Ray Mears - The Ultimate Survival Guide
Ray Mears' journeys have taken him to the farthest corners of the earth, encountering indigenous peoples who embody his philosophy and live in tune with their natural environment. He visits jungles, which can be daunting places for the uninitiated, desserts and the arctic, one of the planet's most beautiful regions, demonstrating survival techniques in each region.
Series 1 EPISODES (12)
1 Costa Rica
In his new series about what happens when humans find themselves without the back-up of the 20th century, Ray's first stop is the jungle.
2 The Arctic Circle
Ray embraces temperatures of -30 degrees in the frozen forests of Northern Sweden.
Having a positive state of mind is integral to survival. Ray reconstructs one of the most astonishing stories of mind over matter involving a family shipwrecked off Alaska.
US Marine Zachary Mayo managed to stay afloat for 36 hours after falling from an aircraft carrier steaming through the Indian Ocean. Ray finds out how.
5 Arizona Desert
Ray journeys to the dry, thorny terrain of the Arizona desert to find the setting where the US cavalry fought Geronimo and his Apache warriors.
6 Arnhem Land
Tourists are prohibited from entering this wild and remote area of Northern Australia. Ray follows in the footsteps of three Royal Australian Airmen who crash landed in Arnhem Land in May 1942.
7 Sahara, Morocco
Ray shows us how to drive in a desert, how a vehicle is a lifeline and how leaving it is little short of signing your own death warrant.
8 The Rockies
Ray learns about the two key dangers in the Rockies: bears and hypothermia. Eric Langmuir, a former Park Ranger, recalls chilling tales of Grizzly encounters.
9 Australian Outback
In 1998, two tourists set off into the Australian outback – but only one of them returned alive. Ray investigates their tragic story.
Ray Mears tests his own mettle as he takes part in the RAF’s three-week survival course in Cornwall as pilots, navigators and helicopter crew learn to survive at sea and on land.
Ray Mears heads into the Alps to demonstrate an array of mountain skills, including how to use the snow to boost your survival odds.
12 Deserted Island
Ray tells the story of Bill Coffeen, an American airman who lived for a month almost entirely on coconuts after ditching his plane during the Second World War.