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Tyrone replied to Lorne Davies's discussion Where to buy 550 paracord?
"Hi, I asked myself the same question a while back and solved it by starting a dedicated New Zealand online paracord store offering different types and colours of paracord, nanocord, microcord with related accessories like toggles, buckles, jigs and…"
57 minutes ago

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Thomas Mohi replied to Thomas Mohi's discussion Introduction and Question!!
"Thanks for that Zebedy and much appreciated for the welcome!! Looking forward to being part of this group!!"
Jan 8

Shrafter
Zebedy commented on Tim Shand's status
"I can second the dead supple jack being good for kindling, any vines that break off easily should be good to use."
Jan 8

Shrafter
Zebedy replied to Thomas Mohi's discussion Introduction and Question!!
"Welcome to the forum Thomas! I have had no experience with mending holes but you might find this helpful. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/sep/22/how-to-mend-moth-holes Good luck"
Jan 8

Newbie
Thomas Mohi posted a discussion

Introduction and Question!!

Hey Guys and GalsI'm Tom from Napier, I'm newb as to this group and I just scored a second hand swanny Bushshirt from the opshop (STOKED!!!!) only it has a few holes in places... so my question is has anyone had any luck in mending holes in their swannys?? If so How did you do it?? Just a woollen patch?? or some other magic?? Help me Obi Won Kenobi...See More
Jan 7

Shrafter
Dave commented on Tim Shand's status
"Hi Tim Dead standing Supplejack vine burns quite well as kindling. I also found dead and dry Kie Kie leave to be a good tinder. It seems to contain oils that help it light quite well. What works for me is having a bundle or Kie Kie leaves and…"
Dec 16, 2018

Shrafter
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, 2018

Tohunga
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, 2018
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Nov 29, 2018

Shrafter
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, 2018

Newbie
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, 2018

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