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survival / bushcraft suppliers in NZ

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Oct 10. 2 Replies

Hi folks. I know of two Bushcraft/Survival supply stores in NZ. I am sure there are more. Can you respond with information about any you may know of?Here are the two I know of;…Continue

kaimanawa trip

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dec 30, 2012. 4 Replies

Hi there. I thought I would share some photos and a bit about my kit from our Oct 2012 Kaimanawa trip. Thanks for a great web site guys. Please comment or reply with ideas or thoughts. DaveAs you can…Continue

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Posted on August 25, 2017 at 0:38 2 Comments

Labour weekend. Camped by a creek in the Puhoi bush. About to chow down on my favourite canned cuisine. This awesome meal was followed by a sleepless night on incredibly hard ground. One week later, when my back pain finally subsided, I went hunting for a hammock. …


Toa Hunter Gatherer

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Toa Hunter Gatherer.

There is a new show coming to Maori TV this September.

Above are links to "Toa Hunter Gathers's" Facebook page and Youtube Channel. Well worth checking this out.

New Zealand is loaded with experienced outdoors/bush men and…


Bushcrafters needed for bush work

Posted on July 10, 2016 at 20:49 5 Comments

Hi Guys

This is mostly of interest to Auckland and surrounding area members but may be of interest to more.

The land owner of a large area of NZ bush is looking for a person or people who are interested in the outdoors to help control the possum and rodent problem in the area by topping up small bait stations with poison pellets. 

I have been working this land by myself for a few years. I am moving to the Waikato and will be looking for an opportunity to do the same down…


Youtube Channel on the NZ Bush

Posted on March 11, 2016 at 0:23 3 Comments

Hi guys.

I just joined the growing group of Youtubers and started a channel. It is about the NZ bush, bushcraft, kit and gear, enjoying the outdoors and how to get out there. It is called daveoutdoorsnz. if you are interested in videos of the awesome NZ outdoors then you might like to check it out. I love the NZ bush and photographing things so I put it together into videos. Please check them out and let me know what you think. Here is the link to my…


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At 16:47 on October 20, 2017,
Glen Vickery

Thanks Dave, I am enjoying your youtube channel also.

At 5:22 on August 16, 2017,
Kesate Iyasu
Dave Brother, what ya been up to, where ya at, keen to do some stuff together, let me know, Chur RDB aka Kesate
At 18:26 on August 15, 2017,
Ryan Johnson-Hunt
Cheers for the donation to BushcraftNZ operating coats Dave! Really appreciate it.
At 5:49 on December 1, 2015,
Kesate Iyasu
Hey Dave. What are ya doing in a few weeks. Keen to come to the waikato for some bush time.
At 21:42 on May 8, 2013,

Hi Dave

Some how I must have missed that place in onehunga, I cant find that army surplus store. Can you please explain to me again where it is? or you can ring me on 021332585?

Kind regards


At 21:57 on March 26, 2013,
Ryan Johnson-Hunt
Hi Dave sounds like you have some people keen on the Outings like you were hoping. Keep them in the loop by commenting at the following link:
At 16:51 on October 1, 2012,
Jelena Middleton

Welcome to Bushcraft NZ, Dave!


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