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Started this discussion. Last reply by Talbert de Jong Jun 20, 2011. 2 Replies

Does anyone know if there is a agent or manufacturer in NZ who sell or make tramping type, 2 or 3 man Tipi's. They seem very popular in Europe, mainly because you have room to stand and you can in…Continue

 

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What part of the country are you based?
Nelson Region
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nelson
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Firecraft, Shelter building, Survival skills, Crafts, Plant identification, Tramping

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At 21:47 on January 5, 2012,
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Ryan Johnson-Hunt
said…

Trying to get a workshop together in otago, check it out

http://bushcraft.org.nz/forum/topics/workshop-in-otago

At 12:22 on July 11, 2011,
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Stephen Coote
said…
Sorry to hear that you're a bit restricted Norm.   Hopefully you'll get better soon and that meanwhile you'll find some interesting things to think about.
No rush about the wood.
Maybe we could do a fire starting demo at the Suzuki showroom.
Thanks Norm.... catch you later.....   Stephen.
At 15:34 on July 10, 2011,
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Stephen Coote
said…

Hi Norm, I finally got around to starting the firemaking project today.   I couldn't find the bow drill kit that I thought I had.   I wrote about what I did here:

http://bushcraft.org.nz/forum/topics/bow-drill-friction-fire?id=5745113%3ATopic%3A519&page=2#comments

At 21:07 on June 26, 2011,
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Stephen Coote
said…
Cheers Norm !  I have had success using kaikomako and mahoe.   I've also created glowing coals using kawakawa for the drill and mahoe for the base.   It was a real thrill the first time I did it.   I'd now like to master the hand drill technique.   There are guys that have made a glowing coal in much less than a minute with a hand drill.   Maybe we should try your wood.   I guess we'd have to have some sort of a bow and a bearing socket.   I will see what I've got tucked away in the shed.
At 20:26 on June 19, 2011,
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Stephen Coote
said…

I bought my Tramontina from Robin Exports....   their core business seems to be supplying goods to the Pacific Islands.    Here's the link:

http://www.robinexports.co.nz/

At 21:29 on June 15, 2011,
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Stephen Coote
said…
I like Cold Steel... even if I am being sucked in by the hype. I have a Bushman with the hollow handle, a Finn Bear and a Medium Voyager folder. I'd like a Bushman folder to play with, and I've long been fascinated with the big Trailmaster bowie but I bet I wouldn't carry it much once the novelty wore off.

I have a 10" Tramontina machete which is amazing. I imagine it would be lighter than the Trailmaster and it only cost about ten bucks. I've used it to split carcases down through the backbone by batoning it with a bit of firewood and the edge doesn't seem to mind it at all.

But I must check out the Long Hunter. I don't need another knife at all, but I love them and it is exciting waiting for it in the post.
At 17:15 on June 15, 2011,
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Stephen Coote
said…
That's no good Norm.   If you're like me you probably spend some of your 'indoors' time looking at interesting stuff on the 'net.   Or thinking about a new knife you really need.
At 21:09 on June 14, 2011,
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Stephen Coote
said…

Well Norm...... fancy meeting you here.

I haven't been doing much that is bushcrafty lately... except for making a couple of cage traps to try to catch some rabbits on a neighbor's place.

 

I'm still loving my Suzuki thanks.   Best wishes.... Coote

At 0:31 on June 13, 2011,
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Ryan Johnson-Hunt
said…

Hi Norm welcome to bushcraftnz. Feel free to have a look around the forums and blogs, we have an introductions section if you were interested. Let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers

 
 
 

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