Extreme Survival Military Survival 2 of 4


Ray Mears tests his own courage as he takes part in the raf’s three-week survival course in Cornwall. He joins a team of 20 jet pilots, navigators and helicopter crew as they learn to survive at sea and on land. RAF aircrew can find themselves in action almost anywhere in the world, flying over desert, sea, jungle, woodland or the Arctic. If they are shot down behind enemy lines, they have to be able to survive in every environment. “In a few seconds, a fighter pilot can be catapulted from their jet worth millions of pounds into a Stone Age situation where they’re surviving hand to mouth,” says Ray. From learning to survive on water, the course moves to Dartmoor where Ray spends a week living rough in shelters, learning how to trap squirrels and birds, light fires and cook what he catches. It’s wet and cold. When they go on the run for three days and nights, a hunter force is let loose to capture them. — Ray Mears (born 1964) is a British author and TV presenter on the subject of bushcraft and survival techniques. He grew up in Southern England, and started tracking foxes at a young age. It was his Judo teacher who gave him the idea to learn survival skills. He has been teaching survival skills since 1983, when he founded the “Woodlore” School of Wilderness Bushcraft. His Outdoor Survival Handbook was published in 1990, and his first TV appearance was in 1993 in the BBC2 series Tracks. His presentation style is often praised as authoritative but relaxed and friendly

21 Comments on "Extreme Survival Military Survival 2 of 4"

  1. have british soliders no knife ?

  2. outdoorliberty | April 12, 2010 at 8:12 am |

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  3. HushemFlupskluk | April 12, 2010 at 8:17 am |

    lol extreem huttenbouwen ja

  4. ohnoesftw1 | April 12, 2010 at 8:42 am |

    Just look at the mentality of the lad standing behind ray and the other guy at 4.23, drops what hes doing to see how its done, many people would just keep on doing it their way.

  5. @DeathToISLAM666 really… he would pull of your whole arm by accident.

  6. Hi overthere. Would you mind to give me some good brands or european dealers for a goretex bivy? ? Many thx because quite hard to find good stuff cheaper around France

  7. DeathToISLAM666 | April 12, 2010 at 9:54 am |

    i would love to shake Ray Mears hand

  8. multigunlover | April 12, 2010 at 10:16 am |

    @m419s ray mears should learn to sync the audio with the video properly

  9. ray mears shud teach the army

  10. TheDiscoveryNetworks | April 12, 2010 at 11:15 am |

    i wanna learn how to survive in the wilderness with a knife,axe,flint and cooking items

  11. what is kaibil..? i assume its a survival course run by the guatemalan military?

  12. maxestuardo | April 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm |

    heeey to survive in the wild with nothing you have to go to Guatemala and take kaibil, the best! makest rambo look like a pussy

  13. LOL

  14. animals will smell the urine and leave. I’ve used it in a battle with the neighbor’s cat. He doesn’t come around when I piss in the flowerbed.

  15. It’s possible, but thats not how we evolved. We have always lived in small groups or tribes, so they shared the work and tasks.

  16. AdamCursedUsFirst | April 12, 2010 at 1:55 pm |

    Most animals want to come check it out when they smell urine, so “marking your territory” probably isn’t the best idea. Fire’s good though.

  17. Me too, but it’s impossible with nothing. At the very least you need a knife. ANY other material would be incredibly helpful.

  18. Aqualiteking | April 12, 2010 at 2:52 pm |

    It’s much better to make a debris shelter thatn a A frame shelter. A debris shelter is better because it wouldn’t stand out as much, there is smaller air space so you don’t waste your body heat warming up your shelter and it easier to make so you don’t waste as many calories.

  19. ts3mentalraver | April 12, 2010 at 3:40 pm |

    the ration tin is filled up with salt water then heated over a fire the steam then travels down the tube in witch it condenses and fills the other tin up with pure water

  20. i wana learn how to survive in the wild with nothing

  21. RDPproject | April 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm |

    Nooo….its in the Survival Pack which is attached under their seat.

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