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Six Hours On A Sunday:

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Bushcraft Gold! (Fatwood)

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Macpac Firesteel Review

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Thomas Robin Hume replied to will Melville's discussion Napping raw material sites lower north
"hi, plenty of obsidian around Taupo /Rotorua a drive along the highway on SH 30 I think " the back entrance to Rotorua " will give you  plenty .... rob "
May 17

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Thomas Robin Hume replied to Ryan Johnson-Hunt's discussion Flint and Steel
"Hi all, tool steel has too may things in it's alloy that are not carbon related like chromium ,  vanadium and so on , a piece of saw blade will make a very good spark source but will need to be heat treated after you have made it into the…"
May 17

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Zebedy replied to Shelley Raskin's discussion Classic bushcraft knife New Zealand style
"That's pretty cool, thanks for sharing"
May 1

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Shelley Raskin replied to Shelley Raskin's discussion Classic bushcraft knife New Zealand style
"Yeah it’s a 2 inch by 72 inch belt sander, kind of the standard size for knife making, although you can get shorter and longer versions, I can’t weld so I made the frame and body out of plywood, and bought an old electric motor off of…"
Apr 30

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Zebedy replied to Shelley Raskin's discussion Classic bushcraft knife New Zealand style
"You said a hand made belt sander? How did you make that?"
Apr 29

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Zebedy posted a discussion

An old putty knife

So I watched the video that Terry smith put up on making a knife from an old putty knife. You can find the video hereFor a bit of fun I decided to give it a go.Dimensions:Blade length: approx. 110mm (4.3")Blade width: approx. 25mm (0.98")Blade thickness: approx. 1.6mm (0.06")Overall length: approx. 210mm (8.26")I'm yet to really test it out, hope to do that in the next few days...Thanks…See More
Apr 27

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Yann-Pierre Montelle is now a member of BushcraftNZ
Apr 25

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Zebedy posted a discussion

Figure 4 deadfall

I made my first one of these this morning.It would be a great help in a survival situatuon to get a source of meat.Has anyone else made one of these?See More
Apr 21

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Thomas Robin Hume replied to Thomas Robin Hume's discussion bussshcraft to me means
"Hi , thanks for the like it's all of that with reallity at the top of the list learning some of the skills in isolation is much like learning a party trick to impress your friends sorry if I offend or seem very brutal but thats just my opinion…"
Apr 16

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Zebedy commented on Zebedy's photo
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Fire 'n' feed

"In the end it was kawakawa tea, sausages and noodles."
Apr 16

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Dave replied to Thomas Robin Hume's discussion bussshcraft to me means
"Cool discussion topic Rob. To me it means self reliance, thinking outside the box and tuning into reality."
Apr 15

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Dave commented on Zebedy's photo
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Fire 'n' feed

"Cool bro. What's for dinner?"
Apr 15

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