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Survivorman- Les Stroud http://www.survivorman.ca/ OR Man .Vs Wild- Bear Grylls http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/manvswild/manvswild.html Who is the Real Deal?

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from KingFisher907 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Survivorman!

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from kolbster wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

survivorman.

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from CPT BRAD wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I don't know but I know Bear is very entertaining.

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from aklund wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

They are both the real thing, even if the shows are made for entertainment. Who cares that Bear's show is set up, he is a bad man.

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from TheEasternShore... wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

survivorman but he enjoysb all the food he eats. kinda wierd

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from HillbillyDeluxe wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Survivorman is hands-down the best show. I couldn't stand even five minutes of man vs wild. Survivorman just has it all and is very knowledgeable without sounding like he's reading cards.

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from herbie57_57 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

survivor man but unfortunately he has quit doing the show

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from mdhager115 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Survivor man is more realistic, but beear grylls is much more fun to watch.

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from CPT BRAD wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

He sure is I think Bear is a very twisted version of the Cocidile Hunter.

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from deaddiver wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I like both but les stroud is the real Mccoy

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from buckhunter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Stroud

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from Timmerland wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

There is no doubt, that my boy Les "Survivorman" Stroud is the real deal. Even though he is out there a week ahead of time with a survival expert from the area. He films the whole thing by himself. That takes some stones.

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from peter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Survivorman, he goes out alone.

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from wally wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I perfer Man vs. Wild, but I like Surviorman as well. Both are great informative guys. One thing that I can say is Survivorman goes it alone with the camera, whereas Man vs. Wild has a camera crew and when he was in Scotland actually pulled him out of mossed over shaft.

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from Nick Jensen wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/32385/

This is why I vote Survivor Man, well this and i like it better. Man vs. Wild is a fraud!

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from Chris Carpenter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

i heard a couple years ago that bear while being "lost" in alaska stayed at a spa/resort i dont know if this is true but i like surviorman better.

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from pumakitchen wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Survivor Man, he went it alone, not only does Bear have a crew with him, I also heard that he would frequently leave the field when not filming. Les was actually surviving.

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from buckhunter wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I saw Bear wear a life vest underneath his shirt on one show while "risking his life crossing a river". He's fake.

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from beagleboy wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Survivorman for sure. Didn't Bear come out and admit he was flow out of a location to stay at a hotel and besides Les doesn't have any camera man. And he sure can play the harmonica.

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from mutt wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

some of the stuff that bear dous will get you killed. les gives you info on stuff that most of us can use.

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from buckeye wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Les by far he is out there by him self, and all of the climbing and running that bear does will get you killed.

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from Beekeeper wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

They are both entertainers. The show that Stroud did on the Altamaha River in Georgia was about as fake as it comes. After being dropped off he set up his camp on slough just off the main river channel. The fellow who "dropped" him off is a local commercial fisherman who also helped him carry his stuff in! When the guy picked Stroud up he was pretending to be freezing, the commercial fisherman was wearing shorts and a t-shirt!

Take a look at Stroud, he doesn't look like he misses too many meals... While he is not fat he is not holding that weight eating roots, rats and pine needle soup as he does on the show. He must be really making up for it on the week ends!

As for Grylls, he has made a career out of doing "extreme" stuff. Every thing from going through training with the French Foregin Legion to mountian climbing. I don't doubt he is tough if he survived FFL training. Grylls does work with a film crew and has a safety net there.

A friend of mine put it best in saying, "both are the survival business equivalent of the WWE..."

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from Alex Pernice th... wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

survivorman, he films himself, bear has a crew and gets help, Les gets in trouble, he is screwed.

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from silsbyj wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Im sure if I was lost I would take more information from Stroud to Survive. Bear runs around like a chicken with his head cut off most of the time. Yeah, he does show you some cool stuff but Stroud actually does the real thing. Stroud hands down.

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from ETangler wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Bear is the real deal. Les stroud couldn't catch a fish of any kind to save his life. On all of his shows, even the last episode he had a friend along and they both couldn't catch one.He's never been able to fish. Bear on the other hand will pick up a stick and kill one to eat! As Les says "you sweat you die", HAHAHAHAHA!!!!And what's up with punky wood? What is punky? Canadian jargon I guess.

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from dwaynez wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I would have to say Surviorman from the episodes I have watched he seems to be the real deal

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from jbonifer24 wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I like both because you can pick up useful information from both shows. My favorite though is Les Stroud. He's out for a week by himself SURVIVING! Bear Grylls has his camera crew with him and I find it hard to believe that he doesn't get more help than what is shown. Bear is one of the most intense people I have ever seen and he definetly would make it on his own if he had to, no question.

