Winter: Camping in the Cold

Camping in the cold is the largest cheap. This is because we live in a tropical country where most regions has warmer climate indices, plus residirmos in homes where there is a greater thermal insulation of the external environment when cold.

Camping in the cold should not scare anyone. Even for those people who “don’t like” of low temperatures. This is because the camp is a casual leisure trip and not a daily life. You can enjoy and discover delicious adventures during the winters of our Brazil.

Besides the States of southern Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, SC and PR), one can find sub-zero temperatures in many tourist destinations. In the State of São Paulo city best known is Campos do Jordão that has camping, but in many destinations of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro State, Mining Saws and even in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul can enjoy icy stops. The most curious of all targets is even a cold saw in the Borborema plateau in the State of Pernambuco. This same. The municipality of Gravatá. But in addition to this there are many other high altitude points throughout the Brazilian Northeast.

In addition to a great challenge, camping in the cold can be great fun. In addition to taking many covers and jackets watch out for some precious tips.


For the adventurers on duty that do not count with heaters and blankets in “bed” may take some important issues in the preparation of the journey and the camp. The first of these is the equipment. The thermal insulation is substantial and the sleeping bag needs to be hand-picked. The latter, in addition to several models with different shapes and visual, has specific coefficients to temperature in the equipment characteristics. Usually points out in “grades” the minimum temperature that can take it. The format “sarcophagus” is also the best, because it involves the legs and feet allowing the internal air circulation. About sleeping bags is a hint: After bundle up to sleep, wrap a wool blanket in the legs from the feet up to the abdomen. After Yes close the sleeping bag. This will greatly increase the internal temperature and the thermal comfort.

In addition to the thermal insulator in EVA with aluminized blanket that reflects the warmth of your body, it is common to hear talk of cardboard or newspaper under the tent. Believe me. Really works. Body heat is able to “suck” the cold soil and any electrical device, even wet and outside will help in this endeavor. Cardboard is more efficient than paper and if you prefer you can spread newspaper sheets on the inside of the tent under the mattress. So the paper won’t get wet and isolate it further.

If you use inflatable mattress to know that this can become a real refrigerator under your body “sucking” the cold ground and causing even condensation on the bed. The tip for not giving up this comfort is to take an extra blanket to cover the mattress. This extra blanket also has much effect on traditional mattresses.

Your sobreteto is also worth attention and not by internal protection against the cold, but for your durability. Nylon coverage might suffer in the short term if subjected to constant night frosts (where it is surrounded by a layer of ice) followed by the rapid heating by the Sun in the morning and incidence of the same during the day. A small plastic or canvas play directly on the cover will protect you.

For campers who already have more comfort items can make use of electric heaters. In campsites that allow the use of pure resistance equipment should pay attention to some care. The first is about the voltage of the equipment to be purchased. In Brazil the majority of campsites is 220V, but there are some 110V. Important to remember that the transformer for this type of equipment tends to be greater power and therefore very heavy and bulky. It is also important to note that although heaters 220V 110V sockets can be connected to your power does not reduce in half and .25 of the original. Another important item is the extension cord must be equal to or thicker than the heater itself. Otherwise the thread will melt with a great chance of fire. Finally, prefer the heaters of type “dehumidifiers” that have a built-in fan. Although dry more the environment do not offer risk of burns or fire as in the case of those bulbs. Remember that generally the internal surface of the tent is all cute causing tipping and there’s always a fabric or plastic around with risk of fire. Yet on this type of heater, though always be “just airing” this will not be effective for strong summers, not configuring the equipment as “2:00 pm 1.

We cannot fail to register here that bonfires are EXTERNAL heating sources and that sparks from her can puncture or even burning the nylon tent. So do the same with responsibility and following all other environmental recommendations and erasing-whenever sleeping or away. Equally dangerous, never use the stove inside the tent even when hitting the despair. Several are accidents recorded since fire until death by asphyxiation.


The trailers and motor homes Brazilians do not have essentially a great heat insulation for cold, especially in the regions and on the ground. For the comfort of the feet is always nice carpet or carpet lining even if the temporary winter camping out.

To bed follow the same recommendations of the tents in the mattress: Use an extra blanket to cover the mattress or padding before the sheet below. Never use the stove or oven as heat source without skylights or Windows that are open.

In the “heater” follow the same recommendations we present up to the tents. Remember also that your transformer serves the entire trailer, and in more dangerous overheating. In the case of use of air conditioning, monitor the external panel when the temperature is well below freezing, as it tends to form a large block of ice in the condensing unit.

Following these and other tips that will always be updated here you can enjoy great camping out.

Marcos Pivari