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flint source

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bernie Chatfield Jan 8. 7 Replies

I would also love to get my hands on one or two pieces of flint if anyone knows of a source here in nzContinue

flint fire

Started Apr 20, 2012 0 Replies

Hi Nathan, I think what might help you quite a bit would be to make some char cloth which is mainly cotton material cut into small squares and put into a tin with a small hole in the top and set on a…Continue

snares

Started Apr 20, 2012 0 Replies

I have used snares on rabbits hares and opossums without to many problems.Continue

All outdoor stuff

Started Apr 20, 2012 0 Replies

Hi all I have just joined BCNZ great site , Im an ex south westland meat hunter and  was also involved in  venison recovery in the mid sixties and seventies. Then involved in pest control rabbits…Continue

 

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Bernie Chatfield replied to Ray Saunders's discussion flint source
"Thanks for the reply  ,what sort of money are we talking about . There are quite a lot of people involved in the use of flint locally who might be interested . Black powder shooters using flint locks[could be hundreds of them] and for fire…"
Jan 8

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Wylde Sidhe Outdoors replied to Ray Saunders's discussion flint source
"I'm in NZ, in Auckland actually..."
Jan 8

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Bernie Chatfield replied to Ray Saunders's discussion flint source
"Thanks for the reply . Are you in NZ or over seas,postage is a problem , cost is high from uk and usa . Mainly looking for flint\chert in NZ . Bernie "
Jan 6

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Wylde Sidhe Outdoors replied to Ray Saunders's discussion flint source
"I have some flint and can get more if anyone is interested, also have obsidian and other knapping stone, I run a small lapidary/mineral & gemstone shop as well as making and modifying knives and tools. Send me a message and we can arrange…"
Jan 5

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flint source

I would also love to get my hands on one or two pieces of flint if anyone knows of a source here in nzSee More
Jan 3

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Bernie Chatfield replied to Ray Saunders's discussion flint source
"Hi every one out there ,ive been looking for flint\chert in NZ and have found that chert is in a few places . I found some very good info that you may like to look at the best i think is from the New Zealand Archaeological Association  Hope you…"
Dec 10, 2015

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Ray Saunders replied to Ray Saunders's discussion flint source
"Hi Ross thanks for the reply. Yes it's for fire lighting, do you know if you can find argillite anywhere south of Canterbury as I live in Otago. And thanks for your help, Cheers to you Ross"
Jun 6, 2012

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Ross replied to Ray Saunders's discussion flint source
"If its for fire making, argillite is a passable alternative.. not quite as sharp or "glassy" but it makes adequate sparks for char cloth. As far as flit knapping goes, im not sure. i know it was used by Maori for tool…"
Jun 4, 2012

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Ray Saunders replied to Ryan Hunt's discussion Hammocks
"Hi Ryan, I meant to add the best chap to see is Andrew, just email hennessy hammock@gmail.com (attn Andrew) he is one hellava nice bloke and would set you up."
May 16, 2012

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Ray Saunders replied to Ryan Hunt's discussion Hammocks
"I have a hennessy hammock which has a built in fly screen and a extra large tarp fly and an under pad and is very very good, light and small to carry and great to sleep in much better than sleeping on the ground and they are not cold when…"
May 16, 2012

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Ray Saunders replied to Martin Hunter's discussion Supplejack as tinder?
"Hi Joe thanks for the information, I should have known what it is as I live not to far from the Blue Mountains in Otago but have done most of my hunting in native bush. Thanks again Joe this is what makes this forum a great one. I hope I am able to…"
Apr 21, 2012

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Ray Saunders replied to Martin Hunter's discussion Supplejack as tinder?
"Hi Ryan , wow thats a fast reply, thanks a heap."
Apr 21, 2012

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Ray Saunders replied to Martin Hunter's discussion Supplejack as tinder?
"Hey Scott where do you get fatwood and what does it look like, I don't think I have heard of it before. Any info about it would be very welcome. Thanks in advance, Ray"
Apr 21, 2012

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Ray Saunders replied to Brent Jarnell's discussion Tinder for a Soggy Bush
"It might have been fushia bark"
Apr 21, 2012

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Ray Saunders replied to Martin Hunter's discussion Flint sources
"I would also love to get my hands on a nice piece of flint, if anyone finds a source here in nz"
Apr 21, 2012

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Apr 21, 2012

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

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