Tent or Tarp Snow Anchoring Helpful Steps | Winter Camping Tips

Tent or Tarp Snow Anchoring Helpful Steps | Winter Camping Tips


Let’s go over how to pitch any tent or
tarp in the snow. Make sure to choose an area that is much larger than the
footprint of your shelter. Use your boots skis or snowshoes to compact the area
underneath your shelter. Now wait 10 or 15 minutes for the completed area to
freeze. Now we’re going to show you how to pitch your shelter using what’s
called the Dead Man’s Anchor, this is a very useful skill, that you can use with any
forage sticks. Lay out your shelter flat. You’ll begin by digging horizontal
trenches, that will act as anchors that hold your sticks in place. After you
place the stick, you’ll put snow over the top and compact it, after a while this
will freeze and become really solid. Now you’re ready to add whatever type of
poles your tent requires. A useful trick when setting up any
vertical poles, is to find a flat piece of bark or a stone to place under the
pole, this creates stability and prevents
sinkage. You can see our teepee tent is set up and ready to go, and it’s a really
stable setup

3 thoughts on “Tent or Tarp Snow Anchoring Helpful Steps | Winter Camping Tips

  1. Hey! Thanks for the upload. I have a question regarding those wind tunnel tents (as the Vango Banshee 200 for instance – in case I own a Coleman Cobra 2, which is similar). Does this method also works for this kind of tents? Because they must be really tensioned to stand. Thanks again!

  2. We hope that these tips for setting your tent up on the snow were helpful. Now let's get out there and snow camp! Feel free to leave questions in the comments below and we'll do our best to get them answered in a timely manner.

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