Driving on sand – Ray Mears Extreme Survival – BBC

Ray Mears shares his top tips on driving on sand and, off-road, most importantly, how not to break your thumbs in the process.

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25 Responses to Driving on sand – Ray Mears Extreme Survival – BBC

  1. Katoxy August 31, 2010 at 2:19 am #

    First of all u need wider tires . When u think put get in the sand first deflate your tyres. If the car have 4×4 with blokable diferential its ok if not lets say like toyota hillux thimk about it but if u are brave enough do it . Check the sand where is white do go there , try to find a red sand as colour for drive if its posibile. if u get stuck put it on low 4×4 and easy start turning steerwheel left and right and easy forwarding . Anyway its better to have a shovel with u or a belt.

  2. aformenius October 11, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    wow this guy is retarded, and know little about proper desert driving!, his example is on a simple desert track, and if you are to get stuck there… take your shovel, lay it on the ground and jump on it so it smacks you in the face!

  3. suspexno1 October 12, 2010 at 9:56 am #

    @Katoxy dontneed wider tyres at all thethinner the better i off road and thats whta ihave experienced that thinner jeep tyres work better the big rims

  4. zaccazsneddon November 3, 2010 at 11:48 am #

    not to pry but if ur cut on the shin to the bone thats only bout 3mm so is all good?

  5. adrianhardy123 November 21, 2010 at 12:55 am #

    Suck my cock

  6. roi432 November 22, 2010 at 6:40 am #

    why didnt he enable diff locks? idiot

  7. jdomes December 1, 2010 at 10:53 am #

    Why does everyone talk shit about Americans? If you are British shut the fuck up, U.S.A has been around for about 200 years and we already have more money and way more power than any other country that has been around for thousands of years. Oh and not to mention British cars suck and land rovers are shit. The only good thing to come out of Land Rover was the defender.

  8. Benny1581 December 3, 2010 at 9:05 am #


    No…. not at all. While the cut may be superficial, infection is a major risk. An impact that produces a laceration will also leave a jagged wound behind, something that isnt going to deal for quite awhile. Once it does, it’s going to leave a mark. No, you wont bleed to death, but god knows what that mat touched before you.

  9. lrs2a1963 December 5, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

    @roi432 maybe he doesn’t have diff locks? stupid!

  10. crazyls2 December 11, 2010 at 6:48 am #

    @roi432 It comes with only a center lock. Defenders don’t come with independant (spelling?) front and rear locks.

  11. clearairturbulance December 30, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    @jdomes And more food! (You’re all fatties).

  12. jdomes December 30, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    @clearairturbulance That’s only the south and what top gear U.K says.

  13. clearairturbulance December 31, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    @jdomes No. You’re all fatties.

    Also I’ve thought of more things for your list of things that the USA has more of than anyone else; Ignorance, Failing education systems, gun crime, gun crime IN said education system, obnoxious pigheaded pride in a country that produces cars that can’t go around corners, and you’re still all fatties.

  14. jdomes January 1, 2011 at 8:00 am #

    @clearairturbulance True Americans are assholes most of them being in the south. The reason gun crime is on the rise is because all these dumb kids listen to this rap shit and try to imitate it. Failing education systems? We have the best schools in the world. But what you are saying is a stereotype. As if I said all British people have bad teeth. And we also have the fastest car in the world the SSC SuperAero. And the Ford GT is top three on the Topgear test track only beaten by Italians.

  15. clearairturbulance January 2, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    @jdomes Oh, now you’re complaining that I’m using sterotypes? When you kicked off here with things like “British shut the fuck up” and “British cars suck” You’re right that using sterotypes is invalid, thats why I’m coping you by using them.

    I’m glad that you’ve learned your lesson not to be so stupid.

  16. jdomes January 2, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    @clearairturbulance Thanks pumpkin.

  17. outskool100 February 14, 2011 at 4:49 am #

    buy an kamas

  18. zaze359 March 11, 2011 at 5:20 am #

    يسوي درس الله يهديه عن تطليعه السياره هذي حنا ندرسكم فيها <<<هذا اللي فالح فيه ههههه

  19. VIDEOZAL April 8, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

    @bapyou I drive cheap japanese AWD and do a lot of off-roading (particularly beach driving)… 🙂

  20. sovereign126 May 21, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    @jdomes look at rome? it rose and fell, look at the british empire, it rose and fell, look at the massive dutch empire (i emphasize MASSIVE), it rose and fell. look at the spanish, it rose and fell.

    look at greece, it rose and fell, look at egypt, it rose and fell.

    educate yourself asshole.

  21. jdomes May 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    @sovereign126. Why are you calling me an asshole. I say one thing about America and you are calling me an asshole, and you are calling me uneducated? What does that fact that all of these other empires fell have to do with that fact that America is still the number one power. Yes, one day America may fall, however, not anytime soon and these other empire you are naming with your awesome education tried to take over every other country and eventually destroyed themselves.

  22. jdomes May 23, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    @jdomes Oh and I have Jeep that is 60% on road 40% off road. Any other teachings professor?

  23. sovereign126 May 23, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    @jdomes so what is america doing?

    you’re an asshole because you attach opinions to everything, passing them off as fact.

    and i’m calling you educated, it was an assumption based on your display of low intelligence.

    i’m sticking with it dumbie.

  24. ExplosiveDonuts June 19, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    Im in the United States, and I want a Defender D:

  25. mgd777 July 22, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    do they have MUD MATS?