Ray's not a berk.
The guys been doing what he does since a boy and with knowledge comes the confidence to teach and be a presenter on tv.
Of course there are others like him but he got in there with his school and the chance to get on tv,that was his lucky breaks.
Of course I don't know him but his programmes and seeing him do a talk have made me respect the fella a lot.
If I had to,I too would utilise available resources to teach.
In fact I made a tripod for our fire the other day from trees that in taking would benefit the woods.(Ash,plentiful and growing beside sessile oak,so more a benefit than a waste).
For a' that, an a' that,
It's comin' yet for a that,
That man tae man the world o'er
Shall brithers be for a' that. R.B. 1759-96