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Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by Andy, Sep 9, 2004.
I think, given the choice, the deer on the program would prefer not to work together to feed Ray
I think they will be made available on DVD/VHS so no worries about missing them,although it might be a wait...
Yep, a good one even if some bits did look rather familiar from what he's done before.
I think this is a conspiracy! you guys all thought "Jake's missed it, lets rub it in a bit"
Oh well, will it be on the next DVD?
I was thinking of the vikings in our ranks that couldn't watch it. I'm sure someone will be able to post you a video of it if you can't wait till you can buy them
I wouldnt want someone to go to the trouble, my own fautl, i guess its something for me to look forward to when it comes out. Is Ray Mears on tomorrow as well?
Excellent- we spend too much time talking about the minutiae of kit, and the back to basics stuff is well overdue.
I didn't watch it all, but I'm giving my eldest sons (5 and 7) a special treat tomorrow - they can stay up late on Friday night to watch the video with dad!
I was especially pleased to see a high archery content as I've been getting more into this lately. It is a very old (maybe 20 000 years compared to 500 years for firearms!) skill that is immensely satisfying but does require a fair bit of time investment to get acceptably good at (I'm not there yet, but I'm getting better). I've just finished 'making' a dozen arrows myself - although 'assembling' might be a better word as I bought the cedar shafts, steel points, nocks and feather fletching, and you only really need to add time, glue and a fletching jig.
I think we are all going to learn a lot over the next few weeks.
Really enjoyed it! Now I remember why we have a telly ):
A particular moment of deep satisfaction was seeing Mr Mears hook the three fish using thorns. Only last weekend at the Wilderness Gathering we sat through a very 'dry' survival fishing course during which the instructor repeatedly sneered at Ray's inclusion of such techniques in his books, condemning them as all but useless. Hah!
If it carries on in this form, could be the best series yet. (Sorry to rub more salt in, Jake)
You mean like the 'Real Heroes of Telemark' series (isn't)??
Well, I hope so.
Dont worry Jake, you're not alone. I missed it too. i forgot all-a-blimmin-bout it untill I saw this thread. :roll:
Yes,I thought mr Mears was at his televisual best,SWMBO moaned that Bambi always gets it,but fair play to the man, skinning it with a flint knife.Didn't seem to have any entrails tho'. :shock:
Cant wait to see Ray surviving the Helicopter crash in a later program ):
Interesting analysis of stoneage lifestyle :super:
Yep, I give him 10 out of 10 for it so far! The first program the whole family has sat together and watched for quite some time! Michael - my 12 year old - has tasked me with getting together "all the stuff Ray had..." so we can make bows and arrows tomorrow!
Keep 'em coming Ray, we NEED more!
Good progamme, but wonder which stone age company sponsored the gore-tex jacket?
Well I recorded it as I had other things to do.
Looked at it this morning and it started off fine then the sound dropped out. Fair enough, I thought, it might come back and I can still watch what's going on. (John Lord knaps so quickly!)
Then about 5 minutes later the picture quality dropped right out!
I don't know why this happened.
Does anyone have a copy I can borrow please? It would be much appreciated!
:yikes: Iam the same as Stew. This bleedin weather.
Not an uncommon problem with reception from the UK this time of year but a shame I missed it. I'll have to record the rest and hope the best as I out of the country for a few weeks.
Glad to hear you all enjoyed it so much
Im glad im not the only one Martyn! I could have sworn it was on tonight!
Ah well. I was at a wine tasting. The hardship, the hardship...
I liked it a lot. I liked the emphasis that seemed to be there on showing the actual detail of how he was doing a task - a matter he's been criticised for in the past.
And when he was walking along the ridge line with the lake in the valley... it was a matter of pure joy to see televised effectively the essence of what us lot are so passionate about.
Didn't think about it being because of that!
As others of you have said it was good to see RM going back to the basics, more in the ethos of the his Track stuff, very good so far.
Out of interest, do any of you have a copy of all his Tracks offerings? Im surprised these have never been released as a video.