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Hello and welcome to The Bloke!

I am addicted to learning. Maybe it’s a form of stimulation addiction – maybe I just can’t sit still for long – but whatever the reason – I am at my most content when I am learning about something new – and – I have found over the years that one of the best ways for me to retain this information is to document it and put it up for others to learn from as well!

My name is Kerry, and I have a varied background, from working in the trades, through to Home and Pro-Audio and then finding myself somewhat deep into the outdoors and firearms industry in the last couple of years. I have run recording and mastering studios in the past, done the sound for nightclubs, taken people for weekend excursions in the bush, run hunting education courses and these days set up firearms for people and consult in firearms safety and operational systems. I am also one of the Mountain Safety Council Firearms Licencing Course instructors. I write articles for Rod and Rifle Magazine, and you can also find my work on all manner of hunting and outdoors websites around the net.

I run several sites these days – thebloke.co.nzprecisionshooter.co.nzgunsafe.co.nz – all in some way focused in education and safety.

This website is a collection of what I have learnt over the last couple of years, mainly focusing on the outdoors and hunting, but with food, drink and all sorts of other things wound in there as well.

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