The following is a short, but impressive bio of Paul from the SSC website.
Paul Cobham is ex-British Forces, a licensed pilot, certified Wilderness and Canadian Red Cross First Responder and recipient of the prestigious Survival Instructor Award (Level IV). He has a wealth of experience in survival training, leadership and practical knowledge of wilderness survival skills and camp building/sustainability in remote areas of the world. Paul also provides security consultation to private groups and corporations. Paul has been featured on CBC, CTV and TVO, and has been interviewed for TV shows such as The Greatest Warrior. He has spoken at various outdoor events, and at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, UK. Paul has spent the last decade of his working life in and around remote camps in Northern Ontario and the Canadian Arctic, where he is the trainer for the Emergency Response Team. After a rescue event in 2003, Paul realized he needed to share his knowledge and experience, and he founded Survival School Canada in 2004. A few years ago, Paul entered the gruelling Survival Instructor Award program, climbing Pen y Fan in the Welsh mountains and participating in an intense S.E.R.E. exercise. After the final expedition in western Scotland, Paul graduated as a SIA Level IV instructor. Personally endorsed by John “Lofty” Wiseman, survival instructor to the SAS, the SIA program is the first, and so far only, civilian survival instructor course in the world that is based on proven SAS survival principles.
I look forward to reading what Paul has to teach, as I'm sure many of you do also. Please take the time to welcome him, and stay tuned for lots of permaculture discussions.