It’s been nearly two years since I started my journey back to civilization, and I’ve spent a lot of time planning and packing for it.
My first winter was in 2012, and this is my fifth year packing for winter.
The journey is the first of its kind in the world, and while I didn’t expect to survive the winter in the United States, I’ve learned so much about winter survival, including the importance of having a warm place to camp, good food, and shelter.
This winter has been the most difficult I’ve ever experienced.
There’s been a lot going on, from snow to ice and rain to snow and rain.
It’s hard to tell where the next snow will fall, so I plan my travel around these elements.
I pack my winter gear to my room.
When I leave my house, I pack my bike, pack my pack, and pack my clothes.
At this point, I haven’t bought any food, nor have I bought any clothing.
If I do have food, it’s always at the grocery store, so that’s where I stash the food.
Some of my favorite items to pack are: A couple of pairs of gloves, like a leather one.
A winter jacket.
A pair of gloves and a pair of waterproof socks.
Pack a small bag for essentials.
I use this to store all my personal belongings, like toiletries, clothes, and other necessities.
An insulated jacket, like this one, is important because the cold can easily freeze it.
You’ll need it in the event of a power outage, but it’s also ideal for a brief trip to the bathroom.
As a survivalist, I like to have a warm home.
If I can’t get out of bed in the morning, I put my sleeping bag and blankets under the covers.
A tent or sleeping bag are essential for the coldest conditions.
After the cold weather, I have a lot to pack.
I’m going to include a few items that I use for survival: a hat, a raincoat, gloves, and a light.
The hat is essential for covering my face, but also protects my eyes and ears.
I carry a light so that I can read a map while hiking.
You’ll need: Gloves, a hat and a rain coat.
Make sure your clothing fits.
A warm, waterproof bag is essential.
I’ve got a backpack and a sleeping bag on hand for my gear.
Wear warm, wet clothes when hiking.
I pack in a small plastic water bottle, and if I need to fill it, I use a plastic water tank.
Winter clothing for survival is important, but winter is only the beginning of my winter adventure.
In the summer, I plan on doing some camping trips, and my first winter camping trip was in January 2013.
During my winter, I’ll also continue to plan and pack for a long-term winter trip.
In addition to being able to camp in remote areas, I will be able to travel in a traditional car, such as a minivan or van.
Since winter is just beginning, I want to share some of the tips I’ve found along the way.
For some people, the first winter is easier than the second, but for others, it will be more challenging.
What to pack to survive in winter: