Expert Speakers

Each year the event sees an amazing line-up of internationally renowned outdoor’s experts. In the past, we’ve welcomed notable characters as diverse as Ray Mears, Cody Lundin, Les Stroud and Les Hiddins. This year is no exception, and the main stage will host a fascinating selection of talks. We’re still finalising our line-up for 2019, but here’s a preview to keep you going:

Fraser Christian

Making Your Home in the Wild - Understanding the Human Animal

The story of a personal journey of understanding – through learning to live off land and sea and how the other animals can teach us all we need to sustainably survive in the wild and make our home.

Fraser Christian, known to many for pioneering and founding Coastal Survival, has spent the last 10 years practicing what he teaches and living for many years offgrid in a tiny homemade shelter and ‘learning again’ how to live and eat well from the land and sea. Fraser’s moto is “I will always be a student of the wild, she is the only master”.

Torbjörn Selin

10 Points of Survival

Torbjörn Selin is the head instructor, founder and owner of All in Nature SWEDEN. He taught survival skills for over 20-years and is an instructor for the Swedish Armed Forces and the Swedish Survival Society. For 14-years he was an officer in the army, and since leaving, has worked continually to develop his skillset through literature, courses and expeditions.

At The Bushcraft Show, Torbjörn will talk about how a survivor thinks, how to avoid and manage a survival situation, how to prepare for an expedition, along with many more survival points that could save your life. There will be the opportunity to ask Torbjörn questions based on his vast experience.

Laura Bingham

Laura Bingham is a British adventurer who, leaving her husband Ed Stafford to look after the baby, navigated 600 miles of the Essequibo River in Guyana by kayak. Laura can also boast of having crossed the Atlantic Ocean by sail, and traversed South America on a bicycle without carrying money.

Ed Stafford

Ed Stafford is the Guinness World Record-holding first person to walk the Amazon River. In 2011 he was awarded European Adventurer of the Year and the Mungo Park Medal by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society in recognition of outstanding contributions to geographical knowledge through exploration.

Lofty Wiseman

John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman needs little introduction in the world of bushcraft & survival. He served with 22 SAS for over 26 years, rising to the rank of Sergeant-Major and ran the SAS selection course and the Survival School. After he retired, he wrote The SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea.

Jason Ingamells

Expeditions - When Things Go Right, When Things Go Wrong

From the mountains of Borneo to the frozen wastelands of the arctic circle, Jason’s extensive outdoor knowledge and expedition leadership has been honed over many years of applied practical experience across a multitude of wilderness environments.

Join Jason as he shares his wealth of knowledge on preparing for and executing expeditions around the world both leading groups and working as part of a team. Jason will entertain you with stories of powerful moments and hard hitting emotions from his travels including when things go disastrously wrong. As always Jason challenges you to listen to 360 degree influences that may challenge the social norm.

Dr Sarita Robinson

Dr Sarita Robinson is one of the world’s leading academic researchers in the area of survival psychology and so is often referred to as Doctor Survival! Survival psychology focuses on how people respond in disaster situations – everything from a terrorist attack to a ship sinking.

This year Sarita will cover the benefits of adventure for young people in resilience building and developing of social skills, as well as looking at child survivors such as the Thai youth football team who became trapped in a cave last year.

Richard Harpham

Richard Harpham is a human-powered adventurer who has completed 26ish expeditions and over 9,600 miles by canoe, kayak, bike and on foot. This has seen him cycle part of the Sahara by Fat Bike, sea kayak from Vancouver Island to Alaska, kayak the English Channel three times, Canoe the Yukon River and a host of other adventures.