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from Cheap Shot wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I like both. It's all intertainment. If my kids pick up a couple things from each episode that helps them out some day, what difference does it make how much support the guys had that put on the SHOW.

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from trailertrash wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I like survivor man better. I can't stand man vs wild. At least with Stroud he carries his own equipment and has to take into account that he has to be careful because he doesn't have a crew five feet from him to help if he screws up.

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from trailertrash wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Not to mention with Bears crew right there with him at all times, what do they eat and drink? Does he just watch them as they fill themselves and he goes hungry for the day? I doubt it, I'd bet that they give him food and drink. That's not surviving.

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from T wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Survivorman looks more real to me. Man vs Wild advertises Total Cereal...does that say anything, and he has a camera crew that has food and water with them.

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from huntergatherer wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Survivorman is the real deal. He is really out there and suffering and not staying in a hotel. I'm sure Bear has real skills since he was in the British S.A.S and they go through intensive survival training. But his show is a joke and he does stuff for entertainment rather than practicality. Two guys that Americans are not generally familiar with are Les Hiddins aka the Bushtucker Man of Australia, and Ray Mears of England. Their DVDs are available online and while the shipping and handling will cost you because they come from overseas, it is worth the cost.

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from VT Outdoorsman wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Survivorman! Bear Grylls stays in hotels at night.

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from KingFisher907 wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

thanks for your input everyone!

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from bomberpride wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

I dont like either one

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from Bigbuck14 wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

well bear has a camra crew and souviver man does not but its fun to see what bear is going to eat or drink next :)

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from Bigbuck14 wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

well bear has a camra crew and souviver man does not but its fun to see what bear is going to eat or drink next :)

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from 60256 wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

They are both real, but i like bear more

Nate

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from KMB33 wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

Survivor man is definetly more real but bear is more entertaining. I watch both of them because who knows what will happen to you. Also i think survivor man goes to places more useful to a hunter or fisher.

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from dakohta14 wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

Les Struod all the way

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from Hunter4life wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

Les Stroud For sure...Im surprised bear isnt dead yet..what an idiot.

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from lukem wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

haha i'm not sure about bear's survival advice, but he's a badass and its fun to watch his show. Les knows whats goin on, but the show is almost a drag, i think i watched him sit on a raft and do nothing for about a week once.

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from wally wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

If you didn't care for Bear Grylls before, you really won't now. A couple of weeks ago on his show he was in Translvania. He picked fruit out of some black bear scat and ate it. So Bear eats bear scat now. Great! Don't put me down for that survival technique.

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from Alex Williams wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

Les Stroud all the way. How can a man experience the true feeling of isolation and loneliness that occurs in most survival situations when they have an entire film crew with them? And he is a FAKE!! He was caught! I got Les Stroud's book "Survive! Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere-Alive" for Christmas and it was both informative and a very entertaining read. Even though he is from Canada, I will have to go with Les Stroud on this one as he is just too much of a beast for anyone to argue that he is the best.

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from tygardner wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

les stroudt...my mom told me she read in her people that bear grylls was caught sleeping in a motel and snapping sticks with the lights out so it seemed like he was outside

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from tygardner wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

ETangler, he says "you sweat you die" when he is in the cold because the sweat cools down the body which will make hypothermia set in quicker. and the only reason bear grylls doesnt die of starvation is because his camera crew gives him food...i can kill stuff too but it dont mean i can get a fire going to cook it i gurentee you couldnt catch a fish with a piece of bubble gum a soda can cap and a grub either

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from Christian Emter wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

I like Survivorman although Man vs. Wild comes on more.

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from fisherman1016 wrote 5 years 4 weeks ago

i like survivorman he is the real deal man vs wild is fake

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from fisherman1016 wrote 5 years 4 weeks ago

les stroud all the way

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from MPN wrote 5 years 4 weeks ago

Bear stayed in hotels his first season, Les is the better of the two. I also read his book which was very well written, it's called Survive.

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from AlaskanPride wrote 5 years 4 weeks ago

Les Stroud is by far the better deal. I often think how many times he has backtracked just to get his camera he set up. Les also doesn't do things that will get a man killed. I often watch MvW and watch Bear do a crap load of risky things. He's got to remember that not all of us are were trained by the British special forces.

Les Stroud is smart in what he does. The only bad thing I have to say about Stroud is that he abandoned the whole one arm survival thing that one episode, but that's excusable since he does almost the whole entire filming himself besides the beginning and the end of the show.

