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Jeff Cameron commented on Zebedy's group Knots and Pioneering
"Hey Zeb, I worked for my Father years ago in his Tree felling company in Wellington. 90% of the time I used a bowline of some configuration, running, on a bite slip etc. Has to be my favourite of all time. I had a few occasions where we had to drop…"
Aug 22

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Jeff Cameron replied to Lorne Davies's discussion Where to buy 550 paracord?
"I have seen it on aliexpress"
Aug 22

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Zebedy commented on Jeff Cameron's blog post Char cloth
"Awesome stuff! I have also made char cloth before, it's great for flint and steel... I just need to get some flint. :)"
Aug 22

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Jeff Cameron commented on Jeff Cameron's blog post Char cloth
"An update to this. I took one of my boys camping a few days after making the char cloth. It was in the Hunuas, There had been a LOT of rain and we had constant showers but I showed boy how to gather materials to make a birds nest bundle. We then…"
Aug 22

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Zebedy commented on Dave's blog post How To Find Wild Foods In NZ Bush
"Haha, no need, I just enjoy your content and seeing another kiwi getting out in the bush."
Jul 19

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Dave commented on Dave's blog post How To Find Wild Foods In NZ Bush
"Thanks heaps Zeb. I will have to give you some money lol. "
Jul 18

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Zebedy commented on Dave's blog post How To Find Wild Foods In NZ Bush
"Dave's videos are truly awesome, he has lots of great information. Keep it up bro"
Jul 17

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Jeff Cameron posted a blog post

Char cloth

Hey guys, I have been meaning to do this for ages, making Char cloth.I have used many other tinders in the past like cotton balls in Vaseline, dryer lint, pine fatwood etc but wanted to make some char cloth.I got a metal tin from the op shop, punched a wee hole in the lid, cut up a brushed cotton shirt (also from the op shop) and put the cotton in the tin and placed it on the embers in my firebox at home. It took about 20 minutes for the gases to burn out and then I removed the tin and let it…See More
Jul 16

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Jeff Cameron joined Zebedy's group
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Knots and Pioneering

For anyone and everyone to share their love and knowledge of knots and pioneering.See More
Jul 16

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Dave posted a blog post

How To Find Wild Foods In NZ Bush

Hi everyone.  If you are interested in learning some wild bush foods and medicines; how to find and identify them, what parts are edible and when to eat them, then please check out the series I have been doing on my Youtube channel. The Playlists will have all of them so far.  Right now is the season for Kiekie Fruit to be eaten. Kiekie is easily spotted and is all over NZ, so it is well worth looking in your local area. Its fruit is quite palatable. If you are interested in tips for finding it…See More
Jun 22

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Dave commented on Dave's blog post Budget Bushcraft
"These Bacho 2444 knives are still around if anyone is looking. Farmlands Stores sell them. I think you can order online from them and have it couriered direct. I bought a couple from Farmlands Pukekohe earlier this year. They were on sale for NINE…"
Jun 22

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Angel and Ryan Johnson-Hunt are now friends
May 14

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