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Discovery's Man vs. Wild: Top 25 Things That I Want To See Bear Grylls Grill
Wisdom of Dave ^ | 06/22/2011 | Wisdom of Dave

Posted on 06/24/2011 9:58:50 AM PDT by zippythepinhead

Bear Grylls. British Special Forces man, adrenaline junkie, and survival expert on Discovery Channel's "Man Vs Wild." Bear is a survivor and actually teaches others some basic survival techniques as well as stuff most people may not think of if they were stranded in a desert, jungle, isle of the sea, the arctic or swamp. Bear has had things on the barbie like rattle snakes, mice, skunks, and eaten countless grubs, worms, vegetation, et al.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Science; TV/Movies; Travel
KEYWORDS: animals; beargrylls; survivor
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1 posted on 06/24/2011 9:58:57 AM PDT by zippythepinhead
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To: zippythepinhead

I’d like to see him catch a black mamba with his bare hands. That would be special.


2 posted on 06/24/2011 10:06:41 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus
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To: mikeus_maximus

With his bare hands, I want to see him catch and eat a live box jellyfish...with bees in it’s mouth.


3 posted on 06/24/2011 10:08:39 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: zippythepinhead

I want to see him kill a rattlesnake with his teeth.


4 posted on 06/24/2011 10:12:20 AM PDT by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: zippythepinhead

Bear Grylls. British Special Forces man, adrenaline junkie, and survival expert on Discovery Channel’s “Man Vs Wild.” Bear is a survivor and actually teaches others some basic survival techniques as well as stuff most people may not think of if they were stranded in a desert, jungle, isle of the sea, the arctic or swamp. Bear has had things on the barbie like rattle snakes, mice, skunks, and eaten countless grubs, worms, vegetation, et al.

But I want to see Bear really use his skills. He can do better than field mice and rattle snakes. In future “Man VS Wild” episodes I want to see him consume the following on my wish list.

25. Prairie Dog
24. Mongoose
23. California Condor
22. Mallard Duck
21. African Elephant
20. Gila Monster
19. Black Attar
18. Utah June Sucker
17. Desert Tortoise
16. Emperor Penguin
15. Golden Eagle
14. Yellow Tail Butterfly
13. Spotted Owl
12. Gecko
11. Crab Grass
10. Anything from a McDonald’s dumpster
9. Tiger
8. Lion
7. Pronghorn
6. Yak
5. Chimpanzee
4. Panda
3. Killer Whale
2. Giant Squid
1. A Pit Bull

Yes as Bear says in a survival situation it is all about opportunity and a little luck to get a meal to get you energized to move on in your pursuit of making it out alive. No living thing should be off the menu that won’t kill you. This includes enviornmentalists’ dream animals and other assorted oddities. It would be hard to prosecute a person for cooking up an endangered deer because that is what wandered into his path.

Better to eat the black bear than be eaten by the black bear I always say. So if he can put away some grubs, he should be able to down a dolphin just fine. After all it is in the name of living and not becoming another death statistic of the wild.


5 posted on 06/24/2011 10:16:06 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

I only want to see him eat one thing. A Delta Smelt.

It would please me to no end to watch the whack jobs in california go apoplectic.


6 posted on 06/24/2011 10:24:50 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin, the only candidate to be vetted by the NY Times, the Washington Post and NBC.)
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To: zippythepinhead

watched an episode where he ate a cave spider - I almost passed out


7 posted on 06/24/2011 10:26:34 AM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: zippythepinhead

I’d like to see him eat a proper English or Irish breakfast at a restaurant while talking about politics and the economy.


8 posted on 06/24/2011 10:26:34 AM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Ha! I didn’t know what one was until just now - good one!


