I found your vid on extracting muka after hours and hours of searching thru vast screeds of stuff online about harakeke and muka. Wow, what a relief to finally see such a straight-forward and easily comprehensible video that showed me exactly what I needed to know!
I am a carver who loves fishing and am currently working on a pa kahawai carved from driftwood inlaid with paua for the shank and a bone barb. I'm nearly finished the barb and needed to figure out how to bind the parts together so I searched... and searched.. and searched for info on how to make muka line and cordage. Well now, thanks to you, I am one step closer to finishing my pa kahawai fishing kit!
HiS Ryan, thanks for your invite to be involved, my background is as follows. Most of my working life has been as a professional seaman. I Have been doing leatherwork for about 40 years and also specialise in ropework and rigging. I have access to leather and cordage of all different types and construction and may be of some assistance to your other members. Looking forward to hearing from you. Regards Mike Knight
Thanks for the invite. Relatively new in country and still finding my feet. Great that there are people like you able to do this sort of thing, most folk who know me back in blighty agree electrotrickery is not my strong point but will make effort to learn to navigate site and also get involved, over here, in the bushcraft scene as I find out what and where things are happening and make new friends on and of the trail.
Hi Ryan. Great site mate. Thanks for all the work you are doing here mate. I was reading one of your entries with pictures of a short trip you did to the Hanua Ranges. Can you recommend any good areas to do an overnighter that allows small camp fires? I am looking to do an overnighter on labour weekend. Hope you can help. Thanks Ryan, Dave
Thanks for the welcome. I've been an outdoor instructor for about 12 years now. Recently been looking at a lot more survival and primitive skills stuff to add to the bushcraft program we are running. I was stoked to see you guys were trying to have get togethers to share this sort of info and will definitely be a starter for the next one.
Next month I am sharing some ideas on bushcraft at the NZOIA symposium and will mention your great site.
G'day Ryan thanks for the warm welcome, loving the site, looking forward to using all the site has to offer and meeting like minded people. Perfect timing to find your site I am about spend some $ on bushcraft kit for my upcoming birthday... I collect knives so have a few already, but I am a sucker for a nice blade (much to my wife's dismay)!
Hi Ryan - thanks for the welcome. Great site and really looking forward to being a part of it. Living in lyttelton after moving from Ireland so keen to hook up with any natives for the local knowledge, skills and locations