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from Brennen James Harper wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

i like bear grylls but you know les stroud is alone and bear grylls isnt so les stroud is

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from joycey989 wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

i think bear grills used to befake untill he got sued which i think if funny.

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from boomer1 wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

survier man fore sure. i just wish that he did not quit doing the show

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from Dannyjr321 wrote 5 years 1 week ago

Survivorman

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from Colby Lamarche wrote 5 years 1 week ago

defiantly survivorman but I like both shows

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from hunt_fish_sleep wrote 5 years 5 days ago

Les Stroud. He has no camera crew and films himself. He is literally at the mercy of nature. Bear Grylls is fun to watch, but he has a camera crew and was caught staying in hotels at night when the cameras were off. Man Vs. Wild is fun to watch, but is not the real deal like Survivorman.

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from twebster260@yah... wrote 5 years 4 days ago

Les Stoud is the real deal. I wouldn't think twice following his advice. Bear is too over the top. I would end up dead trying the things he does.

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from wingsin605 wrote 5 years 4 days ago

Les shows us what it might really be like waiting for rescue to arrive. Bear takes a different perspective of getting yourself out where a rescue isn't likely. Both are good things to know. I don't advocate doing some of the risky things Bear does, though, that will get you killed or injured. Les plays it smart. In a real survival situation, that's what you need...smarts.

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from ntadmin425 wrote 5 years 4 days ago

Les by far, Direct and reasonable. Not all about the show.

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from broncojack wrote 5 years 4 days ago

da'Bear!!

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from eus090474 wrote 5 years 4 days ago

Cant stand survivorman. Bear is the best

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from bob farrell wrote 5 years 4 days ago

bear

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from Big O wrote 5 years 4 days ago

Both are entertaining, but Bear could whip he in any fight, fair or not.

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from Kong1965 wrote 5 years 4 days ago

Survivorman is the real deal. Bear may have been a badass at one point, but I've seen plenty of videos debunking the places he claims are "treacherous" as completely BS.

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=survivorman+fake&hl=en&emb=0&aq=f#...

Oh, and what does every single survival authority say when you should do if you get lost?

STAY PUT. It makes is easier for help to find you. Les Stroud for sure.

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from dos branta wrote 5 years 4 days ago

I would have to say I'd be ok with either in a survival situation, I think of Bear as more of an Adventurer and Les as a Survivor. I generally enjoy both shows.

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from dskrentz wrote 5 years 4 days ago

Actually, I like Bear Grylls because his "answers" to most situations are so incredibly wrong that they will get you killed. It's a great drinking game -- watch "man vs. wild" and drink a beer every time he gives some really bad advice. You'll be drunk by the end of the show. While all this would be funny, occasionally some greenhorn gets lost in the woods and can only remember what he saw on TV. If he's been watching Grylls, he'll wind up drowned at the bottom of a river canyon or poisoned by the evil twin of some edible plant.

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from Colorado boys guide wrote 5 years 4 days ago

I tought survial classes for the B.S.A. so as far as which one is better well les has the food and shelter down but another big part of survivial is keeping ur spirits up and making progress towards geting rescued bear is the man so if you wat to surive go with the knoledge of les and the spirit of bear.
P.S. dont climb up a water fall actually avoid climbing in general without the right saftey eqipment you may fall and it takes just one broken limb to kill you just go around and use the easiest path to aoid injury.

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from dave howard wrote 5 years 3 days ago

For everyone who's giving Bear grief for having a camera crew and not having the skills to survive, have you forgotten he was the youngest person to summit Mount Everest after having had his back broken during a parachute accident during his time with British SAS?

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from perforatem wrote 5 years 3 days ago

Grylls carrys with him luxury car camping gear hidden inside those gargantuan nostrils. He can always rescue himself by breathing in hot campfire smoke.

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from George Earle wrote 5 years 3 days ago

Survivorman is best, far and away. The way Bear thrashes around in the woods and down dangerous slopes, he should have broken ankles every week. Without his support crew the only thing tough about him is his name.

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from oldeyeller47 wrote 5 years 3 days ago

Les Stroud for sure. Bear does things that a survivalist should know not to do.

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from roadapples wrote 5 years 3 days ago

If you listen to most of what baer tells you the rescue crew will have some interesting stuff to tell your family after they find your body. Leave your fire in Africa & run through the night-time savanah???? my 6 year old grandson knows better than that...

