My whole life I have been fascinated with the natural world, history and wilderness survival skills.
I spent most of my free time as a child hiking, fishing, making primitive weapons, lighting fires and building shelters in the forest.
While at university, studying Biology, I started my Youtube Channel- Fandabi Dozi- as an outlet to share light hearted videos of my wilderness adventures. The success of the channel then led me to pursue my passion for the outdoors as a livelihood.
I am now a Senior instructor for “Primal Bushcraft & Survival”. I also work freelance providing guided walks, teaching Bushcraft and Highlander survival skills. I am also a videographer for the outdoor equipment company “DD Hammocks”.
April 2019 - Present
PRIMAL BUSHCRAFT AND SURVIVAL - SENIOR INSTRUCTOR
Primal Bushcraft and Survival and their sister company “Primal Adventures” is a bespoke, wilderness experiences company operating all over Scotland. I work along side their incredibly experienced and professional team, teaching a wide range of courses and events. I am also the lead instructor for their “Highlander Survival Course”.
January 2018 - Present
DD HAMMOCKS - PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEOGRAPHER
DD Hammocks are a well known and respected outdoor equipment specialist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I work as a photographer and videographer for their website and marketing team. I also help with product testing and development.
April 2018 - October 2018
THE SHIELING PROJECT - GENERAL STAFF AND ACTIVITY LEADER.
“The Shieling Project” is a social enterprise with the aim of bringing the living skills and culture of our Highland ancestors to the present day in order to live more sustainable future. I lived on-site for 6 months working in general maintenance as well teaching bushcraft and other craft projects for the guests.
I still work as a freelance, seasonal staff member for the project today.
Sept 2011 - June 2016
MASTERS IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
At the University of Aberdeen I completed a 5 year, research masters degree (MSci) in Biological Sciences, specialising in Ecology. My Undergraduate thesis looked at the effects of agricultural practices on the Hen Harrier population on Orkney.
My final Masters thesis was on wood ants and their ability to recolonize regenerated forest in Scotland.
TREES FOR LIFE - VOLUNTEER
Trees for Life are a charity committed to regenerating the Caledonian forest in Scotland. I volunteered for one week with them, gaining valuable insight on their conservation practices as well as better knowledge of our native forests.
2012, 2015 and 2017
TOUR GUIDE, DIVE BASE ASSISTANT, KIDS CLUB AND GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Worked as part of a large team in running an eco-holiday -Sea Gypsy- resort business. I regularly led guests on outdoor excursions: snorkeling, island trips, guided walks as well as teaching wild food and tropical island survival skills. I also regularly took part in the general maintenance of the resort and this provided me with valuable experience in building and carpentry.
SUMMER MOUNTAIN LEADER
OUTDOOR EMERGENCY FIRST AID
DISCLOSURE SCOTLAND PVG FORM
HSE LEVEL 2- FOOD AND HYGIENE COURSE
CMI LEVEL 5 AWARD IN MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
FULL UK DRIVERS LICENSE