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Harry Wilcock
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Harry Wilcock updated their profile
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Profile Information

What part of the country are you based?
Auckland Region
Town/City where you are based
Freemans Bay
What are your interests?
Firecraft, Tracking, Primitive skills, Navigation skills, Shelter building, Flintknapping, Survival skills, Archery, Crafts, Plant identification, Hunting/trapping, Tramping

Bio

Howdy Bushman, im Harry 32 from England, North Yorkshire.
I've been mad keen on bushcraft and everything outdoors for alot of years since I was a young lad. My pops took me fly fishing alot and I was always off exploring the woods and camping. Joined the army cadets for a while then became obsessed with everything Ray Mears.
Im an Electrician by trade and have been over here for about 6 years now although ive struggled to find many bushcrafters or the time out of work to get out there and practise some skills.
My ideal job... now I know this sounds corny as... to become a bushcraft instructor of sorts, with my own little adventure company. I recon that there's a real gap in the NZ market to teach people basic survival skills. I'd be keen to talk to anyone who would be willling to share any ideas/known groups/small companies already doing this kind of thing as im ready for a change into something im really passionate about. Im no expert by any means but im pretty handy.
Im hoping to meet like minded people, share skills, gear ideas photos maybe even try organise some meets and recons of some good areas that have potential and at the same time discover new parts of NZ.
Amything fly fishing or canadian canoeing on the lakes and rivers with a possible weekend stay out, ill be mad keen!
I'll be sharing some photos soon and hopefully making some plans for this years trips.
So far in NZ ive:

  • Camped the south island when I was 17 and fished many of the lakes down there for trout.
  • Padded lake Ocataina and also Taupo out to the mine bay rock carving
  • 5 day canoe trip down the Whanganui
  • Got around some cool spots in the north and south island.
  • Trapped and stewed possums in my dutch oven on my mates farm in Raglan.
    The Tongariro crossing.
  • Amassed a good collection of knives, axes, hammocks tents and all the goodies we all like... pics to come...

My Current interests and projects are:

  • Self teaching carving and getting the necessary equipment and materials to make Kuksa cups.
  • Novice lathe worker
  • Chainsaws
  • Buying a Toyota coaster bus and converting into a camper to go live the dream on my mates farm and go total bush.. well kinda
  • Reading several books on: Self sufficiency, making jerkey, fly fishing around nz

So yeh itching to get out and about this year, hit me up if your keen

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