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Zebedy posted a photo
Dec 1

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Zebedy replied to Glenn Pearce's discussion Introduction
"Hey Glenn, Welcome to BCNZ! The DOC (Department of conservation) website has heaps of information on different tramps and tracks available throughout NZ. This LINK should tell you all you need to know about lighting fires on DOC land.…"
Dec 1

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Glenn Pearce posted a discussion

Introduction

Hey guys how’s it going? My name is Glenn and I’m from England.I have a broad base of bushcraft knowledge and I’m keen to learn more. I visited both north and South Islands at the beginning of the year and I’m planning on returning at the end of February 2019 for a month or so. I have worked as an outdoor instructor for nearly 20 years and teach bushcraft and survival skills in the southwest of England. I’ve gained a lot of experience tramping around mountains and forests and this year I’ve…See More
Dec 1
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Nov 29

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Zebedy commented on Tim Shand's status
"Can't really help you on the fishing front but you might find this thread useful for some tips on primitive fire methods. Best of luck!"
Nov 15

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Tim Shand commented on Tim Shand's status
"Also keen on tips for making nets and traps from native flora if you know of any good sources? "
Nov 15

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Tim Shand commented on Tim Shand's status
"Hi Zebedy, thanks for the reply. Mostly looking for NZ specific stuff around which wood is best for primitive fire lighting techniques and tips on catching fish etc. Cheers. "
Nov 15

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Zebedy commented on Tim Shand's status
"What kind of tutorials are you looking for? Fire lighting? shelter building? gear etc? Cheers"
Nov 15

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Tim Shand updated their profile
Oct 31
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Aarad updated their profile
Aug 21

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Bea Dupuis replied to Zebedy's discussion An old putty knife
"thanks for sharing the video.. here you can find suitable knife sharpener for old putty knife"
Aug 21

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