Archive for September, 2010
“Survival expert Ray Mears has travelled to the four corners of the globe in his quest for knowledge — but could he cope out in the famously unforgiving Highlands? Ahead of a talk he will be giving in Perth, Kirsten Johnson of The Courier learns what inspires the intrepid adventurer and picks up some top tips on how to make the most of Scotland’s dramatic scenery.”
You can now read this article in full from the link below:
A new photo gallery is now online showcasing just some of the goings-on from our Fundamental Bushcraft courses from 2009 to 2010, including fire lighting, shelter building and spoon carving techniques:
Spaces on our 2011 Fundamental Bushcraft courses are now live on our website and available to book.
In the lead-up to Ray Mears’ forthcoming lecture tour across Scotland and Ireland this year, Ray was recently interviewed by the Scottish Daily Record.
The interview covers, amongst many other subjects, “what Ray thinks about the prospect of re-introducing wolves to Scotland, what we should do about urban fox attacks and how he feels about being mistaken for Daybreak’s Adrian Chiles…”
You can read the full interview with Ray from the following link:
The Hand-forged Knife Blade is a great piece of kit to have if you’re one to get hands-on with your bushcraft gear.
Made using traditional forging techniques by esteemed Swedish blacksmith Julius Pettersson (as seen in the ‘Sweden’ episode of Bushcraft Survival Series 2), each carbon steel blade comes ready to be fitted with your own handle, allowing you to be creative and finish off your very own custom tool.
Rupert Farnsworth, a customer of ours who purchased one of these blades back in 2009, kindly sent in some photos of the blade that his son Max had worked on, producing a fantastic-looking finished knife:
The following story and fantastic photos were kindly supplied by Woodlore customer Dan Metcalf and his family:
To Ray Mears & the Woodlore Team,
I have just returned from a family canoeing trip in Minnesota, USA (BWCA, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness). I was up there with my 69-year old father and three brothers (30-45 years old). We paddled about 40 miles and portaged about 10+ miles in 6 days.
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