Signed Copy of the new Ray Mears Autobiography: My Outdoor Life

Sometimes, it’s nice to unplug a bit and read about some of the topics and personalities we’ve gotten to know on the TV. I know that’s the case for me, when it comes to bushcraft expert Ray Mears. His previous books on woodlore and bushcraft have been very enjoyable, and very informative at a time…

Read More »

Bushcraft courses: Ray Mears Summer 2012 Ontario Updates and more

Ray Mears

Here’s an update on the Ray Mears course I mentioned in a post last fall. It was being organized by School in the Woods [ed. note: no affiliation with this site]. The course as described didn’t happen, unfortunately. The organizer informed me that the agent wanted a very hefty non-refundable deposit with still no contract…

Read More »

Ray Mears will teach a Bushcraft course in Ontario, Summer of 2012!

Ray Mears is famous for his many tv appearances where he teaches not only survival, but bushcraft. The difference from ‘survival’ shows is striking, as Ray attempts to convey the importance of long-term bushcraft and sustainability as practiced by many aboriginal tribes in a variety of different regions. He has always expressed his special love…

Read More »

A Day with Pinock Smith


On January 15, 2011, I had the distinct pleasure of spending the day with Pinock Smith, a master builder, known for his traditional canoe-building methods. I first heard of Pinock in the second season of Ray Mears’ Bushcraft, where he and Ray built an authentic birchbark canoe in a week. They worked on screen again in…

Read More »