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What are your opinions of Bear Grylls? He gets a lot of hate and I guess I know why but I don't understand why. I mean I get tha

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  • Pathfinder1
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    Hi...


    So, now I must ask...just how DO you bare grills...??

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  • Pathfinder1
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    Hi...


    Bear is very smart. He knows where to 'find' that seal and use its skin as clothing. He knows there to 'find' that fresh, dead salmon to eat for lunch. He knows exactly where and when the chopper will meet him after X-number of days.


    WOW...that guy knows so much...!!

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  • Gary Devine
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    I think Bear takes many risks that are staged for the television audience. If his show was boring the television viewers would turn it off. I don't believe that Bear performs the dog and pony show in real survival life.

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  • Bioguy01
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    No doubt bear does have some survival skills, but he takes risks that nobody in their right mind should take if they were in a real survival situation.

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  • Carl Huber
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    benkwin in your post you mentioned the one word that sums up the show "entertainment". Learn the skills necessary in the geographic and seasonal environment where you might be at risk. Best advice I got was from a former Korean era Marine and Army Orthopedic Surgeon.

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  • Sourdough Dave
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    As Cody Lundin put it, "Anyone who drinks his own pee hasn't a clue what they are doing".

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  • Sourdough Dave
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    Contrary to what the Bear suggests, some real survival advice would be to conserve precious calories and avoid injury by walking rather than running. Rather than risking life threatening injury where medical help is unavailable, never jump, but rather, scout for a safe way down. Etc., etc. etc.

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  • Sourdough Dave
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    Bear is far better at marketing survival than he is at teaching the skills. Most of us in the Survival Skills Instructor community consider him a joke. He is a showman and he takes stupid risks for showmanship that could cause the death of someone trying to follow his example. All his running, jumping, sliding down snow covered slopes, climbing down waterfalls, etc. etc. are excellent ways to incur a mechanical injury at a time where such an injury could cause ones death in the wilderness. He is an accomplished adventurer, but a lousy survival instructor. Maybe he should stick with what he is good at before his foolish antics and poor advice gets someone killed.

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  • Gary Devine
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    Bear Grylls also climbed Mount Everest. He has to bet one tough man to beat Everest.
    The highest and tallest elevation on the earth's surface is the top of Mount Everest on the border of Nepal and China at 29,035 feet (8,850 meters).
    If there ever were a survival competition between Les and Bear, my money would be on the real thing, Edward Michael Grylls alias Bear.

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  • Sarge01
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    You can't be too much of a survivalist with a whole camera crew and helpers at your disposal if you need them. Made for TV like everything else.

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  • Gary Devine
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    I think they're both acting out scenes to please the television viewers who watch their show.

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    Who in blazes is Bear Grylls??

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  • AAM
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    Benkwin
    I completely understand your point and I don't hate him, I just think the show is a little boring. By the way Blue Ox I do like survivorman better and Redfishunter I don't think he's exactly a sissy.

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  • Blue Ox
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    Les Stroud all the way. He does his own camera work & doesn't take unneccesary risks or waste energy by jumping around the place.

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  • Ncarl
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    He's a showman not a survivalist. If someone were to actually take his advice in a survival situation they wouldn't last a day. I'm a les stroud kinda guy.

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