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Steven Kelly


Steven is the head instructor and founder of South West Survival and has trained and instructed weapons, survival and bushcraft skills in Commando Forces for over 20 years.

He had operated in the harshest environments around the world from the desert of Afghanistan, to living in snow holes of the Artic Circle.

Steven is also PTTLS, CTTLS trained, SERE, mountain first aid and DBS checked.

His love of all things out doors started when Steven was a cadet and the army was the natural progression from there.

​He started South West Survival to pass on his skills and to keep bush craft alive.

Steven has a passion for teaching and is truly happy when outdoors, he hopes to be able to impart that knowledge on those who wish to learn.

While Steven has been on numerous survival courses in the Army gaining valuable experience, he maintains you can never know enough and continues to learn and practice new skills when and wherever he can.

When not working Steven has a lot of hobbies which include hill walking, camping and ultramarathon running.

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