Bear Griles

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fedorwins1
7/1/07 2:17:44PM
This guy has to be the toughest, craziest, smartest mofo out there have you ever seen his show "Man vs Wild"? He parachutes out of a plane and goes out into the wild with pretty much just a knife and has to find his way back to civilization. He's insane, when he was in Scotland there was a huge storm and he had to crawl inside of a dead animal to survive and keep warm!
KingKash
7/1/07 3:12:38PM
That show is awesome.
papercut
7/1/07 4:15:40PM

Posted by KingKash

That show is awesome.



I watch his show all the time he has a blackbelt in a form of martial arts too I think its jiu jitsu
ButterBalls
7/1/07 4:46:05PM
he's pretty kickass, although I'm not sure I'm feeling drinking the water in elaphant poo.
FeelTheJoy
7/1/07 11:25:22PM
yea. but i highley doubt that he knows all of that stuff. he prob has some specialist tell him what to do before he goes. and some times the stuff that he finds is a little to convenient. like when he cought a little chicken bird with his shoe laces which was really cool. but it seems a little fishy to me.
Mastodon2
7/2/07 6:03:47AM

Posted by FeelTheJoy

yea. but i highley doubt that he knows all of that stuff. he prob has some specialist tell him what to do before he goes. and some times the stuff that he finds is a little to convenient. like when he cought a little chicken bird with his shoe laces which was really cool. but it seems a little fishy to me.



Don't try to soil Bear's image just because he has awesome survival skills and you don't, Bear is the man!
fedorwins1
7/2/07 11:15:35AM

Posted by FeelTheJoy

yea. but i highley doubt that he knows all of that stuff. he prob has some specialist tell him what to do before he goes. and some times the stuff that he finds is a little to convenient. like when he cought a little chicken bird with his shoe laces which was really cool. but it seems a little fishy to me.



Serious? He had to spend the night in a dead animal to keep warm and survive! He's also been in the marines, etc. He's done alot of stuff that would help him.
pv3Hpv3p
7/2/07 11:45:59AM

Posted by FeelTheJoy

yea. but i highley doubt that he knows all of that stuff. he prob has some specialist tell him what to do before he goes. and some times the stuff that he finds is a little to convenient. like when he cought a little chicken bird with his shoe laces which was really cool. but it seems a little fishy to me.



I'm sure they give him prior warning to where he's going, and he has more than ample time to prepare for whatever environment they send him to... The guy does some pretty amazing shit, and if I'm not mistaken, he's opted to go home before, hasn't he? When he was in the Amazon or something?
DoTheMMAth
7/2/07 12:03:23PM

Posted by FeelTheJoy

yea. but i highley doubt that he knows all of that stuff. he prob has some specialist tell him what to do before he goes. and some times the stuff that he finds is a little to convenient. like when he cought a little chicken bird with his shoe laces which was really cool. but it seems a little fishy to me.



I've wondered before if some of his journeys are somewhat mapped out ahead of time. I mean, when he stumbles upon awesome stuff like humongous caves, crazy looking waterfalls, etc, it seems a bit pre-planned. Don't get me wrong, I'm a confessed Bear nuthugger and I'm sure he would out-last me in the wilderness without even breaking a sweat, just seems that he knows a bit too much off the top of his head about every possible edible plant and animal species in every corner of the globe.

Either way, I love his show and he deserves all the credit in the world for putting himself through extremely uncomfortable positions, eating things that make me sick to even look at, and being an all-purpose intelligent survivalist badass.
AchillesHeel
7/2/07 12:32:48PM
Yes, awesome show. I watch this one and "Survivorman", as well.

First, it's "Grylls" not "Griles".

Also, anyone who goes anywhere in the wild would and should prepare in advance. Nobody ever does any of this stuff off the top of his or her head. The people who don't prepare are the ones who die (or who get rescued by people who've spent a long time preparing to rescue people).

In addition to being an outdoorsman for fun and profit, Grylls served in the UK's Special Air Service ("SAS"), which is similar to the American Army Special Forces (a.k.a. the "Green Berets"). One of the SAS' primary roles is "ISTAR" - Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, Reconnaissance - which involves travel and survival behind enemy lines and in all forms of inhospitable terrain. So it's entirely plausible that Grylls knows a lot of this stuff even before he studies the terrain he's entering.


