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#164867 - 01/24/09 11:04 PM Man VS Wild
Markok765 Offline

Registered: 11/04/08
Posts: 24
Loc: Canada
Is the information on this show useful/correct?

#164870 - 01/24/09 11:08 PM Re: Man VS Wild [Re: Markok765]
Desperado Offline

Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
In my mind, he shows many really respectable was to kill one's self. Stick with Les Stroud for information and Bear Grills for entertainment. IF television is how you intend to develop information.

Edited by Desperado (01/24/09 11:09 PM)
I do the things that I must, and really regret, are unfortunately necessary.


#164873 - 01/24/09 11:23 PM Re: Man VS Wild [Re: Markok765]
Loganenator Offline
Bike guy

Registered: 05/04/07
Posts: 151
Loc: Sacramento, CA, USA
Although Edward "Bear" Grylls is entertaining he is a dare-devil and makes for a very poor survival instructor posing wrong and often dangerous solutions to survival scenarios.

It is usually most appropriate to look up a survival expert that teaches in the context of your climate/environment.
Since your profile reads "Canada" you may want to look up some videos/books by Mors Kochanski. Mr. Kochanski is a world renown bushcraft expert and will give you many more helpful/useful tips on survival and bushcraft in your area.

Les "survivorman" Stroud is also a good Canadian survival expert and his videos make for a good brief introduction to survival tips. However remember that his shows are heavily edited for entertainment and may leave out many details that you may want for developing a skill set.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world - MK Gandhi

#164880 - 01/24/09 11:49 PM Re: Man VS Wild [Re: ]
Markok765 Offline

Registered: 11/04/08
Posts: 24
Loc: Canada
L, I'm going to pick up a book by Mors when I go to Chapters.

Also, how does Bear get a fire going so easily? I can't even get a fire working that well/quickly in my fireplace at home.

#164893 - 01/25/09 01:39 AM Re: Man VS Wild [Re: Markok765]
tomfaranda Offline

Registered: 02/14/08
Posts: 301
Loc: Croton on Hudson, NY
How does Bear get a fire going so easily? Practice makes perfect. Using a fiesteel and scraper or knife I've can get them going about as fast. The key is easily combustible tinder. And kindling.

You know the old joke where the guy in Manhattan stops someone on the street and says "How do you get the Carnegie Hall?" And the reply is "Practice, practice."

#164894 - 01/25/09 01:46 AM Re: Man VS Wild [Re: Markok765]
aeaas Offline

Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 22
Loc: Boulder, CO
Its been a while since I watched them, but I remember the series Les Stroud did before Survivorman, "Stranded" (or One Week in the wilderness/Winter in the Wilderness; the original episodes, Stranded was a packaged into one hour special version) being edited more towards the education rather than entertainment side. You used to be able to watch them at the exn.ca website, but I can't find them now. You can order stranded from Les Stroud's website.

here is a brief trailer for the winter episode of Stranded

Edited by aeaas (01/25/09 01:48 AM)

#164904 - 01/25/09 02:47 AM Re: Man VS Wild [Re: ]
Desperado Offline

Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
Nah, it's ok I think. The alarm system is just set a little more sensitive lately.
I do the things that I must, and really regret, are unfortunately necessary.


#164906 - 01/25/09 02:55 AM Re: Man VS Wild [Re: Desperado]
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
Vs is a grammatical precursor to adversary. Think aboutMors famous quote 'the bush is nuetral.' If Bear could stage a moose charge with a ramp to tip the moose over in flames he would.

#164909 - 01/25/09 03:15 AM Re: Man VS Wild [Re: tomfaranda]
ironraven Offline
Cranky Geek
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
Yes, he practiced firestarting. Technically, he's quite competent.

But he makes me look humble. That's not healthy, it leads to stupid mistakes and chances you don't need. And he's too much of a show man.

When a man dare not speak without malice for fear of giving insult, that is when truth starts to die. Truth is the truest freedom.

#164910 - 01/25/09 03:33 AM Re: Man VS Wild [Re: ironraven]
CSG Offline

Registered: 12/17/07
Posts: 72
Loc: Idaho
What color is the boathouse at Hereford?

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