The Fireside Chat – August 2019

SIGNS FROM THE VELD  “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better” – Albert Einstein  With the hunting season firmly behind us, and the post-season chores all taken care of it’s time for a bit of leisure reading. A dedicated outdoorsman, with an understanding of his natural environment will inevitably be a […]

No firearm amnesty as of yet but be prepared.

South Africans with expired green barcoded firearm licenses and white firearm license cards will need to continue waiting as on the 11th September, as the police made a proposal to the Portfolio Committee on Police that a Firearm Amnesty should be declared for the period 1 October 2019 until 31 March 2020. This unfortunately was not […]

The Fireside Chat – July 2019

BUSHVELD CUISINE“Light a campfire and everyone’s a storyteller”- John Geddes Food, and the preparation thereof covers a wide spectrum of tastes  and skills on any South African outdoor excursion. The ritual of spending time around a fire on a cold winter’s evening is a treasured highlight of the day, where stories tend to get bolder […]

The Fireside Chat – June 2019

HUNTING IN FINE PRINT “Books are the treasured wealth of the world” – Henry David Thoreau Within the realms of hunting there exists the sub-culture of the collecting of the literature associated with the sport. Welcome to the world of the ardent bibliophile. Amassing a good library is, for many people, just as much fun […]

SWATCO – The Fireside Chat – May Newsletter

CUTTING EDGE “There never was a good knife made of bad steel” – Benjamin Franklin Tracing their ancestry back to 4000 years ago, it was during the Bronze Age that man first hammered, formed and shaped tools that today are recognised as single-edged knives. From crude, yet functional tools, today one can bear witness to […]