Spending weeks on end in the New Zealand mountains you soon miss the comforts of having a warm dwelling to pass the cold nights away.
By the end of winter 2017 and having spent the best part of 12 weeks living from a tent in below zero temperatures I decided I needed a solution. I was absolutely sick of having to go to bed at 6pm purely to get in the sleeping bag to warm up.
As soon as the hunting season finished I got busy researching and writing ideas down...What I really needed was some form of a portable hut. A setup that I could use a fire in and was strong enough for mountain hunting base camps but was still portable enough to put in the truck, jetboat or helicopter.
So with that I spent months designing and building prototypes and set about testing, testing and more testing. Before long I had a tent that worked and was a pleasure to hunt out of. A 25kg warm portable hut..
and Missing in Aotearoa was born...