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Tararua Tramping Club

Celebrating 100 years of tramping

Bushcraft Bushcraft instruction

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As a new TTC member, one of the best ways of learning the skills needed for going into the hills is to attend a Bushcraft Instruction course run by the Club. They're also a really great way of getting to know others who are also new to the club or are relatively inexperienced.

TTC Bushcraft costs TBA this year, and the final date for enrolment is September 9th.

An essential part of the course is a thorough read of the MSC Bushcraft Manual, which is available as a free download here: It is easy to read on a phone or other small screen device using Adobe Acrobat Reader in its Reading Mode.

The TTC Bushcraft 2021 training dates are:

Registration closesTuesday September 9thRead the MSC Bushcraft Manual! Cover to cover!
NavigationTuesday October 5th 5.30pmTTC Hall
Day walkSunday October 10th 9amLocation - TBC
RAMS, Safety, First AidTuesday October 12th, 5.30pmTTC Hall
Day walkSunday October 17th, 9amLocation TBC
Trip planning, LeadershipTuesday October 19th 5.30pmTTC Hall
Bushcraft Weekend @ Smith CreekLabour Weekend 9am Saturday - 5pm MondaySmith Creek Map

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Map and Compass at Waerenga Hut

A range of bushcraft skills, and lots of practical information and advice will be provided. A safe and supportive environment with friendly instructors will be provided to help you get the most out of tramping in the Aotearoa bush.

Who is the course for?

The course is for people who are new to tramping or just want to build their confidence. Itís also a great way to meet new people. Participants are required to become a member of the Tararua Tramping Club.

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River crossings

What will you learn

Courses are run by experienced people who will share with you with their techniques and will cover such things as:

How fit do you need to be?

Participants need to be able to complete a walk of 10km per day carrying a light weight pack, and will be organised into groups of a similar fitness. Please contact us if you are unsure about your fitness.

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At the Kaitoke Regional Park Shelter

How much does it cost?

TTC Bushcraft costs TBA this year. Food and the club membership fee are not included in the cost. The course fee covers items such as a pack liner, in-course handouts, and maps.

A compass is necessary equipment for this course. We recommend Silva adjustable dial compasses as they offer good design and build quality at a competitive price.

The completed enrolment form, course fee (TBA) and membership in the club (or submitted membership application form) are required to secure your place on the course. The MSC Bushcraft manual is required pre-reading before the first Bushcraft Meeting.

Please pay your fees by internet banking: 02-0500-0022732-00. Under the Statement Details put Bushcraft and your Name for Bushcraft fees, and Membership and your Name for your membership fee.

To enrol

TTC membership

  • visit our Joining page and complete our online membership application form


If you want to find out more about it - whether or not you are a club member:

  • just contact Peter Barber -> mailto:ttc [period] bushcraft [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website on 027 750 5443
  • if you prefer to meet and talk, come to our New Members evening.

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