After our highly successful maiden *Dads 'n Daughters Weekend*, we're running another! November 3-5,... read more
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Some of the crew from Wildman enter their first 6hr adventure race as 'Team... read more
* * Well, without sounding like a bunch of know-it-all Bear Grylls wannabe’s, we’re simply some outdoor loving guys who see an opportunity to help men rediscover what it means to be a man. And when we talk about a man, we don’t mean being experts in rugby, racing and beer! So why WILDman? The idea of the ‘wild’ part is there are some things that can only be discovered when you’re outside your comfort zone … and to be honest, we reckon that happens best in nature. For most of us, our lives are filled with things that make... read more
What an amazing weekend. A rare opportunity to experience the New Zealand wilderness, with a team of experts who have done it all. If you want to not just learn about ‘going bush’ but taste the real thing, then this is unbeatable. The group of men that I went with, all rated it over 9 out of 10.
From the Wild
Jesse Griffiths contains multitudes. Author of Afield: A Chef’s Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish. Finalist for a James Beard Award. Founder of the Dai Due Supper Club. Amazing cook. Hunter. Cool beard. Locavore. And you know what’s local to his home state of Texas? Two to three million feral hogs. And even though feral hogs are infamously difficult to hunt, Jesse reflects on their numbers and says pensively, “That’s a lot of food.” An advocate of hunting as part of food culture as opposed to gun culture, he recognizes the need for deep respect for the animal from the kill to the table.