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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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Dave commented on Simon's blog post Bushcraft gathering or moot
"Great idea Simon. Seems a bit of a hard thing to pull in the numbers here in NZ but I would be very interested. "
Jun 24

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Dave replied to Thomas Robin Hume's discussion bussshcraft to me means
"Cool discussion topic Rob. To me it means self reliance, thinking outside the box and tuning into reality."
Apr 15

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Dave commented on Zebedy's photo
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"Cool bro. What's for dinner?"
Apr 15

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Zebedy commented on Dave's blog post Six Hours On A Sunday:
"Thanks Dave, I'm hopefully planning to do an overnighter or two on/around mt Pirongia during my school holidays. I'll have pics of my project up probably tomorrow afternoon."
Apr 5

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Dave commented on Dave's blog post Six Hours On A Sunday:
"Hi Zebedy. Thanks mate. A good area in the Waikato is around Mt Pirongia. Mt Pirongia has quite a few walks and entrances around it to park up. After only a short walk along some of the tracks you can go off track and find some pretty stunning and…"
Apr 4

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Zebedy commented on Dave's blog post Six Hours On A Sunday:
"Hey Dave, Thanks for sharing your adventure! If you don't mind, what bush were you in? I need to get back in the bush a practice my skills as well, hoping to do that soon. I've been working a few projects around home, working on one now as…"
Apr 3

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Six Hours On A Sunday:

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 counted fourteen…See More
Apr 2

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Dave commented on Jonathan Acton's blog post No Title
"Cool photo. I see what looks like a hand made bow saw in the back ground."
Feb 28

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Dave commented on Zebedy's blog post Bushcraft Gold! (Fatwood)
"Awesome. Thanks bro. I have just put together a tinder bag (containing natural and artificial). I want to add some fat wood to it.  I will be on the look out now."
Jan 14

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Dave commented on Zebedy's blog post Macpac Firesteel Review
"Thanks for the review Zebedy. Which do you reckon gave the best (more or hotter) sparks? Mac Pac or Light My Fire?"
Jan 14

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Roy Hutchins commented on Dave's event 'Navigation Practice and Day Outdoors'
"I will bring back some photos and put them up"
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Dave commented on Dave's event 'Navigation Practice and Day Outdoors'
"That is sounding pretty good Roy. Have fun up North mate."
Jan 8

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Roy Hutchins commented on Dave's event 'Navigation Practice and Day Outdoors'
"Hi Dave will not be free until Feb going up north scouting out some new spots  I can use for survival camps , but will be keen to do it February "
Jan 5

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Dave commented on Dave's event 'Navigation Practice and Day Outdoors'
"Hi Roy and all others interested in the Navigation Practice.  I think it may be best to cancel the Navigation Practice due to the current weather conditions which are expected to continue to late morning tomorrow.  Even if the weather…"
Jan 5

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Dave commented on Dave's event 'Navigation Practice and Day Outdoors'
"Hi Roy and others interested in the Navigation Practice. I can lock down the date as this Saturday 6th Jan.  TIME 10am LOCATION The Rock Quarry, Old Mountain Road, Waitetuna. Waikato. Thanks very much for the interest guys. See you there. Dave"
Jan 4

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

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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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Woodcraft And Camping. A book by Nessmuk

Posted on October 28, 2017 at 12:30 1 Comment

If you are interested in camping and bushcraft the way our forefathers used to do it then you will love this book!

George Sears (Nessmuk) had this book published in 1920 but in it he relates his experience and expertise from trips into the wilds of the USA as far back as the 1800s.

It is written in an old english style that connects you with his time and the way people used to think and communicate back then. Nessmuk not only shares his thoughts on the times he lived in but…

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Best Campfire Comp

Posted on August 25, 2017 at 0:38 2 Comments

Labour weekend. Camped by a creek in the Puhoi bush. About to chow down on my favourite canned cuisine. This awesome meal was followed by a sleepless night on incredibly hard ground. One week later, when my back pain finally subsided, I went hunting for a hammock. …

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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,
Tohunga
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,
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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,
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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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