Camping at -50

People often ask what it’s like to camp in the Arctic winter; well it’s not bad if you’ve got the kit. Here’s a shot of one of Joe Henderson’s Thermalodge tents on an icy moon lit night.

& an “exploded diagram” photo, this is the moment just before putting the canvas over the top.

Once settled in and with a plentiful supply of firewood they can be amazingly hot! On one occasion whilst frying crispy bacon the temperature topped out around 100F (37C), now that’s toasty.

The tents have to not only be warm but strong. This is a 5 foot deep crater left behind from digging a tent out after a blizzard; at the height of the storm Joe tells me that only the chimney pipe peeked above the snow.

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