Hello my American and Candian friends! I am in need of some serious advice about minimal living and camping in cold conditions.... This is turning into quite a long and rambling post, i apologise, i just needed to get it out First some background - we are something like 8 days out from winter where i live and this is how I'm getting around: Photo deleted! This is a ridiculous photo and please excuse the swear word tattoo- i just took this to show how warm it still is right as we get towards winter - but yeah warm enough for no shoes, no shirt a couple weeks from winter an hour before sunset and in the shade - i walk the dog in pitch black dark each moning before work and i wear shoes and a light hoodie and a beanie ( touk? I think you call them?) For that... Most of the year camping out i use a sleeping bag liner - as it gets colder i use +5 degree celcius sleeping bag (a cheap one from a standard camping store, not a rating I'd trust, pretty much just you will survive 5 Degrees celsius not necessarily be comfortable) under a mosquito net, add a tarp if expecting rain although we have a lot of sunny weather here... in winter i add a sleeping bag liner and a bivvy bag - if you die in the woods in my area it will be because of lack of water or.perhaps a snake bite although i walk barefeet often and love.seeing snakes, just need to watch where you step - i can start hand drill fires etc but haven't got the sort of survival skills a lot of you guys need to have over there simply because while nature here will kill you it will most likely not kill you as quickly as the cold will over there - in my area you could dump anyone with some basic skills in the woods with a box of matches and a water bottle and come back in a week, they'll be covered in mosquito bites, hungry and angry but most likely still alive! Average summer here is around 86farenheit with OPPRESSIVE HUMIDITY a very cold winters night about 46 farenheit and often not quite that cold Sorry, I'm trying to put inUS units but I've switched back a few times I lived in ontario for a winter and used to ride a bike home from work each night in the dark, i remember one section with a ledge, no houses around, and thinking if i slid down there and broke my leg and couldn't climb back to the road I'd be dead before morning- so yeah, both tough environments, but I'm used to and prepared for dry, cold on the other hand is something i don't really have the basic knowledge to deal with safely... Anyway, on to the actual point of the post: A few years ago i bought a bush block and in six weeks I'm moving there- it's in another state 2500km further south of the equator (approx 1550-1600miles i think) It gets cold there - nice winds straight up from Antarctica Or colder than I'm used to Winter lows 26-32farenheit Which might seem ok But We are planning to live in a 4m bell tent for a few years while we make sure we like the state, the block, the area etc before we build something decent with council approval The tent we are looking at is compatible with a small wood fire stove however I'm hesitant to get his right away for 2 reasons 1. I don't know the locals well enough to know if we'll be ok leaving a $700 stove there.and i can't afford for it.to be stolen 2 I'm uneducated on the potential for carbon monoxide poisoning (i was in contact with a guy on a local forum who had 2 acquaintances die of carbon monoxide poisoning camping in a poorly ventilated shipping container... So, advice: 1. Is it possible to live in a tent in those kind of temperatures and no stove if we just rug up really good? 2. Any other tips and suggestions for low gear long term camping would be appreciated... Sorry, i have such limited experience with real cold and just don't know what to expect, what gear i need or even what questions to ask... I see trip reports on here with people seemingly comfortable in weather that would make me cringe Big post, done on phone no edits so i hope it is reasonably coherent - if you made it this far.my genuine thanks for readingg Here's a pic of the bush block, no neighbours in sight, was literally the cheapest block in the state but I'm still excited!