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I know Man vs Wild is fake…

Published by Jon under Survivorman, Website Info

I knew Man vs Wild was fake, but I didn’t know it was this fake! These 2 videos point out how fake Man vs wild is and how much Survivorman rules!

208 Comments » Posted on January 12th, 2008
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Comment by Quinn McGarrigle
2009-10-16 18:54:00

Wow…this guy is going to get someone killed. Seriously, what happens if someone crashes in africa, they have no water, and decide to suck the liquid out of fresh elephant dung because thats what Bear Grylls taught them?

Comment by Simon appleton
2010-05-17 04:55:39

I disagree, he is and will always be my idol. Obviously the television shows would not authorise his programme if he actually had a huge chance of dying. He is a straight edge bloke that loves to get things from life and doesnt use things like fridges.
peace

Comment by Leo
2010-06-14 07:55:58

“Obviously the television shows would not authorise his programme if he actually had a huge chance of dying.”

There are many REAL shows where its like that. Survivor Man for one is in real danger.

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Comment by Brandon
2011-03-03 20:21:57

YES! Survivorman is an actual survival show. for one, he’s actually alone, and he’s in real danger. He doesn’t have flint.. and a knife.. and food for the crew.. and a tent for the crew…

 
Comment by ray
2011-03-30 21:30:37

lmfao i watched one of survivor mans shows and he had more than man vs. wild… bear has a knife and flint… and in one episode he had a fucking machete

 
Comment by brandon
2011-04-01 14:20:01

He still has a satellite phone on him to call back to a staff who monitor him at a distance, and they openly admit to extensively scouting out locations before Les does his work. Yes he does do all the filming and survival stuff himself without help, but he is still very well protected.

 
 
 
Comment by Kirjava
2010-08-26 07:43:10

You can suck the liquid out of fresh elephant dung. This part is true. All the story is a big fake but some parts are real.

 
Comment by Leyba
2010-10-21 00:14:20

Ok all of you are very dumb, even if man vs wild is fake at least he has the balls to do back flips off of cliffs, what do you fags do?!?! sit there and criticize someone for doing something you would never be able to do even with a hundred ppl helping you!!

Comment by Crash
2011-02-20 16:33:19

You idiot!!! Ever been lost in the woods overnight in 20 degree weather? (Didn’t think so) How’s doing a back flip off a cliff going to help in that situation? Sorry to put down your boyfriend “Bear” but I’ll stick with what Stroud has to say.

Bear (the sallest bear I’ve ever seen) is a copycat. Plain and simple….

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Comment by raymond
2011-03-30 21:27:28

alright the show might be fake but the stuff he does and teahces during the show is REAL.

 
 
Comment by bmay
2011-02-21 21:30:02

surviving isnt about doing backflips off cliffs. why would you bring that up any ways? hahaha! we aint talking about backflips. hahaha!! what a loser.

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Comment by LA Gordon
2010-12-06 00:10:18

No SHIT!

 
 
Comment by Patty Z.
2009-11-29 11:40:32

Okay, so of course there will be SOME times where Bear’s crew will have to do some stuff for him because Bear can’t do it. Bear is only trying to show ONE way of how to do things if you were stuck in a jungle, or a forest or a desert or wherever it may be. He can’t show you everything, these are probably real handy life skills and who cares if Bear can’t do some of them, he’s trying to show you HOW to do it, even if it means pre-cutting holes in the ice, but giving you the BASIC idea of how its supposed to go. Bear has done a lot of dangerous things, even if he did cut holes in the ice to help him out of the FREEZING cold water, just getting into that water could be deadly. ANd its not fair to call him out on fakes, because he puts his life on the line to show us how to survive.
Besides, no matter how “realistic” TV shows pretend to be, EVERY television show has some fakeness in it and they could get help from their crew or other people.

Comment by Crash
2011-02-20 16:35:04

Excuses. Excuses. Excuses. Excuses. Give me a break….

 
 
Comment by Hair
2010-01-09 01:51:28

Bear Grylls does seem to know enough about survival. at least what he can read off a queue card but he is nothing compared to Les Stroud of Survivorman who Bear is obviously trying rip off. so to Bear i say fuck off you are a worthless money grubbing attention needing piece of shit. and you’ve got to be soo careful not to show that your a worthless piece of shit that can’t take care of yourself in a survival situation!

Comment by Aaron
2010-05-10 00:40:38

Calm down douche bag! It’s just a show. Man, you’re sad.

 
Comment by Joe
2010-06-23 03:09:56

Fuck you you cocksucking piece of shit!

 
Comment by Steve
2010-08-02 09:20:29

Survivor man is boring idrather watch fake tv than A real show where he sits on a log all week

Comment by jake
2011-01-18 14:23:01

its not even fake man

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Comment by Not A Bitch
2011-01-30 18:33:22

You would never say that to his face. you are just a gutless prick who happens to like one show better than the other. and its pretty sad how angry you are getting about this. And obviously you are supporting Survivorman because this is the fan site for it, so you dont need to keep saying how much better it is than Man vs Wild, because thats your personal opinion. Keep it to yourself.

 
 
Comment by bear grylls is better than survivorman
2010-01-28 04:22:42

bear grylls is way better than survivor man i watched one episode of survivorman and it was so shit u guys obviously have no idea

Comment by Davesnothere
2010-11-30 15:06:34

Survivorman is actually trying to teach you how to survive in a life and death situation. Bear Grylls is trying to entertain you while you sit on your couch at home. Very few people can duplicate what Bear does because much of what he does is faked.

Comment by jake
2011-01-18 14:24:58

almost everything he does is real sometimes he needs to make things happen like a flood to show you how to survive it he cant just make that happen when he wants he would do it if it was real

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Comment by Jason Brown
2010-02-01 15:33:16

Les Stroud and Bear Grylls are the worlds famous authorities on survival today. Dropped into the wilderness, Bear finds his way to safety climbing, swimming, and using his special forces experience to get to civilization. Les stays put and doesn’t attempt self rescue, which is probably safer. Both methods are great to know, and can help you stay alive, you might even enjoy the experience if you have their confidence and keep calm. Bear isn’t a fake and Les is alive not dead. People who say bad things about them dont know what their talking about!

 
Comment by Jimbo
2010-02-02 21:28:13

The guy who left comment number 4 is an idiot. The only area where man vs wild is better than survivorman is the camera angles and action. Bear does alot of dumb shit (like backflips off waterfalls) because if he gets hurt his camera crew can save him. Survivorman is better in realism though. Les is an actual expert.

Comment by ndean
2010-07-19 19:39:25

Yeah because if you do a back flip and break your neck on a waterfall there’s a lot your camera crew can do. Bear is just a Ballsy guy who isn’t afraid to have a little fun.

 
 
Comment by matt
2010-02-06 11:25:36

les has to carry around 50 pounds of camera gear and has to film everything himself there are a few instances where he has help though but its nothing compared to what bear grylls does and even if everything that bear grylls did was real most of the things he does are a good way to get yourself killed. he runs around all over the place which wastes your energy and when you have no food or water its really easy to get tired. also you could fall and break a leg of somthing which if your alone means youll probably die.

 
Comment by FRANK
2010-02-12 16:28:28

BEAR GRYLLS IS WAY BETTER THAN SURVIVORMAN. JIMBO UR A DICKHEAD AND ALL OF U WHO SAY BEAR GRYLLS IS SHIT. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BEAR

Comment by Crash
2011-02-20 16:46:19

Idiot. You OBVIOUSLY know nothing about camping, fishing, survival, etc. li—ar.

 
 
Comment by bob
2010-02-13 17:59:12

bear grylls rules.

 
Comment by eric
2010-02-18 01:31:19

they’re both good shows, thats all i care about

 
Comment by Erick
2010-02-18 01:52:14

Bear is entertaining, but lots of his stuff is fake and dangerous. Any Boy Scout would have more survival sense than Bear in most situations. In most situations where you’d find yourself stranded in such a way that Bear does, well first thing is people will know you are there within a day. I’m talking about plane crashes or something, where it will be known that the plane went down in that area and people will be out looking for you soon. Bear usually gets to his locations by parachuting in from what I have seen, and you usually won’t find people just doing that into the middle of no where. If you are stranded because of getting lost or something during a hiking trip, most likely that hiking trip will have been planned. Usually family or friends will know a general area of where you are going to go hiking and when you are expected to be back. Many camping areas (national forests) will have some sort of log to try and keep track of people to just for safety reasons. Why Les is technically better, as he stays in one spot which in most situations is – by far – the safer, smarter, and best way to get rescue.

Not to mention Bear in his search for food. Sure, I’ve seen him catch bugs that simply come by his camp fire (which is smart), but lots of times he takes risks that most would deem unnecessary. Climbing up cliffs and back down again for a couple bird eggs. Climbing down a deep dried up well that he judged to be 50 feet to get some water when he could see trees in the distance. It was a neat climbing trick, but the effort he exerted going down and back up again seemed like it wasted far more water than he got from the mud he found. Not to mention in a real life situation the extreme likely hood of slipping, falling, breaking a bone, and being trapped down a dried up well to die (Bear himself nearly fell on the way back up, I’m just glad they didn’t edit out one of his crew actually helping to pull him up to safety)! It would have been much safer and smarter to head to the trees and hope to find a source of water there. He’s also climbed into an old wrecked ship (oddly after going one direction, climbing down a cliff, then walking back the other way before he even spotted the thing – lots of energy wasted there when, if you do move, it’s best to stick in one direction). With how rusty it was, even by the outside, he made a lot of risks swimming out to it, wasting energy to climb into it, moving around all the jagged and rusted metal of the ship which can be very dangerous if he got cut, just to get lucky to find a small squid to eat. Unless it looked like a recently shipwrecked ship which could of had some supplies worth snagging on it, once more anyone smart would not have risked getting injured and loosing all the water from your body in the exertion for a small scrap of food. And if you think food is that much worth it, remember WATER IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT! You can go perhaps a week or so without water, a good month with no food.

