Brett Selby

Brett Selby

Growing up in a rural area, Brett spent his spare time in the woods building shelters, or by the river searching for signs or wildlife.  He can often be found walking the moors and woodlands of Yorkshire, oftern with no other reason than to not spend the days indoors.

A long suffering Land Rover enthusiast, he is a keen bush mechanic and has off-road driving experience.  he has climbed in the UK ( including a single rope abseil of 275′ at Malham), France, Germany and the US.  An accomplished knife maker, Brett has completed several commissions on his homemade hand powered forge.

In addition to Expedition canoeing in Scotland and Husky Trekking in Northern Sweden, he has completed Temperate and Arctic Winter Survival, Wilderness Cookery, Tracking and Blacksmithing courses.

As he says, “While there is always more to learn about different facets of bushcraft, these

apparently separate parts van be seen as a whole.  Perhaps it’s the same for other people, but in the woods, I feel myself re-connecting with things that I had forgotten about.”


Brett always enjoys teaching, especially when helping and encouraging others to overcome their own boundaries.

He is a modest man and would never sing his own praises, but we are lucky to have him at Survival School.


Relevant Credentials:

  • Level 4 Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Living Skills Instructors and Mentors Award Accredited by the NCFE
  • Level 2 Award in Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Living Accredited by the NCFE
  • Survival School Instructors Course
  • Wilderness First Aid – 16 Hour Course
  • DBS (Formerly Criminal Records Bureau Checked)
  • National Navigation Award – Silver