Ray Mears - Bushcraft
Ray Mears demonstrates how ancient survival techniques can still be used in the modern world, in locations as variable as the Amazon rain forest and Sweden
Series 2 EPISODES (5)
1 Birchbark Canoe
In Canada, Ray learns the ancient Indian craft of creating a canoe from birch bark. Every log has to be split by hand to build a canoe held together entirely by roots and resin.
2 Canoe Journey
Ray travels by canoe through the Canadian wilderness along a river that was once an arterial route for the fur trade, and encounters moose and beaver on the way.
Ray takes a journey into America’s past as he travels in the footsteps of Jim Bridger, one of the mountain men who opened up the route to the Pacific Coast of America.
Sweden is a country where the ancient skills of Bushcraft are very much still alive and used on a daily basis. Over a campfire, Ray learns about some Swedish traditions.
5 Four Season
Ray comes home to Britain and shows how bushcraft brings a new perspective to our countryside and its changing seasons. From foraging pig nuts to a salad made with lime leaves, he points out the foods and plants that are available.