Bug Out Survival Show

05th May to 07th May 2018
The survival event for all the family

Ian Coulthard

Hikers Haul of Survival

Ian is a keen out doors man with many years experience of out doors and survival. With 14 years of service with the Army regular and reserve forces he also has a wealth of military experience with two tours of active service, Serving with the Fusiliers and Pioneers as a teem medic in the roles of Force protection in 2010 and as a Logistic driver and gunner in 2013  to be added to his resume.

Ian spends a lot of is spare time learning and practising his survival skills to ensure he maintains a good level of competence in the art of survival. He also enjoys the out doors as often as he can and going out on long hikes and wild camping where his survival skills such as living of the land with hunting, foraging, building shelters, finding and purifying water and Making fire often come in to effect when he finds him self settling down for the night in some of the most remote places.  

He also enjoys taking his Bug Out Mobile System " B.O.M.S"  for a drive and setting up camp in various locations. In his case it is his Land Rover that he uses for get out fast B.O.M.S.

Ian will be teaching Navigation skills  that will include competent map reading,  finding direction and navigating without a map and compass with night navigation lesson in the evening. Ian will also be talking about self discipline, self maintenance and keeping your self alive and well in any weather conditions.



Alex Bowers 


Born in 1972, then at around eight years old his father began to teach him the noble art of boxing. His farther came from a long line of boxers. 

After he had gained a basic proficiency in the techniques his father started to introduce him to some throwing techniques  His Father never referred to the throwing techniques as any style in particular, they were just throws. 

In later years while learning ju jutsu he realised that these throws came from this school of thought and as they were simplified versions of ju jutsu techniques and coupled with a copy of William Fairbairn’s book ‘Get Tough’ the techniques were from Fairbairn’s ‘Defendu’ system. 

 When he was about ten years old his father took him to one of the local karate dojos where he spent many years learning the art of karate and through this art he was introduced to another Okinawan art called Kobudo. For those who don’t know this art covers the weapon techniques from Okinawa. The two arts should be seen as wheels on the same axle. 

When he was about 24 he saw a poster for a local aikido school and he decided to give it a bash. He progressed quite quickly as He had done some ju jutsu and there is quite a close relationship between the two arts as they share a common root. The aikido school was part of a much larger ‘Budo’ (martial tradition) association. In this school students not only had the opportunity to develop their aikido; but ju justsu kobudo, ken/iai jutsu (Japanese sword arts) and jo jutsu (Japanese short staff). The ‘Shihan’ (Chief Instructor) had spent 17 years living and training in Japan with some of the last old school masters and had been an advisor to the ‘Royal protection unit’ and this explained why some of the ‘special guest instructors that we had in every other month were only referred to as ‘coach’. One instructor who turned up one weekend I did know the name of was John lofty Wiseman. 

So where does the art he calls VIKING RUNE FIGHTING come from. 

Well he began training in its parent art in 1995 and he will tell you about it in his introductory class at the Bug Out Survival Show.



Tom Linden

Tom specialises in surviving the Effects of Nuclear weapons and is the UK station manager and HOST for the UK Preppers Radio Network KRPNDB-UK 

Tom has hosted many shows as a speaker on survival and he has headlined many  survival events.

 He began prepping during the late 80's through the "Cold War" and has always understood the need to keep on preparing for the ever more unstable world we live in. It has become a way of life for him and something he enjoys. Tom know's that whatever disaster man made or natural he and his family will have a great start on others who have not prepared.  Tom is a firm believer in the motto prepare for the worst, hope for the best. 

Tom will doing a talk on prepping for a SHTF  situation. Reasons for prepping and the benefits of prepping.