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Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 03-16-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,232
Posted By Te Hopo
Some more pictures of the devastation: ...

Some more pictures of the devastation:
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/183617_137911519609770_137225913011664_233329_5831271_n.jpg
...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 03-16-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,232
Posted By Te Hopo
Well guys I'm home again and it was a full on...

Well guys I'm home again and it was a full on week again.
I was tasked with Water and Sanitation this past week, which meant we were out distributing water to those that needed it and giving them...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 03-05-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,232
Posted By Te Hopo
Mate, while we may fill a similar role to FEMA,...

Mate, while we may fill a similar role to FEMA, we don't have the powers to evict people from their homes or make them do things they don't want to do.
If they want to come all well and good, if...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 03-04-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,232
Posted By Te Hopo
Well guys I'm back home finally for two three...

Well guys I'm back home finally for two three days with my family, it felt soooo good to unwind with a beer while we were cooking a feed on the barbecue and having a laugh.

I wound up driving all...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 02-27-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,232
Posted By Te Hopo
Hey guys, everyone is good. In Chch at the...

Hey guys, everyone is good.

In Chch at the mo with the redcross, got down here at 1:30am Wednsday (We were actually the first out of town team to arrive) and was out at 6:30am right through till...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 01-29-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 66,329
Posted By Te Hopo
Not only that, but it doesn't have the same...

Not only that, but it doesn't have the same stigma either that military looking firearms seem to have.
Great choice. :thumb:
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 01-18-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 66,329
Posted By Te Hopo
Honestly, considering the .308s potential for...

Honestly, considering the .308s potential for good accuracy, I would go with a variable magnification scout scope for more precise aiming.
Something like this:...
Forum: Recipes 01-18-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,523
Posted By Te Hopo
Sounds good, I look forward to hearing how it...

Sounds good, I look forward to hearing how it turns out. :D
Forum: Rifle Forum 11-13-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,612
Posted By Te Hopo
Gidday Stu, to uncock it, hold the lever up that...

Gidday Stu, to uncock it, hold the lever up that breaks it open but don't pull it up all the way.
Next pull the rigger and gently release the cocking lever.
Practice it a few times without a round...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 06-22-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,365
Posted By Te Hopo
Thats brilliant, will check for it tomorrow as...

Thats brilliant, will check for it tomorrow as I'm a member of the local Red Cross Emergency Response Team. :thumb:
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 05-16-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,610
Posted By Te Hopo
If the choice of a handgun is available I myself...

If the choice of a handgun is available I myself would choose a .357 revolver along with a .357 lever action for hunting and defense over a .223.
A lever action still provides a high rate of fire...
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 05-07-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 201,792
Posted By Te Hopo
I picked up my new (old) lathe, can swing...

I picked up my new (old) lathe, can swing something about 250mm wide by 1100mm long.
My first project was to make a few hard wood mallets for my carving chisels and one for my Lee Loader, the wood...
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 04-28-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,710
Posted By Te Hopo
Re: An underground shelter.

Depends how discreet and off the beaten track you are. :thumb:
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 04-28-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,710
Posted By Te Hopo
Re: An underground shelter.

I like it, it's very similar to the design I had in my head to build.

I am in the process of looking for a few areas where I could build these as camping bivvies on public land.
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 04-18-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 201,792
Posted By Te Hopo
Yea mate, thats our thinking. I find it quite...

Yea mate, thats our thinking.
I find it quite funny how every time a trip is suggested she does the teen thing and says no way, not gonna happen.
This time we told her if she didn't come we would...
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 04-18-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 201,792
Posted By Te Hopo
Took my oldest sister and her friend (12yo) on...

Took my oldest sister and her friend (12yo) on another tramp this past weekend.
Estimated 2.5hours, 6km overall, a mixture of river bed and gorges.
With light overnight packs we managed to get in...
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 04-15-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 201,792
Posted By Te Hopo
Excellent Dragon, thanks for posting!

