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Crispy Bacon – the quest continues

Like many blokes, I like eating bacon. Lots of it. Lots of different ways.

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The Camping Coffee Conundrum.

The Camping Coffee Conundrum. Finding the perfect brew.

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Ten ways to support The Bloke in 2016

We need your support. It's what motivates me to keep writing and sharing!

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The Camping Coffee Conundrum.

The Camping Coffee Conundrum. Finding the perfect brew.

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Yale Gun Safe

So, assuming you are already on the same page as me regarding firearm security (start by reading my article on complacency) you might be considering put your rifles in a safe. Here is a really good option for you.

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Hunters Element Boundary Pack

It's a long road finding the perfect pack. The Hunters Element Boundary Pack is certainly close. But does it tick all the boxes?

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The Garmin Fenix 3

The Tactix I previously had comes across as the first generation, this, a refined second (or third, I guess). Regardless of whether the Tactix was faulty, the Fenix 3 has features and ergonomics that leave the Tactix for dead.

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Ridgeline Deluge Anorak

A light weight anorak with great waterproof and breathability ratings. Throw your Deluge Anorak in bottom of your pack in case you’re caught in an unexpected downpour.

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'Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.' - John Dewey
Ten ways to support The Bloke in 2016

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Adequate, Ample, or Addiction?

This is my Dad’s gun collection.  I refer to it as his arsenal.  He is adamant each and every firearm has a purpose and he needs to own all 13. 

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Hennie 1 Red deer 0

My first hunt in New Zealand. Let’s say I was only shooting buck in Africa nothing compare to this type of hunting. Natali and I arrived late Friday night. Saturday

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Firearms Safety – forming better gun handling habits.

Firearms Safety isn’t just about knowing the 7 Basic Rules of Firearms Safety, nor is it about remembering just enough to pass the multi-choice questionnaire that is a requirement of

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Sheep Slaughter Course

Our first Sheep Slaughter course - another great day!

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Balnagown Hunting
The home of Fallow Deer hunting in Auckland.

Balnagown Hunting is 45 mins of Auckland CBD. Experience Fallow Deer hunting amongst mature bush, pine trees, streams, gullies and hills.

 

Want to book your next hunting trip at Balnagown Hunting? Thinking about a unique family getaway or corporate function?  Contact Us to find out more details and to book.

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Sheep Slaughter Course

Our first Sheep Slaughter course - another great day!

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Deer Processing Course – November

Another great course! Many thanks to all the folk's who came along, Callum and Josh from Country Meat Processors, and of course, Richard from Balnagown Hunting.

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Venison Tataki

Tataki could be considered the Japanese equivalent of Carpaccio - essentially, seared meat served 'raw'.

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Crispy Bacon – the quest continues

Like many blokes, I like eating bacon. Lots of it. Lots of different ways.

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Venison Tataki

Tataki could be considered the Japanese equivalent of Carpaccio - essentially, seared meat served 'raw'.

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Venison Leg, Five Ways.

Making the most of meat. I guess it’s a dangerous assumption – just because someone is a hunter, knows how to kill, process and cut up an animal, doesn’t mean

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How to chill your beer. Fast.

It's Friday afternoon, you have just got home from work, ready to open up a beer and celebrate the end of the week. There isn't any cold beer. Fail time.

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Ande Whall Buffalo Jeans

It was an obvious choice to try and hunt down a NZ made pair of Jeans. Luckily, we have one of the best right here in little ol' NZ. Ande Whall!

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