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Fabric wax New Zealand

09 May, 2019

How to Wax Canvas and Fabrics

Applying waterproofing wax to fabric is a fairly straight forward project. Not only does it protect and waterproof your fabric, it also helps develop a great vintage look that keeps improving the more you use it.
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A Christmas Gift Guide for the Adventurous

04 Dec, 2018

A Christmas Gift Guide for the Adventurous

With a focus on buying less but better, we've put together a guide for gifts with long lasting quality. Naturally, we've sought out our favourite items that make life better while out at camp, but we also included a few great gifts for around the home.
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Noteworthy tools for planning your next adventure

16 Nov, 2018

Noteworthy tools for planning your next adventure

There's a certain satisfaction in pouring over a worn old paper map, imagining yourself exploring valleys and crossing rivers. However, you can get a whole lot more information from a few very useful online tools. Regardless of how much planning you like to do before your trips, there's sure to be something useful in this list of our favourite resources.
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Carving an axe handle

24 Oct, 2018

Carving A Replacement Axe Handle

Why carve an axe handle when you can easily pick up a cheap and decent axe handle from your local oversized hardware store? Well, carving your own is a very simple and satisfying woodworking project that can be done with just a few basic tools.
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Storm Lantern NZ

15 Oct, 2018

Feuerhand Lanterns - The Story

The Feuerhand story begins in the 1870s in the Saxon Ore Mountains in Eastern Germany. Here, Hermann Nier, operating out of a small silverware workshop, made miners lamps and household lanterns.
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Just Peoples - A great initiative with a big impact

08 Oct, 2018

Just Peoples - A great initiative with a big impact

Just Peoples uses a crowd-based approach to raise funds from businesses and everyday New Zealanders to make a direct impact on global poverty. Started in 2015, they have already successfully funded 48 poverty-reducing projects and have had a major impact on thousands of lives.
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Helko Werk Axes NZ

28 Sep, 2018

Introducing Helko Werk - Premium German Made Axes

Founded in 1844 by the Helsper family and originally known as the ‘Helsper Werezeugfabrik’. Hello Werk quickly earned a reputation as a manufacturer of premium quality axes, hatchets and forestry tools. Based in the Rhine Valley in Germany, today they are one of a handful of axe makers producing the Rhineland Valley Axe Head. 
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Totara flat campsite

18 Sep, 2018

The Very Best DOC Campsites in the South Island

Living in New Zealand, we’re incredibly fortunate to have somewhere with such varied and spectacular landscapes to call home. However, the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) takes things further by providing hundreds of very affordable campsites in perfect locations throughout the country. 
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Campfire cooking Common Goods

13 Sep, 2018

Choosing Better Campfire Cooking Sticks

It’s no secret that we love campfire cooking and it's often the highlight of our adventure. However, it’s not just the deliciously crispy outer and smokey flavour of food cooked over the flames, it’s the process that we enjoy more than anything.
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Common Goods Mountains

17 Aug, 2018

Father's Day Gift Guide - What to get the outdoorsman

Fathers day is just around the corner and some will be starting to panic. What to get to get for dad to make up for all the for all the trouble you've caused him. Thankfully we've put together a list of some of our favourites for 2018, particularly for those fathers who would just rather be outside.
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how to Season a cast iron pan

16 Aug, 2018

How to Season a Forged Iron Pan

Just like a cast iron pan or skillet, a forged iron pan must be seasoned before use. Seasoning an iron pan is absolutely essential, it prevents the pan from rusting and also builds a nonstick surface that will require less oil and makes for much better cooking.

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Common Goods lunch bag

07 Aug, 2018

Why Waxed Canvas

We field a lot of questions about waxed canvas and why we’re so keen on it. Sure we may be a little biased but there are many reasons why it's our material of choice.
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Finding those perfect secluded camp spots

21 Jul, 2018

Finding those perfect secluded camp spots

For us the enjoyment of camping depends entirely on finding the right spot - though often a challenging task, it is certainly worth the extra effort. While we’re not going share our secret spots with you, we will tell you how to find your own.
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Campfire Beer Damper on a Stick

17 Jul, 2018

Campfire Beer Damper on a Stick

Being big fans of campfire cooking, we were determined to once and for all work out the ultimate campfire damper recipe. After a multitude of campfires and meals cooked on sticks, we feel that we’ve finally earned the right to be a little discerning about how we like our damper.

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