Serving in the Army is one of the most unique experiences for every soldier. This job cannot be compared to any other job in the world and defies every concept of a job.
The amount of satisfaction you get from serving your country cannot be compared with anything else.
But like every other thing in the world, there are good and bad sides to serving in the Army.
One of the biggest truths of the Army is a high prevalence of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Army veterans. This is an important topic that we believe needs attention, and in this article, we discuss it.
Wondering how life in the British Army is?
Fascinated with stories of British soldiers serving worldwide, and wonder how the service impacted their lives?
Serving in the Army, as you know, is way different from the conventional meaning of a job. Soldiers go through a lot of things, and it affects their mindset and life in a big way.
In this article, we get to know about this first hand from a soldier serving in the British Army.
We share the life lessons that Steven Kelly has learned and acquired after serving 18 Years in the British Army. He has seen a lot and experienced life-changing events for which he says he cannot thank the Army enough.
Most of us have wondered, how long could we survive stranded on a desert island?
Dure Magazine caught up with survival expert Steven Kelly, to get the insight on how to survive in some of the most hostile environments.
“Survival and bushcraft skills today are almost a forgotten art. Simple things such as lighting a fire in the wild with just a flint are skills that are being lost in this very modern world in which we live.
“Survival and bushcraft can also really bring out the best in people – it will challenge and show hidden resilience and toughness, it can develop a great attitude, determination and leadership.
“To quote Ray Mears ‘every man, woman or child who visits wild places by whatever means will benefit from bushcraft knowledge.’
“That’s where South West Survival comes in, teaching the fundamental skills and more, to confidently survive and find shelter, water, fire and food.”
One of the biggest things to consider while learning these skills is who you are learning these from.
The reason Steven has been able to build South West Survival from a small start to a venture affecting thousands of lives is the way he instills education to his students.
He not just teaches the essential skills but makes sure to transfer his 18 years of experience in the army. He shares real-life incidents and also how the experiences he had have helped people conquer their challenges in life.
He has made efforts to help people use the Bushcraft learnings and apply these into their day to day life and improve their mental and physical well being.
Technology and hundreds of other transformations have changed the world as we know it. After every few years, we witness new trends and inventions which redefine conventional concepts.
Although, there is one thing which has remained constant since the inception of time and that is human behaviour and thought process. The way humans feel emotions and take decisions remains the same.
There are specific life skills which have been helping humans for thousands of years, and one of the most prominent ones are Bushcraft skills. From being an utter necessity in earlier times to being a big personality booster in modern times, Bushcraft skills and their importance has evolved!
"We teach people how to stay alive if they are ever lost or injured. We teach people how to navigate using the sun and stars. And help with mental robustness."
"It is good for peoples mental health to get outdoors and get the kids off off there computers, so that is where South West Survival comes in."
The company recently won a Prestige Award for the best survival experience in the south west.
Looking for ways to enhance teamwork skills in your employees and increase the efficiency of your organization?
Well, this is a challenge even for the biggest companies in the world and HR teams are always on the lookout for new ways of motivating employees!
Steven Kelly is on a mission of promoting a new way of building confidence and crucial life skills in professionals which has been gaining popularity lately.
Along with the necessary skills, your biggest allies in the wild are survival items that will protect you in every scenario. There are many tools serving different purposes that will help you accomplish specific tasks.
After 18 years in the British Army, Steven Kelly was diagnosed with a disease in his eye and faced discharge from the armed forces. Steven tells The Industry Leaders how he refused to listen to doubters and, instead, set up a bushcraft survival company.