Excellent Dragon, thanks for posting!
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 04-14-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 201,792
Posted By Te Hopo
Make a sling for your .22 out of it, do one line...

Make a sling for your .22 out of it, do one line of the cobra stitch, then over lap it with another row and keep going till it is wide enough to be comfortable on your shoulder. :thumb:
Should take...
Forum: Boating and Fishing 04-12-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 101,240
Posted By Te Hopo
Damn man, they're some decent salmon. :thumb: ...

Damn man, they're some decent salmon. :thumb:

The salmon have been running good here this year, some mates have been pulling in fish in the 20lb region. :D:
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 04-11-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,618
Posted By Te Hopo
Great effort then mate, what can be done to the...

Great effort then mate, what can be done to the soil to improve quality, I'm not familiar with alkali.
I have been looking more into Kale lately as my grandad passed on his love of Colcannon to me...
Forum: Boating and Fishing 04-11-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 38,974
Posted By Te Hopo
Great to hear your out there Yorkie, and good on...

Great to hear your out there Yorkie, and good on the young fella too, gotta keep the oldies who think they know everything on their toes. :thumb:

And nice to see some people still have faith in...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 04-11-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,618
Posted By Te Hopo
Very cool Ulf, I like the sound of how self...

Very cool Ulf, I like the sound of how self sufficient your set up is. :thumb:
Doesn't appear to be much in the way of growth around it though, do you plan on planting or is the climate/altitude not...
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 04-06-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,206
Posted By Te Hopo
Good choice mate, when you make it over let me...

Good choice mate, when you make it over let me know and I would be keen to meet and show you around Marlborough if you want or to even just have for a drink and tell you in detail some of the areas...
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 04-06-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 201,792
Posted By Te Hopo
Yea big mistake there man, that was the home brew...

Yea big mistake there man, that was the home brew taking over (damn experimental stuff that is at least 9%). :rofl:

Got the pack and rifle all ready to go hunting for 4+ days leaving tomorrow...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 04-06-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,618
Posted By Te Hopo
Hahaha mate, yea they certainly help. :thumb:

Hahaha mate, yea they certainly help. :thumb:
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 03-31-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,206
Posted By Te Hopo
Nelson sounds like a good area for you...

Nelson sounds like a good area for you Flutterfly, one of the top places in NZ for sunshine hours but they also have a reliable rainfall.
Nelson is a small city under 100,000 people but has a great...
Forum: Rifle Forum 03-24-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,612
Posted By Te Hopo
Gidday there mate, I got mine second hand from a...

Gidday there mate, I got mine second hand from a mate for my birthday cause it was perfect for this rifle.
Sorry I can't put you in the right direction.
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 03-20-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,310
Posted By Te Hopo
My brother in Mackay rang at 11pm local time here...

My brother in Mackay rang at 11pm local time here last night to say he was getting gusts of 170kmh and that he was fine, got the windows boarded up and a tree had already come down on the front lawn.
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 03-18-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,250
Posted By Te Hopo
I have a welding set with two tanks, acetylene...

I have a welding set with two tanks, acetylene and oxygen.
Best bet would be to do some research on the net mate and that will give you the best idea of what you would need.:thumb:
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 03-17-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,250
Posted By Te Hopo
I've found propane isn't quite hot enough, it'll...

I've found propane isn't quite hot enough, it'll heat the steel red hot but still not hot enough.

Acetylene is used in gas welding and cutting pugs :thumb:
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 03-16-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,250
Posted By Te Hopo
I have used a acetylene torch successfully mate....

I have used a acetylene torch successfully mate. :thumb:
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 03-15-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,250
Posted By Te Hopo
The design is a favorite of mine, I find it very...

The design is a favorite of mine, I find it very useful, basically a longer version of the British bushcraft blade.
I annealed the saw blade first, then drew it on with pen and cut it out with an...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 03-15-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,250
Posted By Te Hopo
I often cruise around second hand shops looking...

