Perhaps you're right. But if so, I think it's confusing. They gotta stop publishing new books all the time, cause he has already covered all basics and advanced's on the subject. :shock:tenbears10 said:Andy, I think the second book is just the current Bushcraft with a different cover. I might be wrong and prepare to stand corrected.
Andy said:not good IMO. And you guys are going on about kit again
I also thought it a bit odd that the locaks were so down on that guy because he couldn't make a tin or cooking pot.
What so of stones would you find in a jungle that could be used for cutting tools?
Sadly, Rich, I dont think it did much for opening the doors for people who arent versed, to whatever degree, in bushcraft. To open the doors for them, they need to realise that they are able to experience this in our own backyard with some fine schools, or with friends etc. Going to the Amazon and showing what he has shown is, as you say, a coach tour for those sat at home which is fine, but these programs are ten a penny whereas an educational program would have been more exciting for both us and the general public.Roving Rich said:So for all its faults, Rays new series has "shown us the doors" its upto us to walk through them and explore Rich
that would - I suspect - have been very, very boring television for the majority of people who might have tuned in to such a programme.Jamie said:...in the first episode the stuff on flint knapping or bow making etc could have taken up an hour long show in their own right.
My point wasnt that it SHOULD have been an hours programming on flint knapping etc, but I used that more to highlight the fact that we have a wealth of history, heritage and Britsh bushcraft right here in the UK and it would, IMHO, have been far more constructive in getting a wider audience outdoors enjoying what we do.Womble said:that would - I suspect - have been very, very boring television for the majority of people who might have tuned in to such a programme.
Yeah, I think you're right there.Jamie said:Most people will look at the programmes in the Amazon and think that there is no way that they could ever (or perhaps never want to) go and do something like that, however if it was related to the UK then more people might realise that they can explore and have fun over here.
It is just my opinion and, although I enjoyed the programmes, I do feel that it is an opportunity lost.........
I'm sure you're right, however there are a lot of channels these days and I'm thinking that a UK based bushcraft thingy wouldn't cost much (relatively!) to film. Having seen the popularity of Ray's stuff, I'm a bit surprised that we haven't seen a handful of 'me toos'.Gary said:Just a thought Lurch, :rolmao: but production companies dont work that way - Ray's minor celebrity took a long time coming. Joe bloggs off the street wouldnt get a foot in the door.
Excellent! Which one do you still need to learn? Do you know how to do it and just need to perfect it?Roving Rich said:That said - I have perfected 2 of the 3 knots Ray used and failed to explain.
And used em pitching my basha on Saturday