Never Camped in the Snow? You’re Missing Out.

FOR HIS FIRST time camping in the snow, Andrew Deak aimlessly cobbled together whatever gear he could find: wool socks, an old ski jacket, gloves he grabbed at Walmart. And in place of what should have been a 2-inch-thick sleeping bag of ultralight nylon, Mr. Deak, a financial analyst in New Jersey, packed a full-size inflatable mattress. “That thing probably weighed 8 pounds,” he said.

What ultimately stung worse than the blistering cold or his overloaded backpack was the failure of that mammoth mattress, constructed of…

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