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Winter 2024

ISSUE 8

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favourite tips and tricks for cold

Winter tips from our previous issues

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Winter tips never go out of date...


Winter’s here…

Here’s a few favourite tips and tricks for keeping warm, dealing with cold, wind, rainy days, and embracing the colder months outdoors. 

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Photo © 2023 Bette Cosgrove


TIPS for the cold

Camping in the winter (tent or van) needs to be pretty organised and good gear is needed. I do most things, from being out and about in my van to tramping and snow-holeing. 

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Photo ©2022 Daniel Munro

More cold season tips

Sharing our best hacks which made life so much easier on a recent Matariki vanning trip.

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Photo ©2024 Bette Cosgrove


Insulation: Preparing for the cold winter “brrrrrr’s”

Darn, we could only get the new heater up to 10ºC on that night, and woke to a -3ºC frost. Eventually we were told the poor insulation and many windows in the bus were the problem. 

ckw.nz/brrrr

Photo ©2023 Linda Butler


Pegs for tough weather

A commercial and a DIY (metal) version of a peg for windy weather. 

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Photo ©2023 M Richardson


A stove jack

Best mod for camping so far, a stove jack sewn into the awning. 

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Photo ©2023 Keil MacDiarmid 


It was cold at Mavora Lakes

I think the Mrs thought I was a bit crazy suggesting a night away in the van this time of year. 

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Photo ©2022 Daniel Munro



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