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Underpinning everything I do, is a genuine desire to help people on their journey. Through my own experimentation and learning, serving people by sharing my what I learn, in the form of impartial, researched advice.

I'm here to show you how it works.

A little about Kerry (me)

 

Father of two insanely cute little girls (the psychological warfare has already started!), nearly 40, explorer both of the outside world and the capabilities of the human mind, writer, reviewer, nice chap.

Atlas Spikes

My father is one of those tradesmen who truly justifies the term 'craftsman'. Going beyond just functional, I was taught the importance of taking pride in your work, doing your best work and exceeding the expectations of the client. It's the details that matter and end the end, do indeed get noticed.

My mother is a nurse. Originally triage, through to public health, then eventually an OSH Inspector. I learnt genuine concern for others - a drive to be able to ensure the safety and health of those around me. I also learn that first aid doesn't need to be pretty. Just effective. Between the two of them, I learn compassion, love and so many other things. Thanks to you both!

Over the years, I have developed a drive to be constantly learning. My brain craves stimulation. For a long time, that was met through gaming (ARMA - ShackTac Clan Member) but I realised that I was much better served instead focusing that drive on learning, condensing and disseminating information that would be of use to myself and others.

Study

  • Beginners Bushcraft
  • Intermediate Bushcraft
  • Advanced Bushcraft
  • Risk Management
  • River Safety
  • Outdoors First Aid
  • Outdoor Leaders
  • Above the Bushline
  • Outdoor Emergency Management

Qualifications

  • National Certificate Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Hazardous Goods Approved Handler, MPI Biosecurity Facility Operator – Sea and Air Containers
  • National Certificate in Outdoor Recreation (Leadership) (Level 3)

Industry

  • Firearms Practical Safety Instructor (MSC/NZ Police)
  • Consultant & Supply - NZ Airforce, Army and Police
  • Range Officer - NZ Deerstalkers, Pistol NZ

The Bang Sticks.

I got into shooting initially through hunting, but quickly got involved in IPSC pistol shooting. Often looking overseas for information, I quickly jumped onto the PRS bandwagon - and thoroughly enjoy the combination of long range shooting and practical, time-limited courses.

I quickly noticed that a lot of the 'support' gear wasn't available down here in NZ. One of the first brands I started bringing in was THLR - our of Norway, this is a premium range of rear bags, slings and training gear.

Soon, I started adding more rear bag options and started getting in more and more product out of the US - simple firearm upgrades, shooting accessories and such.

Along the way, I have met a lot of interesting people and learnt a lot. If there is something else you are after - make sure you get in touch. There is a lot of stuff I have access to that isn't on the site - it's just the nature of things. Just ask.

It's as much about education as it is about product.

Through several 'roles' now and several business ventures, I have found myself often taking the role of educator as much as a salesperson. In fact, I can easily say it is a preference.

By teaching the how it becomes more apparent why the equipment I have is better and more useful to the person purchasing it. Added value is an overused term these days - but that is how I provide it.

Educate, supply, support.

We regularly run shooter courses, hunter courses and more.
From shooting fundamentals to animal processing, education is always at the core.

01.

Research

Most products are the result of me wanting to fix a problem or do something better. A lot of research goes into brands and products before any initial contact is made. Normally, I am already 99% sure it's going to do the job.

02.

Review

Then, one or two of the items in question are brought in, used, abused, tested and tried - would I use it myself, does it solve the problem I need it too?

If it doesn't, you won't ever get to see it, if it does. I will tell you about it.

03.

Report

Instead of just putting something up online with a price next to it, I always try to provide additional information on how to get the most out of a particular item. The better someone can use it, the more benefit and more value to them. Win, win!

04.

Sell

Generally, I am aiming to match a 'RRP' from overseas, with just our local taxes on top. Certainly, freight is often the killer here - especially with those smaller, more specialised lines - but the goal is to be at least comparable to what you see online.

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