Back in 1995 there was a gathering of survival instructors in northern Sweden. It has become almost the stuff of legend amongst bushcraft and survival instructors.
One of the big driving forces behind this gathering was Lars Fält. Those of you who have followed my podcasts for a while will remember Lars joined me on Episode 32, which was a magazine episode, recorded with a number of guests at the Swedish Bushcraftfestivalen in August 2018. On this episode Lars recounted some of his personal history with survival training and I encourage you to have a listen if you haven’t already. Those of you who have followed my work for a while might also know I had the honour of working alongside Lars on winter courses in northern Sweden in the 2000s.
Lars is one of the grandfathers of modern survival training, particularly in Scandinavia. But his influence has been much broader, particularly because of his collaborative nature and willingness to share. So it was great to catch up with Lars again at the GBS, which was all about sharing skills, knowledge and pedagogical methodologies.
There were other veterans of the 1995 Survival Instructors gathering present at the 2019 GBS too, Mors Kochanski being one of them. Mors, of course, has featured on this podcast several times in the last 12 months and it is a pleasure to have him included in this podcast as well.
Tom Lutyens, retired USAF survival instructor, was also present at the 95 conference and it was absolute pleasure to meet and spend time with him at the GBS. He joins Lars and Mors on this podcast too.
So it was they gathered together for a panel discussion, chaired by Jonathan McArthur, who you may remember from Episode 36 with him and Mors. They are also joined on the panel by a mystery guest, who some of you may know…
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