Joe Peartree

Bushcraft Instructor



Joe is a real "foodie". He has spent 16 years as a professional chef whilst always having one foot in the natural world. His food utilises what is seasonal and local including items that can be foraged from the wild. Tired of being stuck in a hot kitchen whilst looking out the window onto a beautiful day, Joe decided to get qualified in countryside management which progressively sparked his love of bushcraft, the ancient way of living and survival practices. This eventually led to a career change to teach others these fascinating subjects.


Joe is currently studying primitive technology, survival techniques and tracking, trapping and hunting in an effort to broaden his level of expertise.

Qualifications and Memberships:

Elementary woodland survival skills laser award

Woodland skills and nature laser award

BTEC Nat. Cert and Nat. Diploma in Countryside management

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in professional cookery

Level 3 award in supervising and training in professional cookery

Intermediate apprenticeship in hospitality and catering

Food hygiene

Level 2 award in health and safety

Basic First aid

Wilderness first aid

NCFE in sound recording

Fire safety

BAC Bournemouth archery club member

GNAS Grand National Archery Society member