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