TV survivalist Ray Mears has blasted the “tabloid two brain cell approach” favoured by his rivals and called on producers to usher in a more mature approach to programme making
Mears has criticised his main competitor Bear Grylls before – dismissing him as a “boy scout” – and he said that he has seen no improvement in quality.
In the Telegraph Mears slammed TV
“When I started teaching [these skills] there was no bushcraft in Britain,” says Mears. “Now there is. Of course there are a few people trying to turn it back in to ‘survival’ but bushcraft is much bigger than that. It’s about learning how to live and respect the world around you. I go to great lengths to make sure I tell it as it is. It just shows how important it is to put the truth on television and not the myth. Unfortunately that’s not always what television producers want…”
If neither Grylls or Mears do it for you, you can always rely upon Andrew Price