A post by friend on facebook prompted this blog piece and associated video. I get the opportunity to work with a number of people who are brand new to spending time outdoors, particularly overnight. I am very pleased when people push themselves to get out of their comfort zone to try and work on new things.
This friend of mine posted some pictures of a recent overnight trip in cold weather, which included a fair amount of snow. Their picture indicated that they made camp on the top of a hill. Their comments about the trip was that it was very windy and cold.
I get this sort of thinking a lot from beginners and I always ask why they thought staying on the top of a hill was the best idea and I always get a range of answers to this question. I seriously believe at this point that the poignant views made popular on tv and in movies is to blame. I am not talking about survival tv here either. Basic regular shows and movies that you might come across. From a videographer’s perspective putting a tent against a skyline on a ridge top makes for pretty pictures.
However that is not the best place to put yourself and that is for certain. In this video we talk about the best place to setup a survival shelter, tent, or similar to help you get out of the wind, and to stay more dry.
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