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Ray Mears Goes Walkabout

Ray Mears

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Prose: non-fiction, Natural history, Sports & outdoor recreation, Travel & holiday

Bushcraft expert and bestselling author Ray Mears takes a walk on the wild side in the wilderness of Australia.

In Ray Mears Goes Walkabout Ray, journeys through the wilderness of the Australian Outback to learn about the people, wildlife and culture of this extraordinary land. He is joined by Australian survival experts who enrich his journey and deepen his understanding of the bushcraft of this incredible continent.


These are journeys that encompass many of the themes of Ray s world discovery, the natural world, indigenous culture, adventure and survival. Above all, they represent something very close to Ray s heart the most important thing we can learn when travelling is to be open to new ideas, new ways of doing things, new experiences. For Ray, this is the only way to promote understanding and learning.

His voyage into the wilds of Australia encompasses so many different natural habitats, with a rich indigenous culture and many tales of exploration and survival, as well all his trademark survival knowledge and wilderness tips.

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Praise for Ray Mears Goes Walkabout

  • Ray Mears is a bushman first and foremost and really can survive in any extreme environment. I can't think of a better companion in a crisis. - Tim Lewis, GQ

  • The foremost purveyor of bushcraft in the UK today. - Geographical Magazine

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Ray Mears

Born in 1964, Ray Mears has travelled the world studying and teaching the art of survival. He has appeared extensively in TV programmes such as Bushcraft Survival , The Real Heroes of Telemark , Wild Food , and Ray Mears Goes Walkabout. As well as his TV and writing work, Ray founded Woodlore, School of Wilderness Bushcraft, in 1983, and has been teaching his unique bushcraft skills there for the past 25 years. In 2003 the Royal Geographical Society honoured him with the Ness Award for the popularisation of geography.