Hi from New Zealand

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  1. Ben Jordan

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    How's it going. I live in the North Island of New Zealand, I'm a mad keen hunter, have been most of my life. I like to practice bush craft survival as well. The only thing that can kill us here is the weather, there is nothing poisonous and we have no dangerous predators. So shelter building and fire are probably the two most critical things to get right in NZ. There is generally no shortage of food if you know how to find it.
    We are in the middle of our Summer right now, I don't go out in the bush as often during Summer as I don't like the heat very much, I'm more of a Spring/Autumn and Winter guy. Usually in Summer I am pretty busy with firewood, completing projects on my property etc.

    I enjoy seeing how others do things differently, especially foreign lands.
     
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    Welcome, from NW Ontario. I don’t like summer in the bush here either; don’t like to be an involuntary blood donor.
     
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    Howdy from SE Texas. Welcome to the forum.

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    Welcome to the camp. Post some of your adventures if you like. joe
     
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    Welcome, welcome... we’re glad you’re here!

    I’ve lived in Scotland, never been to New Zealand... pretty sure those are the two most beautiful countries on the planet. NZ is on my bucket list.

    I am looking forward to learning from you and very much hoping you will post pics.
     
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    howdy n welcome from N.E. Alabama.

    Middle of winter here right now,but in Alabama that's like 30 - 50 degrees F. Not sure what that is in Celcus though.
     
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    Hi Ben, and welcome to BCUSA from SW Florida.
     
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    Hello and welcome from Texas. I'm on a fishing website with a lady in NZ. She posts lots of pictures and it looks like a great place.
     
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    Hello and welcome from Florida, now I ask you to educate us about New Zealand because I imagine a lot of us here have never been there and we don't have a clue what it is like.
     
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    Thanks everyone. I will get some photos up as soon as I can, I will have to have a hunt through my computer and find some decent ones. I'm sure I will have a story or two to tell as well, although much of what I do involves hunting not specifically bush craft, If I head into the hills its always with a rifle. The majority of where I hunt is mostly rain forest type bush or lowland dry scrub.
     
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    Greetings @Ben Jordan,

    Welcome to the forum from across the pond, UK, East Sussex.

    As you can see, there's members from all over the world, plenty of foreign lands.:)

    Regards,

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