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    I second the Hildreth book.

    And I got one in the days when the actual NZ Government printer was a source of much utility rather than annoyance.

    Those of us who went to school in the 50s and 60s knew - even if we did not appreciate it fully at that age - that anything with the imprimatur of R. E. Owen was worthy of repeated reading. Especially but not only if one was a Scout.
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    Dad gave me my one
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    I have been reading the Mountain Safety book with my boy. He is 9 soon and is getting a couple of Ray Mears books for his birthday, at his request.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROKTOY View Post
    I have been reading the Mountain Safety book with my boy. He is 9 soon and is getting a couple of Ray Mears books for his birthday, at his request.
    Good stuff mate.
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    I can recommend the Ray Mears one, dont get the fukn Bear Grylls shite......drinking your own piss is NOT recommended.....Name:  20190910_184519.jpg
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    I agree about the the Hildreth book it was the only DECENT book that covered survival and bushcraft in NZ I've got two of them .

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    For NZ specific info, the Hildreth book is probs the best.

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    Thatís such a bloody shame......if it wasnít for those types of courses that I took as a kid as a Boy Scout,deer stalkers ,local gun clubs,etc ... Iíd probably be dead


    Quote Originally Posted by Wollywog View Post
    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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    Pretty sure they still do the hunts course they did a year ago

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    that would be NZDA not the MSC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouser View Post
    I can recommend the Ray Mears one, dont get the fukn Bear Grylls shite......drinking your own piss is NOT recommended.....Attachment 119789
    Ohoo dear @Scouser I can’t believe you followed through and took his advice bet your wife was impressed when you cuddled up to her after a pint of your own
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Ohoo dear @Scouser I can’t believe you followed through and took his advice bet your wife was impressed when you cuddled up to her after a pint of your own
    Bwaharrrrrrrrr.......a couple of ice cubes and a twist of lemon helps......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouser View Post
    Bwaharrrrrrrrr.......a couple of ice cubes and a twist of lemon helps......
    Didn’t see that in the book.......so you got stuck out because?
    A: you where carrying a freeze to keep your ice cubes in?
    B: you where carrying a bloody great lemon tree a potato peeler and a glass?

    Might have to have a look at that book of his
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    It was written by Flight Lieutenant B. Hildreth who was my fathers cousin I don't think he was flying the crashed plane plane in the Alps which is pictured in the first page of the book and it was first published by the Government printer in 1962. It was and still is one of the best books about how to survive in NZ. You see it in second hand book shops .

 

 

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