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    Adventure and travel books

    I do love a good read, even though I'm dyslexic. If it wasn't for my Dad and getting me stuck into a few Wilbur Smith books I would probably not be much good at it.
    Anyway I thought I would start this thread as for those of you that do like a good read.
    Some of these I'm sure you can get on Kindle/E-readers and some you will have to get the old fashioned way, that is cut down a tree and make paper
    If you want to post please try to add what the book is about and why you like it.

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    This book to me is a nice read and a walk I'd love to do. It's rather sad as it talks about the old Kenya but historically a book that will keep you interested in what's happened to a nation and its game animal.
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    Hanes Wessels " A handful of hard Men the SAS battle for Rhodesia"
    Really good read this also filled with a lot of good behind the scenes politics on the how and why!
    The opening few pages written on the Kremlin and Harold Wilson government I found especially interesting!
    Also that he wanted the British SAS to put down the Rhodesia government......the rest of the book is very well written and thought provoking.
    Well worth the read
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    Bruce VanBuskirk "The last Safari a season of discovery in Zimbabwe"
    Another good book easy to read and quite resent 2001 story is a guy who spends a season helping guide hunts in Zimbabwe.
    Quite good for those who ever dreamed of hunting Africa.
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    Now this book you all should read!

    Lost in the Wild
    Danger and Survival in the North woods by "Cary J Griffin

    Basically two story's of guys that get lost. They survive but it's how they do it and the little mistakes that they make in getting lost that I found so relevant in regards to how we hunt in NZ. Just those little things that at the end of the day lost these guys but also saved them. One had experience one not much. I think you'll like it.
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    I was given a copy (my wife's grandfather's actually), by her Aunt, earlier this year.
    "A Good Keen Man" - Barry Crump - 1st edition, in original cover.
    Really enjoyed it - stories of his first fumbling attempts at culling, some co-workers who didn't work out (or did), dogs and weather.
    A few of the areas he culled, turn up on the 'Magazine' forum, with stories by current forum members.
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    When I first brought this I laughed so hard I cried
    A great read how one man can get up to so much fun loving trouble and then print it is brilliant.

    Also a nice read is this
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    Charlie’s other two books just to prove he’s still got what it takes to laugh at himself.
    Story’s of cut bush strips and talking dogs, split wetsuits and cold nuts
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    Guys who have read this will agree it’s a classic nz hunting book.
    The pics of the lamb killers with tusks that grew a full circle and back into the jaw
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    Have always been interested in our history



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