October 2013 Blog Posts (3)

My Bedding. Sleeping Bags and Bivys

Hi Everyone. 

I thought I would put together some photos of the bedding I use in the bush and share some of what I have learnt. Please respond with any comments, suggestions and ideas you might have.

My current kit for bedding down is:

Katmandu Navigator 3 Season Down Sleeping Bag. Silk Liner. SOL Escape Bivy. Karmandu Self Inflating Mat. Plastic Tarp (for a ground sheet). NZ Army DPM Hootchie/Tent Fly (not shown). NZ Army Mosquito Net (not…


Added by Dave on October 13, 2013 at 0:00 — 10 Comments

Double Funnel Bamboo EEL TRAP

I finally finished my double funnel basket EEL TRAP that I've been working on throughout the year. It is made from (locally sourced) bamboo and flax (harakeke), I'm very keen to try it out as soon as the weather warms up and the water ways calm down.

The trap is about 80 cm in length and about 23 cm in diameter, each bamboo rod is around 1 cm in…


Added by Wing Szeto on October 12, 2013 at 16:30 — 3 Comments

My cutting tools and why I choose them

For heavy chopping, clearing bush etc I use a Tramontina Bolus style machete, its light, well balanced and at $25 I don't mind if it gets knocked about. It will throw sparks off its spine with a flint and is easy to pack out. I tend to use it primally if we are making a semi permanent bivvy, other wise it gets left at home. One cutting tool that is always with me is my Bahco folding saw it's light, easy to use and a safer option than either a machete or axe. Apart from processing fire wood I… Continue

Added by Neil Clarke on October 4, 2013 at 17:04 — No Comments

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