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My Outdoor Life | [Ray Mears]

My Outdoor Life

Ray Mears is a household name through his television series Tracks, World of Survival, Bushcraft Survival, The Real Heroes of Telemark, and many more.

He is a private individual who shuns publicity whenever possible and would prefer to let his many skills tell their own tale - until now. In My Outdoor Life, Ray tells of his childhood and the formative years when he first developed a passion for both bushcraft and the martial arts skills that are central to his life.

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Publisher's Summary

Ray Mears is a household name through his television series Tracks, World of Survival, Bushcraft Survival, The Real Heroes of Telemark, and many more.

He is a private individual who shuns publicity whenever possible and would prefer to let his many skills tell their own tale - until now.

In My Outdoor Life, Ray tells of his childhood and the formative years when he first developed a passion for both bushcraft and the martial arts skills that are central to his life. Having travelled the world several times over, he is no stranger to risk and has had more than his fair share of dangerous and life-threatening encounters to share with his listeners. But his life is so much more than a tale of derring-do. Shortly after he returned to England having narrowly survived a serious helicopter crash, his father died. Just a year later, he had to face the death of his first wife, Rachel. The book conveys the many sides of Ray Mears, taking us up to the present day - including the previously untold story of his involvement in the man-hunt for murderer Raoul Moat. My Outdoor Life gives us all a chance to share a life story as rich and as inspirational as a walk in woods with the man himself, Ray Mears.

©2013 Ray Mears (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton

What the Critics Say

"Moving...gripping...The rather old-fashioned qualities he admires in others: fortitude, understatedness, loyalty, above all stoicism, are the same ones we admire in him. Long may he survive." (Daily Mail)

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  • Bartosz
    7/9/14
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    "What a life!"
    Would you listen to My Outdoor Life again? Why?

    Listen? I will buy a printed version too, it's that good!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story gives great insight into a life of a great person who's adventures and journeys are still fresh since they all happened in the last 30 years or so.


    What about Ray Mears and Simon Shepherd ’s performance did you like?

    Simon Shepher red it perfectly, you can feel that he enjoys the story as much as I do.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    The story flows from page to page, keeps you entertained all the way down to the last chapter.


    Any additional comments?

    Ray had truly amazing life and his previous experiences allowed him to make the most out of it. His genuine passion and great personality allowed him to retain soon to be lost knowledge from all over the world. I wouldn't be surprised if his name was mentioned in history books some time from now when all the skills he have learnt (and thought others) are gone.The book is very personal and I can't imagine how hard was for Ray to write chapters 25-26 without digging back into Rachels cancer and living through it again. It's not a wasted effort though, those (surprising for a bushcraft book) chapters make you experience some of the pain and helplessness and stay with you to the end of the book.The book is full of side stories and it has an overall feeling of chatting at the camp-fire rather than reading a biography. Intimidating with machete, bending facts while talking to African officials, famous manhunt, it's all there for you to discover.

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