Ray Mears has spent his life learning to live close to nature, a study that has taken him to some of the most remote locations on our planet. In this series, journey with Ray as he encounters indigenous peoples, demonstrates his skills and knowledge of Bushcraft and tells some of the most amazing historical tales of survival in some of the most inhospitable regions on earth.
Belaurs Ray travels to Belarus to meet with some of the surviving partisans of the Second World War. For the Jewish partisans, the forests of Belarus became a sanctuary and weapon in their fight against oppression. Roger's Rangers Journey to New England and follow in the footsteps of Major Robert Rogers and his rangers. Ray tells the epic story of the Rangers' withdrawal during which they fought off both pursuing enemy and starvation as the seasons changed rapidly from autumn to winter. Alaska In January 1910, the steamship Farallon ran aground. Ray tells the compelling story of this shipwreck, of the hardships endured by the crew and the courage they showed whilst sheltering from the harsh conditions. Namibia This arid coastal area, known as the skeleton coast, is one of the most inhospitable environments in which to survive. Meet with the indigenous Bushmen and encounter tales of shipwreck, rescues and tracking. Thailand From the comfort of a jungle base camp. Ray tells the story of survival during the Vietnam War and meets with the first United States Air Force pilot shot down during the conflict. New Zealand Ray visits several Maori tribes, encounters tales of survival and hardship, and learns of the many skills which are now being used to encourage the young to develop a more positive attitude to life.