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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 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,...

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 field...
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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 cut...

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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The Howa 1500 Short Action

I often get asked... I often get asked questions in regards to why I choose Howa rifles over other brands of firearms, and what I...

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...

An overview of an awesome Sako Carbonlight / Swaro Scope setup…

The Sako Carbonlight remains one of my favourite lightweight factory guns. It's build quality is phenomenal, its function sublime. While I get to setup and shoot a vast array of firearms, I am always happy to see a Sako turn up, because, with the right ammo, it is going to shoot! This 6.5 Creedmoor was no exception.

The Modern-Day Mauser:

I have long had a keen interest in military Mausers, so I was very keen to see how the modern offerings from the company...

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...

Heavy and slow or light and fast? The projectile (and ammo) conundrum: Part one – Stability.

What first got me seriously pondering this question was a setup session recently, with a couple of similar rifle that had the same issue....

Avoiding spoilt meat – some causes

There is a wide amount of reasons meat gets spoiled in the field - ranging from a little gamey tasting to a rank rotten mess. However, good handling and processing practices for animals goes a long way, gets the most out of the kill and pays the respect due for taking an animals life. Take your time, do it right, enjoy the results.

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...

Overview – Ballistics ARC

Ballistics ARC is a ballistic solver - you put in your firearm information, and it outputs the amount you need to dial your scope...
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