Survival School Team

  1. Jonny Crockett

    Jonny Crockett

    Jonny Crockett

    Survival School was established in 1997 by Jonny Crockett to provide a place of learning for those who wanted to know more about bushcraft and the wilderness. Jonny Crockett still runs most of the courses himself. It is his personal attention to detail and his enthusiasm for the subject that has helped to make Survival School what it is – A place of good fun and good learning.

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  2. Brett Selby

    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.

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  3. Richard Mason

    Richard Mason

    Richard Mason

    Richard’s association with the outdoors began through the Army Cadets and the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, leading him to the many mountainous areas of Britain. He found himself increasingly drawn to the wilder and remote locations such as Dartmoor and especially the North West Highlands and Islands of Scotland, which quickly became favourite haunts.

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  4. Stacey Allsopp

    Stacey Allsopp

    Stacey Allsopp

    Coming from a military family, Stacey’s youth was spent mostly outdoors, wild camping all over the U.K. during the school holidays, learning backwoods cooking techniques and other bushcraft skills from his parents.

    As soon as he could he joined the army cadets where his thirst for knowledge on survival skills really took off. Eventually he joined the British Army serving in many environments both at home and abroad.

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  5. Dan Burdus

    Dan Burdus

    Dan Burdus

    Dan was born a ‘Man of Kent’, with the North Kent Downs on his doorstep. He spent most of his teenage years roaming the ancient chalk downs and patchwork woodland with a bunch of likeminded friends, enjoying the adventures of youth. Set firmly on the idea of an outdoor life, he joined the British Army in 1986 and enjoyed a full career, serving 22 years; Dan travelled the world, including Europe, Central America, South East Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. He now works in the Horticultural and Arboricultural industry. Dan is married to an Army Officer, and is an expert at eating peas properly from a fork at dinner parties.

     

     

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  6. Scott Murray

    Scott Murray

    Scott Murray

    Scott’s love of the great outdoors began at a young age, with his family’s annual holiday on the North West coast of Scotland, a place he still visits regularly. Although originally a Londoner he now lives in rural Exmoor with his wife and two sons.

    Scott works as a full time Outdoor Skills Instructor and Vocational Assessor. He is an Accredited Outdoor Practitioner & holds the Mountain Leaders Award. He is also involved in training young people for their Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions and is an Accredited Expedition Assessor.

    Time in the Reserve Forces led him into instructing Army Cadets and for 8 years ran an Army Cadet Detachment. During this time he was involved in training teams for the Ten Tors competition. Scott is now part of the Exmoor Search and Rescue Team and their Assistant Crag Rescue Team Officer.

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  7. Graham Fitton

    Graham Fitton

    Graham Fitton

    Graham’s first survival experience happened when we has just 10 years old.  He ran away with two tins of beans and half a packet of sugar puffs.  He lasted 4 days.  A couple of years later he started to study animals and their habitats and learnt how to trap and snare.  At 16, he joined the army a developed his passion for climbing.  He has climbed, worked and practised his bushcraft and survival skills all over Europe, North and South America, South Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.

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  8. Ian Moran

    Ian Morgan

    Ian Moran

    Ian grew up in Perthshire, where he would spend his school holidays in the hills of Blair Atholl and Crieff.  His love of the outdoors lead him to the army where he was posted both at home and abroad.  After leaving the army, Ian worked for the British Military Government in Berlin, until German Reunification.

    He then spent a couple of years travelling around Europe, often living from a rucksack.  This is where he developed a great respect for Bushcraft and Survival skills, trying where ever possible, to live from the land.  After realising all rabbit tasted the same, he returned home to Perth, where he now lives with his wife and young son.

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  9. Andy Froy

    Andy Froy

    Andy’s love of the wilderness started at a young age and as soon as he could he joined the Air Cadets where his thirst for knowledge of survival skills really took off.
    Then whilst attending basic military survival training within the Royal Marines he fell in love with the art of wilderness survival, which in turn lead him into the fascinating world of bushcraft and wilderness living.  He attended a course with Survival School and the rest is history.

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  10. Dave Corper

    Dave was born is South East London and his family moved to rural Kent, where he and his friends spent most of their time fishing and building fires and shelters in the woods surrounding his home.  His love of the outdoors led him to join the army where he completed the All Arms Commando course, which saw him travelling to Norway numerous times for arctic weather training, the jungles of Borneo, Canada and closer to home Dartmoor and the wilds of Scotland.

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