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Zebedy commented on Dave's blog post How To Find Wild Foods In NZ Bush
"Haha, no need, I just enjoy your content and seeing another kiwi getting out in the bush."
Thursday

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Dave commented on Dave's blog post How To Find Wild Foods In NZ Bush
"Thanks heaps Zeb. I will have to give you some money lol. "
Thursday

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Zebedy commented on Dave's blog post How To Find Wild Foods In NZ Bush
"Dave's videos are truly awesome, he has lots of great information. Keep it up bro"
Tuesday

Shrafter
Jeff Cameron posted a blog post

Char cloth

Hey guys, I have been meaning to do this for ages, making Char cloth.I have used many other tinders in the past like cotton balls in Vaseline, dryer lint, pine fatwood etc but wanted to make some char cloth.I got a metal tin from the op shop, punched a wee hole in the lid, cut up a brushed cotton shirt (also from the op shop) and put the cotton in the tin and placed it on the embers in my firebox at home. It took about 20 minutes for the gases to burn out and then I removed the tin and let it…See More
Tuesday

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Jeff Cameron joined Zebedy's group
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Knots and Pioneering

For anyone and everyone to share their love and knowledge of knots and pioneering.See More
Tuesday

Shrafter
Dave posted a blog post

How To Find Wild Foods In NZ Bush

Hi everyone.  If you are interested in learning some wild bush foods and medicines; how to find and identify them, what parts are edible and when to eat them, then please check out the series I have been doing on my Youtube channel. The Playlists will have all of them so far.  Right now is the season for Kiekie Fruit to be eaten. Kiekie is easily spotted and is all over NZ, so it is well worth looking in your local area. Its fruit is quite palatable. If you are interested in tips for finding it…See More
Jun 22

Shrafter
Dave commented on Dave's blog post Budget Bushcraft
"These Bacho 2444 knives are still around if anyone is looking. Farmlands Stores sell them. I think you can order online from them and have it couriered direct. I bought a couple from Farmlands Pukekohe earlier this year. They were on sale for NINE…"
Jun 22

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Angel and Ryan Johnson-Hunt are now friends
May 14

Tohunga
Glen Vickery replied to John Swarbrick's discussion What Knives do Kiwi Bushcrafters Use...
"I carry the SOG Force Tactical Survival Knife, Schrade Frontier Fixed Knife Leather Sheath SCHF42 and the Survival Knife With LED Torch / Fire Starter / Belt Cutter / Window Breaker."
Apr 12

Newbie
jack paul posted a discussion

Buy gift hampers online- A perfect way of showing love!

Have you ever stressed yourself over what kind of gift should be gifted to your loved ones? Getting a right gift for anyone is not an easy task because one has to know what are the person’s likes and dislikes. But as the internet has made our lives easier, now we can get gift baskets nz in less time. These baskets are specially designed in such a way, that every lady will feel special.See More
Apr 5

Newbie
Thomas Mohi replied to Thomas Mohi's discussion Introduction and Question!!
"Cheers for the reply... there was quite a lot of small-ish holes and smallish tears so I ended up sewing them up with a needle and thread. worked a treat!! Cheers for the replies team!! Much appreciated."
Feb 4

Tohunga
Glen Vickery replied to barnsey's discussion Tinder fungi
"Heya Shrafter, I have also been trying to learn / identify more about these mushrooms for numerous years now also. it is difficult as you know, due to how many different types there are and of course the variance in shapes of the same species. I am…"
Feb 2

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