Our Manuals

Explore our publications online

As we no longer make printed copies of our publications, we have uploaded them for you to explore online or download yourself. Some are still relevant and up to date with others purely uploaded for historical preservation and intrigue. Some of these publications are only available for historical purposes and content may not be up to date, please use discretion when accessing the information.


Bushcraft ManualNZ Bushcraft Manual | 5th Edition Revised 2020

This manual has been developed to help newcomers and those with some experience to enjoy the New Zealand outdoors safely. It provides foundation knowledge on which recreationalists, group leaders and those responsible for individuals and groups in the outdoors can build experience and understanding.


Abseiling Manual
NZ Abseiling Manual for Instructors | 5th Edition 2013

This handbook is for instructors involved in basic recreational abseil instruction, and details the elements for instructing beginners in safe abseil practices. This publication is available for historical purposes and content may not be up to date.


Firearm handbook

NZ Firearms Handbook | Revised Edition 2015

This handbook was developed to provide novice firearms users with basic but sound information on all firearm types generally used in New Zealand for sporting purposes. This publication is available for historical purposes and content may not be up to date.


Outdoor Safety Manual
Outdoor Safety Risk Management for Outdoor Leaders | Revised 3rd Edition 2013

This manual is was developed for all outdoor enthusiasts and is especially useful for group leaders and those responsible for taking others into the New Zealand outdoors. It contains essential information about risk identification and mitigation for a range of outdoor activities: commercial, community-based, educational or personal. This publication is available for historical purposes and content may not be up to date.

 

Other historical manuals


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Want to learn in other ways?

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  • Get more skills | Navigation, River Safety and more essentials in our Skills Section
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