Hello, fellas and fellesses!
Just an update for your perusal. I will be doing a video soon updating my gear and my kit. I have been acquiring some new things to add to it, along the lines of the 10 C's, as taught by Dave Canterbury. It will change, of course, as New Zealand is a lot different from America.
I have started a new job, I'm doing security, and I work with a great bunch of blokes. We do 12 hour shifts, 5pm to 5am, 4 on, 4 off. Hey, I can handle…Continue
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Ok, I'm confused, and slightly annoyed. There are, or seems to be, some buttons missing.
Adding vids from Youtube? No problems.
Adding vids from my computer? Not a chance!
On the How-to page, it says:To add a video, follow the easy steps below:
Another cold windy day. Even with the sun shining, its cold. How I wish that summer were here.
Mind you, winter gives us ample opportunity to sort out our gear, update and delete items out of date or surplus to our needs.
I'm watching a lot of Youtube vids, Dave Canterbury, Ray Mears, Survivorman Les Stroud, etc. No matter how many times I watch these vids, I keep finding new stuff to learn from.
Thats the key, I think. What worked for someone…Continue
In the bush at night you wouldn't normally be using the Moon to navigate, but a good understanding of the relationship between the Sun and Moon will help you to make good decisions about travel in the bush. Especially if you are planning to travel by night or you are in a situation where you run out of daylight and a decision needs to be made about whether to stop or continue. In open country you can see quite well without a torch when there is half a Moon or better. But it is also good to…Continue
The possum season is coming up soon, and I'd like to go back out there. So are there any possum hunters looking to have an extra pair of hands to help them out?
I have experience in bushcraft, laying traps, plucking by hand, skinning, camp siting and setting up, I can cook, depending on the supplies, (I'm not perfect, there may be some things I can't do!).
So there you go. Any help would be appreciated. I don't have a car, (I have my licence!), so transport would have to be…Continue
Head the the BushcraftNZ Library to find it and many more. Its free to join!
The author of "The 10 Bushcraft Books", Richard Graves, is a member of the Irish literary family of that name. He is also the author of "Creating Customers" and "More About Creating Customers", two authoritative works on marketing.…Continue
Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on July 11, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments
Just came accross this great resource on all aspects of shelter production (hat tip to woodtrekker.blogspot.com).This ebook is now the newest addtion to the BushcraftNZ library and can be found…Continue
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Military Field Canteen Water Filter Bottle
Storage Capacity: 1.2 litres
Filter Replacement: Up to 380 litres on one filter or about 12 months use. (Can go longer if using only with relatively clean water).
NOTE: Replace filter when the water flow becomes…
This topic is borderline bushcraft, probably more in the environmentalist/far left domain of "urban foraging". I just think its a great concept and if nothing else a remarkable feat of collaboration. (Thanks to Nadia for telling me about it)
Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on May 31, 2011 at 8:30 — No Comments
I think I could turn n live with animals
They are so placid n self contained
They do not lie in the dark n weep for their sins
They do not make me sick discussing their duties to a god
Not one kneels to another or to his/her own kind
that lived thousands of years ago
Not one of them is respectable or unhappy
all over the earth!~
Added by Ij on May 13, 2011 at 2:05 — No Comments
Creating fire by different techniques is fundemental to bushcraft. For years I have been intrigued by the fire piston, but considered the skill to make one was beyond me.
I then watched the video on this bushcraft site of a piston being carved out of wood with a…Continue
Ive been actively involved in learning bush craft since I was a young kid, knee high to a grass hooper.
Ive been teaching since I was 15 ehthusiastically turning friends n kindred strangers onto aspects of bushcraft
then some time later in 94 I started to teach professionally at schools…Continue
Added by Ij on May 12, 2011 at 21:30 — No Comments
Recently found some great resources on selecting an axe from jackmtn.com
"An axe with a longer handle is safer than one with a shorter handle. The longer handle allows the user to position himself further from the impact point. The further this distance is, the greater the safety buffer. There’s much…Continue
Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on March 30, 2011 at 16:19 — No Comments
I am really new to bushcraft and am livin in the UK. I plan on moving to NZ soon and just wish to kno where i can get bushcraft equipment (knives, rope etc.)? Ive searched the internet but am struggling to find anyhing.
Any help appreciated :)
A bushcraft manual has been published to help trampers stay safe in the great outdoors.
The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council guide includes tips on trip planning, managing risk, river safety and emergency procedures.
It is aimed at both novices and those with experience to help people enjoy the bush safely.
About 400 search and rescue operations were carried out in the bush last year. More than three quarters of those needing rescue were New Zealanders.