Paul became interested in primitive living and adventure during extensive travels around South East Asia after university – he spent many months living in small villages in the jungles of Indonesia, Cambodia and Laos trekking with local guides, learning about the beliefs of the indigenous populations, using the natural resources of the jungle and observing the uncomplicated techniques used to live successfully in these areas.
Paul’s basic survival skills and love for the outdoors developed further through trekking, sea kayaking, wild camping & foraging around Australia, New Zealand, Borneo, North Africa, Norway, Nepal and the UK through both summer and winter months where valuable lessons were learnt on the importance of preparation before venturing into the wilderness and the psychological aspects of stays for longer periods of time during more extreme conditions. “They weren’t always intentional lessons but that’s the beauty of mother nature, she does like to try and catch you out sometimes….!”
Paul’s interest in Bushcraft expanded as he began practising more in the UK, his aim was to gain a better understanding of his surroundings and to learn how best to use the resources nature provides. It was this interest that led him to do his first Survival School course in 2008 and gain his Level 4 Bushcraft & Wilderness Skills instructors certificate in 2011 and now when he’s not lost somewhere on his mountain bike he particularly loves teaching others about food, fire and sharp things!
- Level 4 Awards in Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Living Accredited by the NCFE
- Level 2 Award in Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Living Skills
- Survival School Instructors Course
- DBS (Formerly Criminal Records Bureau Checked)
- Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate – Level 2
- 3*Open Canoe Award
- NGO Game Meat Hygiene Certificate