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Find it, Eat it

Cooking Foraged Food Gathered Around New Zealand

Foraging for wild foods is gaining momentum around the country. Edible weeds, food foraged from the fields, forest and seashore and a pantry section, Michael Daly provides identification notes and recipes that demonstrate the use of wild foods in everyday cooking

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Budget Bushcraft

 Budget BushcraftI recently spent a few hours at my local branches of Bunnings Hardware Store, Hunting And Fishing (H & F) and Kiwi Disposals Army Surplus. I wanted to price a low cost bushcraft kit. I did not want cheapo rubbish that would fail outdoors so I looked for a balance of quality and pricing.A barrier to getting outdoors can be cost. But do we have to pay as much as we think? My aim here was to find what is readily available at affordable prices. This list does not cover…See More
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Benjamin Foord replied to Angus Hunt's discussion Tips for a first time knife maker?
"I've seen a lot of great knives made from old files and saw blades. A new one probably won't hold an edge very well."
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Tips for a first time knife maker?

Hi everyone, as a first time knife maker (well, planning to be) I thought it'd be best to turn to the forums for help on a couple of issues.I've been searching high and low for NZ distributors of D2 steel flats but have had quite a bit of trouble trying to find one that'll create a piece to around these dimensions: 5cm width, 22cm length and 0.3cm thickness. Does anyone here have any recomendations for a company to order a cut of steel alike to this one (preferablyt that they've ordered off…See More
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New to NZ

Hi! My name is Keong and I am from Malaysia. I may heading to NZ next year for a short stint and would really like to meet up with some bushcraft enthusiasts there. Will probably be around Christchurch area. Obviously I am more familiar with the tropical jungle here. Very excited with the NZ trip as it will give me a chance to do something different. Below are two of my blogs:www.my-rainforest-adventures.com…See More
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