So yes, he does do some smart things. Like letting bugs come to his fire and eating them at times, or making markings to show which direction he was heading in (at least in the latest ep that just came out tonight). Still, most of what he does is just dangerous and stupid in not just a survival situation, but a just camping situation too.

Oh, and as for a bear, I grew up in the woods. Any kid who has grown up there or even has gone hunting (or boy scouts again) would know better than to run from a bear. Making loud noises (yelling, banging sticks/pots/etc) is the best choice to go with. Bears are more skiddish than aggressive, and will usually go away from such things. Otherwise, backing away slowly while making no sudden movements. As a last resort though, fetal position and lie incredibly still. Most bears live off fish and berries as their primary diet and are not land hunting animals.

Comment by xyz123
2010-08-11 23:21:46

do u really expect someone to read your long rant. Geez.

Comment by Yeah He did
2010-11-02 14:19:30

Well, I read it. He made more sense than most people here have.

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Comment by Crash
2011-02-20 16:43:34

I read it. Does reading bother you? Btw he’s right.

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Comment by chanchal
2011-02-17 03:15:03

In Man VS Wild he shows how to survive a particular situation ( which are some time artificially made). I said some times not everytime. And This is only done to just show you how to survive it when you encounter that problem :P I don’t think people really eat those stuffs what Bear eats, if its a fake. Now don’t say those tricks, advices, his foods are also fake. :P Both programs are unique on their own way. Don’t need to fight for greatness for which you like. Bear rocks!!

 
Comment by chanchal
2011-02-17 03:18:54

He just do what no one can even expect to do :P

 
 
Comment by PHEONIX
2010-02-24 21:18:18

bear rocks les stroud is the fake so all of u who say bear sucks yall are fucking dickheads

Comment by Hi
2010-07-10 01:06:14

How articulate

 
Comment by apollo
2011-01-31 14:04:12

you must be an idiot!

 
Comment by Crash
2011-02-20 16:56:37

13 much?

 
 
Comment by PHEONIX
2010-02-24 21:21:55

matt the one who left comment seven
bear is rich therefore can afford cammera crew les is to damn poor to afford a camera crew. so matt u suck

Comment by Wow
2010-04-05 15:21:27

Wow Bear doesnt pay for the camera crew. Your an idiot. Bear isn’t even a producer. Hes just a host on a tv show. Man vs Wild is a million times better than survivor man. Survivor man is boring and fakes all his long distance camera shots. So half the time hes just walking back and forth getting shots of himself walking. Bear just doesnt stop. He wants to get out of the shity situation. Les is to much of a fat fag to get up and move. Les shows you how to stay put and die after nobody finds you when you go missing. Bear shows you how to find your own way home. So F les.

 
 
Comment by bear grylls
2010-03-02 14:24:02

I saw your stupid comments you fcuking bastards. Go and fuck yourself and let your mother watching!!!

 
Comment by me
2010-03-10 04:39:21

TWO WORDS……………..MALCOM DOUGLAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Dirtbox
2010-07-17 12:20:11

Malcom Douglas is the chuck norris of survival he leaves the rest for dead. Malcom Douglas rocks

 
 
Comment by Willbur
2010-03-15 12:54:04

There is literally no factual proof of anything that was stated in the second video

Comment by ManBearPig
2010-08-16 06:37:20

Agreed.

 
 
Comment by Bortz
2010-03-18 17:16:31

Survivor man is a good show and he does exactly as the show advertises “survives”. Man Vs Wild is a puss it should be called men vs wild or man and camera crew/director vs wild

 
Comment by camdally1995
2010-03-22 03:58:00

BEAR GRYLLS IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Comment by TV is fake
2010-03-22 20:01:52

I find Survivorman to be amusingly pathetic. Over the few episodes I could stomach, I saw Les: 1. chuck rocks at doves (surprise! they flew away) 2. used an electric fence to pen in horses that got unnecessarily bitten by mosquitoes all night while he sat comfortably by a smoke fire 3. destroyed an acoustic guitar by duct taping it into a squirrel trap (don’t remember it catching squirrels). But then, what else would you expect from a canoe guide?

Les’ Off the Grid special should have been called “How to waste money building a house in the winter.” It was very informative if you use his mistakes as a bad example. Also, one of these 2 men in question are still married.

I’ve never once thought that either of these 2 tv shows were real or that these men were ever in any fatal danger. They simply would not air an episode like that on television, and it would be irresponsible for these men with children to endanger their lives for a tv show. People really seem to miss the point that Man vs. Wild is educational entertainment, not an endurance or starvation test. I don’t think Bear’s world records were faked were they?

I also like Ray Mears more than Les because his shows aren’t about how macho he is, and focuses on actual education.

 
Comment by Paloma
2010-03-25 22:04:37

It’s a little funny to read all these comments. It does make me feel like a low-life though. To all of you, Bear Grylls is where it’s at. He might not do everything that he shows in his videos, but as Patty Z. says, his task is to show us how to survive, not to survive everything possible out there. To those of you who used aggressive language, not classy. I’m not the biggest Les Straud fan, but I’m sure that he too puts a lot of effort into his show. Oh, Erick, I love your grammar. Willbur, technically, those are names, not words. That was funny though, a random interjection of an off-subject person. I give you props for that. For future Bear Gryll-dissers, do not offend him anymore. He’s my husband. Ok… no he’s not, but someday, someday. Alrighty, I’ll try to come back to this some other time.

 
Comment by Sage
2010-03-27 05:38:14

Who cares if some of Bear Grylls Docos are fake. Their bloody entertaining to watch. Stop the bitching you boring bastards. Most of his survival techniques will work so its better than knowing nothing at all. Your awesome Bear. Love your work. Your a legend mate.

Comment by Crash
2011-02-20 16:59:49

Oh! A “bloody” bad-toothed Brit who prefers Bear! What a Shock! …Tea anyone?

 
 
Comment by poppajo8
2010-03-29 21:02:31

All of these shows are staged, Steve Irwin’s show “Crocodile Hunter” would ‘plant’ snakes in areas if they weren’t found during the filming of his show.

Comment by Darlene Aitken
2011-01-09 12:12:37

Most of them were filmed in a zoo or wild life sanctuary.

 
 
Comment by blahblahsheeep
2010-03-30 04:06:48

man vs wild is not fake hes host a show called fan vs wild ownd bitch

 
Comment by ohreally
2010-04-02 12:53:13

most of the comments about people that like bear are from women. women have been sitting around the campfire having babies and making beaded necklaces for thousands of years and clearly don’t know anything about survival. they also clearly know nothing about making television though im sure they have been sitting on there fat ASSES watching it for 3 hours a day for there soft years. Do us a favor and stick to boiling lipton sidekicks and thawing hot dogs and let men post comments about survival since your choose clearly reflects your total lack of intellagent thinking.

Comment by LOL
2010-04-09 01:56:43

Nice job spelling intelligent!

 
Comment by me
2010-05-07 08:32:39

So.. I suppose you also proved that women are better at grammar and the English language also?

I’m not a woman, I’m actually a young man still in high school, but I’m educated, unlike your non-modern, non-educated retarded stupid ass.

 
 
Comment by John
2010-04-08 20:23:10

Bear Grylls is a douchebag. Some fruity Limey jumping off of rocks and shouting “Whoo!” as he stands under a waterfall fifty feet from the state highway. I find him impossible to take seriously, like “Sherriff” John Bunnell, who at least seems to know he is a big joke. And Bear Grylls is a horrible name. Sounds like something you’d find at a Russian Home Depot.

Comment by Me
2010-12-20 10:39:41

Bear isn’t his name you idiot. That’s his nickname. And it’s not like he chose that last name. It was his fathers obviously.

 
 
Comment by james
2010-04-16 09:08:32

No fog machines were used! gas does flow out of the rocks like that…that second vid was a load of bullshizz…and yes he shows u how to jump in the ice and get out as if u wouldnt cut handholds in the ice if u were volountarily doing that…pfft S my B’s

 
Comment by D ro
2010-04-17 20:26:24

Paloma you are fucking stupid. Sitting on your cloud of judgement handing down life lessons to all off the sinners.

 
Comment by ZosoStar
2010-04-19 16:03:57

I work in the Film/TV/Music Industry. Bear Grylls and Man vs Wild are NOT FAKE!!

Have any of you climbed Mount Everest at age 23’? Or were you in the UK Special Forces, SAS. You people only wish you could do a 10th of what Bear can do! You people that are disrespecting his talents are probably sitting around drinking a 12 pack with bag of Pork Rinds sitting on your beer bellies.

As for his camera crew they go thought a lot themselves to bring this amazing footage to you in a professional manner, going on location like they do is no walk in the park! I’m not going to disrespecting Survivorman but there is NO comparison to Bear Grylls Period!!!

ZosoStar

 
Comment by ZosoStar
2010-04-19 16:11:03

I work in the Film/TV/Music Industry. Bear Grylls and Man vs Wild are NOT FAKE!!

Have any of you climbed Mount Everest at age 23’? Or were you in the UK Special Forces, SAS. You people only wish you could do a10th of what Bear can do! You people that are disrespecting his talents are probably sitting around drinking a 12 pack with bag of Pork Rinds sitting on your beer bellies.

As for his camera crew they go thought a lot themselves to bring this amazing footage to you in a professional manner, going on location like they do is no walk in the park! I’m not going to disrespecting Survivorman but there is NO comparison to Bear Grylls Period!!!

