Ray Mears Outdoor Survival Handbook

Ray Mears Outdoor Survival Handbook

A Guide to the Materials in the Wild and How To Use them for Food, Warmth, Shelter and Navigation


Let Ray Mears, the grand master of bushcraft, teach you everything you need to know about how to survive outdoors. Ray's in-depth knowledge, and years of practical experience will equip you with the know-how you need to make the most of the great outdoors and experience it to the full.

'I wanted a book on basic survival and bushcraft relevant to UK and this hit the spot' -- ***** Reader review
'This is a permanent resident in my rucksack and I read it over and over' -- ***** Reader review
'Great book by the grand master of bushcraft' -- ***** Reader review
'What can you say - it's Ray Mears and he's brilliant. Like all his stuff, very good.' -- ***** Reader review
'Very clear, informative and easy to understand' -- ***** Reader review
'Ruddy good read! The man knows his stuff!' -- ***** Reader review
Ray Mears' Outdoor Survival Handbook is a book of discovery, explaining the everyday skills you need to live in and enjoy the natural world.

Season by season, this unique guide, with line illustrations, describes the resources and materials available in the wild and how to use them. Whether you want to spend a day, a week or a month out of doors, Ray Mears' Outdoor Survival Handbook will help you enjoy it to the full.

Learn how to identify animal tracks, make a simple camp bed and shelter out of natural materials, pick edible fungi, smoke meat and fish, transport a fire and weave baskets, and many other essential skills...

Packed with practical tips, insights into nature and respect for traditional knowledge, this is a book for families, groups and individual hikers and climbers - for everyone who enjoys outdoor life.

About the author

Ray Mears

Ray Mears has become recognised throughout the world as an authority on the subject of bushcraft and survival. TV series including Ray Mears' Bushcraft, Ray Mears' World of Survival, Extreme Survival and Ray Mears goes Walkabout have made him a household name over the past two decades, but he has spent his whole life learning these skills, and founded Woodlore School of Wilderness Bushcraft over 35 years ago. He lives in Sussex with his family.
Learn More

More from this Author

Sign up to the Penguin Newsletter

For the latest books, recommendations, author interviews and more