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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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Kesate Iyasu commented on Dave's blog post Navigation Practice
"Kia ora my bro, id be keen as, I'm on holiday from 25 dec to 8 January, so sweet as"
Nov 11

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Zebedy Harris commented on Dave's blog post Navigation Practice
"Ok sweet as sounds good. It''l depend on when and where but I might be able to get together."
Nov 10

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Dave commented on Dave's blog post Navigation Practice
"Awesome. I know of another member in the Waikato who could be interested. I will contact him.  I would be good for a day or two during the holidays. "
Nov 10

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Dave replied to Zebedy Harris's discussion BCNZ Groups
"Not sure what the Pioneering is in relation to? : )"
Nov 10

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Zebedy Harris commented on Dave's blog post Navigation Practice
"I live like 45-60 mins away from Hamilton so I would be keen to get together sometime, In a few weeks I will have finished all of my school exams for the year so I will be available more but it will still depend on when and stuff but yeah, that…"
Nov 8

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Navigation Practice

Hi yall. I live in Hamilton, Waikato and would be very interested in hooking up with others to learn and practice Navigation. I suck at it so I am hoping that a few others will suck less than me so I can learn and get skilled up. But anyone should come and we can teach ourselves if need be.This would be a great time to meet up with others on this site, get in some outdoors time and experience, test out some of our kit (and our fire making skills for a hot brew during the breaks) . If I do the…See More
Nov 8

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Dave replied to Zebedy Harris's discussion Leaderboards
"Not sure how that works bro. But your posts have got me looking for a navigaion group. Thanks for that Zeb."
Nov 8

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Dave commented on Zebedy Harris's blog post The knot tying bible by Colin Jarman
"Interesting. I see that I tend to use different knots to many. A bowline, clove hitch and quick release Bug Out/Hootchie hitch ( I have no idea what its actual real name is lol). I think different backgrounds in bush experience influences the…"
Nov 8

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Dave commented on Zebedy Harris's blog post My Fällkniven F1
"Looks good. I have seen some Youtube reviews on that knife. It gets a lot of thumbs up from it's owners. I like you pics mate. No hanging around, straight into testing it out : )"
Nov 6

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Dave commented on Zebedy Harris's blog post A bit of carving and stuff
"Cool knives. Can you do a bit of a review on it with some pics Zeb?"
Nov 3

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Zebedy Harris commented on Dave's blog post Woodcraft And Camping. A book by Nessmuk
"Ooohhhh... Cool I might have to check it out"
Oct 29

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Dave replied to Zebedy Harris's discussion Is BCNZ dead?
"daveoutdoorsnz. Just a hobby channel but I like the bush and doing videos. Thanks mate."
Oct 28

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Woodcraft And Camping. A book by Nessmuk

If you are interested in camping and bushcraft the way our forefathers used to do it then you will love this book!George Sears (Nessmuk) had this book published in 1920 but in it he relates his experience and expertise from trips into the wilds of the USA as far back as the 1800s.It is written in an old english style that connects you with his time and the way people used to think and communicate back then. Nessmuk not only shares his thoughts on the times he lived in but also, by vivid…See More
Oct 28

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Waikato
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Hamilotn
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Firecraft, Tracking, Navigation skills, Shelter building, Survival skills, Plant identification, Hunting/trapping, Tramping

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Navigation Practice

Posted on November 8, 2017 at 14:24 4 Comments

Hi yall. I live in Hamilton, Waikato and would be very interested in hooking up with others to learn and practice Navigation. I suck at it so I am hoping that a few others will suck less than me so I can learn and get skilled up. But anyone should come and we can teach ourselves if need be.

This would be a great time to meet up with others on this site, get in some outdoors time and experience, test out some of our kit (and our fire making skills for a hot brew during the breaks) . If…

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Woodcraft And Camping. A book by Nessmuk

Posted on October 28, 2017 at 12:30 1 Comment

If you are interested in camping and bushcraft the way our forefathers used to do it then you will love this book!

George Sears (Nessmuk) had this book published in 1920 but in it he relates his experience and expertise from trips into the wilds of the USA as far back as the 1800s.

It is written in an old english style that connects you with his time and the way people used to think and communicate back then. Nessmuk not only shares his thoughts on the times he lived in but…

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Best Campfire Comp

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. …

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Toa Hunter Gatherer

Posted on August 29, 2016 at 23:43 0 Comments

Toa Hunter Gatherer.

https://www.facebook.com/nzbowhunter/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsAWo1AuIVA

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…

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At 16:47 on October 20, 2017,
Tohunga
Glen Vickery
said…

Thanks Dave, I am enjoying your youtube channel also.

At 5:22 on August 16, 2017,
Shrafter
Kesate Iyasu
said…
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,
Admin
Ryan Johnson-Hunt
said…
Cheers for the donation to BushcraftNZ operating coats Dave! Really appreciate it.
At 5:49 on December 1, 2015,
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Kesate Iyasu
said…
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,
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Raymond
said…

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

Raymond

At 21:57 on March 26, 2013,
Admin
Ryan Johnson-Hunt
said…
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:
http://bushcraft.org.nz/group/auckland/forum/topics/regular-overnight-trips-in-the-auckland-area?commentId=5745113%3AComment%3A33433&xg_source=msg_com_gr_forum
At 16:51 on October 1, 2012,
Newbie
Jelena Middleton
said…

Welcome to Bushcraft NZ, Dave!

 
 
 

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