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Andrew McKay replied to John Swarbrick's discussion Spring Meet Pirongia Waikato..
"Hey everyone,   I worked as a ranger for ARC in the Western Sector a few years back so I have a little bit of knowledge of the area. Lighting fires may be an issue as there tends to generally be fire bans in the parks during the warmer months…"
Sep 28, 2011

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Scott Thomas Dugdale commented on Andrew McKay's blog post The Last American Man - Elizabeth Gilbert
"I have just purchased this book and am only up to chapter four but already it's one of my favorite wilderness bio's. Can't put this one down and am really looking forward to getting to know Eustace even better."
Dec 24, 2010

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Andrew McKay commented on Te Hopo's blog post The Distinguished Survivalist Regulars
"Thanks Te Hopo, very keen to check it out."
Nov 19, 2010

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Andrew McKay posted a blog post

Hunting Aotearoa

http://www.maoritelevision.com/Default.aspx?tabid=224&progid=48&EPID=12715Not sure if you can embed of Maori TV. Good series to check out for traditional hunting techniques.See More
Nov 19, 2010

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Andrew McKay commented on Te Hopo's blog post Jessies Hobo fishing kit
"Awesome, thanks"
Nov 17, 2010

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Andrew McKay commented on Te Hopo's blog post Jessies Hobo fishing kit
"What fishing methods were you using Te Hopo? Boat, off the rocks etc? And what bait did you find successful?"
Nov 17, 2010

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Te Hopo commented on Andrew McKay's blog post Dick Proenneke
"Yep, what impressed me was the care and attention to detail he showed in everything did. A truly imspiring gentleman who really got it."
Nov 6, 2010

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grilla haskell commented on Andrew McKay's blog post Dick Proenneke
"Hey Andrew - I'm a bit late on this thread, but I only recently joined the forum. Also seen Alone in the Wilderness and loved it. It was incredible to me, after watching Dick build that cabin, to find out that he was a mechanic by trade! It was…"
Oct 10, 2010

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Andrew McKay and LewisMattTramping are now friends
Sep 27, 2010

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Ryan Johnson-Hunt commented on Andrew McKay's blog post Dick Proenneke
"Just checked out the website, very interesting. Wow the log cabin he built with handtools is pretty impressive! Cheers for that"
Sep 23, 2010

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A blog post by Andrew McKay was featured

Dick Proenneke

Hi everyone,I just watched Alone in the Wilderness featuring Dick Proenneke. It was a really good watch and shows what incredible things one man can achieve.Dick Proenneke retired at age 50 in 1967 and decided to build his own cabin on the shore of Twin Lakes. The first summer he scouted for the best cabin site, and cut and peeled the logs he would need for his cabin. Dick Proenneke returned the next summer to finish the cabin where he lived for over 30 years. Dick filmed his adventures, and…See More
Sep 23, 2010

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Andrew McKay posted a blog post

Dick Proenneke

Hi everyone,I just watched Alone in the Wilderness featuring Dick Proenneke. It was a really good watch and shows what incredible things one man can achieve.Dick Proenneke retired at age 50 in 1967 and decided to build his own cabin on the shore of Twin Lakes. The first summer he scouted for the best cabin site, and cut and peeled the logs he would need for his cabin. Dick Proenneke returned the next summer to finish the cabin where he lived for over 30 years. Dick filmed his adventures, and…See More
Sep 23, 2010

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Andrew McKay commented on Ryan Johnson-Hunt's blog post Free First Issue of BCUSA Magazine
"Thanks heaps Ryan!"
Sep 23, 2010

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Liam commented on Andrew McKay's photo
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"That water looks amazing...."
Jul 15, 2010

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Ryan Johnson-Hunt commented on Andrew McKay's video
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Pine Resin

"Love the candle idea, I head out in pine forests all the time, this is a great idea. Andrew have you tried the pine resin stove? I will definitely give it a go, the hexamine solid fuel I use sometimes has putrid toxic smoke, this could be a good…"
Jul 8, 2010

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Jul 8, 2010

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What part of the country are you based?
Wellington Region
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Wellington
What are your interests?
Firecraft, Tracking, Primitive skills, Tramping, Navigation skills, Crafts, Survival skills, Plant identification, Hunting/trapping, Shelter building

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Hunting Aotearoa

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 22:13 0 Comments


Not sure if you can embed of Maori TV. Good series to check out for traditional hunting techniques.

Dick Proenneke

Posted on September 23, 2010 at 5:00 3 Comments

Hi everyone,


I just watched Alone in the Wilderness featuring Dick Proenneke. It was a really good watch and shows what incredible things one man can achieve.




Dick Proenneke retired at age 50 in 1967 and decided to build his own cabin on the shore of Twin Lakes. The…
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The Last American Man - Elizabeth Gilbert

Posted on May 31, 2010 at 18:33 1 Comment



At the age of seventeen, Eustace Conway ditched the comforts of his suburban existence to escape to the wild. Away from the crushing disapproval of his…

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Bushcraft - Ray Mears

Posted on May 31, 2010 at 17:00 2 Comments

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At 14:48 on July 20, 2010,
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Ryan Johnson-Hunt
said…
Hey Andrew, the hobo fish vid got removed from youtube so I took you post down, hope thats ok.
Havn't seen you online for a while, you must be busy. Catch up with you later
At 0:39 on May 27, 2010,
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I M
said…
Greetings Andrew,

Happy to have you here to share in the passion of bush craft.

Izzy
At 22:09 on May 23, 2010,
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Ryan Johnson-Hunt
said…
Superb idea Andy. I have shifted you comment to the Suggestion Box and described a way to action your idea. Thanks for your input!
At 19:07 on May 23, 2010,
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Ryan Johnson-Hunt
said…
Hi Andy
Cheers for joining up. Thanks for your support so far, much appreciated.
Feel free to give any feedback before we promote it publicly.
Cheers
 
 
 

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