9 posted on 06/24/2011 10:28:54 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: zippythepinhead

10 posted on 06/24/2011 10:30:24 AM PDT by SengirV
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To: zippythepinhead
IRS agent
11 posted on 06/24/2011 10:31:23 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: zippythepinhead

Spotted owl, kangaroo rat, Mountain Gorilla, Bactrian Camel, Ethiopian Wolf, Saiga, Takhi, Iberian Lynx, Kakapo, Arakan Forest Turtle, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Javan Rhino, Brazilian Merganser, Axolotl, Leatherback Sea Turtle, Northern White Rhinoceros, Gharial, Vaquita, Philippine Eagle, Brown Spider Monkey, California Condor, Island Fox, Black Rhinoceros, Chinese Alligator


12 posted on 06/24/2011 10:32:03 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: zippythepinhead

Only slightly off-topic.

Bear Grylls and the other survival shows are the reason you’ll never find this non-smoking FReeper without a (filled) Zippo.

:)

Won’t happen.


13 posted on 06/24/2011 10:38:21 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (BUY AMERICAN. The job you save will be your son's, or your daughter's)
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To: zippythepinhead

“Survival Expert” my ass.
You try half of the stuff he shows on his show and you’re a guaranteed CASUALTY.

Sure, let’s climb that huge tree “without” a safety harness.
Slide down that glacier. Wheeeeee!
Jump into that river “without” a float vest.

He’s a complete joke.
Meanwhile, Guys like Les Stroud and the two cool dudes on “Dual Survival” are really doing it. No tricks, no hidden vests, emergency crew, or hotels.

Now I see Gerber has marketed a ton of “Bear” crap with orange handles. Junk.


14 posted on 06/24/2011 10:39:19 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Climbinb stuff and eating creepy stuff.
That’s about all he does.


15 posted on 06/24/2011 10:40:48 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SengirV

Exactly.


16 posted on 06/24/2011 10:42:13 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: zippythepinhead

Michael Moore!


17 posted on 06/24/2011 10:48:04 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: zippythepinhead

I’ve seen him do some of the dumbest things you could do out there. Jump off of cliffs into a river, use old ropes that he found to go down cliffs, slide down hill sides. He is going to end up getting himself killed.


18 posted on 06/24/2011 10:53:48 AM PDT by Duckdog (If it wasn't for NASCAR my TV would have gone out the window years ago!)
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To: SJSAMPLE

I’ve told people many times that doing the stuff you see Bear Grylls do on Man vs Wild will get you killed.

That being said, I do enjoy watching the show but as a “what would I do in that situation” sort of thing. About 100% of the time, what I would do is not what Bear does (e.g. don’t crawl down the frozen waterfall - go around, don’t swim across the lake in 50 degree water - walk around, etc.)


19 posted on 06/24/2011 10:55:53 AM PDT by poindexters brother
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To: zippythepinhead

I want to see him eat his own arm.


20 posted on 06/24/2011 11:00:01 AM PDT by Pylon (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: zippythepinhead

Poodle

TT


21 posted on 06/24/2011 11:14:16 AM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Don't forget a knife.

When I go on walkabout I carry a tiny survival kit that fits neatly in my vest. If I ever get lost they will find me, possibly hungry but very much alive, warm, hydrated and comfortable.

The same kit, minus the tube tent, is in my medium size Ameribag which is always with me. You really don't need much stuff to survive but you do need the right stuff.

22 posted on 06/24/2011 11:33:41 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Yesterday I meditated, today I seek balance. That was Zen, this is Tao.)
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To: poindexters brother

The BEST survival show currently on TV is “Dual Survival”, which has a genuine “odd couple”. One guy is an gruff ex-Special Forces type who teams up with a barefoot, shorts-wearing hippie with pigtails and piercings.

BOTH of those guys are the real deal.
The approach they take and the techniques they use are not Hollywood, like Grylls. They take 30 minutes to cross a stream because they know that wet = hypothermia = death. You’d think they’d hate eachother, but they get along really well and their skills are complementary. Excellent show.


23 posted on 06/24/2011 11:33:55 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

“Don’t forget to take a towel. You guys wanna get high?”


