Mt Kosciusko is the last place novices should find themselves during a blizzard, especially when their tent blows away & the snowcave they dig collapses during the night. This true story was re-enacted for Grainger TV's The world around us & screened nationally on Channel 7 on 23 April 2005.
Flying home from work the other day, looking down on the shagpile woodland and vast sleeping waterways of Kakadu, I thought ... emergency teaching can be agonising; it can be humiliating; it can be dead boring, but just sometimes, it can be fun.
Whether you are caught out, or just want to catch the stars, the ability to bivouac is a valuable inclusion in every serious camper's bag of tricks. This article takes a closer look at how to go about camping overnight without tents.