ZosoStar

 
Comment by DesertDave
2010-05-05 18:15:41

I read a story last year in the about a guy that died from dehydration out Near Lake Mohave, AZ. he was off-roading and left his truck after it broke down (mistake 1). He left the main road and try to cut through the desert(mistake 2)They found his body with a cactus leaf in his hand. (doesn’t work, mistake 3) He was a regular watcher of Man Vs Wild.(mistake 4) I watched Bear’s show on desert survival and I could believe the amount of BS and false info I saw. knew then he would get someone killed. I am and avid outdoors men and have live in the northern AZ area for over ten years.

 
Comment by Jack
2010-05-08 21:46:12

sexist much? have a nice life. without a girlfriend. men and women are equal, men just think their all macho and brave.

 
Comment by Jack M
2010-05-08 21:51:46

man vs wild is awesome. maybe not that realstic but its entertaining, and thats what tv is for. to entertain people. if you want to learn how to really survive in the wild then go buy a documentary.
i haven’t seen survivorman but i saw Les strouds show, survive this. it was hilarious. i laughed the whole way through. i cant imagine survivorman can be much better.

 
Comment by Campfire woman
2010-05-15 23:58:40

Dear ohreally:

I may be a woman, make necklaces, and know nothing about survival, but at least I can spell and put together complete sentences. I mean come on, you could at least spell intelligent right. Oh how I love when people berate others and end up making themselves look like the dumbass.

P.S. I find both of these shows humorous, but I figured there had to be some amount of staging going on.

 
Comment by Simon appleton
2010-05-17 04:57:16

Survivorman is also good and quite handsome too.

Comment by Nobody
2010-07-31 15:34:16

Your’re a fag…..

 
 
Comment by AK
2010-05-27 04:09:47

I’ve recently gotten into both Man vs. Wild and Survivorman, so am just now discovering this page and ones like it. I love both, but personally prefer the style of Man vs. Wild. Regardless of how “real” certain aspects of the show are, it’s not meant to be completely believable (actually, no “reality” show should be believed). Sure, Bear gets help, but so does Les. They each have safety crews around (Les admitted it in an interview), which is understandable – they’re TV stars.

A major difference between the two shows is the general premise of each. Survivorman is about Les surviving for a week in dangerous or desolate places. Awesome, and he does an amazing job at it. However, Man vs. Wild is about more than that. It’s about escaping AND surviving. In Survivorman, Les doesn’t want to escape, whereas Bear’s goal is TO escape. Bear may get the crew to catch bunnies for him (he IS capable, he’s just on a deadline), but the point isn’t to wait around to watch him catch one himself, it’s to learn how to set the trap, skin, gut, and cook it. Personally, I wish Les would make his show more exciting. His is the CSPAN of survivor shows – Bear’s is CNN/FOX (whatever you prefer).

Regardless of the quality of their shows, I don’t doubt that both know what they’re talking about. I’d trust both of them equally if I was in a dangerous situation. Don’t doubt Bear’s credentials.

 
Comment by d
2010-06-05 01:24:45

just about everyone of you are freaking stupid and have nothing better to do then bash two guys for making a show. How retarded are you all? Both shows are good they both have there ups and downs but there just shows trying to explain survival information. Get a life or go make your own survival show. Most of you are probably kids anyways with nothing better to do then use some foul words that make you look macho. I guess is survival of the fittest so i don’t expect to see yall around much more. Les you rock do your thing, Bear you rock do your thing…

 
Comment by Joe
2010-06-23 03:17:18

Man vs wild is the best. Enough said

 
Comment by abhijeet
2010-07-04 10:20:35

i know the les is good but the bear grylls is also best
the bear’s show is best than survivor man.
it’s more effective & it’s really woeks than survivor man.

 
Comment by Amar
2010-07-06 06:58:08

F**k this guy who is telling that Bear Grylls is fake. Check out new season of Man vs Wild on Discovery.

Comment by Michael
2010-11-30 18:03:01

Thats right amar he aint fake

 
 
Comment by A.j.
2010-07-06 11:04:19

I believe this website is called survivorman fans, what up with all the bear gryllis fans?

 
Comment by A.j.
2010-07-06 19:07:59

I believe this website is for survivorman fans, so why is everyone insulting Les stroud?

 
Comment by i have a life
2010-07-13 02:06:30

your all idiots.
BYE

 
Comment by WIld woman
2010-07-13 18:20:32

people who criticise Bear Grylls all have one thing in common: jealousy. He is out there doing what he wants to be doing and he’s produced a very compelling show. Good on him!

 
Comment by John
2010-07-25 03:01:53

how do we know that he really is fake. you didnt show us proof of what you were saying. you could’ve been just saying that because they looked convincing

 
Comment by Beargrylls4life
2010-08-02 20:25:04

give the man some respect

 
Comment by Larry Loxton
2010-08-10 16:05:26

Fake no!!!! reality TV, yes!!! This programme is an outrage, its like James Bond surviving after an incident with Goldfinger, just in an African desert!!. Possible yes but in reality no!!
I recently watched an episode on survival in the Kalahari and pondered for about two seconds before I came to the conclusion that this was true modern day reality TV with a sad message sent to ignorant viewers globally on survival.
Who was triumphant in the race to the pole, Amundsen or Scott? and why?
Scott, the loser, was a great explorer but typical to his upbringing, a pompous British wannabe aristocrat, with grandeur thoughts of setting and sating the British population’s appetite that they ruled the world from north to south, east to west and hopefully, futuristically from the lowest to the highest points. Sad but true!!
Amundsen, the winner, on the other hand captivated the world by embracing the local population, learning from them, understanding their customs and traditions and local survival techniques!! Now that is real survival, learn from those who experience these climates and conditions on a daily basis and not from those who merely seek fame and glory with one hour on prime time television.
Our planet stretches far and wide with extremely diverse cultures and understandings of survival, these people in these places have lived for centuries without cameras, intervention from outsiders and survived!!! Let’s tell their stories of true survival on their terrain and learn from them but not how live off their land the way we know how. This will end in disaster for any ignorant adventure seeker.
Your techniques are reality from the western world but why not teach people how to really survive in unique situations they may find themselves in from all corners of the globe, this is true value~!
In conclusion, I am a South African who served in the SADF from 1986 – 1988 and survived the Kalahari and Kuiseb, not from my military training or yours, but from the local populations’ knowledge. The Bushmen of the Kalahari are of the greatest survivors on the planet living in extreme conditions for centuries. Who are we to tell others how to survive on their turf if all that is needed is a bit of insight into their own survival? I am a surviving amputee from my military service who now online challenges you to once again survive the Kalahari, this time with me Les, true survival the Bushman and Kalahari way. If you dare, contact me, its quite sad that all your websites do not allow me to post this challenge or criticism. Its quite ironic don’t you think? my mail larryloxton@hotmail.com, cell +38 097 707 0934.

 
Comment by Gaunt
2010-08-13 06:26:59

Lol,I love how people comment on grammer when they have nothing to say.

 
Comment by Nippleshit
2010-08-14 02:09:40

Bear Grylls may have help and Les does it all on his own, but we all have to admit Man Vs. Wild is way more entertaining. Yes, Les works hard, but it’s terrible trying to watch Survivorman. It gets so fucking boring.

 
Comment by nick
2010-08-24 23:34:50

alright folks, clearly both shows have to be somewhat staged, but not fake. These guys are both sickos enough to eat raw ANYTHING, but alot of the “life threatning” situations they’re in are staged only to show what to “probably” do in that kind of situation. For the people that blame others for dieing listening to this advice, your very pathetic to be so dependant on a tv show that you wouldn’t know how to survive on your own. Bear and Les are both tv celebrities and likely would not put themselves in a life endagering program, but at the same time they are there for a reason. I would like to see all the haters on this site eat some beetle worms and jump into frigid water, with or without the handles, then post back on this wall and chirp.

 
Comment by Jordan
2010-08-27 21:41:00

I agree that both men have very entertaining shows and provide very helpful advice. To say that either dont know what they’re talking about is completely false. I looking all these comments saying “I’m an outdoorsman, so i know Bears giving terrible advice” or “I was a boy scout so I know Bear would end up dying”.

Sorry who are you? Lets look at Bears accomplishments. He solo hiked the himalayan mountains. He served in the UK special forces. climbed mt. everest (age 23). not to mention the other countless himalayan mountains he climbed to prepare for it. he navigated the UK in a watercraft. he corssed the north atlantic ocean in an inflatable boat. He has coutless paramotoring ang freefalling records. took an inflatable boat throug the northwest passage. but yes, he does have his setbacks, like when he borke his shoulder indepentantly climbing aan antarctican mountain that had never been climbed before.

but yes, im sure you know more, bcause after all, your an ‘outdoorsman’ and bear is just a fraud.

 
Comment by Survivor Bear
2010-08-29 18:30:57

I know that the only bear is better in the man grill. Only the first grill could ever survive men in the woods of the second survivor bear. If we only look at the pants, how can we put lava in the grill? Seriously, survivor women. you are all faggish poop heads bear. lava is real, and you are not fake.

 
Comment by bear fan
2010-09-08 21:01:29

who ever is doubting the other wether it be for bear or agaisnt him he still shows the how to. whocares whether its fake or not. I do belive its real but stil he is showing the facts on how to survive and thats what i belvie the point of the show is.

 
Comment by Jared
2010-09-13 02:58:35

I love watching Survivorman but I also enjoy watching documentaries. I’ve grown up camping and playing in the woods and waters near wear I live in Florida and I’ve learned a few key rules needed to survive. One of which is, don’t jump into a river from 20 feet unless you first check to see how deep it is. In one of the few episodes of Man vs Wild I’ve seen he does just this, not to mention the fact that the river was 50 degrees and had white water just down stream. In one of the next shots you can see a life vest outlined under his shirt. I’m not sure where that magically appeared from but I’m pretty sure he didn’t find it floating by. While Man vs Wild may be more entertaining if you follow his advice your likely to get yourself killed. Survivorman on the other hand is more of an educational film, following Les Strouds advice is the much wiser choice. Most people would think that being nineteen, I would prefer the more action based show but because of the downright stupid things Bear Grylls does I can not bear to watch his show.

