Pablo served in the British Army for 12 years. There he picked up the rudiments of living off the land, field craft skills and a few survival and tracking skills.
For most of his service he was a Physical Training Instructor and specialised in expedition leading and adventure training. After leaving the forces, he carried on these survival and wilderness skills as a pastime but related them more to watching wildlife. He uses bushcraft, tracking and field craft skills to get as close as he can to wildlife.
Wildlife and Tracking:
Pablo is a life-long wildlife and tracking enthusiast. He was an instructor with Shadowhawk Tracking School and has travelled to Southern Africa to learn tracking from the Ju’/Hoansi, Southern Africa’s indigenous Hunter Gatherer people and expert trackers.
He has since returned to South Africa on two occasions and studied wildlife conservation with South Africa’s foremost Anti-poaching instructor Les Brett from Dung Beetle Bush School.
In 2019 Pablo was given the privilege of performing his first dangerous animal stalk leading a group very close up to a rhino and very young calf; an experience Pablo describes as “… indescribable!”
Pablo’s second career was in law enforcement and culminated in him being a senior detective in a UK law enforcement agency. This has given him the background to pursue tracking not just as a pastime but as a professional forensic tracker.
Bushcraft is utilising natural resources where appropriate to make life easier & more comfortable in the outdoors. The Bushcraft ethos of working closer to nature suits Pablo’s easy going attitude to the outdoors. It also helps him get closer to nature. Pablo and JP’s bushcraft courses teach others how to be comfortable in wilderness environments.
Teaching Training and Instructing:
Pablo has a Master’s degree in Learning and Development and a Cert Ed. He is a qualified NVQ assessor and is qualified to teach and assess the National Teaching standard Award, Certificate & Diploma in Education & Training levels 3-5 (previously PTLLS, CTLLS and DTLLS.)
He has directed strategic management groups on corporate Senior Management Development Courses and has designed and delivered learning and development courses for UK law enforcement in a variety of areas including Detective Training, Search Training and Personal Safety Training.
This experience enables Pablo to lead Corporate and other Educational groups on developmental and educational programmes.
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Pablo has had an article on “Ticks” published in “Traditional Naturopathic Remedies and Tips” by Roderick Lane , M.D and has contributed to the current version of the Scouting Manual published by Haynes.