Who We Are
Hi, I’m Ted Dahr. I am the Founder and Chief Instructor of Beaver River Bushcraft. Beaver River Bushcraft is a wilderness survival skills training provider. Built by over 40 years of experience in outdoor survival capability, our clients will surely gain a level of knowledge that is responsive, practical, and effective. Wilderness skills combined with military capability is the advantage that we offer. We don’t simply teach you how to do things, we will let you understand the importance of every outdoor survival skill we offer as well as their practical value regardless of your location.
You will learn the ability to utilize what’s around you. You will learn to deal with emergencies, and you will learn how to prevent them. Although our focus is on making you fit for outdoor survival, the training we give you can also be applied wherever you are. A big portion of surviving in the wild rests on your mindset. No matter how physically fit you are, and no matter how well you know the basic necessities, your state of mind will be the first that you should conquer
The training we provide is information-based with proven methods in achieving survival skills from a holistic perspective. It’s not enough to feel that you can. In every survival situation, your abilities and strength of spirit will be tested to their limits. Your broad perspective and sound judgment will arm you in getting through.
Even though we are here to teach and guide you, we always need to remember where this came from. Let us never forget the hard work of many great men who learned, and even discovered again, the skills of indigenous peoples and passed them to us. Pictured left are four of today’s masters. Even Les Stroud would agree! They are left of centre: Mors Kochanski and Andre-Francois Bourbeau while right of centre are David Westcott and Dave Halliday. But even they owe homage to others like Tom Roycraft, Larry Dean Olsen, and Steve Watts to name just a few. It was these men who joined the likes of George W. Sears, Earnest Thompson Seton, or Dan Beard and revived this craft. Making it available to all of us without the same intense labour. Let also not forget the First Nations peoples who still practice and pass on their traditional teachings to those of us willing to learn.