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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...

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...
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The Performance and Expedition Ranges from Radix

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

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...

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...

T-Bone Steaks

I have fallen for T-Bones recently. What isn't to like about them? They are great value for money, full of taste, and have a bonus feature - the Missus will generally not be able to finish all of hers so I get to eat one and a half T-bone steaks.

The Novice Deer Butcher: From Field to Plate

I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned over the past three years to assist me with the harvest of these triple chaps.

Crispy Bacon – the quest continues

Like many blokes, I like eating bacon. Lots of it. Lots of different ways.

Venison Leg, Five Ways.

Making the most of meat. I guess it's a dangerous assumption - just because someone is a hunter, knows how to kill, process and...

Connective Tissue

Slow cook tough cuts with some wine. We already know this. But are you interested to know why?

Why do we hang meat?

"I had really just committed a basic but common mistake..."

How to chill your beer. Fast.

It's Friday afternoon, you have just got home from work, ready to open up a beer and celebrate the end of the week. There isn't any cold beer. Fail time.

Homemade Venison Sausages

After taking my brother up to Balnagown to get his first Deer, I decided to 1, process it myself and 2, make some venison sausages.

Cooking Steak – quick and hot.

It's like watching paint dry. But meat.

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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.

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.

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...

Rolife Ferris Wheel – a DIY Music Box

One thing about the lockdown with kids - you get to play with toys more! With two little ones in the house, we have been looking for options to keep them engaged and busy. When my partner turned up with a couple of these I was intrigued.

A chat with Caylen Wojcik

Caylen Wojcik is a face that some of you will already know quite well. I first came across him...

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?

Lockdown project for kids: Crush cans with a bowl of water!

Being at home with the kids for the last couple of weeks has, to be fair, been a little bit of a...
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