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    18 months of hunting

    Hi everyone.

    This idea has been brewing within my mind for a while now, and it's time to make stuff happen.

    For the next 18 months, I'll be living out of my car and hunting all across the Southern Alps, solo. I'll hunt for 5 days per week, and work for two (to afford petrol and food,and to manage my online presence).

    I'll be documenting everything weekly via video, photos, and written articles (informed by diary entries from the field) on my blog. Hopefully I can begin submitting stories to some magazines, but that'll come at a later date.

    The motivation behind this is that I don't quite know what I want to do in life, but I do know that hunting is a huge passion of mine, and so is writing, and I'd like to get as good at both as I possibly can. Hopefully I can inspire a few people along the way as well.


    I'm willing to go all out and completely immerse myself in it. Rain, snow or shine.

    I'll be uploading stuff re: planning my trips, and I'll of course begin putting up hunting material once I begin my adventure in mid march.

    Please follow me via website:THE SOLO HOBBIT - Home

    My facebook: https://www.facebook.com/solohobbit/

    I'll also update this thread as things progress.


    Your support is much appreciated!

    Regards,
    Arash
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    Should Clone this young man !!!
    Hope you get time to spread a bit of seed around the urban areas too
    Good luck dude - and "lets be careful out there"

    Sarvo
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    Awesome mate I look forward to this kicking off!
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    Well that's going to make a few folks jealous.... Good on ya!!

    If u decide to jump the ditch I came find a few evening to try get u onto a whiteail
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    Is there a way we can help a little financially? Paetron for videos kind of thing?
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    I was just thinking, when he wears out his 1st pair of boots - I would like to "donate" a pair of Meindl or Lowa - if Frodo will accept
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    Jealous as phuck.Go hard.
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    Nice challenge you have set yourself.

    What sort of work are you looking to do as you travel around ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    Nice challenge you have set yourself.

    What sort of work are you looking to do as you travel around ?
    Yea @Frodo hit me up mate I can hook you up a few days work no worries
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    I recon he might need a few roofs to dry out under, I'm sure you boys down there can probably accommodate
    Good luck to you and remember @Frodo they come in pints!
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    It's all fun and games till Darthvader comes along

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    Another bloody freedom camper
    @Frodo. If you find yourself straying around the top of the south, I can let you dry out and replenish for a while at mine.
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    Good on you.
    I hope you enjoy the adventure, 18 months will feel like an eternity.
    I am happy to offer you my assistance if I can.
    Last edited by ROKTOY; 17-02-2018 at 12:04 PM.
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    Great stuff, I am very envious. Your website look great.
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    Thanks so much for the kind words guys! It will really help motivate me when the going gets tough. B)

    Offers of free gear and donations: I wasn't expecting anything like that haha, and I'm stoked. In saying that, I'll try my best to get by on as little as possible and see how things work out. Perhaps, in the future, if this project really takes off, I'll consider donations - but for now I'm working as much as I can to save up a bit of $$ prior to the commencement of it all.

    I suppose part of the challenge will be to embrace the dirt bag lifestyle and suffer a little....it'll make my stories a little more entertaining.

    As far as work goes: currently I'm working on a farm in southland. Perhaps I can sort something out with them, but the plan is to devide the South Island in 3 sections, whereby i'll base myself in invercargill, Christchurch, and perhaps Nelson. It'll allow me to be close to the general region I'll be hunting, and not have to travel 100s of km to get to a spot, and then travel all the way back during nightfall to get to work at the end of my 5 days (while hungry, tired etc).

    So I'll look for some part time work (maybe general farm labour, fast food, or at a supermarket etc) in invercargill, Christchurch and Nelson.

    I'll begin my journey in Fiordland, and spend 6 months hunting there. I've already sorted out a place in Invercargill to wash hunting gear and take a warm shower etc.



    Cheers,
    Arash
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    I would add a fourth region.
    Westland .... a life's time of hunting there alone.
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