Extreme Survival Military Survival 4 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

25 Comments on "Extreme Survival Military Survival 4 of 4"

  1. cassiusclaynyc | April 14, 2010 at 7:53 pm |

    1 week in the field and they’re complaining? SOFT.

  2. Why is that Canadian Forces Airman sulking @ 3:26… We live in Igloos and rough it in the bush daily. ;P

  3. sepiasilence | April 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm |

    @Thecoldwaterfall the raf is for “panseys”

  4. reinder666 | April 14, 2010 at 8:48 pm |

    Probably so yes:P. But knowing what beacon it is could perhaps make locating easier for potential enemy’s?

  5. TheScorpion615 | April 14, 2010 at 8:50 pm |

    im working on doing the same.

  6. unclepeter99 | April 14, 2010 at 9:47 pm |

    Surely for these people they want to be as uncomfortable as possible. Otherwise if they are in this situation for real they cannot say “I want to go home now” They can’t get Ray Mears to help them with the fire then!!

  7. dreamthinker79 | April 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm |

    I could be wrong, but couldn’t “secret procedures:, simply be, they turn on there beacon

  8. Kalimata101 | April 14, 2010 at 10:44 pm |

    For a grunt, this is a weekend off…

  9. Thecoldwaterfall | April 14, 2010 at 10:57 pm |

    Maybe these guys in the vid shouldnt be in the RAF lol panseys
    Ya I think the boy/girl scouts would show these guys and gals who the real adults were lol

  10. @n1ck3o7
    ive pretty much taught myself everything scouts can.

    from what i heard from some friends scouts is pretty bad now.

  11. that looks like so much fun!!! i thin that the MOD should put “must have watched every ray mears video ever”, and “have been a scout” in the entry criteria for joining the RAF!!!

  12. bricardiff1969 | April 15, 2010 at 12:37 am |

    ha ha nice one,

  13. hendotintco | April 15, 2010 at 1:25 am |

    umm redheads are smelly.don’t go down there.lol.

  14. bricardiff1969 | April 15, 2010 at 1:41 am |

    i do this for fun,,

  15. bricardiff1969 | April 15, 2010 at 2:12 am |

    eat the ginger woman,problem solved.

  16. A lot of the soldier don’t consider things like this when signing up, such is life. Of course if you do love the bush, you’ll have a ball!

  17. magandajane | April 15, 2010 at 3:26 am |

    I’ve done exercises where you had your knife, the clothes on your back, a pat on your butt saying see you in three days, and that’s it.

    If you weren’t at the pick up on day three, its a long walk home.

  18. boy scouts would put these poor chaps to shame! Maybe even girl scouts… LOL

  19. 44caliber6232 | April 15, 2010 at 4:40 am |

    mate this is the raf , you dont have to be superman to join

  20. you know what’s ironic?

    ray spends his time in the forest having fun, but the RAF feel like their tortured

  21. 24 hours and they’re done??? Come on, I guess the military does not attract very hardy souls, huh? Very weak. Lack of discipline and proper conditioning.

  22. it means that no estimation can be too low. in other words that it is totally useless.

  23. These people are faggots! Ray Mears is a Ledge!

  24. 000NoctemAeternus000 | April 15, 2010 at 6:33 am |

    Features:Frequency 395-410 mhz
    Modulation is narrow band
    Power output is 20 MW
    Antenna is internal
    3×1.5 v No.392 powersupply
    Weight 12g
    Tested Range in ideal conditions 1.6 km by helicopter.

  25. 000NoctemAeternus000 | April 15, 2010 at 7:28 am |

    YOU WONT FIND THIS INFO ANYWHERE ELSE(they could have been picked up by) WMTX 45 ccs ghost series transmitter.The same as the wmtx 4200 but the 45 comes with voice activation, microphone and GPS perfect for this situation.Battery length is about 15 hours, to a year, depending on usage-In use world wide- Contractor is CCS International Ltd.USA

    SpecialForces.

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