August 2010 Blog Posts (6)


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Food Review: Mainstay Rations

Last weekend I put to the test a product which I have heard about on overseas websites and recently found out have one lone NZ supplier. Mainstay rations are designed to a pretty much indestructible food that you can store for an emergency or take with you in the outdoors.



Now I have tried some of these "emergency" foods before and to be honest it was like gnawing on cardboard. But hey they were for emergencies, desperate times call for desperate measures right? In that kind of… Continue

Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on August 25, 2010 at 10:01 — 4 Comments


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BushcraftNZ Outing Featured in Waikato Times

The upcoming Waikato outing on the 4-5th Sept recently featured in the Waikato Times! Not sure that I am 100% on the title but hopefully it will generate interest in the event and the network in general.



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Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on August 25, 2010 at 9:30 — 2 Comments


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Free First Issue of BCUSA Magazine

The very first edition of BushcraftUSA Magazine is hot off the press! I have been given permission by the founders of BushcraftUSA to distribute the Magazine to our members. This is very generous of them and we are very grateful. In return they ask that it is kept in its original form, and that the source should be acknowledged.



I am sure that you will enjoy it, and look forward to the next edition. Please let them know if you have… Continue

Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on August 6, 2010 at 14:00 — 6 Comments


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Series of 16 Flintknapping Videos

A series of 16 tutorials on flintknapping by John Olsen.

Bio: Through scratching and grinding rocks, John Olsen has made many authentic replica artifacts. He majored in ceramics in college and began making primitive items with native clays.

Filmmaker: Mike Phillips…



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Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on August 6, 2010 at 14:00 — No Comments


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Mapping Bushcraft Spots in Your Local Region

I found a cool feature of Google Maps that I have put to good use for our Auckland Group. You can create map that is unlisted (hidden to the public unless you have the URL address) that members can add to with the spots they have visited. Use this link to… Continue

Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on August 2, 2010 at 16:30 — 2 Comments


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Lewis and Matt Tramping

Lewis and Matt are two lads from Wanganui who have made their own website www.lewismatttramping.com all about their tramping and bushcraft exploits which heaps of good info and videos. They have also just joined our network so you can check out their profile.



Its great to see young kiwis getting stuck into the outdoors, and its pretty clear by… Continue

Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on August 1, 2010 at 9:12 — No Comments

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