28 07, 2020

#madeinChina

By |2020-09-27T21:47:25+13:00July 28th, 2020|Gear tests, How to's|

The last couple of months have certainly rattled everyone’s cages and a number of people have come out of this with some strong views against certain countries. I'm not going to get into the geopolitical scene too much, but I think most of us would agree it is much nicer to support local brands where and if we can. Sadly, supporting local is not always easy, often we cannot find what we want locally, or the price might make things prohibitive for the average joe. Where it all began, the icon of the New Zealand outdoors, for over 100 years [...]

3 07, 2019

Hunting the weather

By |2019-10-17T20:15:08+13:00July 3rd, 2019|How to's|

Kazhym enjoying some liquid sunshine... There are always mixed opinions of hunting when the weather is not playing game. I know guys who won’t hunt if it looks like 1% rain and guys who will happily hunt in the worst of weather. I generally fall into the latter category (I am getting smarter as I get older though….) Through my work hunting and glacier guiding I have had the pleasure of witnessing some amazing weather events. As a guide, the weather is the biggest factor that we have the least control over.  We often organize hunts years in advanced and [...]

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