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December 22, 2011 3:19 PM Subscribe
Beach tent camping in Florida for two weeks in January. What should I expect? Any advice?
posted by anonymous to sports, hobbies, & recreation (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My husband and I are going to be car-camping for two weeks in various campgrounds around the Florida coast. We're taking a tent with two rooms (large enough to stand up in). I'm anticipating daytime temps of 65-75 degrees and nighttime temps of around 50 and am planning to dress as I do to go hiking in the Rockies in the summertime (layers, thermals, long pants, etc., rain gear, and extra blankets. Does this sound about right? Too much, or too little?)
What about bugs? We'll be spending four nights in Flamingo Campground in the Everglades. I'll bring deet, but I'd still like to know in admvance how bad the problem is in the winter time.
Any other tips or caveats are most welcome. What about gators? Will I wake up one morning and find one staring at me through the mesh window? (If I did, I wouldn't know whether to panic or be trhilled.)