24 posted on 06/24/2011 11:35:34 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: zippythepinhead

Bear could not survive in the wild without paracord. I always have paracord with me when I get lost.


25 posted on 06/24/2011 11:36:57 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Agreed.

Living and spending most of my time in politically correct environments in a so-pc state, I don’t carry one with me, but I could always get to one in a pinch.

Lighter. Basic pocket knife which won’t get you fired or arrested anywhere. Emergency blanket. Couple garbage bags. And something to somehow boil water in.

Then a freeze-dried backpack meal or two. And enough ready cash to fill your gas tank to at least the next state.

If you have those, 99.9% of the time you’ll have enough time to figure out the rest.

Recently picked up some “emergency water” - though that sounds darn silly, it’s good for 10 years, and packaged in the same sort of package as those juice bags - apparently you can leave a couple in your vehicle in (any) weather - down to 40 below, and it won’t burst even if it freezes, that seemed like a good thing to have around just to keep and forget about for a couple years, just in case.


26 posted on 06/24/2011 11:47:37 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (BUY AMERICAN. The job you save will be your son's, or your daughter's)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Please give us the list.


27 posted on 06/24/2011 11:48:22 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: SengirV
I remember him getting grief for staying at hotels sometimes during filming. He's kind of like obammy. I, me, I, I, me. What I find interesting is he never acknowledges the cameraman who has to do everything he does but with one hand.
28 posted on 06/24/2011 12:32:12 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: SJSAMPLE
BOTH of those guys are the real deal.

We watch that show all the time.
The barefoot guy, Cody, is really funny.
When it comes to building a fire, that guy is the expert.

29 posted on 06/24/2011 12:34:06 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Vinnie

Yep. Cody could rub two wet bandaids together and get a fire.

I loved the one where Code builds a fire and starts picking up some weird mushrooms off of trees, expecting to provide the night’s meal, and the other guy comes back with a friggin’ TURKEY.

Cody is the ONE exception to my hippie worldview.


30 posted on 06/24/2011 12:56:10 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: wordsofearnest
One knife. Mine is a folding with a five inch heavy blade.

One flashlight, LED bulb I like the kind that you can strap to your head.

One floppy hat.

One waterproof container of "Strike anywhere matches"

One pack of fire-starters. You can make your own out of dryer lint and wax or just buy a pack.

One 36" X 36" square of heavy duty aluminum foil. This can be used as a reflector, something to boil water in, something to store food in or a signal.

One candle in a can.

50' of para cord.

Insect repellent (Yes even in the city!)

One tube of lip balm.

One set of socks.

One set of drawers.

One T-shirt. Heavy duty and over sized.

One bandanna. Bright. Some color that stands out.

Pack the four items above in a one gallon, heavy duty ziplock bag. I add in a few packets of salt, sugar and some tea bags.

One police whistle. (much easier then screaming)

Water purification tablets.

MPI Emergency space bag.

MPI emergency space blanket.

Metal water bottle.

First aid kit. (sterile dressing, ace bandage, butterfly bandages, duct tape, Bacitracin, tweezers, safety pins, needle and dental floss.) I also add a few tablets of tylenol. This is for comfort, not survival. However I always include aspirin and Benadryl, one tablet of each will take an allergic reaction down to survivable level.

Tube tent. Bright. Some color not found commonly in nature.

Signal Mirror.

You can add a couple of energy bars. A washcloth and small bar of soap is also handy.

You might notice that I don't include fishing gear or anything like that. You are not camping, only trying to stay alive until you are found. The contents of this pack along with some water will keep you alive for at least a week.

31 posted on 06/24/2011 1:00:33 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Yesterday I meditated, today I seek balance. That was Zen, this is Tao.)
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To: mikeus_maximus

I forgot Burmese python to the list.


32 posted on 07/05/2011 9:06:32 AM PDT by zippythepinhead
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To: subterfuge

Nice. With a little stingray on the side. God rest the Crock Hunter.


