Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Check out this short clip of Bear Grylls from Man vs. Wild showing the dangers of crossing deep fissures in a dried up lava field in Hawaii. What comes next is a big surprise!
You know he's popular for showing you tips on how to survive in all types of locations. I really love his show, because I feel like I could use those tips next time I go on my big adventure and get lost.
He's always showing you how you can find civilization when you're lost in the wilderness. He doesn't really tell you what to say to people when you're lost. I guess you're supposed to use body language when you're in a foreign country. Also, what happens when you find a road and try to get help? Would anyone want to pick up a hitchhiker who looks all dirty? Aren't the only people who pick hitchhikers up mass murderers?
I also want to know what you're supposed to use as toilet paper when you're lost in the wild. Leaves? He should show you what leaves to use. I don't want to accidentally wipe my butt with poison ivy or poison oak.
Survivor Man disagrees with Born Survivor Bear Grylls on drinking your own pee when you're desperate for water. In the episode when he's in the Australian Outback, Bear drinks his own urine after he micturates into a cantine. Survivor Man digs a small hole in the ground and puts a cup in it. Then he puts Saran Wrap over the hole and pees over the Saran Wrap. He waits for the condensation to filter the water from the piss into the cup. But, who would carry around Saran Wrap when you're out hiking or camping?
Anyway, I'm very disappointed at Bear Grylls for not being the real deal. I still hope his tips are real. Otherwise, people may die because they followed his wrong advice. At least the show is very entertaining. I thought it was suspicious when he had a camera crew with him. I love how he eats all these weird animals, dead or alive. I would never take his advice on jumping into raging rivers and swimming in freezing cold water to save time on hiking. It may be fun to watch him do that, but it could mean instant death to most people without his abilities.