In 2014 Ray Mears was invited to a private UK screening of the independent film Emptying the Skies. The documentary highlights the great threat that is currently faced by migrating songbirds, which are being killed in vast numbers as they fly across southern Europe. Due to their status as a French culinary delicacy, millions of small birds are being poached each year, fetching large sums of money on the black market.
Based on a widely republished article for The New Yorker by best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen, Emptying the Skies aims to raise awareness of this devastating environmental tragedy and the journey of those risking their lives to stop it. This squad of pan-European bird-lovers are waging a secret war against the poachers, disrupting illegal trapping to free as many birds as possible. Continue reading →
As a special gift from us to you, all UK orders over £40.00 will now be sent via a guaranteed next day delivery service at no extra cost, to ensure that you receive your goods in time for Christmas. Plus, if you place your order by 2PM GMT, we’ll dispatch it for you the same working day.
Our final posting day this year will be Tuesday 23rd December. To ensure that your parcel arrives in time for Christmas, please place your order in accordance with the relevant date below:
Please place your order by 2:00 PM on Tuesday 23rd December.
All orders over £40.00 placed after 2:00 PM on Thursday 18th December (until we close at 2:00 PM on Tuesday 23rd December 2014), will be dispatched via a 24 hour delivery service at no extra cost. Continue reading →
We are delighted to announce an exciting new development for the Birch Bark Canoe Building course taking place in July this year. One lucky course participant will leave the course with the completed Birch Bark Canoe! Each client on arrival will have the chance to enter a draw and a name will be drawn at random from a hat at the end of the course. This exceptionally rare and unique craft will be theirs to take home and enjoy for many years to come.
Paddling the finished birch bark canoe on the lake
Today marks the 50th birthday of Woodlore’s founder, Ray Mears. In honour of this special occasion, the Woodlore team commissioned the work of a master hand engraver to produce a set of custom silver cufflinks, etched with the classic Woodlore logo.
Ray Mears opens his present from Woodlore
Happy 50th Birthday Ray!
Ray’s one-of-a-kind Woodlore cufflinks
On behalf of the entire Woodlore team, we would like to wish Ray a very happy birthday; here’s to many more years of adventures!
Ray Mears is a man who can shape a canoe out of natural materials, make fire without matches, track man or wolf, make shelter of snow or sticks, and knows which plant is good to eat and which is not. But where his drive to be outside came from, what prompted his interest in nature, and why he took the route he has in life is now clear, through this, his autobiography:
Published today, My Outdoor Life tells the story of how a young boy growing up on the North Downs of England eventually became one of the world’s most highly regarded figures in the field of Bushcraft and survival.
My Outdoor Life is the first ever autobiography by the British Bushcraft and survival expert Ray Mears, and will be published on 12th September 2013. Watch the exclusive video below as Ray introduces this exciting new book:
To pre-order your copy, signed by Ray Mears himself, please visit the Woodlore Shop.