Welcome to YOU vs WILD
...Wilderness and Urban survival skills...
Working as a Personal Body Guard for an 80’s pop group, Duran Duran, in the UK with two ex SAS soldiers, and playing survival games in the forests, mountains & urban areas, at any given opportunity was our way of letting off steam. When I arrived in New Zealand I was able to use some of the skills that I'd learnt, as well as formalising them at the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre, to lead survival camps for teenagers, as the Senior Outdoor Instructor of YMCA. Then became the proud owner of New Zealand's oldest guiding company in Queenstown, where we featured on a TV show last that was screened May/June 2014, called RV RAMPAGE on the Travel Channel on the SKY network, to 220 million English speaking homes around the world.
Technical Advisor for Survival Shows and travel shows from, South Korea, USA, Australia, Germany, Great Britain and of course New Zealand. I regularly give talks to groups of people that are keen to understand Survival, be it wilderness or urban, and it seems to be a popular theme at present, as the world goes through this difficult stage, people are looking for a little more self reliance. I also make knives in my own Blacksmith shop, which is set up on my property.
Loving life. And everyone should, as we're only given one.
My favourite quote is: "If you're not living life on the edge, then you're taking up too much room".