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from roadapples wrote 5 years 3 days ago

If you listen to most of what baer tells you the rescue crew will have some interesting stuff to tell your family after they find your body. Leave your fire in Africa & run through the night-time savanah???? my 6 year old grandson knows better than that...

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from theamazinzebra wrote 5 years 3 days ago

Les is easily the best choice. bear is just on tv because of his cool accent

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from bBoYnDaHoUsE101 wrote 5 years 2 days ago

they are both entertainers and both are set up but Bear Grylls is more action and acutely shows you what to do whereas survivor man just tells you a load of stuff that Bear Grylls tells and shows you anyway

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from bobbywade wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Survivor man-- les stroud

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from thejaker wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

survivor man!!!!! man vs. wild guy gets a drink or a candy bar on commercial breaks!

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from davis wrote 4 years 47 weeks ago

bear grillz is the real deal.
He really tells you better than less strout to

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from PotterMan96 wrote 4 years 47 weeks ago

I would say Survivor Man because he actually goes into the wild by himself, Bear Gyrlls just gets taken to some location drops him off for a couple of hours then gets picked up by a helicopter to be taken to some hotel to stay in.

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from matouse3 wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Neither

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from hunterkid94 wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

survivorman
his show has no helicopters or camera crews. and he doesnt complain on how digusting a food is. he seems to enjoy all of it.

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from trophyslayer wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Stroud all the way

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from nc30-06 wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

Les Stroud goes at a realistic pace and is careful because you have to be to survive if you are lost or stranded. He relates the mental stress and what it takes to deal with that. He carries about four cameras, tripods, batteries and such and has to set them up and retrieve them. That is added to the actual surviving. Bear is tough and entertaing. Watching him grab and eat a snake or alligator is kinda wild. He charges through the terrain like he is running a marathon. Yeah, he has a camera crew following, but he is fun to watch. I just would not do some of the things he does if I were really trying to survive.

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from Quinton Jensen wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

Les Stroud gives you useful information for surviving, but i can't stand his show. Bear Grylls on the other hand is a fake but his showmanship makes his show better to watch.

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from debins33 wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

I like survivor man a lot better he is hard core and has no camera crew to help him out.And when he kills things he eats them I`ve seen Bear Grylls kill a turtle and not eat it.Bear Grylls shows you stuff that will get you hurt like sliding down dirt mountins if you do that when your lost and break a limb your screwed.Survivor man shows you and tells you what you need to do I think he is way better.

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from klug3 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

Bear is more entertaining but Les stroud is legit bear is a fraud.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I say survivorman too.......

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from micropterus wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

Les Stroud.

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from jsobrien wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Survivor is hands down the more lagit show he has know camera crew or anyone else helping him. Bear Gryills does crazier stuff though.

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from jordjohn44 wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

They are both for real and very good at what they do. I am personally not a big fan of Les but he does have a slight advantage in the fact that he does his stuff alone. Bear on the other hand knows his stuff in and out and does things that make you say WOW constantly. I can't take my eyes off the tv when Bear is on. He teaches you things rather than just doing them as Les does. Overall, Bear is the man but both men deserve their props.

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from Derrit wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

The video about man vs. wild on ebaumsworld was pretty good. I personally like survivor man.

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from jscottevans wrote 4 years 5 weeks ago

Les Stroud

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from jscottevans wrote 4 years 5 weeks ago

Survivorman

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from jscottevans wrote 4 years 5 weeks ago

only my opinion.

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from jscottevans wrote 4 years 5 weeks ago

Thanks

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from Btru5507 wrote 4 years 6 days ago

survivor man is totally boss

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from Btru5507 wrote 4 years 6 days ago

survivor man is totally boss

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from Panfry101 wrote 3 years 51 weeks ago

Survivor Dude. Common, Bear is a.....................
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from totaloutdoorsman94 wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Les actually taught a survival class in college. He is a scholar of the outdoors and prides himself on knowledge of the environment. Discovery wanted Bear to 'replace' Les because some of his reviews stated that there was "not enough action" on his show. I think surviving by yourself WITHOUT A CAMERA CREW (who probably has food) is an amazing thing to accomplish, especially in so many different environments. Bear is on tv to please those adrenaline junkies out there who aren't interested in the real deal. Les Stroud is the legitimate survivorman.

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from benjamin wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

they both are very good and very diferent les teaches you how to survive for a while mainly in 1 place. bear teaches you how to find a way out of the wild while also surviving they both are realy good thats why they are on the discovery chanel

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from mad_dog9999 wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Survivorman

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from Zachary Varney wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

Man vs. Wild!

