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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...

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?

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.

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.
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The Bushnell Forge 15×56 – all the magnification you need?

To be fair, I haven't really had to grind behind a spotting scope yet, but I can imagine,...

The Bushnell Forge – 4.5-27X50

The folks over at AMPRO sent me down a couple of the higher end Bushnell long-range scopes to check out. Sadly, life has a way of getting in the way sometimes, so I only really had enough time to play with one of them - the Bushnell Forge - 4.5-27x50.

The ARB 4×4 Track Pack

I liked the idea of externally storing the smelly stuff. In addition, the ARB design gives you a few extra pockets for storing stuff that you often need when working on or around the outside of the truck. In my case, the obligatory Morley's on one side, some rubbish bags and window wiper fluid on the other, and a couple of levelling blocks in the side.

MacPac Supernova Hooded Down Jacket – Long Term Review

Buy Once, Cry Once. This would have to be one of my favourite pieces of...

The Swarovski dS – Scope, rangefinder, ballistic solver.

It's the pinnacle (price wise at least) of 'smart' optics. But does the price of the Swarovski dS really equate to value? Like many things premium, it's a yes, no, yes, kinda answer.

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?

The Vortex Optics Razor HD AMG 6-24×50 Riflescope Review

The Vortex AMG is their first 'all American made' rifle scope. A great piece of glass, and well worthy of consideration for a crossover style rifle.

Nikon P900 Camera – phenomenal, for the money.

A handheld camera with an 83x zoom built in? Yes. That appeals. But can it live up to the hype?

The Burris XTR II 5-25x50mm Riflescope

If you want to shoot long range, accurately - a good scope is a requirement. Something that is optically sound, reliable, repeatable and good for field use. The Burris ticks all the boxes there.

The VRTBR T2 Base Layer – modern thermals.

First, starting from the inside out, the next to skin thermal layer - designated the T2 Base Layer in the VRTBR system.

Tier One Scope Mounts

Not much point having great optics and cheap mounting. A real case of buy once, cry once. The Tier One Monomount (also known as the Unimount).

The Stone Glacier R3 3300

By now, you will have likely realised I am as much about systems and workflows as I am about products themselves. Certain products lean themselves towards practical use, the mesh with my way of thinking and working - the Stone Glacier R2 330 is one such product.

Vortex Diamondback Tactical 4-12×40

Exposed tactical turrets, solid build, nice optics, good price. What's not to like about it?

The Burris XTR II Riflescope 5-25x50mm – a quick overview

 The guys at Berretta NZ recently lent me a Burris XTR Riflescope to have a look at.

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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,...

Overview – Ballistics ARC

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

BushBuck Bino Chest Pack – and thoughts on chest packs in general

I guess there isn't a huge amount to say about this one that isn't already included in the...

Win a 5-year subscription to The Bloke!

So - it's pointless me making all this content for you guys to read and learn from is no-one gets to read...

Hello from here in metric land. Weaponised Math (with an s, not z).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjnSVOu_yXk By now, you have likely heard of weaponized math. Marc Taylor wrote this article outlining a...

What is the best gun for city folk getting into hunting?

I get to shoot a large variety of rifles - different calibres, brands, stocks, suppressors and more. Each has its own benefits...

Range Estimation basics for hunters and shooters

Shorter distances, bush hunting under 100 meters, maybe in a pinch out to 200, you can utilise systems like Maximum Point Blank...

Junior Rangers – getting the kids out of the house.

Lockdown again. Only level 3 for the moment, but it suddenly dawns on you that you and the kids haven't actually left...

6mm Creedmoor Small Primer Peterson Brass

While I shoot a lot of factory ammo (mainly in clients rifles) for the comp gun, where I potentially will be shooting...

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...
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