“It's not the strongest, nor the fittest, that survive...


John Hudson FRGS is a Survival Instructor, Broadcaster, Writer, Public Speaker and Training Consultant whose specialist work takes him to some of the most remote and extreme environments in the world. Based in Cornwall, UK, John is the British military's chief SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance & Extraction) instructor and has been a resident expert on two series of Discovery's prime-time survival show Survive That, a.k.a Dude You're Screwed; putting his own resilience to the test on camera in front of millions. He created the UK Military's survival manual and is currently writing a new book about self-reliance for everyone. 


      ...but the most adaptable"



John was a RAF helicopter pilot and is now the UK's chief SERE instructor. He specialises in writing, speaking and broadcasting about extreme and everyday survival training. You can read more about his work by clicking the button below.

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John's work takes him all around the globe, and he enjoys sharing his observations, research and experiences with the wider public. You can keep up to date by exploring this site, by subscribing below, or by connecting with him on social media.