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from dillonrobbins wrote 2 years 51 weeks ago

survivor man bear grils gets naked too often

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from thegreatsantini wrote 2 years 44 weeks ago

survivor man is the real deal legit but its more boring truefly and man v wild still legit and you still can learn alot without bbeing bored between the useful facts

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from gking86 wrote 2 years 24 weeks ago

Survivorman for sure. Doesn't drink own piss as much.

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from lococabra3806 wrote 2 years 23 weeks ago

survivor man because he doesnt have a camera crew, he has to do it all himself. those shots were he walks away from the camera all the way up the mountain, well he has to march back down to get the camera then do it again. he is one crazy dude and he gets my award

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from John24 wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

survivor man

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Survivorman.

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from colekmiller11 wrote 2 years 8 weeks ago

les stroud

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from Ncarl wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Les is the real deal

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from bassmaster2008 wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

My favorite was Will Ferrell's special!

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from kolbster wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

survivorman.

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from CPT BRAD wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

He sure is I think Bear is a very twisted version of the Cocidile Hunter.

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from deaddiver wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I like both but les stroud is the real Mccoy

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from buckhunter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Stroud

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from peter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Survivorman, he goes out alone.

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from buckeye wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Les by far he is out there by him self, and all of the climbing and running that bear does will get you killed.

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from jbonifer24 wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I like both because you can pick up useful information from both shows. My favorite though is Les Stroud. He's out for a week by himself SURVIVING! Bear Grylls has his camera crew with him and I find it hard to believe that he doesn't get more help than what is shown. Bear is one of the most intense people I have ever seen and he definetly would make it on his own if he had to, no question.

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from trailertrash wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I like survivor man better. I can't stand man vs wild. At least with Stroud he carries his own equipment and has to take into account that he has to be careful because he doesn't have a crew five feet from him to help if he screws up.

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from Alex Williams wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

Les Stroud all the way. How can a man experience the true feeling of isolation and loneliness that occurs in most survival situations when they have an entire film crew with them? And he is a FAKE!! He was caught! I got Les Stroud's book "Survive! Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere-Alive" for Christmas and it was both informative and a very entertaining read. Even though he is from Canada, I will have to go with Les Stroud on this one as he is just too much of a beast for anyone to argue that he is the best.

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from tygardner wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

les stroudt...my mom told me she read in her people that bear grylls was caught sleeping in a motel and snapping sticks with the lights out so it seemed like he was outside

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from Christian Emter wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

I like Survivorman although Man vs. Wild comes on more.

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from MPN wrote 5 years 4 weeks ago

Bear stayed in hotels his first season, Les is the better of the two. I also read his book which was very well written, it's called Survive.

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from AlaskanPride wrote 5 years 4 weeks ago

Les Stroud is by far the better deal. I often think how many times he has backtracked just to get his camera he set up. Les also doesn't do things that will get a man killed. I often watch MvW and watch Bear do a crap load of risky things. He's got to remember that not all of us are were trained by the British special forces.

Les Stroud is smart in what he does. The only bad thing I have to say about Stroud is that he abandoned the whole one arm survival thing that one episode, but that's excusable since he does almost the whole entire filming himself besides the beginning and the end of the show.

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from hunt_fish_sleep wrote 5 years 5 days ago

Les Stroud. He has no camera crew and films himself. He is literally at the mercy of nature. Bear Grylls is fun to watch, but he has a camera crew and was caught staying in hotels at night when the cameras were off. Man Vs. Wild is fun to watch, but is not the real deal like Survivorman.

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from twebster260@yah... wrote 5 years 4 days ago

Les Stoud is the real deal. I wouldn't think twice following his advice. Bear is too over the top. I would end up dead trying the things he does.

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from wingsin605 wrote 5 years 4 days ago

Les shows us what it might really be like waiting for rescue to arrive. Bear takes a different perspective of getting yourself out where a rescue isn't likely. Both are good things to know. I don't advocate doing some of the risky things Bear does, though, that will get you killed or injured. Les plays it smart. In a real survival situation, that's what you need...smarts.

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from dos branta wrote 5 years 4 days ago

I would have to say I'd be ok with either in a survival situation, I think of Bear as more of an Adventurer and Les as a Survivor. I generally enjoy both shows.

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from KingFisher907 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Survivorman!

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from aklund wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

They are both the real thing, even if the shows are made for entertainment. Who cares that Bear's show is set up, he is a bad man.

