Pitching a 3 Season Tent in Winter – Snow Camping

Pitching a 3 season tent for winter use. An excerpt from the full length video Snow Hiking Vermont – Winter Backpacking & Frigid Camping in the Green Mountains 

I’ll also show my favorite backpacking snow shovel, as well as how I create some “dead man” anchors to secure my three season tent in the snow using regular plastic grocery bags, since aluminum spikes would simply slip out of place in the deep snow.

Tent shown is a Kelty Salida 2.

Location is the Big Branch Wilderness Area within Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest.

For a detailed look at the gear I packed for this trip, check this video out: Winter Backpacking Gear List for 15 Degrees – Snow Camping and Clothing Options