 
Comment by Fuc que
2010-09-23 14:02:40

You are one pothetic LOSER to go through all of this trouble to smear a TV STAR! If you could read, it says Bear SIMULATES certain circumstances to show how to get out of certain situations. I like Les Stroud just as much but I’m sorry that YOU are a fucking piece of shit that likes him, too! Get a life, a woman or a hobby you fucking geek!

 
Comment by Fuc que
2010-09-23 14:05:53

You are one pothetic LOSER to go through all of this trouble to smear a TV STAR! If you could read, it says Bear SIMULATES certain circumstances to show how to get out of certain situations. I like Les Stroud just as much but I’m sorry that YOU are a fucking piece of shit that likes him, too! Get a life, a woman or a hobby you fucking geek! Get out your blow up doll that looks like Les and dod what you do to it every day!

 
Comment by Casualwatcher
2010-09-24 19:01:17

The point is Bear Gryll’s marketed his show to be real and even acted like it in his interviews. Mildly entertaining if you can get past the fact that he is lying. Les can only do so much to entertain you because he doesn’t have writers telling him what to say and he can only attempt to use his own knowledge not the knowledge of many behind the camera experts.

 
Comment by Jeff
2010-10-28 15:53:33

The people who find Survivorman too boring haven’t quite grasped the reality and principles of survival.

Comment by Oblivion
2011-01-04 20:00:48

Your comment is right on target. If Bear Grylls is trying to teach how to survive, then his survival techniques ought to be realistic, not merely entertaining. I admit that he is extremely fit physically and quite accomplished for climbing Mount Everest and serving as a soldier, but that’s not the same as surviving alone in the wilderness with no food or water at hand.

It is true that Les Stroud can be quite the let down when he ends a day without catching a single animal to eat, but that’s just reality. Even our oldest ancestors who had to survive in the wilderness weren’t always successful in their hunts for food, often going days without eating.

Although I still admire Bear Grylls as a very tough, energetic person, his physical prowess doesn’t make up for his lack of survival expertise. Whereas Bear Grylls has no “real” survival knowledge, Les Stroud is a qualified survival expert.

 
 
Comment by WildLost
2010-10-31 23:00:54

After reading some of the comments about Bear and Les, one thing sets these two apart… Les has a crew that KNOWS where he is at all times. Bear has a crew to film him at all time.

Since Les knows that he’ll be home in 7 days, he just needs to build a shelter and find food for that week. Most of his show, he doesn’t even build a good shelter aside from sleeping on rocks and dirt. Most of the time it looks like he hates filming himself. Wonder how many times he has to film walking away and coming back to look and do it over again until he finds the right footage. If he’s to be real, get really lost and see how many days his crew will find him. If you are really lost, no one is going to find you in 7 DAYS! No one is going to look for you for about 3 or 4 days. Telling people to sit for 7 days and someone will find you is recipe for death. Survivorman is nothing more than a week long camping trip in an exotic location without bringing any food and water. I would love a trip like that.

Bear maybe exaggerating the survival aspect for TV, but in reality, when you’re lost or stranded, you need to find a way out and quick. Knowing how to tell directions and how to build sturdy and safe shelter quickly can be a life saver. You have to be constantly on a move in the right direction. The most interesting part of Bears technique is watching him gather and build shelters quickly with what is around him. Knowing your environment before building your shelter is critical. For example, both did a show in the Amazon. Since the Amazon is full of wild animals, Bear built a high shelter to keep him safe from danger. Les on the other hands, tries to sleep in his boat first by trying to build a canopy on the boat which he fails. Les than ends up building a ground level shelter. It kept the rain off of him, but he’s sleeping close to all the creatures that could have made him lunch. It’s a amazing he didn’t film himself getting killed by a jaguar.

Having a crew film while doing a survival frees Bear up to concentrate on moving quickly in his show. Which makes it more interesting to watch. Les on the other hand, films himself and probably takes half a day to set the cameras up to film and refilm until he gets the right footage. He probably has to wait for the batters to charge up as well. His show is slow and you can see that in his show. Plus it makes it harder for him to move around from location to location. I would love to see Les gets out of quicksand or ice cold water while trying to film himself.

Both shows are made for TV and I’m sure both had protecting people watching them at all times. Just look at Steve Erwin. One little mistake during his filming and it took his life. I don’t think there’s any company that would be willing to allow someone to die while filming again.

 
Comment by the boss
2010-11-12 11:05:39

fuck to u losers m v w is real

 
Comment by Michael
2010-11-30 18:01:57

Id like to see any of you fuckin wankers do what he does !!

 
Comment by LA Gordon
2010-12-06 00:24:20

Man Vs, Wild is entertaining to a degree. Bear and Steve Irwin are pretty animated in their gestures etc. If he really was in SAS, that’s almost like being a Navy Seal so he deserves some respect. I’m a photographer and can’t ‘prove’ fake or reall but my ‘gut’ tells me some of the footage is at least partially staged for the viewers…no biggy it’s all for TV so why make a big deal out of it? I don’t think I’d squeeze water out of elephant shit though. That’s going alittle too far.

 
Comment by lol
2010-12-07 22:55:40

This is hilarious. Bear knows more about survival than anyone questioning him, especially here. These idiots likely aren’t even aware of his credentials. Who cares if he has to stage a few things to get his point accross.

Even if some of the things he’s shown are likely too much for a normal person to remember or handle, every fact and trick provided are true. Some he knows, many he learns from locals before entering the situations. The retards saying that certain tricks will get people killed are giving too much credit to the retards that would improperly interpret and apply them.

Nothing he’s shown, if performed properly, would get someone killed. It’s just the average couch potato is too stupid to remember how to properly apply things… like the example from desert dave of the guy dying with the cactus in his hand. Nothing in that show beyond impressive physical feats would get someone killed. Lol “avid outdoorsman” or a man who has climbed Everest, the Himalayas, crossed the North Atlantic, served in special forces as a survival expert, and was named the youngest Chief Scout in history….hmmm. Bear would have said to follow the road derrrr.

Comment by Crash
2011-02-20 16:53:36

LOL. So Bear is a great survival teacher huh? Well, training for Afghanistan is, a bit intense. And “Bear” is laughed at where I live.
Keep watching that SERIOUS tv! lol

 
 
Comment by Alberto
2010-12-18 08:42:43

OK, You guys are very dumb and stupid, By the way I still think man vs wild is real.

 
Comment by Bear Grylls Fan
2010-12-18 08:55:08

Look at you saying Man vs Wild is fake. Well I tested his survivil moves, i went to the woods ate snakes,lava, and drank elaphant poo juce. AND I SURVIVED.

 
Comment by greersly
2011-01-02 17:12:23

survivorman is not a survivor show. it should be called camperman or hikerman. he always has so much gear and he doesn’t seem to know very much about surviving in remote places. he’s always got knives and canoes and fishing rods and guns and stuff. haha i might as well just film myself the next time i go hunting or camping…it would be the same thing.

 
Comment by greersly
2011-01-02 17:13:26

survivorman is not a survivor show. it should be called camperman or hikerman. he always has so much gear and he doesn’t seem to know very much about surviving in remote places. he’s always got knives and canoes and fishing rods and guns and stuff. haha i might as well just film myself the next time i go hunting or camping…it would be the same thing. and man vs wild isnt any better, but at least he does some more hardcore dangerous and gross stuff which makes for better TV watching.

 
Comment by Grim Sorcerer
2011-01-10 11:06:36

Wow, and to actually think I believed this guy. Fucking scamming faker. How is he going to show us survival skills in a fucking set with effects used with hot coal, smoke machines and chalk on rocks?

 
Comment by Carl Clark
2011-01-16 23:26:53

Bear Grylls and all the other “survival show guys and gal” are top notch people who are providing a great service by creatively and entertainingly putting the “notion” of survival in tough environments in tough situations on our TV sets. Most of us will never be in the situations we see them in, and if we are it is likely you will not remember squat of what we watched unless we practiced it ourselves. Most critics are just that, and could not whip out their well equipped bugout bag or example of thier own expertise on many subtopics of survival. Don’t be a hater or a critic, these shows are NOT about the “presenters”, they are just there to make it entertaining. These shows are about survival demonstation, inspired thought on the many subtopics of survival, and hope you will pick up something that will keep you alive should poop hit the fan.

 
Comment by jake
2011-01-18 14:42:06

whoever made this website is a bitch he just took man vs wild videos edited them and talked about it like it was fake come on motel 6 in a forest not really good position obviously fake survivor man is trying to destroy man vs wilds popularity because they have more survivor mans wrong

 
Comment by Austin
2011-01-25 10:58:54

honestly even if they are both fake I would prefer Man vs Wild because most of the time Survivorman stays in one place for like the whole show, but Man vs Wild helps you actually get back to safety, like i said whether its fake or not, man vs wild ftw.

 
Comment by apollo
2011-01-27 15:07:03

Yes i know it’s fake but i have used 1 or 2 of the tecniques when i got lost in the bush. I dout he actoly knew any of this before he got the script.

 
Comment by Eric
2011-02-07 00:24:06

Penis.

 
Comment by Alex Reffand
2011-02-10 16:47:00

Sun’s going down. Better drink my own piss…

 
Comment by Erica
2011-02-14 11:46:28

Look you survivorman fans, just because he is poor and does not have enough viewers to afford a camera crew does not mean you should bag on bear. Get a life. Bear knows more about survival mind you he is the youngest Brit to climb mount everest. Has “survivorman” done anything like that? I think not!

