Ryan Johnson-Hunt's Blog – July 2010 Archive (6)

Armyshop.co.nz Bushcraft Prizepack (CLOSED)

Congratulations to Mike McGavin whose name was drawn, he wins the Bushcraft Prizepack! Well done Mike I'm sure this gear will be put to good use with all your adventures.

Also congratulations to Nancy who wins a prize for the…

Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on July 21, 2010 at 7:00 — No Comments

Realistic Wilderness Survival, Staying Alive in the Real World

Written by Tim Smith from Jack Mountain Bushcraft

Survival is not dying. Wilderness survival is not dying in the wilderness. The simple fact that one is in the bush does not mean that rationally solving the problems associated with survival must now entail enormous, overpriced knives, combat-style clothing, and a mindset derived from exposure to countless Hollywood-style…


Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on July 19, 2010 at 19:40 — 1 Comment

Outing: A Day in Hunua

Just returned from a great day in my favourite local pine forest. Heres a google map if you are interested in visiting it yourself. The forecast was for showers in the afternoon so I set out early. I love this forest as there is room to walk around and explore (unlike most native forests) and… Continue

Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on July 17, 2010 at 18:30 — No Comments

Win a Great Prize Pack with our Tutorial Competition (CLOSED)

---This competition has ended, the winner was John Swarbrick for his tutorial How to enjoy a Steak and Kumara dinner in the bush. Congratulations John!----

With the nationwide launch of the network coming up on the… Continue

Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on July 14, 2010 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Swanndri Modifications

I finally splashed out and bought a swanndri off trademe that actually fits me (the ones I have are a little tight) and is a plain dark green. It will arrive in a few days, looking forward to trying it out.

In the meantime I am trying to research way to reproof them. Straight from the shop they are great at shedding water, the effect seems to wear off over a few years. The…

Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on July 7, 2010 at 17:01 — 2 Comments

Traditional Plant Use By Maori

Recently I stumbled across this little gem, which is a great resource for NZ bushcraft. A section of the website Eske-Style (yes that's its name) is entirely devoted to traditional plant use by Maori. Just like anything, it may not be wise to base everything on one source so make sure to research from multiple reputable sources,… Continue

Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on July 6, 2010 at 7:52 — 6 Comments

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