Wild France with Ray Mears – Episode 1 – ‘Vanoise National Park’

Wild France with Ray Mears - Episode 1

Wild France with Ray Mears – Episode 1

The very first episode of Ray’s brand new series Wild France was broadcast at 8:00PM on Monday 11th July on ITV1.  If you missed it, you can now watch it online via the ITV Player for a limited period of time by clicking on the image above.

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Meet Woodlore’s Instructors: Nick Thompson

Since Woodlore’s inception many decades ago, our aim has always been to offer the most prestigious level of training in bushcraft and wilderness survival skills. As such, we pride ourselves on our dedicated team of instructors, whose passion for the subject shines through in their teaching.

And so it is with delight that we continue the new series of blog posts today focusing on individual members of our team. If you’ve been thinking about booking a course with Woodlore, here is your chance to get to know the instructors who may be guiding you this year.

 

Nick Thompson

Woodlore Aspirant Instructor Nick Thompson

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Wild France with Ray Mears – New to ITV

A brand new six-part series is due to begin on ITV1 at 8pm on Monday 11th July. In this stunning new series, Ray explores the geography, flora, and fauna of six dramatic French landscapes, including the high mountain ranges of the Alps, the coastal waters of Brittany, the chestnut forests of the Cevennes and the wetlands of the Camargue.

Wild France with Ray Mears

Wild France with Ray Mears

Your Julius Pettersson Knives – Collection #2

Ever since we began stocking Julius Pettersson’s hand-forged knife blades, craftsmen and women the world over have been sending in photos of the superb finished knives they’ve made using these carbon steel blanks. From the more traditional reindeer antler, right through to reclaimed bowling balls, we’ve seen an incredible variety of materials being used to make an equally wide range of handle styles. Shown here are just a few of the more recent submissions:

William Blake

William Blake

Here is the Julius Pettersson Knife I completed in 2013. The choice of handle materials reflects my family history: The wood is black walnut, taken from my grandfather’s ranch in Oklahoma before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flooded most of the ranch to create Sardis Lake. I am Penobscot Indian (a band of Abenaki) on my mother’s side and decided to use birch bark I gathered in Maine, which I would think also suits a Scandinavian knife very well.” – William Blake

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Meet Woodlore’s Instructors: Sarah Day

Since Woodlore’s inception many decades ago, our aim has always been to offer the most prestigious level of training in bushcraft and wilderness survival skills. As such, we pride ourselves on our dedicated team of instructors, whose passion for the subject shines through in their teaching.

And so it is with great pleasure that we have our second in the new series of blog posts today focusing on Aspirant Instructor Sarah Day. If you’ve been thinking about booking a course with Woodlore, here is your chance to get to know the instructors who may be guiding you this year.

Aspirant Instructor Sarah Day

Aspirant Instructor Sarah Day

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Wild Australia with Ray Mears – Episode 6 – ‘Desert’

Wild Australia with Ray Mears Episode 6

Wild Australia with Ray Mears Episode 6

The final episode of Wild Australia was broadcast at 8:00PM on Monday 6th June on ITV1.  If you missed it, you can now watch it online via the ITV Player for a limited period of time by clicking on the image above.

In this episode of the series, on his journey to the heart of the country, Ray flies past the Uluru monolith on a chopper; camps under the stars and meets many marsupials including the star of the desert: the Red Kangaroo.

Wild Australia with Ray Mears – Episode 5 – ‘Coast’

Wild Australia with Ray Mears Episode 5

Wild Australia with Ray Mears Episode 5

Episode five of Wild Australia was broadcast at 8:00PM on Monday 30th May on ITV1.  If you missed it, you can now watch it online via the ITV Player for a limited period of time by clicking on the image above.

In this episode, Ray heads along the Great Ocean Road, which runs along the Antarctic-facing coast of Australia, the longest South-facing coastline in the world.

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