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Good Blokes – Inia Raumati. Emergency doctor, hunter, wise chap.

We talk about bush first aid (and the reality of things), trauma what happens and working in it, the mischief blokes, young...

PracMed Stop The Bleed Course

Hopefully, by now, I have gotten across the importance of first aid training to all of you. This is not just for shooters or hunters, or parents (I had to hook some food out of my 4 years olds choaking face last night) - but everyone - knowing what to do is 'basic dude stuff' as Patrick McNamara would say.

Stay Home. Stay Safe.

It saddens me that I have to write articles like this. But, it also seems we still have some bull-headed individuals (and...

ROAD iD – emergency id for yourself, your loved ones.

Piece of mind means doing all you can to ensure, should the need arise, your kids will be safe, even when lost or separated from you. ROAD iD is a smart method of managing ICE (in case of emergency) details for yourself and your family.

Shooting Hearing Protection

What level of protection do I need? As much as you can get. To be blunt. Part of Firearms...
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A chat with Simon from Prac Med

You should know by now that I am big on being prepared to deal with the incidents that can occur - especially when talking hunting, and firearms. So anything I can do to promote what Simon is up to, I will.

Stop the Bleed. Prac Med’s IFAS Kit first look

So, should you, are someone near you have a major issue with losing a LOT of blood, do you have the resources on you to stop it?

Safety Glasses for Shooting

While hearing protection is a no-brainer when shooting on a range, more and more places are also requiring eye-protection. What should you be looking for in safety glasses for shooting?

9 Tips for Dealing with Buck Fever

Buck Fever is controllable - it's simply your brain forgetting what to do in the excitement and going on autopilot.

Custom Hearing Protection. Worth the money.

The Solution Previously, I have discussed why you should be protecting your ears and covered some of the pro's and con's of the different options...

Well the roar is nearly upon us

Well the roar is nearly upon us, so I reckon it’s a good time to bang the drum for safety again, but this time I want to share a few ideas that expand on the tired old refrain of ‘always positively identify your target beyond all doubt’.

Making tough decisions aka. Tramping with the shits

So when faced with the shits at the beginning of your tramp what should you do?

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 getting a firearms license in New Zealand. It's about making a commitment to maintain a high standard of firearms handling and safety at all times. One of the keys to this, is learning and reinforcing good habits when handling firearms.

Survival Kit vs. PLB

A friend brought up an interesting point when we were last out tramping.  There was a group of us and one guy had an...

Blisters. Suck.

Pure evil blisters which when they rupture can bring you to your knees in pain with a cry which will scare away any wildlife in a 3 km radius.

Hunter Safety During the Roar

It's the one time of year where a pile of testosterone fueled males chase around after another bunch of testosterone males in the bush.

Making Lemonade with my Knees.

I’m so annoyed at myself. I sustained my first sporting major injury while doing Round the Mountain – Ruapehu in January 2015.

Value your fingers? Wear gloves.

Fingers. They are great things. Why then, do many guys have this masochistic tendency to not protect them?

Warmth through Eating

Sleeping cold in the bush? Make sure you go to bed with a full belly.

Bush Bash – Off Track Navigation

Like any skill, off track navigation needs to be practised. If you don't, you start to forget basic concepts and you simply get slow and rusty.

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Good Blokes – Inia Raumati. Emergency doctor, hunter, wise chap.

We talk about bush first aid (and the reality of things), trauma what happens and working in it, the mischief blokes, young...

A chat with Nic from Sparrowhawk

Boris Vos, former Royal Netherland Marine, Sniper, Jungle Warfare and Combat Tracking Instructor, Leader Developer, Good Bloke.

A chat with Boris Vos – Lead Ranger

Boris Vos, former Royal Netherland Marine, Sniper, Jungle Warfare and Combat Tracking Instructor, Leader Developer, Good Bloke.

The 5-25 Z5 is NOT a long-range hunting scope. Kinda.

It makes sense - it's a 5-25 - surely that's a long-range scope! Well. Not really. You see, there is a really big gotchya with this scope.

Rebarreling the .308 – Proof Research and Custom Guns

I caught up with Greg from Custom Guns for a chat about a new build - we talk about all the choices in a 'semi' custom gun, Remington blueprinting, barrel lengths and more in a chat full of excellent advice.

A trip to the top of the Coromandel

To me, the true Coromandel is only reached once you have passed through, well, Coromandel - actually - even higher - with Colville (northernmost town of any note on the peninsula) representing a homecoming of sorts.

A chat with Chuck Rossi from Open Source Defence

I spoke to a few people about my upcoming interview, and the general response I got was ‘oh… who?’. Fair enough, I guess, this is a little bit of a tangential subject for me, as most people know me from talking specifically, and technically about long-range precision shooting.

The Tikka Strata in 300WSM – one gun to rule them all?

The Tikka T3X Superlite is a familiar firearm to many New Zealand Hunters. Take the 'standard' T3X, flute the barrel and you have the Superlite. I recently had a Strada to set up for a client and took the opportunity (with the client's permission of course) to have a bit of a play.

PracMed Stop The Bleed Course

Hopefully, by now, I have gotten across the importance of first aid training to all of you. This is not just for shooters or hunters, or parents (I had to hook some food out of my 4 years olds choaking face last night) - but everyone - knowing what to do is 'basic dude stuff' as Patrick McNamara would say.
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