 
Comment by Erica
2011-02-14 11:51:47

Oh by the way a few years back a small boy was lost in the woods alone. His favorite show was Man vs Wild and because of BEAR he made it through the woods alone for a week. Look it up it was all over the news, he thanked BEAR publicly. Has “Survivorman” ever done anything like that? Ever saved a little boy, once again I think not! Learn your facts!

 
Comment by chanchal
2011-02-17 03:07:25

Every thing in this world which is best is criticized. Because it’s a human nature. Some people cann’t stop themselves from criticizing the good things. :P Before start of every show it says that some conditions are built up to show you how to survive it. :P Some things are just made up just to show that if you encounter those things..you need to do this. :P The way Bear survives in amazing!

 
Comment by Crash
2011-02-20 16:38:06

Holy crap I can’t believe how many of you are fighting about who’s better….. I’m out of here. Going fishing. (Any of you know what that is?)

 
Comment by Ahaha
2011-03-06 13:42:27

Okay so in the beginning of the show with a bunch of write it CLEARLY say “some stunts have been presented to bear so he can demonstrate them” or something close to that . He isn’t clearly “fake” . He’s still out there doing dangerous things. i’d like to see any of us go into rivers with god knows whatevers in there ! & jump of cliffs, deal with dangerous insects like scorpians, or high rocks. ridiculous.

 
Comment by tim
2011-03-19 15:26:24

you can pay to be taken up Everest. takes vary little climbing skill. watch the doc ‘Storm Over Everest’
about 150 bucks to get your sky diving ticket here. don’t care about what crew is with him jumping off shit is easy when u know the waters safe hit up u tube see all the kids doing it. he’s a joke when it come to survival. common sense will get you home not doing what he says. if you have spent time in the bush you get it. if not keep licking his balls.

 
Comment by Brian
2011-04-02 16:59:35

Man Vs Wild shows you what to do in the worst case senarios. situations are presented to bear to show poeple what to do if they ever encounter them. survivor man is les actually survioving not worst case senario situations. they are 2 different shows and you cant compare them. they are both great shows in their own wat.

 
Comment by Andrew
2011-04-11 17:02:20

ok to all the ppl that hate bear or les,dont hate because other ppl do or dont just like 1 or both.i never heard of survivorman but its probaly a good show just like man vs wild so dont get mad at eachother.

 
Comment by Phill
2011-04-16 13:04:14

@Brandon, you are a dumbass. He may not have flint, a knife or food for his crew but he sure as hell has food for himself. Les never catches anything on his own cause he sucks dick. When he comes up empty handed he’s all, “Oh no worries ill just eat some this peanut butter i brought with me”. Les, you suck a fat cock.

 
Comment by ant
2011-04-16 16:43:38

d i completely agree with you, about everything

 
Comment by Harold
2011-04-17 12:16:51

look at all these les stroud fan girls going nuts

 
Comment by g-rob XD
2011-04-26 11:23:12

he doesnt have a camera crew you idiotic moron!!!! if he did he wouldnt be “completely alone” now would he?

 
Comment by Nik
2011-04-27 15:44:07

quite honestly i like Bear Grylls…he is interesting to watch. more entertaining that knowledge drawing. he does give some good survival tips but not all of them are necessary BY ANY MEANS. he’s very over dramatic. fake or not he is entertaining. Stroud on the other hand is a real survivalist and knows what he is doing because he gets aid from experts on what SHOULD be eaten before he does his show. Grylls on the other hand jsut farts around to make it more dramatic for entertainment effect. His show may be fake but unlike stroud he isnt telling you to DO these things if you are stuck in the wilderness..he is simply showing EXTREME situations that only HE would do.

 
Comment by Interested in survival
2011-04-29 01:21:03

I searched “man vs wild fake” on google because it obviously is.

I just watched the 1st episode of season one.
*He’s running towards a cliff edge (where a camera man happens to be conveniently standing).. “oh wow! I’m suddenly breathless and skidding to a halt at this cliff edge I didn’t see). Please.

* He gets all spooked from a grizzly 1st night.
Then jumps off a cliff to get away. (and either waits a couple hrs for his camera crew to catch up or they jump too with their gear). Which is a stupid move, risking injury.

* Then later he heads down white water with his rucksack for floatation, WITHOUT EVEN SURVEYING the river beforehand. *rolls eyes* yeah right. He’s either a complete fucking idiot and doesn’t care if he sees his wife/kid again, or .. The river was scouted ahead of time and he body-surfed a section they planned for him to.

* Oh, before climbing out of the water, magically making a fire (did he use a drill-bow again?), and passing out on sand with soaking wet clothes in an environment that goes down to freezing at night. Without worrying at all about a big bad grizzly fucking with him. Oh, but he had to jump off a cliff before because one might be after him ..

after he cooking food right next to where he was eating.
which is basically the dumbest thing you can do in bear country.

in the end? I think he’s athletic. He’s obviously got some survival experience. Aaaaaaand, he decided to bank on it by agreeing to star in a show that’s got almost nothing to do with real-life survival and everything to do with gullible idiots sitting in front of their TVs eating this shit up like sheep.

Does he have balls? Sure. There’s obviously some risk to alot of what he does.
But it’s painfully obvious it’s calculated and planned ahead of time.

Like how he accidentally gets hung up in a tree in the 1st episode after parachuting down. “Only my second time ever” he says.

I’m supposed to believe he just HAPPENED to get hung up in a tree, while his camera crew got down safe and sound and had time to set up and film?

Anyone defending him needs to hone their critical thinking skills :)

On an unrelated note, I’m part way thru “SAS survival guide” by Lofty Wiseman. Really useful information! Everything I’ve tried in the bush has worked.

Unlike cooking food next to your shelter in grizzly bear country (instead of a couple hundred meters away), running all night, jumping off a cliff with a pack on (that could potentially dislocate your shoulder), floating down a foreign section of river when an intelligent person doesn’t even canoe whitewater without scouting it first .. blah blah blah ..

Haha. Longest post ever! :)

 
Comment by Norton
2011-05-08 22:48:09

His shows (“Survivour Man”) are as much put on as any… first of all, why would people be out in the places that he puts himself and not have even the basics of where they are,… ship wrecked on a boat… no knife….. no hooks… even tho it’s a boat used for fishing,, but poof… a pare of pliers shows up…. snomobile breaks down north of the Arctic circle…. no knife…… even the most ignorant person would have a knife or matches…lighter….. but lo and behold….poof another set of Pliers shows up…. not even a multi tool… which is very common with most people nowadays
I’ve lived close to nature all of my life and guided all types of people…. and guess what…… they will all have enough sense to have……. you guessed it, “a knife”, “matches” or a “lighter”, these types of shows are such a farce…. lets just make up the situation as we go to make it the most far out of all… through to the lame ending….. any inteligent outdoorsman will pick this show apart just like they would “Man vs Wild”
maybe have the basics and more would watch and enjoy rather that scoff at it

 
Comment by thereal
2011-05-11 18:44:18

Great part of his show is indeed fake; some things are arranged, he most probably has a nice meal and a comfy bed awaiting for him after the shootings, but you cannot deny great part of it is actually true also. Like eating insects, drinking elephant dung, hunting and tearing the animals organs and more. He might not sleep in the carcass of a camel, but you gotta give him credit for lot of the stuff he does. I doubt anyone here would be able to eat something like a giant larva or a raw sheep heart.

 
Comment by Liam
2011-05-14 05:44:22

What are people saying this is fake for. you people are just stupid. He isn’t doing this show to prove that he’s trying to get out or he’s actually surviving this on his own with no help. He’s going over common scenarios to help people in these situations. Most of them are presented to him so he can demonstrate the extremes and how to survive them. Otherwise he may do a show where nothing happens. So please this is a show of survival techniques not him doing it so shut up with it’s fake shit and grow some balls.

 
Comment by Grear Bylls
2011-05-16 01:32:50

Fuck off you american prick. He trains the SAS, the elite that saved all your asses in the Gulf war and Iraq, not the yanks fags that kill their own people. Go fuck your own sister, you in-bred cunt.

 
Comment by spamazoid
2011-05-18 06:47:48

Idiots, ofcourse it’s not completely real
Did ya read the disclaimer at the start of the shows? He has help and they use upmost safety during filming to make sure everyone gets home alive, the idea isn’t see how i do survive, it’s this is options you have if you are in this situation.

Why would they have a show knowing full well someone is likely to die and would they film if he did? Least Bear runs around with minimal gear

Survivorman is even more fake if you want to go that route, the amount of times he’s “on his own” yet he has a camera that can mysteriously follow him around and do all sorts of crazy pan shots. Sure you could do that remotely but A) where’s he getting his power to charge the camera? B) Where’s his remote?. He usually has a host of gear to use.

as someone else said it should be Camperman not Survivor Man

and i might add Man Vs Wild was out first not the other way around.
and Bear Grylz is far more entertaining.

But cloearly the worst of the genre is Man Woman vs Wild, they don’t even try to hide that they are just ripping off Man Vs Wild episodes and the woman is a complete air head. Though she does have nice boobies.

 
Comment by McChill
2011-05-21 11:54:44

holy heck, a TV show that isn’t real, call the cops. Who wouldn’t do research or talk to other people before going into different parts of the world?? So what if some of the stuff Bear does isn’t real, IT’S FOR TV!!!!!!!!

