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The Hunters Element Vertical Pack

Strapped onto the back of the Stone Glacier Sky Talus 6900 (way overkill, but I wanted to take it for a walk) pack, I...

Summer Clothing Kit

I will happily admit that I like nice things. Additionally, I prefer quality of quantity (and variety) - I would prefer to have one, well made, well thought out item that nails everything I need to do, rather than multiple items that are all very good, but have one niggly weakness here and there.

The First Lite Wick Hoody – a sun shirt for shooting in.

I have had several people in my family have melanomas cut out of their bodies - and - given that I get a decent...

My current choices in Hunting Clothing

Table Of ContentsThe never-ending quest...It all began with...RidgelineChinese MadeWaterproofsEnter Merino and DownThe newcomers...Hunters Element and Digital CamoBush Buck, Game Gear, etcInternational OptionsVRTBR - Nordic...

GPS options for trail running and, well, anyone.

Table Of ContentsTwo is one and one is none.My existing systemThings I don't use anymoreSpeed solutionsOne IssueWhat I would doDo I have to buy...

GME handhelds – a quick into to my new radios.

You would hope, if you have any interest in CB Radio, UHF Radio, 4WD Radios, whatever (no, that isn't actually keyword stuffing, I just...

BushBuck Bino Chest Pack – and thoughts on chest packs in general

I guess there isn't a huge amount to say about this one that isn't already included in the video! I have been keen to try...

5.11 AMP pack

You may have already seen my review/talk about the Molle Belt Rig I have switched over too. I mentioned the idea of a lightweight...

The Svord Santoku

The Santoku style knife has become rather popular in the last few years - it's almost safe to say it is the hipster hunter knife of choice. ๐Ÿ˜‰ So, what is the Santoku knife, what benefit (if any) does it provide, and why should you consider picking up one of the phenomenal Svord made ones?

An interview with Mike Rudling – the founder of Radix Nutrition

I have had the pleasure of speaking to Mike Rudling from Radix a few times now, and his level of focus has always left...

Power Breakfasts – two options from Radix Nutrition

Radix Nutrition provides a variety of options - and sometimes it can be a little challenge to figure out which one to get. Simply put,...

UF Pro P-40 TACTICAL SHORTS

Yes. Tactical shorts. Shorts that are tactical. The UF Pro P-40 TACTICAL SHORTS. ๐Ÿ˜€

Hunters Element Huxley Shirt

The Huxley is made from organic natural materials. When itโ€™s finally covered in stains and full of holes and rips, donโ€™t throw it in the bin; Just remove the label and chuck it in the compost. The buttons are even biodegradable wood.

Cleaning down – my jackets and duvet.

Down is something I always get a little nervous before washing - in fact, it's something I tend to avoid until I have too....

Spoilt for choice – the Leatherman Signal vs Leatherman MUT

One of the 'disadvantages' of working in a store surrounded by gear is you get spoilt for choice. So, I figured I might as well take advantage of things and do some quick comparisons.

The Beginner’s Primer on Rain Gear

Our unique requirements I feel I should start this article by highlighting how hunting in NZ is a little different to many parts of the...

MacPac Supernova Hooded Down Jacket – Long Term Review

Buy Once, Cry Once. This would have to be one of my favourite pieces of clothing. I don't actually own much, and subscribe to the...

Shooting Hearing Protection

What level of protection do I need? As much as you can get. To be blunt. Part of Firearms Safety is also wearing appropriate PPE ((personal protective...

A spotting scope for both sports and observation (the Swarovski STR80)

The Swarovski STR80 - phenomenal glass, and a reticle.

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