im steve. im originally from wales. i left there in 1996. i have always been into bushcraft. i grew up with my grandparents. my grandad (gags) as he was known taught me trapping,fishing fires and how to use a knife. although my gran wouldn't of liked a 6 year old with a knife. so a little secret of mine and gags. he had grown up in a very small village up in the hills. from a poor family he and his brothers would spend a lot of time gathing seasonal berries,fruit fishing and trapping. he would never call it poaching but he knew how to get pheasants from the local estate without a firearm.
this man was a great inspiration to me. he passed away when i was 13. at 16 i joined the british army. i served 8 years. and i don't know bear grylls. he was t.a. part of my training was to be a army combat survival instructor (ascics) as its known. i have been to jungles of borneo a few times and done survival training with the local iban. i still have my parang. i have also done training with ray mears and andy wood.
still have most of my kit. anyone wants any advice, get in touch
Cheers for that Steve great to have someone with your experience as a member.