The week that was…

Well, that was another busy week and weekend! NZ's 1st Beard and Moustache Competition, followed by 2 days of crawling in the mud on a Tracking Course.

The Latest

  • Timney Trigger Installation – Rem 700

    Timney Trigger Installation – Rem 700

    Timney Trigger Installation
    As part of my ongoing 700SPS Rifle Accurising project, I knew from the outset that I was going to be replacing the trigger. Generally, the X-Mark Pro has had bad reviews – hell – […]

  • Friday Fade: Mister Freedom Denim

    Friday Fade: Mister Freedom Denim

    In pursuit of perfect Denim fade.
    So. I wore my last pair of jeans for close to four years, nearly every day, and only washed them twice. I am about start again.

    In October 2010 spend a week […]

  • Ardbeg 10 Year Old

    Ardbeg 10 Year Old

    The The Ardbeg 10 Year Old would be a good starting point. I would strongly suggest you try a peat monster at some point. It may not be your cup of tea, but it is certainly a unique aspect to Whiskey Culture that is worth checking out at least once.

  • OCW Part 3 and Tipton Action and Chamber Cleaning Kit

    OCW Part 3 and Tipton Action and Chamber Cleaning Kit

    Tipton Action and Chamber Cleaning Kit review - keep it clean!

  • Hunters Element Contour Pack Review

    Hunters Element Contour Pack Review

    The Hunters Element Contour Pack - just the right size, full of features, nice and cool on the back.

Outdoors Education

Gear Evaluation

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Hammock Camping

Hammock Camping can be a nice alternative to sleeping on the ground.


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Shooting Units: Ballistic Coefficient (BC)

At some point, you have probably heard the term Ballistic Coefficient. People on ranges love to compare and argue about what bullet have a better BC. But what does it actually mean?

Beards, Glorious Beards.

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The Hipster Beard.

Ah. So it seems that I don't have a Hipster Beard. Maybe more mountain man? Maybe just modern man?

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Peak Beard: My thoughts

What is peak beard? Have we reached it? How many guys really care if George Clooney has shaved his off?

From the Archives

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Beard Oil or Food? What’s the difference?

I get asked this question a bit - what should I get? The Beard Oil or the Beard Food? So I thought I would put together a brief article to highlight some of the differences.

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Mythbusting – Alcohol can keep you warm.

I enjoy taking a little tipple of my favorite whiskey out with me when I go bush. Many people do. However, it's important to understand the actual effects that ingesting alcohol is going to have on the body. It's not necessarily what you think.

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Re-Waterproofing your gear

It's seem to be a common though incorrect belief, that once you have purchased your new hi-tech waterproof but breathable modern feat of wonder jacket, that you don't need to do anything else with it.

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Suppressor storage: on or off?

Received my newer suppressed rifle back, one of the first questions that sprang to mind was suppressor storage - or off?

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Lemons in the Bush – a lesson in safety.

I am typing this post with one hand. Its taking a lot longer than it should and really, is a right pain in the arse. I feel like a total numpty at the moment and it's completely my own fault.

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Dealing with Buck Fever

Buck Fever is not so good when you are holding a loaded rifle, and potentially about to aim and shot at a target.

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The rule of three – Survival Priorities

While it's important to have the proper equipment on you when the need arises, it's even more important to know how this equipment fits within the Survival Priorities that arise in a survival situation.

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Personal Locator Beacons

A PLB is a piece of electronics that is designed specifically to be a dedicated device of last resort to be used when all other avenues have been exhausted.