Tips and Resources

The prospect of sleeping rough in the middle of winter can seem daunting. Lifewise Big Sleepout Rough Sleepers from previous years have learnt a thing or two about what it takes. And they're often happy to share their hard-earned wisdom with you. 

Every week until the night of the Lifewise Big Sleepout, we will send you some suggestions on what to pack for the night. If you have any other concerns or would like to nominate an influential Kiwi such as yourself who can sleep rough and fundraise with you, please email