Winter has well and truly arrived. Although most days are sunny, the nights sure are cold. If you are going into the outdoors, don’t be deceived by a lovely sunny day. As soon as that warm sun goes down the temperatures drop significantly. Never go out into the bush unless you are well prepared for surviving the cold. And that includes being prepared for the possibility to unexpectedly spending the night. Thermal and layers are the secret to ensuring a comfortable survival in a cold bush overnight! Remember to start preparing for the evening about an hour before the sun sets. If you leave it too late you will probably find yourself stumbling around with a torch trying to gather wood to get that fire going, just to have a little bit of heat. Most temperatures in the bush at this time of year are close to freezing. Especially high up and in exposed places (where you have amazing views) it can get cold quickly.