No one knows when the weather is going to change. It is always better to be prepared in advance to survive harsh weather conditions. When you are on a camping holiday, you spend your whole day under the sky. The temperature varies and nights can turn chilly. It is essential to know how your body loses heat. Here are a few tips to combat the problem of heat loss during camping.

The Basics of Heat Loss

The human body works in accordance with the temperature. When our body is exposed to cold weather, it automatically drops the heat levels to match the temperature outside. A stage of equilibrium needs to be achieved to stay balanced and warm.

Convection, conduction, and radiation are the 3 ways in which body's heat is lost.

Convection: when the cold water or air passes through our body.

Conduction: when our body comes in contact with a cold object. For instance, sitting on a cold surface.

Radiation: this the normal process through which the body loses heat. When the air temperature is lower than 20°C the body loses about 65% of heat.

A Problem during Camping

Losing body heat is a big problem during camping and it makes us think twice whether we should camp or not. Since you are out of your comfort zone where no heating appliances are available, you will need to gear up well.

It is advisable to invest in a good camping tent and a sleeping bag. A sleeping bag can help you stay warm and cosy during cold nights. A variety of sleeping bags that are made of insulating materials are available which keep your body warm throughout the night. Likewise, camping tents made of insulating material prevent the entry of cold air.

Prepare Smartly to Stay Cozy

Apart from having an insulating tent and sleeping bag, there are a few tips that can help retain your body’s heat.

Clothing- It is very necessary to put on thermal and insulating layers that help trap your body's heat and prevent it from losing any. To keep your feet warm you can wear a pair of socks and impervious shoes as these shoes will protect you from the cold temperature in case you come in contact with cold surface or puddles.

Precautions while sleeping- No one wants to get disturbed while sleeping, so to take a deep and restful sleep you need to make sure that you are insulated well. To prevent your body from coming in contact with the cold floor, cover the surface with a sleeping mat. This technique also helps sleeping bags do their job efficiently.

We recommend you to never go to the bed cold and keep yourself warm as much as you can. Use multiple thermal layers to cover yourself and snuggle with your hot water bottle to trap the heat inside the sleeping bag.

Following the above tips, you can prevent losing your body's heat and enjoy sleeping at night during camping.