An interview with Doug Verge

IT Radix: How were you introduced to Winter Camping?

Doug: Thirty or so years ago when I was in college, my roommate thought it would be a fun thing to do. So, off we went! We have carried on the tradition of Winter Camping every year since.

IT Radix: What do you like most about Winter Camping?

Doug: What’s great about camping in the winter is the peace and solitude. You don’t have to worry about rain or bugs; and without leaves on the trees, you can see for miles around you. Although, it does require specialized gear: a sleeping pad which serves as an additional layer of warmth between your sleeping bag and the snowy ground, winter tents which can withstand heavy wind and snowfall, and other items like snow shovels, camping stoves, snowshoes, and skis.

IT Radix: How does this experience enhance your life?

Doug: Winter campgrounds are sparsely occupied, quiet, and offer an opportunity to get away from the stress of everyday life.

As for Doug, Winter Camping is a cool way to chillax and unwind.

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First published in our February 2022 IT Radix Resource newsletter