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    nz bush craft

    any recommendations for a book on nz bush craft, something my kids use to experiment with shelter building lighting fires etc. be good to have a solid base to work off

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    I have one of these - good basic stuff
    https://shop.mountainsafety.org.nz/b...the-nz-bush--3
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    how to survive in the bush on the coast and in the mountains of NZ...A very old MSC book that is chocker block full of stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    how to survive in the bush on the coast and in the mountains of NZ...A very old MSC book that is chocker block full of stuff.
    I would like a copy of that.
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    if my memory serves me correctly it was written by a RAF pilot who crashed in remote country and walked out...realizing the need for manual for others to follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    how to survive in the bush on the coast and in the mountains of NZ...A very old MSC book that is chocker block full of stuff.
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    NZ Deerstalkers Assn used to run very good bushcraft weekends for junior members. Contact your local branch to see if they still do it, and if not, why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    how to survive in the bush on the coast and in the mountains of NZ...A very old MSC book that is chocker block full of stuff.
    Is that the old orange book? Have a copy somewhere as well, it's about 30yrs old and well worn now.
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    yip the one shown above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gundoc View Post
    NZ Deerstalkers Assn used to run very good bushcraft weekends for junior members. Contact your local branch to see if they still do it, and if not, why not?
    They call it the hunts course now. Worth doing.
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    Contact your nearest NZ Mountain Safety Council office- they sell an excellent "Bushcraft" manual. It's not expensive.
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    so the msc manual is a worthy book then.
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    Yes, and they run weekend courses as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger 888 View Post
    Yes, and they run weekend courses as well.
    The Mountain Safety Council discontinued all their courses about five or six years ago. They are now only a advocacy group, without a training arm.
    Their website does have a list of training providers on their website.

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    That old manual is really worth getting it’s got loads of stuff in it that is not taught today but is still very relevant.
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