Winter camping is one of our favorite things to do! It can be very peaceful; the snow will often deter most large crowds, which means you’ll have primo camping locations to choose from, and quiet nights to enjoy.
One of the best parts of winter camping is enjoying a nice warm meal and hot beverage, which is why we love bringing our Minipresso along. Here are some tips for warming up water while winter camping:
For colder temperatures, liquid fuel stoves work better than canister stoves. This is because cold temperatures create low canister pressure. Nothing worse than pulling your stove out to prepare dinner and discovering it doesn’t work in winter temps!
If you are at high elevation you use more fuel than at lower elevations. Its a good idea to pack extra fuel, especially for alpine camping.
On windy days you will need a windshield to keep the wind away from your flame. Luckily the snow works great for this! Dig out an area in the snow (at least 1 foot deep) that will work as shelter while you cook.
If you are using a water bladder to store your water do the best you can to keep water out of the tube (a trick that works for us is blowing the water out of the tube each time after you drink). The tube will freeze fastest and make accessing your water difficult. We recommend getting an insulated tube.
And last but not least, pre heat your Minipresso before use. The Minipresso makes the best crema when the water is very hot, so doing a hot water run-through before you add the coffee is a good idea, especially if the Minipresso is very cold.
Now you’re all ready to enjoy portable espresso in any season, so get out there and make sure to share your #minipressoadventures with us!