Ray Mears' Bushcraft

Ray Mears' Bushcraft

Ray Mears explores bushcraft, the art of living outdoors with knowledge of the natural world.

Episode Guide

  • Ray Mears' Bushcraft - Four Seasons (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Four Seasons

    Ray returns to Britain to show how a knowledge of bushcraft sheds new light on every aspect of the changing seasons.

  • Ray Mears' Bushcraft - Sweden (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:


    Ray is in Sweden, where the ancient skills of Bushcraft are alive and well and in daily use. He creates a meal of berries and fish for good friend Lars Falt, then sees how pine tar is produced.

  • Ray Mears' Bushcraft - America (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:


    Legendary Mountain man Jim Bridger; "Bull Boat."

  • Ray Mears' Bushcraft - Canoe Journey (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Canoe Journey

    Ray paddles through the Canadian wilderness down a river that was once an arterial route for the fur trade. He encounters moose and beaver and shares his bushcraft knowledge.

  • Ray Mears' Bushcraft - Birchbark Canoe (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Birchbark Canoe

    Ray builds a traditional canoe made from birchbark, cedar and spruce roots using only traditional tools.

  • Ray Mears' Bushcraft - African Safari (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    African Safari

    Ray takes a safari, the Swahili word for journey, teaming up with a Maasai warrior in Tanzania.

  • Ray Mears' Bushcraft - Africa Camp (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Africa Camp

    Ray meets the Hadza people of Tanzania, one of the only remaining hunter-gatherer tribes.

  • Ray Mears' Bushcraft - Jungle Trek (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Jungle Trek

    Ray treks along a traditional trading path through the Amazon jungle; he's in the shadow of mountain formations called tepui, which inspired Arthur Conan Doyle's tale of living dinosaurs "The Lost World."

  • Ray Mears' Bushcraft - Jungle Camp (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Jungle Camp

    Ray treks to the Amazon jungle and meets the Yekuana people who live there.

  • Ray Mears' Bushcraft - Aboriginal Britain (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Aboriginal Britain

    Ray Mears travels back in time to the Stone Age for a unique view of Aboriginal Britain; using only the tools of the time, Ray shows how hunter-gatherers survived there.