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Hoth is the sixth planet of the remote Hoth system. A desolate world covered with ice and snow, located in the Anoat Sector, a rarely-traveled portion of the Outer Rim Territories. It became famous as the one-time location of the Alliance to Restore the Republic's Echo Base during the Galactic Civil War. It was also the site of the Battle of Hoth, a major engagement between Imperial and Rebel forces.
Its orbit and axial tilt results in consistently icy weather patterns. Daytime temperatures reached levels unbearable to most species and rarely rose above freezing, even in the planet's relatively mild equatorial regions. The gale force winds and intense snowstorms that regularly wrack the windswept surface magnify the extreme cold of Hoth.
The frigid biosphere includes a minimal food chain: the predator wampas, the omnivorous tauntauns, the herbivorous Hoth hogs, a few rodent species, including snowmice and ice scrabblers, and iceworms, lichens, and Dragon Slugs.
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When visiting Hoth, make sure your accommodations and transportation are adequate for the journey. When setting up your own personal version of Echo Base, we recommend selecting one of the numerous underground ice caverns in the Clabburn Range south of the Nev Ice Flow, near the equator. Any other location on the planet promises temperatures that can kill you instantly and predators who would just view you as a giant walking steak.
Make sure your camping location can be secured against pirates, animals and random wandering imperial troops. Nothing will spoil your vacation faster than a band of Johnny-do-good stormtroopers looking for a couple of droids or a Dragon Slug in your sleeping bag.
So, overall, not your best location to go camping with the kids. But hey, if camping on the surface of a icy death-ball is your cup of tea, there's a few more things you should know....