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Re: Voyaging on $500 per month
I just read in a sporting magazine that the Kiwis have realized that the human population there is simply not large enough to deal with such tasty invasive species as deer, elk and wild boars. So they have eliminated all license fees for hunting. Its open season all year round ,no bag limit. They are hoping foreign visitors will hunt there, to reduce the overpopulation of such tasty morsels . They say 50% of the country is crown land, open for hunting. While they still have that sublime stupidity called gun control ,and crossbows are illegal there, any yachtie arriving with a long bow or compound bow, and a canner, can sail away form there with his caning jars full of venison and pork , several years supply if he comes prepared. I have been told their caning jars and their lids are slightly different from what we use , but if you are very careful ,you can get the lids to work on our jars. Much wiser would be to bring along a huge supply of our lids, altho friends have reused them many times ,by boiling them before re-use.
Apple juice can reduce gaminess.
You should do your archery practice and canning practice before you leave.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
Last edited by Brent Swain; 01-28-2014 at 02:52 PM.