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Our best hunting gear for the ROAR

Across New Zealand each year from late March through to April, deer hunters eagerly await the much anticipated ‘ROAR’, often triggered by a good cold snap. It’s an exciting time of the NZ hunting calendar because those big stags that are normally so hard to target suddenly lose a bit of caution and roam the hills calling for the attention of hinds that have started cycling. Keen hunters young and old spend a great deal of time sorting travel, preparing gear, making safety precautions, and getting in those all-important refreshments. One of the key factors to having a safe and exhilarating hunting trip is having the best most reliable equipment—there’s no reason why going bush shouldn’t be comfortable! At Gasmate we want to be by your side when you hit the bush in search of that dream stag, with the best possible gear so you can focus on the hunt and ultimately have your best ever hunting trip.
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Stoves

Lightweight butane or LPG stoves are small in stature so take up little space for great reward. Some have a piezo ignition, meaning you can ignite them in almost all weather conditions. As they perform well in cold climates, they can also be the saving grace to help kick start that campfire.

Our sika stove is our lightest stove at 103g with10,900 BTU’s of output and comes with its own carry case? Easy to pack away, hot coffee or meal is never out of reach. The Sika works with screw-type iso-butane canisters. When packing these in your pack, make sure they’re stored upright with the lid securely in place, out of direct sunlight.

If you’re after a more complete stove set, we recommend our turbo stove and pot set as a lightweight set that collapses down into a mesh carry bag for easy portability.

Hot Water

If you’re opting for a well set up base camp with all the mod cons, portable Hot Water can provide some much-needed relief after a long day in the bush. Enjoy a good hot soak with our Watertech Portable Hot Water System Simply attach to your gas cylinder, find a water source and you’ll be having a comfortable shower in no time. A great option for those using vehicles or operating from a larger base.

Transporting Meat

If your hunting trip turns out to be successful, you’ll need a plan to store your meat to get it back home and enjoy. It’s important to store venison correctly as no doubt you’ll be facing a long car ride home and need to keep it as fresh as possible for consumption.
Our range of 3-way fridges fit perfectly into the back of your vehicle and run off mains power, a 12V vehicle outlet or on LPG.

Alternatively, our rotomoulded Chillzone Elite Ice Boxes provide plenty of room for meat storage. The 40-50mm thick walls will keep your meat cool and the built-in tie-downs make it easy to secure for the road. When using iceboxes, we recommend starting with a layer of salt ice before placing your meat in. Wrap it in the newspaper (it’s a great insulator) before topping it with salt ice. If you can cool it overnight prior, it will keep cool for even longer.

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