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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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Dave commented on Dave's event 'Navigation Practice and Day Outdoors'
"Thanks for the update for the 7th Zeb. "
Dec 11

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Zebedy Harris commented on Dave's event 'Navigation Practice and Day Outdoors'
"I definitely can't do the 7th"
Dec 11

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Dave and Roy Hutchins are now friends
Dec 11

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Dave replied to Esta Wild's discussion Help identifying an Antique Knife
"Hi Esta, welcome to the site. Cool knife. I would guess that it was made in Nepal by the same people that make the kukri which is an agricultural knife and weapon used by the Nepalese. The kukri is also carried by the Gurkha soldiers of Nepal. Even…"
Dec 11

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Dave replied to Zebedy Harris's discussion Tinder
"Haven't seen any before. Is it still around?"
Dec 10

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Dave replied to Zebedy Harris's discussion Plant and tree identification
"Cool. Thanks Zeb"
Dec 10

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Dave commented on Dave's event 'Navigation Practice and Day Outdoors'
"Thanks for the responses and likes so far. I will get the dates sorted as we get a bit closer to the time. If anyone has preferred dates please let me know. Thanks guys"
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Zebedy Harris commented on Dave's event 'Navigation Practice and Day Outdoors'
"I would love to attend but it will depend on dates and stuff but keep me posted! Thanks"
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Navigation Practice and Day Outdoors at Hamilton Area

December 27, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Hi yall. There is a get together happening in the Waikato for Navigation Practice. I am out of practice and looking forward to re-skilling. Anyone from any area should come regardless of experience 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). Dates are not yet confirmed so can be adjusted for the group. We are…See More
Dec 8
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Navigation Practice and Day Outdoors at Hamilton Area

December 27, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Hi yall. There is a get together happening in the Waikato for Navigation Practice. I am out of practice and looking forward to re-skilling. Anyone from any area should come regardless of experience 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). Dates are not yet confirmed so can be adjusted for the group. We are…See More
Dec 7

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Roy Hutchins commented on Dave's event 'Navigation Practice and Day Outdoors'
"Sounds  good let me know when and where  and will do my best to be there ,it will be good to brush up on my skills "
Dec 7

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Ryan Johnson-Hunt commented on Dave's event 'Navigation Practice and Day Outdoors'
"Sounds awesome I will be away with family but hope you get a good turnout Dave"
Dec 7

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Navigation Practice and Day Outdoors at Hamilton Area

December 27, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Hi yall. There is a get together happening in the Waikato for Navigation Practice. I am out of practice and looking forward to re-skilling. Anyone from any area should come regardless of experience 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). Dates are not yet confirmed so can be adjusted for the group. We are…See More
Dec 7

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"Hi All. New Event posted. I can't see it here on the home page so please check it out by clicking the EVENTS tab above our home page. Thanks"
Dec 6

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Dave and David van Rooyen are now friends
Dec 6

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Dave replied to Mike Norris's discussion where do I source NZ timber for making bows
"Hi Mike. I am not too up to date on bow making but a person who may be able to help is Toa Hunter Gatherer. He lives in the Waikato and has a Facebook Page and Youtube Channel.  He has a business making his own bows. I don't know if he is…"
Dec 6

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Waikato
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Hamilotn
What are your interests?
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 6 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 19:34 on November 22, 2017,
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David van Rooyen
said…

hello Dave. Yes, It's me. I hope you receive my reply to your comment. I find the BushcraftNZ website very confusing.

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,
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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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