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#79716 - 12/11/06 02:02 AM Man vs. Wild.
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I was watching the repeat of Bear in the Alps tonight. He found an animal that had died in an avalanche. He said to stay away from the smelly meat of the animal but to eat the maggots that are feeding on the smelly meat. Without washing, boiling/cooking, or cleaning the maggots in any way he bit the heads off and ate the bodies if them. Now, my thinking is that if you don't want to eat the meat, why would you want to eat the maggots that are chewing through the meat without at least washing them first? Am I wrong in thinking this? My feelings are if I'm in a survival situation I don't want to take a chance on making my situation worse by eating tainted maggots. What are you thoughts?

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#79717 - 12/11/06 02:18 AM Re: Man vs. Wild.
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It could be possible it had something to do with the amount of maggots that he ate was not harmful:

http://greenerside.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/03/gotta_love_that.html
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#79718 - 12/11/06 02:19 AM Re: Man vs. Wild.
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My first thought was, Geeeeeze......that goes against everything I've been taught, knew, and experienced. But then again...at least he's getting paid <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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#79719 - 12/11/06 02:23 AM Re: Man vs. Wild.
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My last thought on this subject: the maggots were alive.

He located said critter by _smell_ and proceeded to eat the backwards half of the maggots after stating " I shouldn't be touching the meat of this animal, but....."

Anyone else see him get abdominal cramps after drinking "obiously pure rain forest river water"?

I for one take his _show_ with a very large grain of salt.

Iodized, of course <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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#79720 - 12/11/06 02:30 AM Re: Man vs. Wild.
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I for one take his _show_ with a very large grain of salt.
Iodized, of course


I for one, just watched one episode, and it was that French Alps episode. That did it for me, I don't take his show at all. I'd rather switch channels and watch reruns of old action flicks. Same difference.
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#79721 - 12/11/06 02:35 AM Re: Man vs. Wild.
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I find no merit in his antics, and (this is significant) _neither does my wife_, which is the primary reason I put it on occasionally--everything he does it out of the Realm of Common Sense.
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#79722 - 12/11/06 02:45 AM Re: Man vs. Wild.
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Quote:
I for one take his _show_ with a very large grain of salt.


Is it this one:

Or this one:

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#79723 - 12/11/06 02:47 AM Re: Man vs. Wild.
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The latter, of course. One immense grain of salt.
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#79724 - 12/11/06 02:50 AM Re: Man vs. Wild.
jaron3 Offline
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Glad to see I'm not the only one that thinks his methods are flawed.

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#79725 - 12/11/06 05:27 PM Re: Man vs. Wild.
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The last episode was pretty bad.

It was obviously his and their plan for him to raft the white-water rapids from the start. They had cameramen positioned 2 miles downstream on hills overlooking the rapids. His lame comments of how he feared rapids might be ahead, and then, "oh dear, I'm trapped in the rapids now, I can't possible swim out in time," were patently false.

I also think they brought the rabbit with them. He spent a good bit of time making/practicing with his throwing club, and then, hey, what luck, there's a big ole tame rabbit in the field for him to creep within 15 feet of and toss his stick at.


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