The Founder of Coastal Survival and the Coastal Survival School, Fraser lives “off-grid” permanently. Depending on self sufficiency for the most part, Fraser is well positioned to teach the vital life skills of survival and bushcraft along with his excellent team.
Fraser was first teaching survival and bushcraft skills to his local scout group over 25 years ago and has since been lucky enough to fish, hunt and forage professionally. He has had some amazing experiences and mentors in his life and is pleased to share his valuable lessons and knowledge with many others. He is also a fully qualified chef and nutritionist with a passion for wild herbal medicines, wild food and outdoor cooking skills including preserving and smoking foods. Also a fully Qualified Charter Skipper, MCA Commercial Endorsed Skipper. Included in these qualifications are RYA Sea Survival, VHF Radio operator, Navigation and First Aid at Sea.
This has helped him gain an instinctive understanding and respect of both nature and the elements, his past also seen him lead and instruct the popular River Cottage – Catch and Cook, and Fish Skills courses, published in many magazines, and to write his new books – Eat The Beach and Coast Hunter.
Recently Fraser has immersed himself in the philosophy of “practice what you preach” and now lives completely off grid spread between the coast and a remote wild woodland, actually living the life, he teaches.
Chris has always demonstrated a proficient application in bushcraft and survival skills, with a relaxed but determined approach to detail and efficiency in his work. A past student of Coastal Survival, Chris was asked to join the team, not just because he’s a nice guy, but also because he practices and improves his craft at every given opportunity. Both primitive and modern skills are his passion that he now happily shares with many.
A passion for wilderness canoe and hiking trips have led me to survival training and the preparedness that is required when trekking off the beaten path. Always a water lover, I first dabbled in fishing in Canada where I caught my first catfish. Since then I have been hooked on learning about fishing and the abundance of wild edibles on our own British coastline. A background in horticulture and arboriculture work has given me a good foundation to build on my existing plant knowledge with the addition of coastal plants. I have learnt tracking skills from Tom Brown in the US and am accumulating knowledge in all things track and sign.It’s great to interact with others on their learning journey in the outdoors and participate in this growing community of nature enthusiasts.
Carl again like all our team has demonstrated dedication and a personal passion for the skills we teach. A master carver in his own right, and now well on his way to experiencing and sharing the skills with many others. Carls origional desire to go camping with his family has led him deeper into the wild and on a really wild journey of discovery with us.
16 years military service and still serving as a Colour Sarjeant (yes with a J) with a Rifles reserve battalion in the North East. My adventures have took me all over the world and I I’m still learning as the adventure continue. Always been a keen outdoors man and work as an outdoor activities instructor and behaviour manager as my main job at a behaviour school in Newcastle for the last 9 years where I am the lead Bushcraft and Forest school instructor.