33 posted on 07/05/2011 9:07:21 AM PDT by zippythepinhead
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Pip Pip! I agree. He should eat what he needs. I want to see Man Vs. Wild: Homeless in Seattle. Then he could dumpster dive.


34 posted on 07/05/2011 9:09:30 AM PDT by zippythepinhead
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To: Squidpup

Yuck! I’d rather eat the spider than drink my pee. Bleck!


35 posted on 07/05/2011 9:11:01 AM PDT by zippythepinhead
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To: zippythepinhead

I want to see him tame the elusive, deadly Rosie O’Donnel.


36 posted on 07/05/2011 9:11:40 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: SengirV

After a tough day at the office. Mr Grylls would you like tea with that Fish and Chips?


37 posted on 07/05/2011 9:12:38 AM PDT by zippythepinhead
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To: zippythepinhead

Have you seen those Dual Survival guys? They are kind of entertaining.


38 posted on 07/05/2011 9:14:33 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Mister Da

If Bear may be a bit left of centre(brit spell)eating Michael Moore could render him rabid and he would have to be put out of Her Majesty’s misery. Some things are just too poisonous. :P


39 posted on 07/05/2011 9:15:22 AM PDT by zippythepinhead
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To: Pylon

With a narrative about the Donner Party or Alive?


40 posted on 07/05/2011 9:16:24 AM PDT by zippythepinhead
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To: poindexters brother

Right O chap! I think though by doing the extreme he hopes we will just do the obvious and not limit our thinking. I would trust myself to Bear with no crew. I love Dick Cheney, think he should run for Prez. However, I would not hunt with him, ever!


41 posted on 07/05/2011 9:18:55 AM PDT by zippythepinhead
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To: faucetman

Agreed. In survival mode I suppose garbage can be your best friend. Les Stroud showed that in Survivor Man. Damn near got killed it seems hauling all that camera in himself.


42 posted on 07/05/2011 9:20:40 AM PDT by zippythepinhead
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To: TangoLimaSierra

I have heard him say thanks to the crew and locals on occasion. He even thanked his camera man for getting him out of a jam. He is an expert, not God. I think he is genuine. Bear vs. Palin Alaska! I would watch that show eating my maggot pizza and skinning a moose.


43 posted on 07/05/2011 9:24:12 AM PDT by zippythepinhead
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To: zippythepinhead
With a narrative about the Donner Party or Alive?

I always bring up the movie "Alive" when I fly to other passengers. Makes them feel real comfortable.

44 posted on 07/05/2011 9:44:29 AM PDT by Pylon (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Bear had one episode where he featured the camera crew. Big kudos to them for doing everything he does AND doing it while wrangling big cameras & gear, and for him for featuring them at least once.

It’s the only episode I watched. The prospects of watching him drink his own piss for no good reason is just revolting.


45 posted on 07/05/2011 11:59:56 AM PDT by ctdonath2
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To: zippythepinhead

The behavior that gives me the greatest “pucker factor” is when he decides to squeeze down into a cave where the only light he has is a torch that will burn for just a few minutes, there is no indication that an outlet exists and once going down, there is no way to get back the way you came.

In real life, that kind of risk will get you killed probably 99 times out of 100!


46 posted on 07/05/2011 11:03:41 PM PDT by poindexters brother
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To: TexasTransplant

Labradoodle.


47 posted on 07/07/2011 2:59:32 PM PDT by zippythepinhead
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To: Grizzled Bear

Now in order to eat fat loud mouthed lesbian you must be very skillful in catching it. It spews profanity that would make prisoners blush. I have some parachute cord with me and a knife. Here we go.....


48 posted on 07/07/2011 3:05:25 PM PDT by zippythepinhead
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To: zippythepinhead

Why is Jake Gyllenhall on the season premiere? Is he the food source in case Bear gets really lost or are they testing a Brokeback Wilderness theme?


49 posted on 07/07/2011 3:10:31 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

I am not touching that one.


50 posted on 07/08/2011 7:20:01 PM PDT by zippythepinhead
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