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from TheEasternShore... wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

survivorman but he enjoysb all the food he eats. kinda wierd

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from herbie57_57 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

survivor man but unfortunately he has quit doing the show

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from Timmerland wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

There is no doubt, that my boy Les "Survivorman" Stroud is the real deal. Even though he is out there a week ahead of time with a survival expert from the area. He films the whole thing by himself. That takes some stones.

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from Nick Jensen wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/32385/

This is why I vote Survivor Man, well this and i like it better. Man vs. Wild is a fraud!

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from Chris Carpenter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

i heard a couple years ago that bear while being "lost" in alaska stayed at a spa/resort i dont know if this is true but i like surviorman better.

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from pumakitchen wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Survivor Man, he went it alone, not only does Bear have a crew with him, I also heard that he would frequently leave the field when not filming. Les was actually surviving.

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from buckhunter wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I saw Bear wear a life vest underneath his shirt on one show while "risking his life crossing a river". He's fake.

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from beagleboy wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Survivorman for sure. Didn't Bear come out and admit he was flow out of a location to stay at a hotel and besides Les doesn't have any camera man. And he sure can play the harmonica.

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from mutt wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

some of the stuff that bear dous will get you killed. les gives you info on stuff that most of us can use.

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from Alex Pernice th... wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

survivorman, he films himself, bear has a crew and gets help, Les gets in trouble, he is screwed.

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from silsbyj wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Im sure if I was lost I would take more information from Stroud to Survive. Bear runs around like a chicken with his head cut off most of the time. Yeah, he does show you some cool stuff but Stroud actually does the real thing. Stroud hands down.

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from dwaynez wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I would have to say Surviorman from the episodes I have watched he seems to be the real deal

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from Cheap Shot wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I like both. It's all intertainment. If my kids pick up a couple things from each episode that helps them out some day, what difference does it make how much support the guys had that put on the SHOW.

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from trailertrash wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Not to mention with Bears crew right there with him at all times, what do they eat and drink? Does he just watch them as they fill themselves and he goes hungry for the day? I doubt it, I'd bet that they give him food and drink. That's not surviving.

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from T wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Survivorman looks more real to me. Man vs Wild advertises Total Cereal...does that say anything, and he has a camera crew that has food and water with them.

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from huntergatherer wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Survivorman is the real deal. He is really out there and suffering and not staying in a hotel. I'm sure Bear has real skills since he was in the British S.A.S and they go through intensive survival training. But his show is a joke and he does stuff for entertainment rather than practicality. Two guys that Americans are not generally familiar with are Les Hiddins aka the Bushtucker Man of Australia, and Ray Mears of England. Their DVDs are available online and while the shipping and handling will cost you because they come from overseas, it is worth the cost.

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from VT Outdoorsman wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Survivorman! Bear Grylls stays in hotels at night.

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from KingFisher907 wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

thanks for your input everyone!

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from Bigbuck14 wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

well bear has a camra crew and souviver man does not but its fun to see what bear is going to eat or drink next :)

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from KMB33 wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

Survivor man is definetly more real but bear is more entertaining. I watch both of them because who knows what will happen to you. Also i think survivor man goes to places more useful to a hunter or fisher.

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from dakohta14 wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

Les Struod all the way

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from Hunter4life wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

Les Stroud For sure...Im surprised bear isnt dead yet..what an idiot.

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from lukem wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

haha i'm not sure about bear's survival advice, but he's a badass and its fun to watch his show. Les knows whats goin on, but the show is almost a drag, i think i watched him sit on a raft and do nothing for about a week once.

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from wally wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

If you didn't care for Bear Grylls before, you really won't now. A couple of weeks ago on his show he was in Translvania. He picked fruit out of some black bear scat and ate it. So Bear eats bear scat now. Great! Don't put me down for that survival technique.

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from fisherman1016 wrote 5 years 4 weeks ago

i like survivorman he is the real deal man vs wild is fake

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from fisherman1016 wrote 5 years 4 weeks ago

les stroud all the way

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from Brennen James Harper wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

i like bear grylls but you know les stroud is alone and bear grylls isnt so les stroud is

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from joycey989 wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

i think bear grills used to befake untill he got sued which i think if funny.

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from boomer1 wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

survier man fore sure. i just wish that he did not quit doing the show

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from Dannyjr321 wrote 5 years 1 week ago

Survivorman

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from Colby Lamarche wrote 5 years 1 week ago

defiantly survivorman but I like both shows

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from ntadmin425 wrote 5 years 4 days ago

Les by far, Direct and reasonable. Not all about the show.

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from broncojack wrote 5 years 4 days ago

da'Bear!!

