Out on the land by Ray Mears and Lars Fält. It’s that time of the year when the nights draw in and many people turn to the comfort of an armchair and an open fire.
Even the most hardy of us who would be out in all weather find ourselves sitting indoors -brushing up on skills, servicing equipment, planning next years trips or learning different methods / places to visit through various means.
This book I am writing about is one of those books that you can’t put down and even when you’ve finished it it’s the type of book that stays on the coffee table and is picked up and shuffled through many times.
This book by Ray Mears and Lars Fält is a fantastic beautiful must-have for every Bushcraft enthusiast!
Out on the land by Ray Mears and Lars Fält: The Authors
Ray Mears is well know in the UK, Europe and Worldwide! This book is written together with Lars Fält, the founder of the Swedish army survival school and instructor of the Parachute Rangers.
Lars has an enormous knowledge of life and survival in the wilderness of the Northern Hemisphere and is also the author of 10 books on this subject.
Ray’s has an enormous knowledge base, lots of experiences and a natural and peaceful approach to life. His documentaries have and still are an inspiration for everyone.
In this wilderness, knowledge of the forest, Bushcraft, is indispensable and you have the best opportunities to apply it correctly.
Instructive and inspiring
This book has been in development for 30 years.
It contains an imaginative voyage of discovery through the impressive forests of the Northern Hemisphere.
Out on the land by Ray Mears and Lars Fält is full of information and covers every aspect of being in the wilderness in both winter and summer (clothing, kit, skills, cooking, survival).
Revealing the age-old traditions and techniques, and how to carry them out yourself.
I love the way that this book refers back to the indigenous people of the Boreal Forest and shows how bushcraft was not just a way of life but a way of surviving.
This book describes extensively how you can live in this environment and what is needed for this.
Apart from a beautiful book Out on the land by Ray Mears and Lars Fält is also a reference book for anyone who would like to experience this.
This book is a great source of information on methods, utilising natural products, recipes and much more.
What do I think about this book?
Like I said Out on the Land is a wonderful book that you will find difficult to put down!
Out on the land by Ray Mears and Lars Fält is full of impressive photos, stories, where and why these methods are used and awe inspiring. Which will get you outside and practice what you have learnt.
If you want to have a look at some of the equipment used in this book such as the Loue Tarp have at look at Ray’s website Woodlore.
Ray Mears has and still is a great inspiration to me. I love his documentaries I learn a great deal from these especially his carving tuitions and fire lighting skills
Where to buy?
Interested readers can purchase this book in many languages from amazon.
Ray Mears Documentaries
One of my favourite episodes is when Ray is in Sweden.
This episode he starts of in the South, paddling with Lars.
Learning how to harvest fatwood to turn into pine tar and then ventures up North to learn day to day bushcraft from the Sami and learn about the importance of a Puukko.