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How to Use a Tourniquet

Posted by Mike Cooney on 23 September 2016

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how to use a tourniquet

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Boys to Men

Posted by Mike Cooney on 21 June 2016

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Issue 4 2015 WildNZ

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How To Play Mumbley Peg

Posted by coondog on 28 April 2015

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I'm sure you've all heard of Mumbley Peg - right?

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All you need to know about beards

Posted by coondog on 11 September 2014

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As Phil Robertson said so well, "There are two kinds of people in this world that go around beardless - boys and women - and I am neither one"

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How to Skin & Clean a Rabbit

Posted by Coondog on 10 June 2014

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My boys and I were out shooting rabbits on a neighbours farm the other night. It was cheap entertainment - all it cost was a few rounds of .22 ammo, some diesel for my ute ... and time. And it was time well spent! The boys had a blast on the spotlights and we even managed to shoot a few - including an unlucky hare.

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Geographically Challenged

Posted by Coondog on 30 August 2012

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Being lost in the bush isn’t a lot of fun … so I’ve heard. While I’ve never been lost, I have on the odd occasion, been ‘geographically challenged’ – which I guess, is a form of ‘lostness’!

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Map & Compass Basics

Posted by Coondog on 23 March 2012

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If you've done one of our Into the Wild courses, you would've spent some time looking at basic navigation techniques using a map and compass. This can be a confusing topic for some - especially when throwing around words like magnetic declination and map topography. The reality is, it's quite a simple process once you get your head around it - particularly now, with some much simpler teaching methods to adjust for magnetic declination. Anyway, as a reminder for those who've done the course and as a simple reference for others, we thought a blog on the topic could be helpful. You'll need to have some basic knowledge on how to read a topographic map for this to make sense - and in New Zealand, the best maps to use are the new(ish) Topo50 maps put out by Land Information NZ (LINZ).

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