Bushcraft is a survival television series hosted by Ray Mears. The series airs on the BBC in United Kingdom, it also shown on Discovery Channel in the United. The official YouTube channel for British Bushcraft and survival expert Ray Mears and his company Woodlore, the School of Wilderness Bushcraft. Essential Bushcraft [Ray Mears] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ray Mears is well known to millions of television viewers through his.

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The thinking mans Bear Grylls returns, more survival and history, entertaining and factual. OK, so Ray’s interests aren’t for everyone, but his enthusiasm is truly infectious, and we’re swept along with him as he makes his much-loved birch bark canoe and demonstrates just why he’s such a fan of the thing.

Mears dislikes the term “survivalism” and balks at people calling him a “survival expert”. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

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About Ray Mears’ Bushcraft

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. You half expect a triceratops to nose its way through the leaves. He hopes his programmes have encouraged us to become more environmentally minded, but reckons we have to become more hard-headed in our approach to conservation.

If there are lots of you, there are lots of rocks going into the pond, and lots of ripples going out, but I like to just be the rock that’s quiet in the pond and see what comes to gay. If I’m ever having trouble sleeping, I put this on, and it lulls me to sleep. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status.

Where do we mean? ITV simply asked me to make some wildlife programmes.


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Not because it’s in any way soporific or boring – it’s not. His involvement was revealed at the timebut Mears says he wanted to have his say because he felt he had been accused of muscling in on the police operation for publicity purposes. Visit our Help Pages. As he tramples around in the mud and crunchy leaves, he sounds like a man in love as he says ” Just don’t try to rescue him. Not in Britain, mind, but in South America.

Slowly, they build this beautiful craft. It’s better to tell the truth. But what’s so fundamentally special about this episode is its serenity and peace. The urban setting is not entirely inappropriate, because Mears is surprisingly urbane. Love Ray Mears and this gift doesn’t disappoint. That’s one of the things I really object to in television — this constant rhetoric that wild places are inherently dangerous.

He explains how 60 years ago, it would have been peculiar not to know how to build a canoe. The great survival guru is at his most enlightening in his landmark show Ray Mears’ Bushcraft. It begins in Britain, which is pretty appropriate as Ray first learnt the basics of bushcraft in the fields and forests we all take for granted. But it’s just so gentle, and somehow, it quietens your soul.

There are no complaints, though. Turn on 1-Click ordering for this browser. In his own words: Working out in the woods, Ray and his canoe-building expert start by chopping down a tree. It’s incomprehensible, and the logistics of it are mind-boggling, but we are witness to their making it, and what a journey it is.

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Mears’s career is usually seen as a counterpoint to that of Bear Grylls, ex-soldier, action man, out-and-out survivalist, the sort of Rambo figure Mears has set himself against. But it was neither of those things. They clearly hold each other in enormously high esteem; they recognise each other’s integrity and enthusiasm and by the end of it, they have clearly been through something together, and it’s genuinely heart-warming.


Image Unavailable Image buzhcraft available for Colour: The sun is shining, the breeze is rustling the leaves, and the lake is lazy and slow – it’s absolutely beautiful. He may look like a jolly local butcher, but Ray Mears is basically a real-life Rambo, only without the Vietnam flasbhbacks.

But bushcraft IS actually in widespread use in one modern European nation. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Mears didn’t go to university and the career he aspired to in the Royal Marines was thwarted by poor eyesight.

Ray shows just why bushcraft is mearw important to their culture, and even manages to find time to make some traditional, cavemannish skiis and go on a dog sled journey into a very cold landscape indeed.

The only objection I have to what I’ve seen him do is that some of the things are crazy — leaping off cliffs into water when you don’t know what’s in it.

Not that he paddles. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. What really stands out with this episode are his absolute pride in British nature, and his absolute respect for it.