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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.

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.

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. 😉 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...

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...
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The Beard is gone. Long live the Beard.

I had decided to do this a couple of weeks ago, for a variety of reasons, and, last Sunday I entered the...

UF Pro P-40 TACTICAL SHORTS

Yes. Tactical shorts. Shorts that are tactical. The UF Pro P-40 TACTICAL SHORTS. 😀

Hunters Element Huxley Shirt

The Huxley is made from organic natural materials. When it’s finally covered in stains and full of holes and rips, don’t throw it in the bin; Just remove the label and chuck it in the compost. The buttons are even biodegradable wood.

Halal Hunting

Through my involvement with the Firearms Safety Training for the NZ Police, I am always reminded of the wide diversity of Firearms Owners and Hunters in New Zealand. Of particular interest to me, has been the feasibility and details surrounding Halal Hunting - what is permissible - what is achievable for Muslims wanting to hunt their own meat in Aoteroa.

Eating at Pasture: New Zealand’s restaurant of the year.

I do find it interesting that this year, Pasture came first, and Cazador the runner up - truly cementing this notion of...

The Performance and Expedition Ranges from Radix

What exactly is the difference between the two ranges and which one do I go for?

Raglan via the back roads!

It was time to head away on another mini-adventure. While not necessarily looking for narly trails, I did want to at least get off tar-seal. So, after a bit of research online, I decided on a trip down to Raglan via Port Waikato.

A trip to Hot Water Beach in the Defender

Two of my oldest and very best friends have long worked at holiday camps. Previously the Parkiri Beach Holiday Camp, and more previously, the Hot Water Beach Top 10 Holiday Park. For many, many years I have tried to regularly escape Auckland out to see them, and in the last few, the girls have been coming along as well.

Simple Blue Cheese Sauce (awesome on steak!)

Delicious, and good for inducing cheese sweats.

Precision Nutrition for Hunters and Shooters

First of all - I have to say, I am not a nutritional expert, nor qualified to dispense nutritional advice. Consult an expert, etc, etc, etc...

Hardcore Hardware’s Tac Pen

They had me with.. "we have incorporated a pointed tip for sensitive investigative work"

Making Better Stovetop Espresso

Life isn't all about guns, there is coffee as well. I recently learnt a couple of things I would like to share with you. You might like to try them out as well.

Chilli & Lime Jerky (or Biltong?)

Jerky? Biltong? Yummy either way.

Smoked Roast Chicken on a Weber Smokey Joe BBQ

The Grill Grilling up a good feed on a bbq is one of the most satisfying things in life.  It tastes that much better when...

A couple of reviews for our LRS-L1 Shooting Course

A couple of reviews have come in for our recent Long Range Shooting - Level 1 Fundamentals Course. Through conversations both online and at the range,...

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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.

Backcountry Hut Etiquette for Hunters and Trampers

While the ultimate, of course, is having a remote bivy (small hut) to just yourself and your mates, for some of the more accessible and bigger huts, there is a very good chance you are going to be sharing a hut with other trampers and hunters. As ambassadors for tramping, hunting, and just being nice human beings, there are some basic principles we should all be applying A lot of this comes down to one simple principle - consideration for others. Consideration for others is the simplest and best guide for co-inhabiting a hut. It is not a bad starting point for humanity either. This article puts forward some simple considerations and pointers for the next time you find yourself in a shared hut.
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