View Full Version : Man Vs Wild = the real survivor


THE REAL NINJA
12-31-2006, 04:15 PM
Anyone ever watch this show ? Bear Grylls is a seasoned adventurer who served with the Special Air Service, a special forces unit of the British army, where he was trained as a survival expert. His experiences include climbing Mount Everest, crossing the freezing North Atlantic Ocean in a small, open boat and climbing a Himalayan peak described by Sir Edmund Hillary as 'unclimbable'. He has been places and done things that would defeat most normal people. But now, he is up against something completely different.

In each episode of Man vs. Wild Bear strands himself in popular wilderness destinations where tourists often find themselves lost or in danger. As he finds his way back to civilization, he demonstrates local survival techniques, including escaping quicksand in the Moab Desert, navigating dangerous jungle rivers in Costa Rica, crossing ravines in the Alps and surviving sharks off Hawaii.http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/manvswild/about/about.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxMm38x5ECohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsJfGlrUdK4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rsxDLVHkNQ

1974 - Born the son of Sir Michael Grylls and younger brother of Lara Grylls.
1995 - Served for three years with 21st Special Air Service Regiment, a special forces unit of the British Army, during which time he broke his back in three places, while parachuting over southern Africa.
1997 - Became the youngest British person to summit Mount Ama Dablam in the Himalayas, a peak once described by Sir Edmund Hillary as 'unclimbable'.
1998 - On May 26, Became the youngest British person to summit Mount Everest and return alive. His book on this expedition, titled Facing Up, reached number nine in the best seller list.
2000 - Later that year Bear led the first team to circumnavigate the UK on personal watercraft, in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Lifeboats.
2003 - Led team across North Atlantic in a rigid inflatable boat (RIB). The book on this world record is titled: Facing the Frozen Ocean. It was shortlisted as 'Sports Book of the Year.' Along with Dame Ellen MacArthur, he was awarded an honorary commission in the Royal Navy in recognition of this achievement.
2005 - Led the first team ever to attempt to paramotor over the remote jungle plateaux of the Angel Falls, Venezuela, in aid of the charity "Hope & Homes for Children." The team were attempting to reach the highest, most remote high tepuis, made famous by Conan Doyle's Lost World.
2005 - Bear broke the world record for the highest ever open air dinner party [1], slung under a hot air balloon at 25,000 ft. Details of this adventure, in celebration of 50 years of The Duke of Edinburgh charity Award scheme.
2005 - During July, Channel 4 aired Escape to the Legion, a four-part documentary series following Bear & 11 volunteers over the course of a month in North Africa as they endured a course based on the basic training of the French Foreign Legion to find out "what kind of men [they] really [were]." The show was co-produced and presented by Grylls.
2006 - The show Man vs. Wild premiered in November, hosted by Grylls, which features him demonstrating survival techniques in hostile environments http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Grylls

Dr.Depravity
12-31-2006, 05:02 PM
Its my favorite show on TV right now. **** I just realized that I missed Fridays. Knowing Discovery it will be on 30- 40 times this weekend.

LoftyDog
01-02-2007, 02:36 AM
I love those types of shows. I shouldn't be alive is a good one too. They also have one based on that, I forget what its called, but they take one of the survival guys and put them in the same situation that the people from I shouldn't be alive were in and see all the things they could have done.

guzi815
07-23-2007, 02:02 AM
Just watched it today, in fact. lots of things are notably true, I can attest to that, some are circumstancial. On thing though.....some one HAD TO have filmed it, and I know that camara dude ain't going hungry, and defiantely has equipment to protect that camara....with spare pockets for pogie-bait! All in all, great show....the home made compass he made....totally accurate, and precise.

$ LegenD $
07-23-2007, 10:32 AM
well ge goes over the rules before each drop.....the camera crew is not supposed to have any contact with him unless its a matter of life and death.....the one where he was in scottland was crazy.....he cut the fur off this animal to use as a cover and it was freezin under 10 degrees.....crazy **** but ive learned a couple of things.....

Chups
07-23-2007, 05:44 PM
Saw some parts of it. Seems interesting.

jchavez12345
07-23-2007, 08:05 PM
one of my favorite shows. Way better than survivor man.

HendrixLove
07-23-2007, 08:31 PM
That **** is on right now, great f'en show.

Amir K Shareef
07-23-2007, 10:06 PM
this dude is crazy dude drinks his own piss,... but i love watchin it

Jimmy The Gent
07-25-2007, 09:37 AM
it turns out there have been reports in most of the british papers that he stays in hotels etc during his adventures and doesn't rough it out as much as it looks, I hope this is all hearsay, as I like the show

Dirt E Gomez
07-25-2007, 05:41 PM
Survivorman is 100x cooler.

jchavez12345
07-25-2007, 07:01 PM
Survivorman is 100x cooler.

no way... man vs wild > survivorman..

Rudyo
07-26-2007, 11:45 AM
Survivorman is 100x cooler.

Yeah, that guy is far more badass he lugs around his own camera's and ****e. A new season is coming out soon too.

Mech.
07-26-2007, 12:52 PM
Survivorman is 100x cooler.

word....

Man Vs Wild is some weak **** compared to that.

LoftyDog
07-26-2007, 04:52 PM
I like man vs wild, but I do think Survivorman is better. Not so much the camera stuff, but he seems to take less risks. Seems more down to Earth to me.

75th
07-26-2007, 11:58 PM
Like I suspected, the show is fake by all accounts I've read.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Ma...ild#Criticisms

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?...1351#Criticism

Mech.
07-27-2007, 04:05 AM
Like I suspected, the show is fake by all accounts I've read.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Ma...ild#Criticisms

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?...1351#Criticism

Yeah, but I dont think Man vs Wild really made that claim that its 100% roughing it, like survivor man does. I mean he clearly has a some camera men with him who arent realistically expected to rough it the same as him.

I read he was wearing a vest while going down the rapids (while pretending it was a trash bag he found or something,lol) yeah thats kind of fake, but he was still going down ****ing freezing rapids in nothing but a vest.

Man vs Wild is an okay show for entertainment value, but I wouldnt take his advice for "survivor" tips.I mean what the ****, Im going to jump in some freezing rapids if Im stranded somewhere? Thats like #1 in things not to do if youre trying to survive.

THE REAL NINJA
07-27-2007, 12:20 PM
Yeah, but I dont think Man vs Wild really made that claim that its 100% roughing it, like survivor man does. I mean he clearly has a some camera men with him who arent realistically expected to rough it the same as him.

I read he was wearing a vest while going down the rapids (while pretending it was a trash bag he found or something,lol) yeah thats kind of fake, but he was still going down ****ing freezing rapids in nothing but a vest.

Man vs Wild is an okay show for entertainment value, but I wouldnt take his advice for "survivor" tips.I mean what the ****, Im going to jump in some freezing rapids if Im stranded somewhere? Thats like #1 in things not to do if youre trying to survive.

I agree but the reason was that if there was no one on the way to help and your only way out was to cross the water he shows a way to do it.

Some of it he is going to have to cheat a little because no one in there right mind would try it just for a TV show and i'm sure the show wouldn't even let him if wanted to for legal reasons.

MANGLER
03-30-2010, 03:34 AM
Never watched it once.

Hi-Dro
03-31-2010, 11:13 PM
never seen it at all