Ray Mears’ Bushcraft

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 States, Canada , India, Italy , Brazil , New Zealand , Australia , Czech Republic , Norway , Sweden , The Netherlands , Romania and Russia . Following on from Extreme Survival , Bushcraft was first shown in 2004, and ended in 2005.


Series 1

  1. “Aboriginal Britain”: Mears is based in Great Britain , where he shows how Stone Age hunter-gatherers used the resources around them to feed and clothe themselves. [1]
  2. “Jungle Camp”: Mears sets up a jungle camp in the Amazon rainforest close to a native village, and sees how the Yekuana live in harmony with their environment. He encounters poison dart frogs and climbs into the forest canopy to gain a different perspective on the surroundings. He also offers an insight into the people who inhabit the dense tropical environment [1]
  3. “Jungle Trek”: Mears encounters huge waterfalls, clouds of butterflies on the Amazon jungle in the shadow of flat-topped mountain formations called tepuis . He then goes to the huge rock outcrops which inspired The Land That Forgot Time and The Lost World . [1]
  4. “Africa Camp”: Mears Makes a return visit to northern Tanzania notary C. some more time with the Hadza , sharing a love of bows, tracking and the landscape with true hunter-gatherers Whose way of life Demonstrates has Profound connection to the natural world. [1]
  5. “Africa Safari”: Mears fulfills a childhood dream by experiencing a true safari , Maasai-style . He teams up with a Maasai warrior in Tanzania and embarks on a walking safari. As they travel through a valley inhabited by wild animals, he spots a variety of useful plants and ends the night sleeping under the stars. [1]

Series 2

  1. “Birch Bark Canoe”: As far as is concerned the birch bark canoe is the best vessel man has ever created. He Has always wanted to construct one and in this program he works with Algonquin canoe maker Pinock Smith, one of the FEW people left Who know how to craft em using traditional methods. [2]
  2. “Canoe Journey”: In Mears’ view, the canoe is the most natural way to get close to wild places. Demonstrate to this, he paddles down the Missinaibi River , a river ace unspoilt today as It was three hundred years ago When It Was the essential route for the fur trade canoes. [2]
  3. “American Prairies “: Mears takes a journey into America’s past, as he travels in the footsteps of Jim Bridger , one of the mountain men who opened the road to the Pacific Coast of America . Ray makes a boat with willow and buffalo skin and spends time with the Shoshone . [2]
  4. ” Sweden “: One country where the ancient skills of bushcraft are alive and well in Sweden. Mears Sees how pine tar is made and used is traditional skis before spending time with the Sami people in the north Where he takes a dog sled journey into the snowy wastes. [2]
  5. “Four Seasons”: Mears shows the viewer how a bushcraft brings a new perspective to the countryside and its changing seasons. He points out the foods and plants that are available, from pig nuts to lime leaves. He observes wild badgers and deer and explains his interest [2]

See also

  • World of Survival
  • Extreme Survival
  • Ray Mears Goes Walkabout
  • Ray Mears’ Northern Wilderness


  1. ^ Jump up to:e LOVEFiLM. “LOVEFiLM Shop: Buy Ray Mears’ Bushcraft Survival – Series 1 DVD” . Retrieved 30 December 2008 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:e LOVEFiLM. “LOVEFiLM Shop: Buy Ray Mears’ Bushcraft Survival – Series 2 DVDs” . Retrieved 30 December 2008 .