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.
A great chat with Travis - founding member of the National Rifle League, and so much more!
You know, for a man all over social media, it's actually kinda hard to find out much about the man! I was looking for a decent BIO to include with this post but kinda came up short. Ah well. Bearded Viking Warrior who shoots rifles, really, really well... how does that sound?
I feel very privileged to be able to talk to this man. Frank is such a wealth of practical, realistic and just plain right information when it comes to Practical Rifle shooting. Never one to back down or follow trends (actually, he seems to create them), Frank is all about questioning everything, testing everything and applying everything to your shooting and your system.
While I was down at the recent Tarata Long Range Shoot, hosted by Gillice Practical Rifle Shooting - I caught up with Graeme - one of the founders of the Taranaki Long Range Shooters - originally a Facebook Group, and now growing into a fantastic shooting club.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?