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Native timber for bow's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Aug 21, 2012. 12 Replies

Just wondering what the best native timber is best for bow making. Is there any timber suitable for making a bow from green wood? Arrows shafts? what would you use. Thinking survival bow and arrow!

Cutting tools in the bush

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sticks65 Dec 9, 2010. 10 Replies

Just wondering what cutting tools you guys take to the bush. As a rule i take a fixed blade knife, Leatherman and folding saw. Up to now these have covered all my needs and more, but i'am…Continue

Hi from Hawkes Bay

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Johnson-Hunt Sep 3, 2010. 4 Replies

Hi to all. Orignally from the UK, have been in country 8yrs this Sep and loved every moment. Spent many enjoyable years hunting, shooting, fishing and what we now call bushcraft in the UK. Work here…Continue


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What part of the country are you based?
Hawkes Bay
Town/City where you are based
Havelock North
What are your interests?
Tracking, Primitive skills, Navigation skills, Shelter building, Survival skills, Plant identification, Hunting/trapping, Tramping

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Posted on November 16, 2013 at 13:49 1 Comment

Check this guy out,

Mad as brick, very entertaining but very knowledgable, well worth a look.

My cutting tools and why I choose them

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 17:04 0 Comments

For heavy chopping, clearing bush etc I use a Tramontina Bolus style machete, its light, well balanced and at $25 I don't mind if it gets knocked about. It will throw sparks off its spine with a flint and is easy to pack out. I tend to use it primally if we are making a semi permanent bivvy, other wise it gets left at home. One cutting tool that is always with me is my Bahco folding saw it's light, easy to use and a safer option than either a machete or axe. Apart from processing fire wood I… Continue

Family tramp to Te Puia Lodge

Posted on September 12, 2010 at 10:59 2 Comments

Just found the photos from last Clarke family tramp in to the Kawekas. The grand plan was to tramp to the hut, drop the kit and continue onto the Mangatainoka Thermal Springs a further 45mins from the hut, but after the 2hr drive to the carpark and the 4hr tramp to the hut, the younger members of the family deceided enough was enough and anyway the hut was far more fun. With the hut checked out next was a…


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At 21:56 on September 6, 2010,
Ryan Johnson-Hunt
Hi Neil, thanks for the message regarding the books. I have set you up as one of the group administrators for the library, it should give you a bit more freedom in case you want to add anything.
let me know if you have any questions. Cheers!
At 20:56 on August 31, 2010,
Ryan Johnson-Hunt
Gidday Neil, welcome to our network. Please feel free to have a look around the forums and groups, and please let me know if you have any questions

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