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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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He will be in paradise, listening to the wind in the trees and communing with the ghosts of the hunter-gatherers he admires so much. We don’t live in a very nice world. Dispatched from and sold by indigogirl He explains how 60 years ago, it would have been peculiar not to know how to build a canoe.

In some ways, Mears the earnest, private man is not far removed from the small, self-contained boy who spent much of his childhood meags out on the North Downs. Loading comments… Trouble loading? It teaches you spirit and determination.

Add all three to Basket. He abandoned his career as a professional photographer, but it remains a passion and he is clutching a portfolio of recent pictures when we meet.

In the hour you’re watching Ray and Pinnock build this canoe, you’ll be taken away from the world’s ugliness entirely. You learn there’s always somebody bigger than you who can beat you, so there’s a degree of humility. The thinking gushcraft Bear Grylls returns, more survival and history, entertaining and factual.


One chapter in his book deals with the role he played in tracking gunman Raoul Moat in woodland close to the village of Rothbury in Northumbria in July Sweden, of all places — proving it does have more to offer than a utopian model of democracy, and girls who haunt our most juvenile and fevered dreams.

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He did a lot of judo as a teenager under the tutelage of a gnarled, stoical second world war veteran, and imbibed its philosophy. It profoundly affected my perception of bushcrart, and my appreciation of it.

He worked in the City briefly, but chafed at the constraints and started running bushcraft courses and developing a career as a photographer of the natural world instead. Instead, he read voraciously and taught himself about bushcraft, seeking out experts and badgering them to pass their meas on to him. They split wood endlessly, shape wood endlessly, stitch wood endlessly, all by hand, with simple busbcraft – we can’t even imagine how intensive and painful it would be.

About Ray Mears’ Bushcraft

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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. Image Unavailable Image not available for Colour: The most affecting part of the book is the section dealing with the death from breast cancer in of his first wife, Rachel, which left hushcraft angry, bitter and confused.


The whole event was a tragedy, and there was no glory-seeking. He is friendly, podgy, earnest. He shows us how our Stone Age ancestors used their skills to hunt down food and survive despite having the odds against them.

There are no complaints, though. The first thing you learn is that gushcraft means ‘the gentle way’. He mentions a magnificent beech tree in Ashdown forest, close to where he lives in Sussex, which needed pollarding. The urban setting is not entirely inappropriate, because Mears is surprisingly urbane.

You at the back? Learn more about Amazon Prime. Wildlife Autobiography and memoir Biography books Conservation features. 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 me.

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Sent from and sold by Amazon. 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. ITV simply asked me to make some wildlife programmes. But it was neither of those things. Customers who bought this item also bought.