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Geologist and youtuber
Young scientist in climatology, Jacob Karhu decides at 24 to realize his dream: to live in harmony with Nature. Through a project of renovation of refuge and isolation in the face of the society become more and more dependent, he leaves to live 7 months in autarky at 1700 m altitude in the Pyrenees.

Catherine Destivelle

French rock climber and mountaineer Multiple World Champion
Catherine Destivelle (born 24 July 1960) is a French rock climber and mountaineer. In 1992 she became the first woman to complete a solo ascent of the Eiger's north face. She completed the climb in winter in 17 hours. Her other notable climbs include the Bonatti Route on the north face of the Matterhorn and the southwest pillar of the Aiguille du Dru (the Bonatti Pillar). Destivelle has been the subject of several documentaries, including French director Rémy Tezier's, Beyond the Summits (Au-delà des cimes), which won the award for best feature-length mountain film at the 2009 Banff Mountain Film Festival.

Alban Cambe

Brushcraft trainer, author & survival Mag collaborater
Alban Cambe is currently a professor of Life and Earth Sciences, passionate about Bushcraft and natural navigation, he shares his knowledge in Survival magazine, during field trips and Survival courses. Alban has already had the opportunity to give a lecture at the 1st edition of the Survival Expo.

Denis Tribaudeau

Referent and specialist in the survival fied
Leader in France in the organization of survival courses in the natural environment, Denis Tribaudeau has made a serious reputation in the field of adventure "extreme". A true Indiana Jones of modern times, he is able to take on the most unlikely challenges and bring his clients to extraordinary adventures on the other side of the planet. With 20 years of travel and experience, more than 1000 trainees have passed into expert hands!

Eleonore Lluna

Survival monitor & first aid trainer at risk
Eléonore is co-director of the company Time on target, lifeguard, nurse, holder of a hiking CQP, editor for magazines like "Survival" and author (book to be published April 2019). Passionate about wildlife, she chooses to approach survival from the angle of autonomy in nature. You may have seen her in "Wild Survival Race" broadcast on M6 in spring 2018 where she mentors a novice surviving in several treks in the most hostile environments on the planet. Today it is what she shares during her international expeditions: Amazon jungle, Bolivia, Cordillera Royal, Kalahari, Botswana, Indonesia, Canada, Mongolia ... are all playgrounds where she leaves in total autonomy.

Thierry Velu

Lieutenant (SDIS 62), President & founder of the French Disaster Relief Group
The French Disaster Relief Group is a French international solidarity organization founded in 1999. It has about 250 volunteers, who are mainly firefighters, but also doctors and nurses. Its mission is to provide relief and assistance to people in distress, without any discrimination. During his conference, Thierry Velu, its Founding President, will detail the actions of this organization through various reports. In addition to its international activities, the GSCF also operates in France, where it carries out social missions. Marauding teams meet homeless people to interact with them and understand their needs. On these occasions, the GSCF distributes survival kits, which represent a unique material support in France. A fundraiser will be organized to support this organization.

Patrick Baronnet

Researcher & director in alternative lifestyle  
Patrick Baronnet is the designer and director of the Autonomous House and the "3 E house". He is also co-founder of the Coop Biosphère in Châteaubriand, professor of Yoga and professor of National Education and author of the book entitled: "From the autonomous house to the solidarity economy." The Autonomous House is a living laboratory that experiments with daily life in family for 35 years and in eco-hamlet for 6 years from free and abundant natural resources: water, air, earth and sun, for food, health, habitat, the comfort or energy Tens of thousands of visitors were inspired by this experience during 5 eco-festivals, visits and internships.This place is a concrete, personal and collective commitment that proposes new governance around Autonomy and Permaculture.

Leslie Anna

Journalist, editor and explorer passionate about nature and animals
In 2017, Leslie launches its association Wild Animals. The goal is to raise awareness about endemic and endangered species. It also offers simple alternatives and tips for individual change.


Recruitment cell leader of the 27th Alpine Hunters Battalion & founder of Horizon  
Gatien has spent most of his career with the Commando Mountain group, a special unit for Alpine Hunters. It's after having followed courses of survival in forest and cold weather that he decided to develop, organize and supervise a survival training in hostile territory specific to the Commando Mountain Group. In parallel, Gatien designed and marketed a survival kit - The Tube - which was adopted by some units of the French special forces. This know-how could be implemented during its various missions and external operations (Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, United Arab Emirates ... .forests and mountains of Europe.)

