February 2011 Blog Posts (3)


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Bushcraft Manual

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.

Safety…

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Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on February 22, 2011 at 10:21 — 1 Comment


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BBQ meeting in Christchurch.

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…

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Added by Scott Hamilton on February 16, 2011 at 11:13 — 1 Comment


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Bear Grylls to fundraise in NZ

Hard-core survivalist Bear Grylls is set to make his Kiwi debut to raise money for a children's hospital and the families of the Pike River miners.

The adventure-mad Briton, star of "reality" TV show Man vs. Wild, has been confirmed for two New Zealand events next month as part of a charity fundraiser.

Grylls, 36, began his climb to fame in 1998, when he entered the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest Briton to conquer Everest, just two years after breaking his back…

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Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on February 8, 2011 at 22:24 — No Comments

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