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Making Lemonade with my Knees.

Iā€™m so annoyed at myself. I sustained my first sporting major injury while doing Round the Mountain ā€“ 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.

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.

Staying hydrated while in the bush

Water. It's one of those things you really like to have with you in the bush. But how much do you need?

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.

HUNTS Navigation Course

As part of the Deer Stalkers Hunts Course I recently spent the day in the Karamatura Park finding my way around.
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Making Lemonade with my Knees.

Iā€™m so annoyed at myself. I sustained my first sporting major injury while doing Round the Mountain ā€“ 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.

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.

Staying hydrated while in the bush

Water. It's one of those things you really like to have with you in the bush. But how much do you need?

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.

HUNTS Navigation Course

As part of the Deer Stalkers Hunts Course I recently spent the day in the Karamatura Park finding my way around.
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