I often cruise around second hand shops looking for old tools, and yea if I find an old worn out saw it becomes knife making material.
I already have something like 10 hand saws for all different...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 03-14-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,250
Posted By Te Hopo
The blade this was cut from was 15inches long by...

The blade this was cut from was 15inches long by 2 inches deep, and the metal is 3mm thick.

I was just mentioning that circular saw blades are another good source of steel along with handsaws.
...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 03-12-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,250
Posted By Te Hopo
It was like a hacksaw on steroids, dimensions...

It was like a hacksaw on steroids, dimensions were 15" long by 2" deep, dunno what the thickness is in inches, but it's about 3mm.

My last one was made from a thin handsaw blade, but circular saw...
Forum: New Member Introduction 03-12-2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,055
Posted By Te Hopo
Welcome from across the ditch mate, be sure to...

Welcome from across the ditch mate, be sure to check out the ANZACS section, you'll find all your local buds in there. :thumb:
Forum: New Member Introduction 03-12-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,424
Posted By Te Hopo
Welcome from across the ditch mate.

Welcome from across the ditch mate.
Forum: New Member Introduction 03-12-2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,030
Posted By Te Hopo
I see you've already found the ANZACs section...

I see you've already found the ANZACs section mate, and welcome from another kiwi. :thumb:
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 03-12-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,074
Posted By Te Hopo
Pfffft I dunno if that counts! ...

Pfffft I dunno if that counts!








Welcome along mate. :thumb:
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 03-12-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,993
Posted By Te Hopo
You can't be, I can understand what your saying! ...

You can't be, I can understand what your saying!

Oh wait, your typing, that explains it. :D:
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 03-12-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 201,792
Posted By Te Hopo
Yea, I reckon it'll be a real help. Where'd you...

Yea, I reckon it'll be a real help.
Where'd you score the waterproof matches?
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 03-11-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,250
Posted By Te Hopo
Hey bro, great to see you back! :thumb:

Hey bro, great to see you back! :thumb:
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 03-11-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 201,792
Posted By Te Hopo
Looking at the list, theres will be a lot of...

Looking at the list, theres will be a lot of interest.
Heres some of the topics, each has many files on each topic:

Earthquake Weather & Environment Survival
Food and Water
Nuclear Biological...
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 03-11-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 201,792
Posted By Te Hopo
I ordered the The ultimate Mega Survival Books...

I ordered the The ultimate Mega Survival Books and Survivalist Collection of U.S. Military Manuals and Courses from Wes, otherwise known as Survivalebooks...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 03-11-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3,511
Views: 1,003,663
Posted By Te Hopo
This is a brilliant idea. I like it as I carry...

This is a brilliant idea.
I like it as I carry a laser boresighter when hunting anyway, but never thought of using it for signaling. :thumb:
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 03-10-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,993
Posted By Te Hopo
Hahaha whats a sheep in the middle of an aussie...

Hahaha whats a sheep in the middle of an aussie town?
The recreation center.

Why do scots :p shag their sheep on the edge of a cliff?
The sheep pushes back harder.
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 03-10-2010, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 201,792
Posted By Te Hopo
Congrats man, now get that bloody rifle! :thumb:

Congrats man, now get that bloody rifle! :thumb:
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 03-10-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,989
Posted By Te Hopo
On longer hikes I like to wear Lycra shorts as...

On longer hikes I like to wear Lycra shorts as under wear.
Holds you in place and they're close enough to wick away sweat while keeping your skin from rubbing.

Incidentally Vaseline is great on...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,288
Posted By Te Hopo
Nope, made right her in New Zealand by a kiwi...

Nope, made right her in New Zealand by a kiwi chaps company
Forum: Australia and New Zealand 03-09-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,408
Posted By Te Hopo
Maybe this has something to do with it: ...

Maybe this has something to do with it:

Hahahaha, sounds like my kind of job.

Seriously though, lifestyle will have a big part of their decision I reckon, the job is easier from the sounds of...
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