Philippe B.

Former GIGN member & author  
Philippe B. should never have been in the place that was so often his for the last fifteen years: at the head of a GIGN assault column! Raised the hard way, his aptitude for martial arts brings him very early to the borders of ultra-violence and delinquency. However, since he followed live television on the famous assault of the GIGN on an Airbus in Marignane, when he was 16, Philippe B. has a new ambition to join the "Group".

Claude Brunet

Instructeur FPOS-I/secourisme
Specialist medic within the company MP-SEC France. Claude has finished nursing officer at the 2nd REG after having served at the 2nd REP

Mickaël Gandecki

Myfood cofounder CTO & FEKAMT licensee
Entrepreneur, engineer and passionate about open source technology, Mickaël founded myfood with two partners in 2016. This initiative engages a Community of Pioneers who wish to produce their own food, thanks to smart greenhouses. His diligent practice of martial arts at the Gilbert Gruss School of Traditional Karate, allowed him to bring to many startups a spirit of determination and combativeness highly appreciated in the field. In a world in motion, a fluid spirit in a strong body is essential to keep one's discernment and lucidity. In accordance with his values, he seeks to build a sustainable future away from the fragile narratives that rely - to exist - on outbidding and idealism.

'Hildegarde' Laurence Talleux

Wild edible plant trainer and specialized journalist
Come live a true human adventure, rediscovering wild life and autonomy, taming the air, fire, water and the nourishing earth. With friends, colleagues, alone or with your family, escape for a few hours or several nights. We will take you on the paths or in the forest, discover wild edible plants, cook and share a meal around a campfire, learn and experience the modern and ancient techniques necessary for life in the countryside, sleep in a bivouac, an improvised shelter or under a vegetal tipi, live like Robinson, in contact with the elements, and find your true nature.


Author at SurvivalMagFrance, former commando-parachutist and medic in hostile / isolated regions
Joël Schuermans is graduate in Paramedic Sciences. He practices as Paramedic for isolated or volatile regions for the benefit of numerous missions and expeditions. He has worked in Mali, Bosnia-Herzegovina, DR Congo, Niger, Syria, Rwanda, Somalia, Burundi, Niger, South Africa, Syria and several European countries. He is a registered health professional (Paramedic, EMT-P) with CoROM (College of Remote and Offshore Medicine) and the Malta Paramedic Register. After 12 years spent in an army commando unit, several expeditions to mountains, far-off countries, forests and deserts, isolated areas, many armed and medical missions in several theaters of operations, he now works in medical operational support for missions and expeditions to Africa and the Middle East within the company he co-founded.

Olivier Bressac

Mountain guide and trainer in Botany
Graduate of the State Brevet d'Alpinisme 1er Degrees, passionate about bushcraft and wild cuisine, I spend most of my time in the mountains, in the middle of nature. I am a fan of Botany, Ethnobotany, Biology and Philosophy of Science. I organize stays and discovery courses around wild, edible and medicinal plants, from the Mediterranean coast to the high alpine pastures of the southern Alps. My philosophy is that of sharing knowledge, giving access to autonomy. For me, botany is not a hobby, I consider it as general culture, essential to a good understanding of the world and ecology. I am an advocate of pedagogy and I am convinced that it should be accessible to everyone, not just insiders or curious people.

Renan le Quellec

After 15 years striding along France England, Ireland and Canada, experimenting the right technics, trekking in full autonomy: Renan creates his School of Life in Nature: The Skol Louarn. Based in Brittany, he trains individuals and companies.

Florian Nock

Brand developer at Jimini's
Florian is responsible for JIMINI'S, a French company that develops and sells edible insect products. The company works daily to democratize this sustainable food resource in Europe. Environmental engineer and coach specializing in nutrition, he has raised different species of insects and is convinced of their nutritional potential for several years.

Jay Hudnall

Jay Hudnall, founder and manager of Ti'éole, a small wind enthusiast, started working in this sector in 2004, at the US Department of Agriculture's research center in Texas, then in France for three years in the Krugwind, during which time it installed about 50 small wind turbines. He is one of the founders of the Tripalium association and has organized a hundred workshops on the manufacture of small wind turbines of the Piggott model. He has also been a trainer for engineering schools and vocational training centers since 2007, the date of the creation of Ti'éole - wind energy. Today, Ti'éole is active in the training, installation and distribution of small wind turbines in France.

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