 
Comment by Scottie K
2011-05-21 12:03:03

Each episode takes about one week to ten days to shoot. Before each show the crew does about a week of reconnaissance, followed by Grylls doing a flyover of the terrain. Grylls then undergoes two days of intensive survival briefings. “I spend two days on location prior to dropping in – I go through all the safety and comms briefing as well as being briefed on local conditions, and flora and fauna by local rangers and a local bushcraft expert.” He is followed on the program by a cameraman and a sound engineer.[9] Directors oversee location filming and the final edit of each program. Season One directors included Dominic Stobart, Scott Tankard and Mark Westcott. Bear Grylls said, “I suppose to bear in mind that this is a worst-case scenario show, and therefore, of course things have to be planned. Otherwise, it would just be me in the wild and nothing happening, you know, ’cause textbook survival says you land, you get yourself comfortable, you wait for rescue, you don’t do anything. It would be a very boring show. The show is how to deal if you fall into quick sand, if you get attacked by an alligator, if you have to make a raft. I get a really good briefing before we go. I know there’s a big river there, there’s gonna be a great cliff climb there, there’s loads of snakes in those rocks, watch out for an alligator. So I do have a good idea of 80 percent of what’s gonna happen.” Furthermore, contrary to onscreen presentation, his movements are rarely from Point A to Point B: “We plan it, if we’re doing different locations, sometimes we’ll have to do a whole crew move and get a helicopter. Again, we’re talking huge distances sometimes. So we’ll use helis when we have to. They’ll go out three weeks ahead of me, and go, “That bit’s no good. Those rapids we thought are gonna be good are boring, but down there, it’s great.

“Episodes take about ten days to tape, explains Grylls: “The night stuff [shown on camera] is all done for real. But when I’m not filming I stay with the crew in some sort of base camp.” Episodes now clarify when Grylls gets support from his crew and when situations are staged, “We should have done that from the start,” he says. “The more you see, the more real it feels.”

 
Comment by Bleehhhh
2011-05-29 21:24:46

I lkie Survivorman AND Bear Grylls. Survivor man is, well, epic. But, Watching Bear eat random crap makes me laf.

 
Comment by Helios
2011-06-07 09:57:54

Totally agree. At last, some serious opinion in here.

 
Comment by Helios
2011-06-07 10:08:36

you REALLY are an idiot, aren’t you?

 
Comment by josh
2011-06-18 16:42:10

Why the hell are you guys arguuing on the internet anyways
you guys are freaking morons

 
Comment by bob
2011-06-19 15:08:50

Yes putting his life on the line by going to sleep in a hotel at night

 
Comment by bob
2011-06-19 15:28:17

The first part was a joke right or are you just an idiot
That is called trying to survive

 
Comment by harleen
2011-06-27 07:46:05

it’s all true man these episodes tell us how to be bold enough..!!

 
Comment by mike
2011-07-01 00:08:37

Hey all I’m stationed in Korea. Recently saw a survivor show consisting of two guys, onw apparently walks barefoot all the time. I thought the show was pretty interesting. Is there so reality to that show or is it also staged? I apologize if there is another forum to discuss it but I don’t know the name of the show.

 
Comment by james 2
2011-07-05 22:48:09

fuck all of you how likes survivor man beter then man v.s wild man v.s wild rules!!!!!!!!!

 
Comment by james 2
2011-07-05 22:59:00

your dame right it is.

 
Comment by james 2
2011-07-05 23:06:01

hell ya!!!!!

 
Comment by Stephen
2011-07-07 21:58:08

This is real every techniques used in man vs. Wild is real. Any person that was that really need to survive could with all the stuff he uses look at any survive book, military survive manual, the Internet and you will see this is a true way of surviving. Now I am not saying the show is real and they don’t help him. But anything you see on the show is very helpful in a survive situation!! This show is more of a teaching show then the real deal!! So learn!! And if you get in trouble and your life is in jeopatred this stuff will keep you alive!!

 
Comment by Ash
2011-07-09 20:59:06

Bear stays in a hotel or in tents with the crew every night. He doesn’t need many tools during a day filming. They set up every shot, and take breaks when they want. If he’s hungry he eats. It’s not really surviving. He’s killing for ratings, and that’s it.I miss Les Stroud. Bear has nothing on him.

 
Comment by Ash
2011-07-09 21:02:01

Les shows you how you can actually survive if in a given situation. Bear shows you how to get yourself killed.

 
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Comment by Fatmire Drugoshi
2011-07-10 01:45:27

beer grills yis dhe skeet masstur he kahn gho ohn teevee showwieng hihmselfjh drijnkhing jjis ouhn phee fhor hidrayshun ohf jis botyfleeuids sho giv jihm laht ohf chraedhit fhor havhing dhe ballsh too dho dhat ohn teevee camra. Ahl yu hayturz dherephor nheed too cshut uph wiht dhe trahsh takk beecus yuh wuld nehver hav dhe ghuts too dho dhis uhrselhf. Yhes, ayy ahm ah nigh fahn amd wacherbofh djis shouw sho dunt tjell mhe ahm wruhmg cuze ayy nowe whate ayy talke aboute.

ahnd sorri fohr mhy bahd english I ahm frohm kosovo newh hear inj usà anhd I cahn onley undherstahnd verhbal englishes. Thanks fhor rheading anhd shorry fohr grahmer.

 
Comment by Megan
2011-07-14 23:18:58

Quite honestly, this is bullshit.. And it seems kinda biased “These 2 videos point out how fake Man vs wild is and how much Survivorman rules!”

I seriously doubt that the show is fake.

 
Comment by Dardushi Mahmut
2011-07-14 23:49:33

beer grills yis dhe skeet masstur he kahn gho ohn teevee showwieng hihmselfjh drijnkhing jjis ouhn phee fhor hidrayshun ohf jis botyfleeuids sho giv jihm laht ohf chraedhit fhor havhing dhe ballsh too dho dhat ohn teevee camra. Ahl yu hayturz dherephor nheed too cshut uph wiht dhe trahsh takk beecus yuh wuld nehver hav dhe ghuts too dho dhis uhrselhf. Yhes, ayy ahm ah nigh fahn amd wacherbofh djis shouw sho dunt tjell mhe ahm wruhmg cuze ayy nowe whate ayy talke aboute. ahnd sorri fohr mhy bahd english I ahm frohm kosovo newh hear inj usà anhd I cahn onley undherstahnd verhbal englishes. Thanks fhor rheading anhd shorry fohr grahmer.

 
Comment by Dardushi Mehmet
2011-07-15 12:10:24

beer grills yis dhe skeet masstur he kahn gho ohn teevee showwieng hihmselfjh drijnkhing jjis ouhn phee fhor hidrayshun ohf jis botyfleeuids sho giv jihm laht ohf chraedhit fhor havhing dhe ballsh too dho dhat ohn teevee camra. Ahl yu hayturz dherephor nheed too cshut uph wiht dhe trahsh takk beecus yuh wuld nehver hav dhe ghuts too dho dhis uhrselhf. Yhes, ayy ahm ah nigh fahn amd wacherbofh djis shouw sho dunt tjell mhe ahm wruhmg cuze ayy nowe whate ayy talke aboute.

ahnd sorri fohr mhy bahd english I ahm frohm kosovo newh hear inj usà anhd I cahn onley undherstahnd verhbal englishes. Thanks fhor rheading anhd shorry fohr grahmer.

 
Comment by Ron Jon
2011-07-16 15:03:07

then theyre dead anyway at least he gives them hope

 
Comment by The only one with some sense
2011-07-17 15:37:37

man vs. wild is supposed to be fake. he’s DEMONSTRATING survival techniques, not actually in real danger of the environment or animals. There’s fake everything to DEMONSTRATE how to, for instance, escape from fake lava, or survive a wildfire like he did in an episode, or even where to find water. He’s never in extreme conditions whereas one day you would hear that another guy will be on the show because Bear Grylls died of a snake bite or because he was swept into the current and starved at sea. And Survivorman is also somehow fake, and i know most of you guys will not be on my side on this. I haven’t seen it’s way of being fake on the show because I haven’t even watched a single episode of it, only because the first episode’s description on my DISH Network Guide was “Les survives with only a handful of cashews”, which i thought, and still think is very damn gay. Anyway, Man vs Wild has it’s ways of being fake as Survivorman also has it’s ways, either when it’s showing or on commercial break. Man vs. Wild is hands down the most viewed but more fake show because people don’t want to see some guy not in danger sitting on some tree for like a week. Case Closed.

 
Comment by eh
2011-07-23 20:48:26

Under what condition are you able to say that bear grylls is fake? Where is your proof? Maybe he is maybe he isn’t, but none of us can jump to conclusions… because no one has evidence.

 
Comment by noah
2011-07-27 22:07:40

IT DOES NOT MATTER IF MAN VS WILD IS FAKE OR IF IT IS BETTER OR WORSE THAN SURVIVORMAN AS LONG AS BOTH ARE TEACHING YOU HOW TO SURVIVE.YOU WILL THANK BOTH SHOWS FOR TEACHING YOU HOW TO SURVIVE WHEN YOU ARE IN A REAL LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION.

 
Comment by noah
2011-07-27 22:10:52

YOUR ABSOLUTELY RIGHT PLUS BOTH GUYS ARE TEACHING YOU HOW TO SURVIVE SO YOU WILL EVENTUALLY BE THANKING THEM FOR THE INFO WHEN YOUR IN A REAL LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION.

 
Comment by noah
2011-07-28 23:36:57

THEY ARE BOTH GOOD SHOWS AS LONG AS THEY ARE TEACHING YOU HOW TO SURVIVE IT DOESN’T MATTER WHICH ON IS BETTER OR IF IT IS FAKE OR NOT YOU WILL EVENTUALLY THANK THEM FOR THE INFO WHEN YOUR IN A REAL LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION AND YOU SURVIVE.

