July 24th-26th 2020
Throughout the festival, we will have talks and presentations as well as Q&A sessions with many survival experts and TV show personalities, here you will be able to listen to their tales of travel around the world and learn about the experiences they have had on their journeys and time spent outdoors, and get the opportunity to meet them in person.
Paul is a world-renowned Bushcraft and wilderness living skills instructor who has an extensive portfolio of places he has travelled to, both studying his craft but also teaching and guiding at the highest levels. He is no stranger to connecting with the natural world and he and the team at his bushcraft school 'Frontier Bushcraft' go out of their ways to pass those skills on to the students.
Dave Canterbury is the co-owner at The Pathfinder School in America. Dave is the New York Times bestselling author of Bushcraft 101, Advanced Bushcraft, and The Bushcraft Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild, and Bushcraft First Aid. He is the Global Ambassador for Morakniv and is also known globally for his host of TV programs and his ever-popular Youtube channel. Dave also travels the world teaching wilderness living and survival skills for his school Pathfinder worldwide.
Jason has a skills base that has been called upon on many occasions to work with mainstream media; including the BBC, and many educational production companies. He gets regular invitations to undertake talks and demonstrations at leading establishments throughout the UK, including The Royal Geographical Society which in 2015 he was nominated as an honorary fellow.
He runs his bushcraft and wilderness skills company 'Woodland Ways' out of the UK and continues to take his students around the world, teaching them the skills they need to survive safely for longer.
Jon was recognised by Mors Kochanski in November 2017 with a Wilderness Living Skills and Survival Instructor Certificate after spending several years under his guidance, and when he is not working in Search and Rescue in the North of his native home Canada, Jon travels around the world sharing his skills and tales of endurance and teaching people how to stay safe.
The main stage talk will be covering his life outdoors, living all over the world in often remote and dangerous locations working in tv as support and leading expeditions to wilderness locations.
Ross has spent the last 18 years studying Bushcraft and Wilderness Skills which evolved from a desire to explore wild places and to travel in comfort for extended periods.
He studied under and worked with; Ray Mears, Andrew Wood & Ben McNutt - some of the industries most respected teachers. He has also been fortunate enough to spend time with and learn from indigenous groups; from the frozen North to the searing Kalahari and to the steaming jungles of Borneo.
Ross is a Level 3 Wilderness Guide and holds a range of professional qualifications including advanced Wilderness Emergency Medical training. As well as teaching and running expeditions Ross also provides consultancy to the television industry and has spent 12 years working around the world with talent including Bear Grylls, Ed Stafford and James Cracknell.
Ross is a passionate teacher and believes that people need to understand nature in order to love and protect it and bushcraft is the perfect vehicle for this.