For over 30 years Bob has honed his survival skills by learning from many traditional cultures. His experiences include living for extended periods with Aboriginal people in our Western Desert, sharing bushcraft abilities with the Bushmen of the Kalahari in Botswana also with the Lakota Sioux Indians in Dakota and jungle time with the Orang Asli people in Malaysia.
His roles have included instructing the Special Forces Units, conducting survival courses throughout Australia, lecturing with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service on survival in the Mexican Desert and delivering wilderness lessons in the UK.
Growing up in a small country Qld town gave me plenty of opportunities to be outdoors and we spent most weekend’s bushwalking, fishing and camping. My father was a keen semi and precious stone collector so we spent weeks on end in remote locations searching for the perfect stone. This was a wonderful training ground from an early age to learn the art of being prepared and always having a backup plan.
Kev grew up in Southern England, his father, being an ardent bird watcher and fresh water fisherman, regularly took him on these trips and introduced him to the wilderness with all its wonders. The natural world was instilled in him from an early age and that commenced his discovery into the world of edible/medicinal native plants.
Kev spent most of his spare time practicing any new skills he had learnt through books or on courses, particularly with Ray Mears.