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Ray Mears Northern Wilderness - Signed Copy

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Northern Wilderness - Signed Copy


  EAN 9780340980835
Weight: 468 g         6 reviews
Ray Mears Northern Wilderness is the book written to accompany the BBC series of the same name, which aired on BBC2, October 2009.

Northern Wilderness is a stunning celebration of one of earth's great wildernesses. Ray Mears journeys on foot, by canoe and by snowshoe through mountains, forests, tundra and ice in a land where roads are still scarce.

He explores the vast Boreal Forest and its rich animal life from beavers to bears. He travels across the Hudson Bay by canoe, and tells the story of the fur trade and trappers who traded with the hat manufacturers of England. Ray follows the paths of the great early northern explorers, Samuel Hearne and David Thompson, who survived through their knowledge of what we now call bushcraft, as they trekked across the tundra and the Rocky Mountains. He explores the frozen north and learns the ways of the Inuit, who teach him how to combat snow blindness and build shelter.

This book is rich in bushcraft, as Ray explains the unique survival techniques of the Native Canadians and the Inuit, as well as how the prospectors in the gold rush used bushcraft skills to survive in this inhospitable but awesome landscape.

  • Dimensions: 19.6 x 13cm
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 298
  • Author: Ray Mears
  • ISBN: 0340980834
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

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Product Reviews

Ray Mears Northern Wilderness - Signed Copy is rated 5/5 based on 6 customer reviews.

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  1 of 6

  Brilliant. Really enjoy reading Ray's books. First class.  

  Mr. M. Clarke
7th August, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 6

  Stunning read, Ray takes you on a trip to the Boreal Forest. It's such a great read, about the history and skills of the native populations, truly inspiring. Ray gives a really good understanding of the bushcraft skills as well as the historical side. I had the dvd as well, just grab a copy, it's worth it. I enjoyed the diagrams too, simply fabulous. Oh, and signed by the great man himself.  

  Andy Turner
23rd September, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 6

  Book arrived in excellent condition, speed of delivery outstanding, arrived in less than 24 hours.  

  P Reid
17th December, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 6

  I ordered Northern Wilderness for a good Canadian friend as a Christmas gift. It arrived very quick, and in superb condition as well. As a huge Ray Mears fan, I have an old copy which I've read, and it's a tremendous book. This and Wild Food are my favourite works of Ray's. But after finding a signed version, I'm now very jealous. I don't think I'll be able to resist the temptation of getting a signed copy for myself.  

7th December, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 6

  A must have! An excellent companion book to the northern wilderness TV series with lots of detail and a great read. It makes you feel as though you are exploring Canada all over again. I purchased a signed copy and it is now one of my most prized possessions!  

  Blake Pimm
15th April, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 6

  As someone who has friends in Canada I can confirm Ray is much respected in those parts. A wonderful book. Ray is an educationalist, the nearest thing we have to a media mentor on buschraft. His book is very educational and relevant to our understanding of those parts. Very enjoyable.  

  C Neve
31st October, 2015

Rated: 5/5

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