Cold weather camping tips – how to stay warm.

Anyone considering camping in cold weather needs to spend some time planning for warmth. It’s key to comfort, enjoyment and safety so here are some tips on how to stay warm. Start with your body, from the inside. The average optimal body temperature is 37ºC. Maintaining it will take more energy in very cold conditions and if you’re burning more calories, you need to eat more. Foods that take longer…

Cold weather camping setting with tent in woodland with snow on the ground and sun shining through the trees

Gap Year travel 1980s style.

Back in the day and way before LayBakPak, we had a Gap Year! It wasn’t an organised volunteering, studying or working program. We simply bought plane tickets to Australia and took off – literally. We had some idea of where we would be staying but no idea of where we would be working. It felt like a huge adventure. The first 4 months in Sydney were spent working (3 jobs…

Car driving through stream towards thick forest.

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