being poor. They hate you for your poor attitude.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    not to sound cocky and i hop not to come across that way, ive done a lot of winter camping, best advice i can give is peeing in a coke bottle and using that to heat you sleeping bag, if your not into piss stuff, just boil some water

    when you are actually hiking, DO NOT SWEAT its waaaay better to be cold but dry, as soon as you get when its done for

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      On this topic you also need to learn how to make a fire to dry yourself off if you get wet.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I went out a couple months ago and was on top of a mountain at 2600m approx, you cant make a fire there bc theres no wood, and to make a lasting fire you need alot of wood, even if you hauled a shitton of wood from below you'd still have a fire for very little time.

        Are you that terrone that failed to cross into Switzerland? Why having three indentical threads up at the same time?

        what

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This fucked me up on an overnight hike. My clothes got sweaty then I got hypothermia and pneumonia.

      I also wished my sleeping bag was rated for much colder and that my matress stopped the cold from the ground

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just die, don't be such a pussy. Everyone dies.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are you that terrone that failed to cross into Switzerland? Why having three indentical threads up at the same time?

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    so there is tons of stuff that goes along with cold weather camping, you can get tons of advice that is situationally true but a lot of it is slowly and intentionally working up to longer trips. sounds like you are still lacking basic clothing that is important to just be out during the day so first year would just be doing small day hikes on progressively colder days to see how your body/clothes/system all works. things like keeping water to drink is an actual thing you have to think about in cold weather and if it doesn't work with your system it doesn't how much you've thought about moisture management or what kind of stove you have

    year one - just day hikes, figure out clothing, how to move through snow, what kind of food doesn't freeze into a solid block, what kind of footwear you need...

    year two - single night trips (preferably close to an escape), sleeping system, water gathering, picking weather windows, keeping boots from freezing at night, how much fuel you need for cooking...

    year three+ - actual winter trips, at this point you should know what you are getting in to and any advice you are looking for is very specific to your system and trip

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      thanks

      anyway I got the clothing I just miss a couple things

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