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Once you locate a clearing to set up a tent, pack down the snow. If you fail to do this, the heat of your body will melt a dent in the snow. Not very comfortable for sleeping! If conditions are windy, dig a hole a couple of feet and pitch your tent within it. This will reduce the amount of wind that hits your tent. In addition, getting in and out of your tent will be easier, as a sort of vestibule will be established.