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Making a Canoe Paddle

Ryan recently asked me to get involved with a few contributions to the bushcrafts NZ blog site, which I am thrilled to do as bushcraft is something I have been learning for many years and am passionate about. I am not sure how often I will be able to contribute, but when something interesting crops up then I’ll be sure to write a few words. I…

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Added by Martin Hunter on May 30, 2010 at 19:06 — 1 Comment


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Tips On: Reconditioning a Bushknife

I started learning the craft of knife smithing a few years ago on the South Island with a visit to Ross Johnston, a craftsman knife maker near Nelson. He runs Blackbird Valley forge and makes knives in the traditional way using many good grades of carbon steel from reused car parts and saw blades amongst other things. What he can turn an old metal file into is something to behold, the care and skill in his work is wonderful. I had had a go at reconditioning a couple of…

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Added by Martin Hunter on May 30, 2010 at 18:00 — 2 Comments


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Bowsaw Tutorial

This is a tutorial on making a bow saw in the field. The advantages of this method if that you only have to take the blade with you, which is easily coiled inside a billy pot. When you get to your site you can construct a sturdy saw in about 20mins (with practice). If you decide to keep the pieces, next time it will only take you 2mins to put together. The benefits of a saw over an axe or machete are:

  • Safer -…
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Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on May 12, 2010 at 22:16 — 2 Comments


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Outing: Overnight Stay in Pine Forest

Had a great outing the other weekend. I returned to a ridge overlooking a valley where I had been before, but set up camp in a different place to try a new tarp configuration. I rigged up my main tarp (2.7m X 1.5 m) between two trees to form a sloping wall, then used my poncho to add a small roof as I was expecting heavy rain.…



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Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on February 10, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

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