Category Archives: Competitions

Win a Signed Copy of ‘Bushcraft’ by Ray Mears

This year we have a very special Christmas competition in place, where you could win a signed copy of Ray Mears’ legendary book, Bushcraft.

Ray Mears Bushcraft Book

Published in 2002, Bushcraft has now been out of print for many years, and as such is highly sought after. Here at Woodlore, we have one mint-condition copy of this book to give away, which has also been signed by Ray himself. To be in with a chance of winning this exclusive prize, you’ll simply need to place your next order with us according to the instructions below.

Every single order over £10.00 placed between Tuesday 11th November and Sunday 14th December 2014 will be entered into a prize draw. On Monday 15th December, a winner will be selected at random and will receive this exclusive prize. To place your order, simply visit the Ray Mears and Woodlore shop here.

Please note, all orders placed during this time will be dispatched as normal. The winner will receive his or her prize in a separate delivery.

Good luck!

Woodlore £20.00 Voucher Giveaway

With summer finally on its way, we’d like to give you a helping hand towards the next bit of kit or clothing that you’ve got your eye on for the coming season. As such, we’re giving away a £20.00 Woodlore Voucher today; to be in with a chance of winning, simply post a comment below with the answer to the following question:

Woodlore will soon be stocking a brand new range of products from Swazi, known as The Tussock Range. One of these products has been named after a river in the Northwest Territories of Canada; which item is it?

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED. Thanks for all your entries; everybody got the answer right today, perhaps it was a little too easy! But congratulations to our winner, chosen at random – Sam Thompson-Garrido. A £20.00 Woodlore Voucher is on its way to you.

The Swazi Clothing Tussock Range


Your chance to interview a Woodlore Instructor – Dan Hume

Dan Hume

Woodlore instructor Dan Hume on our Arctic Experience expedition

For the dedicated Woodloreans out there who have been following our blog since its inception last year, you may remember that last summer we asked all of you for your thoughts on how we could improve our blog.

One of the ideas put forward was for an ‘Ask a Woodlore Instructor’ post, whereby we would take questions submitted by you and put them to one of our instructors. Well, it may have taken us a year to get round to it, but here we are!

Dan Hume, one of Woodlore’s Fundamental Instructors, has very kindly offered himself up as our first interviewee, and will be answering a selection of your questions on topics chosen by you.

During his career at Woodlore, Dan has led our Fundamental Bushcraft, Woodsense and Traditional Living Skills courses, as well as assisting on our Arctic Experience expeditions. Later this year, he will be leading our Wilderness Navigation and Journeyman courses for the very first time.

If you’d like to get involved, all you need to do is post your question as a comment below (we’ll keep all of the comments hidden before picking the best ones to put forward to Dan).

The person who submits the best question, as chosen by Dan himself, will win a £10.00 Woodlore Voucher.

This has the makings of a really interesting article, so we’re excited (and maybe a little worried) to see what sort of questions we get!


Win a Seeland Keeper Hunting Cap

After receiving numerous enquiries from our customers, we recently started stocking the waterproof hunting cap which Ray wore in his Northern Wilderness series:

The Seeland Keeper Hunting Cap is a breathable, fleece-lined peaked hat designed specifically for hunting and stalking, and we’re giving one away.

The Seeland Keeper Peaked Hunting Cap

The Seeland Keeper Peaked Hunting Cap

To win one of these hats, all you have to do is answer the following question:

From our Online Shop, what is Ray’s favourite item of clothing, which he often wears when stalking?

The first person to comment with the correct answer will win a Seeland Keeper Cap in the size of their choice.

Good luck!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Ciaran Rooney! Ciaran was the first to comment with the correct answer, which is indeed the Swazi/Ray Mears Tahr Anorak. A Seeland Keeper Cap is on it’s way to you. Thanks to everyone else for all your entries as well.

Limited-edition Ray Mears Explorer Map giveaway

At the beginning of 2011, Ray gave two talks at the ExCel Centre in London as part of The Outdoors Show. To coincide with this appearance, the Ordnance Survey group produced a limited run of Ray Mears Explorer Maps, covering an area of Britain of Ray’s choosing.

Ray chose the New Forest, a favourite area of his, and one which he visited as part of his latest Wild Britain series.

Limited-edition Ray Mears OS Explorer Map - The New Forest

Limited-edition Ray Mears OS Explorer Map - The New Forest

Nearly all of these maps were given away to attendees of The Outdoors Show; however, we were able to get our hands on the last three! If you’d like to get hold of one of these maps, we’ll be giving them away with the next three purchases of the Silva Expedition 15TDCL Compass.

If you’d like to take us up on this offer, what you’ll need to do is e-mail us with your name and address. If you are one of the first three people to get in touch, we will reply with a confirmation to say that you can now go ahead and place your compass order, and your free map will simply be included in your parcel.

Update: Congratulations to Dave, Simon and Mark, who got in there first and nabbed the three remaining maps.