December 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Cheap lightweight food!

I was in the taraua ranges the other day we we up to Powell hutt across to jumbo and then to antiwhakatu hut when we reached antiwhakatu hut I realized there was no gas (I guess I should of done my homework) as I didn't have my gas cooker so we had to light a fire by the hut. I just wanted to mention the food we had that night, at the supermarket you can buy potato flakes for about $2-50/3-50 we brought some of them and some dried peas,carrots and corn for about $3 and we also had I packet of… Continue

Added by Lachlan Jake Rogers on December 31, 2011 at 14:38 — No Comments

Bowering Resource Locations

Just a few questions i want to ask people here. What are the laws reguarding stave collection? Hoping to gather a few sapling staves while we go up north early in 2012. 

And particular locations people recommend?


Added by Sean on December 29, 2011 at 21:04 — 2 Comments

Walking Staffs

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?

Added by Scott Hamilton on December 23, 2011 at 21:00 — 3 Comments

Bushcraft instruction in New Zealand


There has been some discussion recently about bushcraft schools in New Zealand.I thought this might be an appropriate time to mention my school

As Ben Jordan stated,the most important thing about a bushcraft school is the background of the instructors

My background is well documented on that website

Basically i have been a teacher and outdoor instructor for many years…


Added by barnsey on December 21, 2011 at 22:55 — 1 Comment

Reply to Ben Jordan.

Hi, Ben. I am posting this in reply to your query as to my background, etc. I'd love to tell you that I was a bushman from way back, that my father used to take me hunting and camping every chance he got, and we had the times of our life. But that would be a complete lie. I have never been hunting, either pigs or deer. My sad loss. 

But I have been camping, in the Urewera when I was possum trapping, and in the Raukumara ranges, doing the same thing. I used to camp out in my back yard…


Added by Rania Marsh on December 8, 2011 at 23:27 — 5 Comments

Bushcraft and Survival School.

Hi, everyone. I was talking to a friend on facebook tonight about my dream of starting and running a Bushcraft and Survival School here in New Zealand.

This friend of mine gave me encouragement and told me to go for it, and to follow my dream.So, here we are, the first step on my Journey. I am asking everyone out there in the New Zealand Bushcraft community for advice, encouragement, and for whatever help you can offer me.

Here is a basic start to the what I want to head…


Added by Rania Marsh on December 8, 2011 at 2:41 — 3 Comments

catch up.

Here we go with round two. I had a whole lot of writing done, and was almost finished, when this damn page decided it was going to shut down all by itself! I hate it when that happens!


Now what was i saying? Oh yes, something about getting my pack sorted for summer.

This is depressing. I cant be bothered doing this again, yet I have to. (Crap).

OK. I think I was telling you all about what I was going to put into my pack. Something to do with Dave Canterbury's…


Added by Rania Marsh on December 1, 2011 at 21:35 — 2 Comments

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