Aurora Boreales

The Northern Lights

Join one of my winter events and if the weather allows it, you get your chance to see it yourself!
Winter camping in Sweden is intense, with temperatures often plunging below -25°C, sometimes even -30°C. Efficient camp setup during limited daylight is crucial. Stay dry and gather ample firewood for cooking and warmth.
The survival rules in winter conditions are different
Adhering to established survival guidelines in winter environments is essential for safety and well-being. It is imperative to select appropriate attire, ensuring full-body coverage with layered clothing. Opt for garments made of 100% wool or merino wool for optimal insulation.

For the base layer, a synthetic material is recommended to maintain dryness and warmth, as wool's insulating properties diminish when wet. Avoid cotton at all costs due to its lack of insulating ability when damp, a condition often referred to as "cotton kills."

Key recommendations include:
  1. Abstain from consuming snow, as it can lower your body temperature.
  2. Minimize perspiration to retain warmth.
  3. Utilize thermal clothing in layers. For further insights, refer to my blog post on employing a Personal Clothing and Equipment (PCU) system.

Be aware that tasks in cold conditions can require up to threefold the energy compared to normal circumstances. Therefore, it's crucial to plan meticulously and proceed with caution.

For winter survival, prioritise the following four essentials:
  1. Shelter/Camp
  2. Fire
  3. Water
  4. Food
In contrast, the survival priorities for summer conditions adjust slightly:
  1. Shelter/Camp
  2. Water
  3. Fire
  4. Food

This night it was very cold. -26 degrees Celcius.
An experience you will not forget!

The wilderness from above. Endless forrests, mountains and lakes

My winter-camp for tonight. I dug out a hole in the snow under a tree. Yeah, could have been a disaster if the wind had picked up :)

Winter times in Sweden
Do you dare to join me?
An experience you will never forget