I'd thought I'd start this discussion thread in relation to the September meet over on Pirongia that Ryan and myself are organising.
Firstly a big shout out to all of you here on the forum in Auckland, Waikato, BoP and further afield. Please do come along it would be really great to meet like minded folk and have a catch up.
Secondly if you have no experience of bushcraft or perhaps of tramping and the NZ outdoors in particular please do come along. The aim for the weekend is to be totally relaxed. We're happy to spend as much time as required to show and explain some of the skills from basic camping techniques through to some more bushcraft based stuff.
While we'd love folk to attend for the whole weekend of course we all lead busy lives with family and work commitments.
We'd be happy to see folk even for part of the weekend say the Saturday or Sunday AM
Kit and equipment....
You don't need a heap of special kit and equipment to attend. As Ryan says in the outline of the weekend basic stuff to stay warm and dry and a tent or other shelter if your staying for the whole weekend along with your food. You definately don't need the latest and greatest bit of Scandinavian Bushcraft kit ( but if you have we'd be interested in seeing it) to attend. If you dont have a bit of vital kit ( say a stove) just place a shout out on this thread and we can sort something out
The venue is Kaniwhaniwha on Pirongia. We chose this as it's fairly central for the Waikato + Auckland + BoP. The access is straightforward and the site has some ammenities in the form of a Long Drop also there is mixture of camping types form Bush to open paddock depending on what you fancy.
Ok that opens up the discussion...