Episode 3 - American Prairies
Ray takes a journey into America's past as he travels in the footsteps of Jim Bridger, one of the mountain men who opened up the route to the Pacific Coast of America.
Ray makes a bull boat using willow and buffalo skin and spends time with the Shoshone.
Ray spent years and years honing his survival skills in some of the world's harshest landscapes, travelling to the most inhospitable and dangerous places on earth and attempting to exist on next to nothing.
Along the way Ray introduces us to people we'd never, ever meet and takes us to places Easy Jet simply doesn't fly to. Plus, he lets us in on some invaluable survival secrets. After all, you really never know when you'll be stranded somewhere with a penknife in one hand and a caterpillar in the other.
In Ray Mears' Bushcraft, the SAS survival guru pops along to the Amazon jungle, Tanzania, Canada, America and Sweden, and explores the important role played by bushcraft in the survival of indigenous people. He puts his own resourcefulness to the test as he lives alongside people such as the Yekuana of Venezuela and the Masai of Tanzania, learns new skills like making buckskin and hones his expertise in others like animal tracking.
Host: Ray Mears