 
Comment by noah
2011-07-28 23:59:49

IT DOES NOT MATTER IF ITS REAL OR FAKE AND BOTH LES STROUDE AND BEAR GRYLLS ARE TEACHING YOU HOW TO SURVIVE YOU WILL EVENTUALLY THANK THEM BOTH FOR THE INFO WHEN YOUR IN A REAL LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION,PLUS, WHERE IS THE PROOF THAT THEY ARE FAKE??? DO YOU HAVE PROOF??????NO DIDN’T THINK SO AND YOU PEOPLE I BET WOULD NEVER EVER HAVE THE BALLS TO DO THE STUFF THEY DO LIKE PEE IN A BOTTLE AND DRINK IT OR CRAWL INTO A BEEHIVE FOR THE HONEY,JUMP OF CLIFFS,EAT SCORPIONS,SLEEP NEARLY THREE FEET FROM THE EDGE OF A CROCODILE INFESTED BOG,JUMP INTO ICE COLD WATER AND ALMOST FREEZE,CRAWL DOWN A WATERFALL WITH NOTHING WITH YOUR BARE HANDS,STAY A WHOLE WEEK IN THE KALAHARI DESERT FACING THE HEAT.ALSO DO YOU KNOW HOW THEY MUST BE FEELING WHEN THEY ARE SO FAR AWAY FROM THEIR WIFE AND KIDS RISKING THEIR LIVES TO SAVE LIVES.I CANT BELIEVE YOU PEOPLE CALL THEM THE THINGS THAT YOU DO THAT WOULD BE LIKE ME COMPLAINING THAT STEVE IRWINS CROCODILE HUNTER WASN’T REAL AND HAVING ABSOLUTELY NO PROOF WHATSOEVER.

 
Comment by noah
2011-07-29 00:14:59

i would like to see you people have enough ball s to do what these men do

 
Comment by noah
2011-07-29 00:29:39

IT DOESN’T MATTER IF THEY ARE FAKE AS LONG AS THEY ARE TEACHING YOU HOW TO SURVIVE IT DOESN’T MATTER YOU PEOPLE WILL EVENTUALLY THANK THEM FOR THE INFO WHEN YOU GET STUCK IN A REAL LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION,ALSO DO YOU HAVE PROOF THAT IT’S FAKE????NO DIDN’T THINK SO.PLUS YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA HOW HARD IT IS FOR THEM TO BE OUT THERE RISKING THEIR LIVES TO SAVE LIVES,DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THESE NASTY COMMENTS OFFEND THEM????THEY ARE OUT IN THE WILDERNESS NOT KNOWING IF THAT DAY IS GOING TO BE THEIR LAST OR IF ONE FALSE MOVE WILL SEND THEM TUMBLING DOWN A CLIFF NEVER TO SEE THEIR WIFE AND CHILDREN AGAIN.YOU WOULD NEVER HAVE THE BALLS TO DO ANY OF THE STUFF THEY DO LIKE STAY IN THE KALAHARI DESERT FOR A WEEK,ALMOST FREEZE TO DEATH IN THE ALPS,EAT SCORPIONS AND GRUB WORMS,DRINK YOUR OWN PEE,OR GO INTO A CREVICE IN AN ICE FIELD TO SHOW YOU HOW TO GET OUT OF IT,OR GO INTO A BEES NEST FOR HONEY,I COULD GO ON AND ON BUT I WONT BECAUSE I THINK I MADE MY POINT.SO DON’T CRITICIZE THEM WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE THE COURAGE TO DO THIS STUFF YOURSELF OR HAVE ANY PROOF THAT IT’S REAL OR FAKE.

 
Comment by noah
2011-07-29 19:08:37

it does not matter whether it is fake or not because as long as both men are teaching you how to survive and it works then you will eventually thank them for the info when you get in a real life or death situation.plus none of you would have the balls to do any of the stuff they do like drink your own pee,eat scorpions,sleep nearly three feet from crocodile infested waters,crawl into an ice crevice to show us how to get out,stand perfectly still for hours upon hours at a seal breathing hole,walking for week in the kalahari desert facing heat stroke, poisonous snakes,and going insane.Also think about how these guys feel being away from their wife and kids not knowing if that day could be their last or that one false move could send them falling to their death never to see them,and do you have ANY PROOF??????NO DIDN’T THINK SO.well i think i made my point so stop criticizing them and calling them names when you don’t have proof of them being fake.

 
Comment by Dylan
2011-07-31 14:31:32

Everyone on this site needs to wake up. Bear Grylls is like 100X sweeter then survivorman. While i have massive respect for both of them Bear Grylls is way more entertaining to watch. Hes a bit unorthodox but anyone with a pulse can do what Les Stroud does. He literally walks through the woods for a week then leaves. I dont want to watch something on tv that i can do myslef. Bear Grylls does not only know his shit but hes fuckin insane. I would follow him into the woods over Les anyday. However, i would probably be killed because i couldnt do half the shit he does. Much respect to both guys regardless for doing what they do.

 
Comment by Swag10
2011-08-01 17:42:14

Ok bear still does all the things you see. He may place things such as dead animals there but its just to show you how you can use them. He trecks ough amazing terrain while helping his crew. All survivor man wants to do is complain about how much his situation sucks. Bear is optimistic which makes a better show and increases ones chance of survival if he she acts the same way

 
Comment by Luke
2011-08-06 12:57:09

Arguing that the show is faked is just sad. If you’re interested in real life survival, go read a book or do some research, not watch it from a entertainment show on your sofa with your little heater on and a nice cup of tea.
Man vs Wild is good TV entertainment, and yet people keep yelling out how faked the show is. Just sad.

 
Comment by fucking tards
2011-08-07 15:20:11

your a fucking idiot

 
Comment by fucking tards
2011-08-07 15:23:41

shut up woman, your to be seen and not heard

 
Comment by Jkl
2011-08-12 22:39:06

Man u all that r talking shit about bear grills should shu the fuckup cuz ur just jekllos azzholes

 
Comment by LoL
2011-08-15 23:56:14

I think everyone needs to CALM down, Man vs Wild has elements of WTF DO I CARE? stop bitching about whats better/worse/fake/real and learn that its just TV

 
Comment by KamikazeJustChillin
2011-08-16 01:34:48

You guys are All triipin who are thinking in terms of ‘real’ and ‘fake.’ The whole premise of these shows is that these people are put in these situations and give general to somewhat insightful survival skill tips. THATS IT! I love these shows, mainly because they aren’t even posing as “reality tv.”

 
Comment by roland
2011-08-26 09:57:48

I dont see why some of these idiots on here are getting so mad over this. Either way I look at it even if they are fake which I dont believe they are but if they were its ok because both bear and les are showing “how to” survive. The show is for helpful tricks and tips for you to learn just in case your in that same position. Believe it or not I’ve actually used a few of both of their tips on my kayak camping trips they’ve helped me get through the night.

 
Comment by Aaron A
2011-08-27 01:43:12

I bet everyone wishes they can do what bear does, go out in the wild with the latest in high end equipment such has fancy thermal jackets, $200 sunglasses, rugged $150 hiking boots, and so on. I mean, lets face it anyone can just go out and survive like Les Stroud, but why do that when we can all just get a production company to shovel a load of money in to the most expensive equipment out there and survive in style. And let us not forget that at the end of a day filled with surviving you get to cool your heels in a nice 5 star restaurant with all the luxuries, so ya, I think everyone would like to do what Bear does, but for most of us who don’t have money, I suppose we will have to survive the plain boring way, with only our clothes and basic supplies like Mr. Stroud.
p.s. you can’t sit on your beer belly, because it is your belly, not your ass, but from how you sound, I’m sure your don’t even know basic anatomy.

 
Comment by Chis
2011-08-31 19:58:47

Your a dumbass even if it it fake he is still special forces and still served two terms in the SAS, so just keep on living your life and posting on the Internet criticizing everything you see just because you know you have done nothing with your life and like to hate others for it.

 
Comment by Surviroman1313123123
2011-09-23 22:32:29

umm Did you not just watch the video? Bear Grylls has his own show writer, his own director, and sleeps in a hotel. No he is not demonstrating how to survive. He is actually depicting emotions such as saying that his feet are extremely hot when in all actuality he is standing on stone-cold rock. Teaching people that when you step on rock your boots will catch on fire is incorrect. My brother John is a vulcanologist for the University of Washington. He knows what he actually happens when you stand on lava flows that are weeks old. Nothing. Active flows do NOT create smoke. Ever wondered why he tells you how gingerly to step on the rock, and then 5 minutes later he just jumps like a moron from a big rock on to a possible lava tube? Survivorman is ALONE for 7 days with basically nothing. All you people say he has a machete and stuff. Which would you rather have when alone in the wild? 50 Pounds of camera gear that you have to set up every 5 minutes, walk over, pick it up and then repeat the same action. OR would you rather have nothing but a 15 man camera crew that allows you to eat whenever you want and sleep in a bed in a giant tent or a hotel? No matter what you guys say> I have MANY more things to put into this conversation. Survivorman>Man vs. Wild

 
Comment by Mhm
2011-10-02 22:21:03

You guys seem to be missing the point here, these TV shows, are not here for education, they are for entertainment, they actually say in the begining not to attempt anything your self, you do see that part right? If you can pick up a few realistic tricks on the way, well then good for you. Unless you’re completely delusional, you would know what would be realistic based on your own capabilities. But again, these are TV shows, and they are both doing a great job. Bear and Les are both great, and their shows serve a different purpose, one is trying to get out, while another is trying to stay. Again, TV shows = entertainment!!! You want to learn something about survival? Take survival lessons, from instructors, meaning leave your house and go to a place that teaches you that, not your living room. Again, these are TV shows!!! Stop taking it so seriously.
Les keep it up!

 
Comment by Chris
2011-10-19 01:45:31

All you dumbasses would die in the wild anyways.
So, some man vs wild fans should go get lost in the desert & and some surviorman fans as well and see who survives.

