I am a big fan of Survivorman (Les Stroud) although I have seen him do some less than intelligent stuff...like drinking questionable water, forgetting to bait a trap before setting it and cutting himself more than a few times. Watching and listening to this guy Bear Grylls will get you killed. I will be the first to admit I am captivated by Man vs. Wild. I tune in to see what disgusting item is on the menu for the week, I can't help myself. Mr. Grylls has been busted for staying at a hotel when supposedly roughing it in the wild.
Here are some amusing examples on YouTube:
Bear Called Out By Tourists
Here Is His "CREW" (He has a bigger entourage than P. Diddy) - Notice the ropes?
More Hijinks From The Lava Fields Deserted Island Episode...Try Hawaii
You can find these and dozens more as well as some humorous parodies on YouTube. They now show a disclaimer at the beginning of each episode of Man vs. Wild. The reason they have the disclaimer about "certain situations" being presented (READ: staged), so Bear can "educate you" is because they got called out on their shenanigans. If you want to die go right ahead and do what Mr. Grylls does...he routinely climbs 50 foot sheer cliffs because it is "quicker" (He does this with the notion that he isn't using safety line - we know that is not true but your average viewer may think this is a fabulous idea...you know the people who enjoy WWE wrestling), eating the rotting corpse of a Zebra sitting out in the midday sun or even better; climbing down a slippery waterfall using only jungle vine. Les Stroud receives support NO DOUBT but at least the guy tries to give sound advice. I have to give Mr. Grylls this; he puts on a hell of a show..but he is a entertainer (not a survival expert) and should be taken as PURE entertainment.
Here are some links:
Bear Grylls Page
Les Strouds Page
Survivorman - Season 1
Survivorman Season 2 (4 DVD Set)
And for entertainment:
Man vs. Wild - Season 1 (6 DVD set)
WWE WRESTLEMANIA 24 3-DISC WRESTLING DVD SET
Let me know what you think of both Bear Grylls and Les Stroud!
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