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Thursday 29th. September 2016

We are currently looking for new Western Managers.
Each Vanhang Survival base requires two centre managers. One manager is a Chinese manager, who focuses on equipment, purchasing, local relations, etc. while the second manager is a westerner who focuses on safety, training, programs and staff. This set-up reflects Vanhang policy and aims to combine the best of Chinese knowledge and practice with Western experience.

The package includes:

Contract: Fulltime
Wage: 8500 RMB per month.* (10% of monthly wages retained and paid on completion of contract.)
A Flight home per year
Accommodation (furnished flat & with bills including Internet paid for)
Food & Beverage (During working hours)
Chinese Visa + related costs
*Remember that China is a cheap country to live in. Dinner for 6 can cost around 20.-, for instance.

Click here for more info

Tuesday 13th. September 2016

Earlier this year, Wild-Live entered a partnership with a large Chinese company, Vanhang Sailing to set up and deliver a wilderness school in Eastern China operating out of 5+ bases. Each base aims to employ about 10 local instructors and two managers. This summer, we opened our first base in ShenZhen (Close to HongKong). We employed 8 local instructors plus one Chinese & one Western manager and a translator. We had about 200 children attend our week-long survival summer camps.
Now that the summer is over, we've shrunk to 6 instructors and two managers and focus mostly on teaching weekend / day events. We're also developing school sessions and some corporate / adult oriented programs.

Monday 28th. March 2016

We are about to complete a partnership contract with a Chinese company called Vanhang to build a primitive wilderness skills school in China.
Bushcraft skills as an activity are virtually unknown in China, so we are absolutely delighted to be given the chance to spread the skills in such a large territory.

Saturday 21st. November 2015

Well, the book has finally arrived from the printer and is available for pre-order here. The publisher is also working on a giveaway competition with BushcraftUK. I am very happy with how the book turned out and it is exciting to finally have the hard-copy in my hands!









Saturday 8th. August 2015

The Complete Survival Shelters Handbook is nearly finished and due to be published this November. For my US readers, see the giveaway below. (UK readers will get a later chance for a free giveaway via BushcraftUK)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Complete Survival Shelters Handbook by Anthonio  Akkermans

The Complete Survival Shelters Handbook

by Anthonio Akkermans

Giveaway ends November 30, 2015.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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Wednesday 3rd. December 2014

Anthonio has signed a contract to write a new book. The book will delve deeply into shelters, both young and old. Subjects covered will be various natural shelters, how to build a yurt/Ger, building a Lavvu, modern camping gear and more... The book will be called: "The Complete Survival Shelters Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Life-saving Structures for Every Climate and Wilderness Situation"

Friday 30th. September 2011

It is now possible to subscribe to our course calendar and have your calendar automatically update whenever we add new course-dates.
To find out more, browse to: this page

Sunday 11th. September 2011

We have a course coming up in Co Wiclow at Carraig Dulra, which will hopefully be blessed with good weather. Also check out our regular evening sessions on the Wednesday. Should you wish to join, then you can, provided we can arrange a seperate session to help you "catch up" with the knowledge of the rest of the group.

Thursday 8th. September 2011

The new site continues to be developed. We now have a new calendar, which will allow you to subscribe to certain courses and events provided you use a calendar which supports .ical (Apple iCal, iPhone, MS Outlook, Google Mail to name a few...).
We have also added a number of flash movie/slideshows to our Multimedia page. As we have many images available through a more "regular style gallery" via the course pages, we thought it might be nice to put together some slide-shows instead.
Some issues we're still dealing with are the menu and menu backgrounds not working as expected with Internet Explorer 8.

Sunday 4th. September 2011

Well, as you may have noticed, the site has undergone a major transformation. Work is still being done to certain areas, though you should find it is much easier to navigate, less cluttered, and hopefully more informative. Please let us know should you find any bugs or other issues. We are aware that the site doesn't work well with IE7, but as it's virtually obsolete, making it work with IE7 is a lower priority.

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