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Seans visit and some of the mischeif we got up to.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Johnson-Hunt Jan 18, 2011. 2 Replies

Well Sean has been here for about 12 days or something now for his annual visit.First up we headed out with the usual gear and fly camped over in Port Underwood, but there was nothing really new…Continue

Lansky Deluxe Sharpening System

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jelena Middleton Feb 4, 2012. 5 Replies

Well I must say it looks to be of very good quality.It consists of a plastic case, 5 stones (Extra coarse, coarse, medium, fine, extra fine), 5 guide rods, knife clamp, hone oil, spare screws and…Continue

Gidday guys

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Hamilton Nov 6, 2010. 1 Reply

Found a link to here on another forum, had a look around and liked what I saw.My main hobbies are making outdoor tools such as bowsaws, knives, axe handles and some amateur gunsmithing.I've been into…Continue


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An amazing 3 weeks at the Outward Bound School

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 23:55 6 Comments

Well mid way through last year I got an opportunity through my work with the Red Cross New Zealand to go on a fully funded 3 week course at the Outward Bound School based in Anikiwa, Marlborough Sounds. (Actually only 20mins away from home)

I grabbed it with both hands, packed my bag and arrived one sunny day for what turned out to be one of the most fun and crazy times of my life.

We dump our gear, meet our 13 other watch mates and it's straight out in PT gear for a…


Posted on November 14, 2010 at 21:30 4 Comments

Hey guys, I'm loving the forum you've all built here.

I am one of 4 that help run the Survival Headquarters forum and invited Ryan to check it out.

He liked it that much he joined up and asked me to do a lil write up on it.

We have some top notch members who actually practice preparedness and survivalism and know what they're talking about.

One of our guys really has a bunker he's built out in the middle of no where and posts heaps of pics just to show whats… Continue

A new axe handle for a mate

Posted on November 14, 2010 at 19:13 7 Comments

Seeing as Sean Rofe was staying here for a week and he needed a new handle for his hatchet we decided to get stuck into the workshop and make one from scratch for him.

First up we needed some good solid dry timber, there was some Kanuka (tea tree) up the back that I had felled about 4 years ago which was only rain wet so a length was cut off and dragged down to the quad, then the workshop.

One side was planed flat on the bench… Continue

Jessies Hobo fishing kit

Posted on November 9, 2010 at 12:06 9 Comments

Well we went all out for this one, using my knowledge of wood and tools, some ideas that I had and Jessie's boundless enthusiasm.

A piece of Kanuka was set up in the lathe and rounded before we marked out the measurements:

Next was just a case of cutting it down to the marks and then sanding it smooth:

Once the compartment was bored out a lid made of Rimu was screwed on… Continue

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At 13:37 on February 22, 2012,

Hey mate. I'm the staff writer of Wilderness magazine and I'm writing a feature article about bushcraft-survival as a growing form of recreation and why people are into it. Give me call as I'd like to interview you - if needed I'm happy to use your alias. Cheers, Nala: 09 570 2658

At 21:50 on January 5, 2012,
Ryan Johnson-Hunt

Trying to get a workshop together in otago, check it out

At 13:14 on September 7, 2011,
Robert Victor Martin

What's become of you, Friend?


You never seem to post on any of the Forums layely.


You okay?


In Gaol?





At 11:07 on November 10, 2010,
Sean Rofe
Yeah bro, looks like it should be good for a laugh! Hit me up about this trip just after New Years, I have from the 2nd Jan to the 13th Jan off.
At 17:34 on November 6, 2010,
Ryan Johnson-Hunt
Hi Deane welcome to BushcraftNZ great to see you getting stuck in straight away!
Let me know if you have any questions about the site. Cheers

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