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Bushcraft Gold! (Fatwood)

Posted by Zebedy Harris on January 12, 2018 at 17:16 1 Comment

Macpac Firesteel Review

Posted by Zebedy Harris on January 9, 2018 at 19:27 1 Comment

Navigation Practice

Posted by Dave on November 8, 2017 at 14:24 6 Comments

My Fällkniven F1

Posted by Zebedy Harris on November 5, 2017 at 15:44 6 Comments

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Tinder

Started by Zebedy Harris in Firecraft. Last reply by Zebedy Harris Dec 11, 2017. 6 Replies

Plant and tree identification

Started by Zebedy Harris in General Discussion. Last reply by Dave Dec 10, 2017. 3 Replies

Favourite camp food/meal?

Started by Zebedy Harris in Cooking and Food. Last reply by Zebedy Harris Dec 1, 2017. 2 Replies

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Brett commented on Ryan Johnson-Hunt's group Knives and Knifesmithing
"Thanks Shelly I'll keep that in mind re the belt loop and strop. Yes your right about the trade off."
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Dave commented on Zebedy Harris's blog post Bushcraft Gold! (Fatwood)
"Awesome. Thanks bro. I have just put together a tinder bag (containing natural and artificial). I want to add some fat wood to it.  I will be on the look out now."
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Dave commented on Zebedy Harris's blog post Macpac Firesteel Review
"Thanks for the review Zebedy. Which do you reckon gave the best (more or hotter) sparks? Mac Pac or Light My Fire?"
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Knots and Pioneering

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Zebedy Harris posted a blog post

Bushcraft Gold! (Fatwood)

This morning I watched Black Stump NZ Bushcraft & Survival's video on Finding & harvesting fatwood.I've been meaning to go out and find/gather some fatwood since reading about it on here, and after watching his video I really wanted to find some.I went down on the neighbours farm to a small clump of pine trees, I knew there were also a few fallen down ones.Instead of searching the base of the tree…See More
Jan 12

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Macpac Firesteel Review

For Christmas my sister got me a Macpac Firesteel.I tested it out today and I thought I would do a review on it.Pros:Throws a decent spark (When Compared with a light my fire firesteel)Bright colourIncluded strikerIncluded lanyardCons:Only one size (The size is decent but a larger option would be nice)I found the striker handle awkward to hold. ( My thumb kept slipping when I tried to strike it which was…See More
Jan 9

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