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from eus090474 wrote 5 years 4 days ago

Cant stand survivorman. Bear is the best

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from bob farrell wrote 5 years 4 days ago

bear

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from Big O wrote 5 years 4 days ago

Both are entertaining, but Bear could whip he in any fight, fair or not.

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from dave howard wrote 5 years 3 days ago

For everyone who's giving Bear grief for having a camera crew and not having the skills to survive, have you forgotten he was the youngest person to summit Mount Everest after having had his back broken during a parachute accident during his time with British SAS?

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from thejaker wrote 4 years 48 weeks ago

survivor man!!!!! man vs. wild guy gets a drink or a candy bar on commercial breaks!

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from debins33 wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

I like survivor man a lot better he is hard core and has no camera crew to help him out.And when he kills things he eats them I`ve seen Bear Grylls kill a turtle and not eat it.Bear Grylls shows you stuff that will get you hurt like sliding down dirt mountins if you do that when your lost and break a limb your screwed.Survivor man shows you and tells you what you need to do I think he is way better.

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from klug3 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

Bear is more entertaining but Les stroud is legit bear is a fraud.

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from micropterus wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

Les Stroud.

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from jordjohn44 wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

They are both for real and very good at what they do. I am personally not a big fan of Les but he does have a slight advantage in the fact that he does his stuff alone. Bear on the other hand knows his stuff in and out and does things that make you say WOW constantly. I can't take my eyes off the tv when Bear is on. He teaches you things rather than just doing them as Les does. Overall, Bear is the man but both men deserve their props.

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from CPT BRAD wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I don't know but I know Bear is very entertaining.

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from HillbillyDeluxe wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Survivorman is hands-down the best show. I couldn't stand even five minutes of man vs wild. Survivorman just has it all and is very knowledgeable without sounding like he's reading cards.

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from wally wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I perfer Man vs. Wild, but I like Surviorman as well. Both are great informative guys. One thing that I can say is Survivorman goes it alone with the camera, whereas Man vs. Wild has a camera crew and when he was in Scotland actually pulled him out of mossed over shaft.

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from Beekeeper wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

They are both entertainers. The show that Stroud did on the Altamaha River in Georgia was about as fake as it comes. After being dropped off he set up his camp on slough just off the main river channel. The fellow who "dropped" him off is a local commercial fisherman who also helped him carry his stuff in! When the guy picked Stroud up he was pretending to be freezing, the commercial fisherman was wearing shorts and a t-shirt!

Take a look at Stroud, he doesn't look like he misses too many meals... While he is not fat he is not holding that weight eating roots, rats and pine needle soup as he does on the show. He must be really making up for it on the week ends!

As for Grylls, he has made a career out of doing "extreme" stuff. Every thing from going through training with the French Foregin Legion to mountian climbing. I don't doubt he is tough if he survived FFL training. Grylls does work with a film crew and has a safety net there.

A friend of mine put it best in saying, "both are the survival business equivalent of the WWE..."

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from Bigbuck14 wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

well bear has a camra crew and souviver man does not but its fun to see what bear is going to eat or drink next :)

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from Kong1965 wrote 5 years 4 days ago

Survivorman is the real deal. Bear may have been a badass at one point, but I've seen plenty of videos debunking the places he claims are "treacherous" as completely BS.

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=survivorman+fake&hl=en&emb=0&aq=f#...

Oh, and what does every single survival authority say when you should do if you get lost?

STAY PUT. It makes is easier for help to find you. Les Stroud for sure.

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from dskrentz wrote 5 years 4 days ago

Actually, I like Bear Grylls because his "answers" to most situations are so incredibly wrong that they will get you killed. It's a great drinking game -- watch "man vs. wild" and drink a beer every time he gives some really bad advice. You'll be drunk by the end of the show. While all this would be funny, occasionally some greenhorn gets lost in the woods and can only remember what he saw on TV. If he's been watching Grylls, he'll wind up drowned at the bottom of a river canyon or poisoned by the evil twin of some edible plant.

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from Colorado boys guide wrote 5 years 4 days ago

I tought survial classes for the B.S.A. so as far as which one is better well les has the food and shelter down but another big part of survivial is keeping ur spirits up and making progress towards geting rescued bear is the man so if you wat to surive go with the knoledge of les and the spirit of bear.
P.S. dont climb up a water fall actually avoid climbing in general without the right saftey eqipment you may fall and it takes just one broken limb to kill you just go around and use the easiest path to aoid injury.

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from perforatem wrote 5 years 3 days ago

Grylls carrys with him luxury car camping gear hidden inside those gargantuan nostrils. He can always rescue himself by breathing in hot campfire smoke.