 
Comment by Marcus
2011-10-25 08:56:32

Stop it guys….To learn how to survive, the action, dramatic stuff is not very important…..Learning the skills and the Knowledge are the most important ones.

 
Comment by Marcus
2011-10-25 09:00:24

I think learning surviving knowledge and skills are the most important ones…..No matter Survivor Man, Dual Survivor, Man vs Wild or what…cuz they are the same…..

 
Comment by bob
2011-10-27 10:08:44

both rock

 
Comment by Nicolai
2011-10-27 19:53:21

he still has balls

 
Comment by jim
2011-11-01 10:32:10

whats wrong with you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Comment by Tim
2011-11-07 09:35:40

Erh. Guys chill. Truth and lies are everywhere so take a chill pill and calm down. Seriously. Les is more of realism while Bear shows better angles for his movements like how to get out of certain situations stuff like that. Think before rushing in guys. Proof aint good enough. Just give some time to it. What I don’t understand is why not make the 2 shows one which is a hell lot easier. Bear gets a partner, Les. Les gets a camera crew. IF only they just in the same company. Wait. Are they in the same or not???

 
Comment by smith
2011-11-16 17:54:28

why don’t you have a tv show then if you know so much? You do realise that while a lot is planned and put to Bear, rather then Bear stumbling upon a dangerous situation, he does rely on basically all of his information from local experts, wildlife rangers etc??
So seeing it is the experts job to know all about their region, and Bear has climbed Everest and crossed the Arctic, and flown ABOVE Everest, I think I would rather rely on his show then ‘DesertDave’.

Les is also pretty cool. Not quite as entertaining, but a lot more reliable in terms of survival. Don’t know why people can’t like both..

 
Comment by Peavler
2011-12-03 14:29:51

I love a good bit of irony.

 
Comment by Niki
2011-12-07 19:39:11

Lol, I love how people comment about people who comment on grammer when they themselves have nothing to say either.

 
Comment by La la do
2011-12-12 05:49:12

Look u guys r all really sad i know it is fake but seriously u r all really sad. Why cant u just enjoy life rather than critisise a really good show. I bet none of u would do any of that stuff from either show so just shut up about it and get a life people. !!!

 
Comment by phoenix
2011-12-20 11:38:49

Lets see them run into something they’ve never seen before, like a sasquatch or a yeti…then we’ll see who the survivorman will be.

 
Comment by Matt
2011-12-22 10:29:27

Oh wow, you’re a moron. He never said Survivorman was fake. All he was trying to say was that albeit it is real, it is boring as hell to watch. I agree with this, and would much rather watch a “fake” show that is much more interesting anyday.

 
Comment by chick fan
2012-01-05 12:16:41

Survivor man was cool. Til I watched Man vs Wild

 
Comment by Jacob
2012-01-09 15:55:16

good comeback

 
Comment by coo
2012-01-16 15:37:58

It’s about survival and Bear is a trained survivor who shows you how to survive in certain situations. Read the commentary at the start of the show dude before you guys comments fake or not.

 
Comment by coo
2012-01-16 15:49:49

People, I going to show you the greatest survival technique in the world’s most dangerous place. Far dangerous than Les or Bear been before. Never attempt this before you read or watch me do it.
I am going to show you how to survive in the streets of Oakland, California for 7 days when your GPS failed. This happens a lot to many tourists or out of town visitors. I am going to show you how to protect your assets, yes your cameras like what Les uses, from being stolen. Where to hide or spend a night for protection and how to blend in with the locals, read for signs of free food by charities. How to travel long distance using the subway and speak like a local without British accent…
This is the first time any one has ever attempted.

In my next episode, i will show you how to survive a Black Friday rampage in Walmart… how to camp 7 days outside Walmart before that big day.

 
Comment by kasey
2012-01-17 22:58:58

everyone just shut up about which one is staged or which one is more real. so what if the situation was staged, as long as the information is good. i personally think man vs wild is retarded and doesn’t teach logic in survival. survivor man however teaches the realistic best ways to really keep yourself alive/conserve energy instead of running around wasting it. i bet bear teaches some true stuff but a lot of it is just stupid decisions. Les on the other hand teaches the most logical things to do in a survival situation. dangerous/ ballsy or no survivor man is better for real survival. man vs wild is for entertainment.

 
Comment by John
2012-01-23 15:16:29

if you try to survive as Bear Fails does,You will not live long enough to be rescued,he is a complete moron,risks alot by doing stupid stunts,In my book he hassome skills,BUT i would not use his skills or you will get hurt

 
Comment by sean
2012-02-04 02:12:32

the fact that Bear even gets into a swamp makes him a badass in my book.

 
Comment by Jay
2012-02-08 11:07:04

ok. bear grylls is fake, but at least he’s entertaining. he can show you really risky things, but les cant, cause he’s alone, so he sticks with doing safe, boring stuff. would you rather watch someone eat plants, or someone doing all the intense life stuff bear gyrlls does? enough said.

 
Comment by Alex
2012-02-21 05:34:41

Bear Grylls is a phony
An imposter
I don’t have any respect for someone that lies like him. He claims he’s in the middle of nowhere when he’s directly next to a highway in hawaii. Look up the YouTube video.
I would have respect for what he does and his show if he were truthful like les stroud of survivor man.

 
Comment by The smart one
2012-02-27 16:05:25

None of you would survive in the places where Bear has gone.
Even with a camera crew or whatever, most of you would not dare to do the shit Bear does. His show is fake because it’s too dangerous to set him off without anything in the wild. He has a chance of dying without some help. He’s giving tips and showing how most situations in the wild can be handled. Health regulations wouldn’t allow Bear to go out without his items or camera crew. If bear died, the show would get sued. Basically, every show is fake in It’s on way. At least this show is entertaining and shows survival tips and a few fiasco’s. If Bear was really surviving, this show would be as boring as survivor man (Which is also fake)

 
Comment by reality
2012-03-02 23:14:54

so what your saying is everybody who finds themselves in a survival situation needs to have basically nothing, or they’re not really “surviving”? This is simple idiocy, if you leave with next to nothing, wander out into the middle of nowhere, then dont expect to return with your life.

Most people get lost while hiking (getting turned around or disorientated) or when a mode of transportation fails them. I never go hiking into dangerous terrain without the basics, and the basics should include at least a survival tin. Survival tins have nearly everything you need to get a very good start to getting yourself rescued, but beyond that it’s knowledge, experience, will power and fortitude that get you rescued.

Just because you rush headlong as fast as you can doesnt mean you’ll be any more successful at getting your self rescued. Sometimes a slow steady pace is best, and sometimes to sit, utilize your surroundings, and signal for rescue is best.

Does running down the wrong path get you any closer to an effective rescue than walking does? Key point a wrong path is a wrong path. Surviving isnt about engaging in Parkour and dazzling your viewers. People actually watch these shows and take them seriously. I think a lot of Bear’s “dazzling” stunts are stupid ways to procure mechanical injury quickly.

While like most i dont really find Les’ show to be the most exciting, when in terms of survival and the aid thereof, i find that running around like an acrobatic monkey is ridiculous when my life is in my own hands.

Also consider if you’re not by yourself and you have a small group with you. Your slowest member sets the pace, and a lot of his stunts are going to be well out of the realm of reality for a great many in your group (women, children, and elderly) I’m not sexist but most people in survival situations will not find themselves there willingly, and most will be at a serious disadvantage. There are sloppy, saggy men who are fearful and slow as well, but generally women, children, and elderly will set the pace and the path.

We are not animals and everyone’s survival should be in the mind of the leader as well as the collective group. Survival is in only portion about physicality; a very large factor is also mentality and group dynamics.

Check out Dual Survival for at least an inkling of mental stress between two very different methodologies of survival. Cody Lundin, and Dave Canterbury. It’s also just a show but i find it not only more entertaining than man vs wild, but also more realistic (to a degree) as well as informative.

Whether you agree with what i’ve said or not i dont really care. I know it’s true :)

 
Comment by John
2012-03-12 16:39:36

Bear does a lot of things that I cant do, like the backflip off of cliffs and eating bugs, but i can do anything that survivorman does. its easy. I survive many times a year in the cranberry campground with my camper and grill. Theres no running water or electricity besides the generator. Its quite a challenge to stay alive.

 
Comment by ya dad
2012-03-12 23:10:26

You are a prick!! You grew up in the woods haha. Bet your just a fat ugly 50yo man who is just jealous because you have spent you life in doors watching tv like a slob!!!!!!!

 
Comment by dickvan houten
2012-03-14 11:48:54

ah chuck it. shouldnt hav come here anyway.

 
Comment by Joel
2012-03-14 15:33:48

All of you are fucking idiots. Arguing with each other over nothing. Are you not entertained from these shows? They’re pretty good. I get a kick out of them. Yall have to take your sweet fucking time to squeeze somewhat intelligent thoughts out of your brains to try to form a joke of a argument against either of these men. Your pathetic. Forge your own destiny and stop living to the society’s standard.

 
Comment by unbelievable!
2012-04-09 16:10:23

Too many comments to read but after 10 I realized that no one stated the fact that Bear Grylls is a military man, climbed everest, survived a tragic parachute accident. And this other homo he’s compared to is a musician, filmmaker, and professional do nothing! Obviously man vs. Wild is fake… So is survivorman… Lets be real people your watching TV! Its all fake!!! And “overnight in the woods in 20° weather”? HAHAHAHA pussy 20° is survivable if your butt ass naked. Stop using that story as your big shocker. They both still teach you possible do’s and dont’s in situations, which helps anyone. Realize that its TV and that things happen behind the scenes. All I know is one guy can kick my ass, and the musician/filmaker I feel pretty confident about being able to make him cry.

 
Comment by unbelievable!
2012-04-09 16:21:19

Watch any always sunny lately?

 
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