When you walk into a Pine forest and see nothing but Fatwood, Pine pitch and a brew of Pine needle tea. When you go for a tramp and forget to take anything but your knife and firesteel... When you…Continue
Hi, I love to see programs or movies on wilderness survival and self reliance, also bushcraft skills and movies using skills and techniques. Sick of going to sites and seeing under this type of…Continue
New series called 'Dual Survival', have been able to watch only one episode, Series one episode two and it is based in New Zealand, Glacier country.Thought you all may like a heads up.Continue
Has any one come across a suitable, readily available wood, in NZ that is good for friction fire? I have tried some Pine and got smoke but had no tinder etc so did not go any further. Has any one…Continue
Not sure if you all have heard of this new food bill to be passed, I say to be passed as it must be passed to meet our obligations as members of The World Trade Organisation.
This is effectively going to make it illegal to give away seeds, spare produce etc to friends family and neighours, it also means without permission from government you will be breaking the law if you sell any, eg at markets etc, or as a cottage industry.
It also gives police the ability to raid…Continue
Would love to see any pictures of anyones staffs, and hear the different ideas that us Kiwis have for additions etc to them.
I have seen all sorts from other bushcraft sites around the world and was wondering if anyone knows of really unusual woods that are native to NZ that have great grain pattens etc such as curly maple and the like. Seems overseas you have some fantastic looking woods that really stand out, do we?
Hi, Finally I am going to have a BBQ at my home for fellow Shrafters.
On the 19th of March from around 4pm, we are going to run a meet and greet, as well as a brainstorming session. As I have never run a Bushcraft event, I wish to get everyones Ideas, possible venue ideas etc for future outdoor meets. Also will get an idea of who is interested in running any training sessions at these meets in their specialist areas.
I want to try and get our families, kids, partners…Continue