FeelTheJoy
7/2/07 5:25:13PM
jeez. everyones quoten me. im not saying the guys a major phoney. dont get me wrong i think he is a badass and the best survival dude out there. but i just think he gets some help. i dont think he can know EVERYTHING. and with the whole. o look a perfect random cave that i just found. just a little odd. but he still is really awesome. except for the poo water he drank. thats just not right. o yea i wonder what the crew eats while they are filming. me and my friend always joke that the camera crew is eating nice warm food with a nice cold water bottle right in front of him.
adnama585
7/2/07 5:28:30PM

Posted by FeelTheJoy

yea. but i highley doubt that he knows all of that stuff. he prob has some specialist tell him what to do before he goes. and some times the stuff that he finds is a little to convenient. like when he cought a little chicken bird with his shoe laces which was really cool. but it seems a little fishy to me.

True, but he fails a lot too, like that one time he tried to capture the wild horse to ride. There was also a time when he got deadended in some kind of a canyon in the desert.

As for the crew (to the above post, not the quoted post)... I'm sure they have stuff where they could easily bail him out if he got into too much trouble...which is why I think it's pretty real.
FeelTheJoy
7/2/07 5:54:55PM
well if the crew has some stuff for him then i think the other guy from survivorman is better in one aspect. the dude from survivor man has no crew. and definitly no food that he has with him. and he has to carry a few cameras. but that british dude is alot more intense. and i think its pretty cool that he has joined all these special forces things and all that other good stuff at the age he is at.
DJDark41
7/2/07 8:25:21PM
Les Stroud > Bear Grylls. Les Stroud does it the mans way, out on his own, with a few cameras and whatever is around him. Bear Grylls has to take a whole damn camera crew with him that "only intervene when his life is in danger." Survivorman rules!



Also, Bear Grylls' accent pisses me off. The way he says "glacier" is the most annoying thing ever.
AchillesHeel
7/3/07 10:26:58AM

Posted by DJDark41

Les Stroud > Bear Grylls. Les Stroud does it the mans way, out on his own, with a few cameras and whatever is around him.


They're different shows. The main difference between them is that Grylls can intentionally put himself in mortal danger, to illustrate how to survive it. He jumps into quicksand, falls through the ice of a frozen lake, etc.
MattHughes
7/3/07 1:37:51PM
people always ask you "if you were stuck on an island what would you want with you?" well bear grylls is my answer
silverbullet
7/4/07 2:42:35PM
This guy served in SAS for three years before breaking his back in a parachute jump. That makes him one of the toughest mofos that ever lived.

For those of you who do not have a clue, SAS is one of the most elite special operations units on the face of the earth. American 1st Operational Detachment Delta ("Delta Force") was modeled after SAS.
Mastodon2
7/4/07 6:48:35PM
The SAS are without a doubt the best soldiers on earth, they are taken from the hardest of stock, and trained to absolute Perfection.

Semper Fi, who dares, Wins!

FeelTheJoy
7/4/07 11:09:57PM
id say delta force is the best. america has some really badass dudes who are in organizations that are unkown. everybody knows america has the best special forces.woohoo. 4th of july.
iwannabesedated
7/29/07 6:06:34PM
So what if he has a camera crew...I mean the point of the show is for him to show you... the viewers what extremes you would have to go thru to survive.Planned out or not still pretty badass to see him cook a goat thigh with a shoelace in the hot spring.
tommyprairie
7/29/07 6:26:36PM
He is the man.
DoTheMMAth
7/30/07 9:41:20AM
AchillesHeel
7/30/07 10:48:49AM

Posted by DoTheMMAth

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6911748.stm


Yeah, I just heard about this over the weekend. Seems like a big deal over nothing. As the article states...

"Channel 4 said in a statement that Born Survivor [aka 'Man vs. Wild"] was 'not an observational documentary series, but a 'how-to' guide to basic survival techniques in extreme environments.'"

I always understood that to be the case.

*shrug*
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