Our Instructors

Our Instructors have a wide knowledge base with the experience to back it up, as well as passion for sharing their skillset. They come to us from multiple industries and wilderness roles as skilled outdoor professionals: military service (including military survival schools with Canadian and International experience), Search and Rescue, Wilderness Guides (canoe, dog sled), Wildland Firefighters, and more. Even outside their professional careers our instructors maintain a keen interest in the outdoors, often participating in pursuits such as hunting (whether bow, black powder, or rifle), fishing, commercial licensed trapping, backcountry canoeing, and more.

Survival Instructor Dave

Dave MacDonald

President and Lead Survival Instructor

 

Instruction Experience

  • 10 years instructing with ICSOS Inc.
  • 5 1/2 years basic and advanced survival instructor at CFSSAT
  • Guest instructor at NATO winter survival course in Spatin, Norway, 2006 and 2009
  • Instructor for NATO aircrew winter survival course in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Certifications

  • Military Search and Rescue Technician
  • Ground Search Manager
  • NAUI  Advance and Recue Diver
  • Bronze Medal, Bronze Cross, and National Lifeguard
  • Wilderness first aid
  • Manitoba Hunting Guide

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Survival Instructor Trevor

Trevor Fakes

Survival Instructor

 

Instruction Experience

  • 4 years basic and advanced survival instructor at CFSSAT
  • Guest instructor at NATO winter survival course in Spatin, Norway, 2010
  • Instructor for NATO aircrew winter survival course in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
  • Numerous mobile teaching teams (MTT’s) for air crew pre-deployment briefings and exercises prior to going overseas.

Certifications

  • Vehicle Technician
  • Safety Management
  • Manitoba hunting guide.
  • Survival Instructor.
  • Escape and Evasion Instructor

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Survival Instructor Greg

Greg Anderson

Survival Instructor

 

Instruction Experience

  • Basic and Advances SERE instructor at CFSSAT
  • Guest instructor for NATO winter survival course in Spatin, Norway, 2004
  • Presented winter survival techniques at NATO flying training center in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Skills, Certifications and Errata

  • Canadian Forces Basic Survival
  • Advanced SERE
  • Man tracking Level I, II, and III
  • Survival Instructor
  • Ground search manager
  • Arctic, desert and sea survival
  • United States Marine Corp combat survival course

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Survival Instructor Kevin

Kevin O'Brien

Survival Instructor

 

Instruction Experience

  • 2008 became a Survival Instructor at the Canadian Forces School of Survival and Aeromedical Training (CFSSAT)
  • Instructor for NATO Winter Survival Course in Norway

Courses

  • Survival Instructor Advanced and Basic
  • Escape and Evasion Instructor
  • Arctic survival
  • Cold water immersion Training
  • Land survival
  • Instructional techniques course
  • Combat first aid (TCCC)

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Survival Instructor Tim

Timothy McMeekin

Survival Instructor

 

Instruction Experience

  • Retired instructor of the Canadian Forces School of SERE
  • Presented winter survival techniques at NATO flying training center in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
  • Instructed on Survival and or participated on survival courses in every environment on the planet with most of NATO.

Courses

  • Emergency, Industrial, and Wilderness First Aid.
  • SERE with Canadian, USA, British and German Armed Forces
  • Environmental Survival in the arctic, boreal forest, desert, mountain, and ocean.
  • Mountain and avalanche rescue.
  • Backcountry expedition leadership.

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