Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien - Biography

Personal History:

  • Born in Toronto Ontario
  • Childhood spent in the country outside of Cornwall Ontario
  • Currently residing in Winnipeg Manitoba
  • Married and father of two boys

Personal Hobbies:

  • Hunting (bow, rifle)
  • Fishing
  • Mountain biking
  • Hockey / Golf / baseball
  • Motorcycles (road / off-road)

Professional History:

  • Member of Canadian Armed Forces since 1990
  • Served with PPCLI (Infantry) and JTF2 (Special Operations Force) operating in all environments in many countries
  • 2008 became an Survival Instructor at the Canadian Forces School of Survival and Aeromedical Training (CFSSAT)
  • Instructor for NATO Winter Survival Course in Norway

Professional Courses:

  • Survival Instructor Advanced and Basic
  • Escape and Evasion Instructor
  • Arctic survival
  • Cold water immersion Training
  • Land survival
  • Small craft vessel operator
  • Instructional techniques course
  • Tactical tracking
  • Combat first aide (TCCC)


What you can expect from us


Lake Trout - YellowKnife


"Each of our staff members possesses a minimum of 20 years serving Canada, in various positions as members of the Canadian Forces. These professionals have unique skills in the outdoors and a desire to pass on their knowledge to you".


Who needs this training and why ?


Snow Hut


"Our programs are designed for individuals who work, play, and commute thru or over the Canadian wilderness".