René Nauta

René is both founder and head instructor of ‘EXTRA survival & bushcraft’.

EXTRA, founded in 1997,  is the leading bushcraft school for Holland/Belgium. René and Beke run this company together with help of a staff of former students.

EXTRA offers a wide variety of courses, from weekends- to weeks, crafts courses as well as expeditions. This takes them to a number of countries like Poland, Romania (Carpathians), Namibia (Kalahari/Bushmen), Lapland (Arctic), Germany and Scotland.

EXTRA’s motto is ‘to feel at home in nature’.

In November 2015 Beke and René have published their ‘Bushcraft Handbook’, all in Dutch. In this elaborate book René had a chance to pick up his former profession as being an illustrator. A great combination of two interests.

René joined the cyber tracker evaluations as soon as they were organised in Europe in 2012. He will be trained and guided by American evaluators. In coorporation with John Rhyder (Woodcraftschool) and Joscha Grolms (Wildniswissen, Germany) he is working hard to get this great method running on it’s own in Europe.

In 2014 he earned his track & sign ‘specialist’ certificate and is on his way to become a cyber tracker evaluator.

Beke Olbers

Beke is head instructor of ‘EXTRA survival & bushcraft’.

EXTRA, founded in 1997,  is the leading bushcraft school for Holland/Belgium. René and Beke run this company together with help of a staff of former students.

EXTRA offers a wide variety of courses, from weekends- to weeks, crafts courses as well as expeditions. This takes them to a number of countries like Poland, Romania (Carpathians), Namibia (Kalahari/Bushmen), Lapland (Arctic), Germany and Scotland.

EXTRA’s motto is ‘to feel at home in nature’.

In November 2015 Beke and René have published their ‘Bushcraft Handbook’, all in Dutch. Beke is really skilled in all kinds of crafts, like spoon- and kuksa carving, rope and cordage, making jackets and coats, leather pouches and basketry. Besides that she has gained a lot of knowledge on edible- and usefull plants and trees.

www.extrasurvival.nl (mostly in Dutch, some expeditions in English)
www.cybertracker.nl (all in English)