Winter Camping with a Pulk Sled – Adirondacks Deep Snow & Icy Summits

Join us for 2 days of winter camping, backpacking & snowshoeing with a pulk sled in the deep snow of the Adirondack mountains.

For this winter camping adventure, we’ll be using a DIY pulk sled to setup up a base camp in the Giant Mountain Wilderness.  Day one will be dedicated to building camp and settling in, followed by a summit attempt of Giant Mountain on day two.

Our winter pulk sled will be used for group items such as campfire cooking gear, stoves, steaks and other food, additional firewood, our tent, etc.  In addition to the sled, Mike, Frank and myself each have a backpack for personal items such as cold weather clothing options and other gear. A list of notable gear can be found at the end of this post.

Route Overview – Roaring Brook to Giant Mt – Sintax77

No permit is required to camp in the Giant mountain wilderness, but there are rules and regulations regarding backcountry camping. You can find more information on the Adirondacks Park Giant Mountain Wilderness website here.

Full GPS track data, including campsites, water sources, etc, for this trip and many others can be downloaded on my Trip Data Page.

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DIY Pulk Sled – Winter Camping Gear

How to make a Winter Pulk Sled for Snow Camping, Snowshoeing & Backpacking.

After previously backpacking using a gear sled with rope, I decided to experiment this winter by making a pulk sled with poles and fins.

DIY pulk sled article that I referenced in the video

Tagged! – 3 Luxury Backpacking Gear Choices

3 “Luxury” Backpacking Gear items that I like to bring on Camping Trips.  

Items Seen & Discussed

I recently tagged by Restless Outdoors to make this video. You check his YouTube channel out here. 

My 3 Tags

Winter Hammock Camping in the Smoky Mountains

Join me for 3 days of Winter Hammock Camping, Backpacking & Hiking in the Smoky Mountains. 

For this winter camping adventure, I’ll be doing a Gregory Bald Loop Hike, incorporating campsite 13 Sheep Pen Gap, campsite 113 Birch Spring Gap, and a hike to the Shuckstack Fire Tower.  This is my second backpacking trip to the Smokies, but due to the shorter winter days, ice, and snow, I’ll be slowing the pace down a bit compared to my previous hammock camping experience there.

Route Overview – Gregory Bald Loop – Sintax77

A backcountry permit is required for all campsites in this area. You can reserve them for $4 per night on the Smoky Mountains National Park website here.

Full GPS track data, including campsites, water sources, etc, for this trip and many others can be downloaded on my Trip Data Page.

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Gear for Winter Backpacking – Tips, Tricks & Budget Options

How to go Winter Backpacking. Cold Weather Camping Gear & options for every Budget.

Playlists Mentioned in the Video

Winter Backpacking Gear Discussed

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Norway & Sweden with an RV – Hiking Road Trip

Join us as we Explore Sweden and the Fjords of Norway with a Motor Home.

For this hiking and travel adventure, we decided to rent an RV in Stockholm, Sweden with no set itinerary and just see where we ended up.  An we ended up pretty far from Stockholm, all the way to the fjords of south western Norway to be precise.

If you’re wondering why we didn’t just fly into southern Norway via Bergen Airport etc, the reason’s pretty simple.  We originally saw a great flight deal to Stockholm ($380 RT for all fees including baggage) so we scooped it up, no questions asked.  The plan was to just go to Stockholm and make some memories happen with minimal planning. Our first major decision was transportation once we got there, so we booked a VW van.  Unfortunately, there was a problem with the initial booking and it wasn’t available. But they did have some motor homes.  Having never done an RV trip, we figured what better time to start than in Scandinavia!  And so, a road trip was born.

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