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survival / bushcraft suppliers in NZ

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Oct 10, 2017. 2 Replies

Hi folks. I know of two Bushcraft/Survival supply stores in NZ. I am sure there are more. Can you respond with information about any you may know of?Here are the two I know of;…Continue

kaimanawa trip

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dec 30, 2012. 4 Replies

Hi there. I thought I would share some photos and a bit about my kit from our Oct 2012 Kaimanawa trip. Thanks for a great web site guys. Please comment or reply with ideas or thoughts. DaveAs you can…Continue

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New Bushcraft Series From One Of The Best

Hi all. There is a new Youtube series on Beginning Woodscraft. It is called Woodscraft 101. The series is by a bushcrafter/woodsman from way back, Blackie Thomas. Blackie has been hunting and bushcrafting in the forests of the Southern USA, since he was a kid.This series is focused mainly on the beginner but he always has great learning for anyone. If you are trying to sift through the mountain of different information, options and opinions on what to buy and what to do, then this series will…See More
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How To Find Wild Foods In NZ Bush

Hi everyone.  If you are interested in learning some wild bush foods and medicines; how to find and identify them, what parts are edible and when to eat them, then please check out the series I have been doing on my Youtube channel. The Playlists will have all of them so far.  Right now is the season for Kiekie Fruit to be eaten. Kiekie is easily spotted and is all over NZ, so it is well worth looking in your local area. Its fruit is quite palatable. If you are interested in tips for finding it…See More
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Dave commented on Dave's blog post Budget Bushcraft
"These Bacho 2444 knives are still around if anyone is looking. Farmlands Stores sell them. I think you can order online from them and have it couriered direct. I bought a couple from Farmlands Pukekohe earlier this year. They were on sale for NINE…"
Jun 22

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Firecraft, Tracking, Navigation skills, Shelter building, Survival skills, Plant identification, Hunting/trapping, Tramping

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New Bushcraft Series From One Of The Best

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 20:30 0 Comments

Hi all. There is a new Youtube series on Beginning Woodscraft. It is called Woodscraft 101. 

The series is by a bushcrafter/woodsman from way back, Blackie Thomas. Blackie has been hunting and bushcrafting in the forests of the Southern USA, since he was a kid.

This series is focused mainly on the beginner but he always has great learning for anyone. If you are trying to sift through the mountain of different information, options and opinions on what to buy and what to do, then…

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How To Find Wild Foods In NZ Bush

Posted on June 22, 2019 at 15:00 3 Comments

Hi everyone. 

 If you are interested in learning some wild bush foods and medicines; how to find and identify them, what parts are edible and when to eat them, then please check out the series I have been doing on my Youtube channel. The Playlists will have all of them so far.

 Right now is the season for Kiekie Fruit to be eaten. Kiekie is easily spotted and is all over NZ, so it is well worth looking in your local area. Its fruit is quite…

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Six Hours On A Sunday:

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 23:49 3 Comments

Six Hours On A Sunday: wild edibles, natural tinders, kit testing.

Easter Sunday morning. I got up later than I wanted which meant getting into the bush a lot later than I had planned.

 I got dressed, filled my canteen, grabbed some food, got me and my gear into the car and drove to where I had planned to go. It was already 10.30am when I headed into the bush. I came out at 4.30pm. I spent six hours under the canopy. Doesn’t sound like much time but I made the most of it. I…

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Navigation Practice

Posted on November 8, 2017 at 14:24 6 Comments

Hi yall. I live in Hamilton, Waikato and would be very interested in hooking up with others to learn and practice Navigation. I suck at it so I am hoping that a few others will suck less than me so I can learn and get skilled up. But anyone should come and we can teach ourselves if need be.

This would be a great time to meet up with others on this site, get in some outdoors time and experience, test out some of our kit (and our fire making skills for a hot brew during the breaks) . If…

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At 19:34 on November 22, 2017,
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David van Rooyen
said…

hello Dave. Yes, It's me. I hope you receive my reply to your comment. I find the BushcraftNZ website very confusing.

At 16:47 on October 20, 2017,
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Glen Vickery
said…

Thanks Dave, I am enjoying your youtube channel also.

At 5:22 on August 16, 2017,
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Kesate Iyasu
said…
Dave Brother, what ya been up to, where ya at, keen to do some stuff together, let me know, Chur RDB aka Kesate
At 18:26 on August 15, 2017,
Admin
Ryan Johnson-Hunt
said…
Cheers for the donation to BushcraftNZ operating coats Dave! Really appreciate it.
At 5:49 on December 1, 2015,
Shrafter
Kesate Iyasu
said…
Hey Dave. What are ya doing in a few weeks. Keen to come to the waikato for some bush time.
At 21:42 on May 8, 2013,
Shrafter
Raymond
said…

Hi Dave

Some how I must have missed that place in onehunga, I cant find that army surplus store. Can you please explain to me again where it is? or you can ring me on 021332585?

Kind regards

Raymond

At 21:57 on March 26, 2013,
Admin
Ryan Johnson-Hunt
said…
Hi Dave sounds like you have some people keen on the Outings like you were hoping. Keep them in the loop by commenting at the following link:
http://bushcraft.org.nz/group/auckland/forum/topics/regular-overnight-trips-in-the-auckland-area?commentId=5745113%3AComment%3A33433&xg_source=msg_com_gr_forum
At 16:51 on October 1, 2012,
Newbie
Jelena Middleton
said…

Welcome to Bushcraft NZ, Dave!

 
 
 

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