The Bloke is about getting you up and away from your electronic device and into the great outdoors.
However, before you do so, we hope to also impart some knowledge and skills that we have learnt during our travels. Getting out is great. Getting out with the proper skillset to be safe and have fun, is even better.
While the older bushmen needed to do it the hard way, modern technology fused with time-tested knowledge allows for a much more comfortable and productive experience.
I am possibly the only person in Auckland that would take a PLB on a one hour walk in the Waitakeres. I don’t consider myself risk adverse – I just like to assess and mitigate certain issues, before they ever occur. […]
I have spent over 16 years in New Zealand; I have been tramping and exploring the outdoors for 13 years; I have been around firearms and knives in the back country for over five years; I have jet boated up remote rivers for nearly a year. I have done all of these things with a less than acceptable, or even worse no form of, personal first aid kit. That stops now. […]