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from George Earle wrote 5 years 3 days ago

Survivorman is best, far and away. The way Bear thrashes around in the woods and down dangerous slopes, he should have broken ankles every week. Without his support crew the only thing tough about him is his name.

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from oldeyeller47 wrote 5 years 3 days ago

Les Stroud for sure. Bear does things that a survivalist should know not to do.

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from roadapples wrote 5 years 3 days ago

If you listen to most of what baer tells you the rescue crew will have some interesting stuff to tell your family after they find your body. Leave your fire in Africa & run through the night-time savanah???? my 6 year old grandson knows better than that...

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from roadapples wrote 5 years 3 days ago

If you listen to most of what baer tells you the rescue crew will have some interesting stuff to tell your family after they find your body. Leave your fire in Africa & run through the night-time savanah???? my 6 year old grandson knows better than that...

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from theamazinzebra wrote 5 years 3 days ago

Les is easily the best choice. bear is just on tv because of his cool accent

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from bBoYnDaHoUsE101 wrote 5 years 2 days ago

they are both entertainers and both are set up but Bear Grylls is more action and acutely shows you what to do whereas survivor man just tells you a load of stuff that Bear Grylls tells and shows you anyway

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from bobbywade wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Survivor man-- les stroud

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from davis wrote 4 years 47 weeks ago

bear grillz is the real deal.
He really tells you better than less strout to

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from PotterMan96 wrote 4 years 47 weeks ago

I would say Survivor Man because he actually goes into the wild by himself, Bear Gyrlls just gets taken to some location drops him off for a couple of hours then gets picked up by a helicopter to be taken to some hotel to stay in.

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from matouse3 wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Neither

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from hunterkid94 wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

survivorman
his show has no helicopters or camera crews. and he doesnt complain on how digusting a food is. he seems to enjoy all of it.

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from trophyslayer wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Stroud all the way

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from nc30-06 wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

Les Stroud goes at a realistic pace and is careful because you have to be to survive if you are lost or stranded. He relates the mental stress and what it takes to deal with that. He carries about four cameras, tripods, batteries and such and has to set them up and retrieve them. That is added to the actual surviving. Bear is tough and entertaing. Watching him grab and eat a snake or alligator is kinda wild. He charges through the terrain like he is running a marathon. Yeah, he has a camera crew following, but he is fun to watch. I just would not do some of the things he does if I were really trying to survive.

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from Quinton Jensen wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

Les Stroud gives you useful information for surviving, but i can't stand his show. Bear Grylls on the other hand is a fake but his showmanship makes his show better to watch.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I say survivorman too.......

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from jsobrien wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Survivor is hands down the more lagit show he has know camera crew or anyone else helping him. Bear Gryills does crazier stuff though.

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from Derrit wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

The video about man vs. wild on ebaumsworld was pretty good. I personally like survivor man.

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from totaloutdoorsman94 wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Les actually taught a survival class in college. He is a scholar of the outdoors and prides himself on knowledge of the environment. Discovery wanted Bear to 'replace' Les because some of his reviews stated that there was "not enough action" on his show. I think surviving by yourself WITHOUT A CAMERA CREW (who probably has food) is an amazing thing to accomplish, especially in so many different environments. Bear is on tv to please those adrenaline junkies out there who aren't interested in the real deal. Les Stroud is the legitimate survivorman.

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from mdhager115 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Survivor man is more realistic, but beear grylls is much more fun to watch.

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from tygardner wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

ETangler, he says "you sweat you die" when he is in the cold because the sweat cools down the body which will make hypothermia set in quicker. and the only reason bear grylls doesnt die of starvation is because his camera crew gives him food...i can kill stuff too but it dont mean i can get a fire going to cook it i gurentee you couldnt catch a fish with a piece of bubble gum a soda can cap and a grub either

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from jscottevans wrote 4 years 5 weeks ago

Les Stroud

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from jscottevans wrote 4 years 5 weeks ago

Survivorman

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from jscottevans wrote 4 years 5 weeks ago

only my opinion.

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from jscottevans wrote 4 years 5 weeks ago

Thanks

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from Btru5507 wrote 4 years 6 days ago

survivor man is totally boss

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from Btru5507 wrote 4 years 6 days ago

survivor man is totally boss

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from Panfry101 wrote 3 years 51 weeks ago

Survivor Dude. Common, Bear is a.....................
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from benjamin wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

they both are very good and very diferent les teaches you how to survive for a while mainly in 1 place. bear teaches you how to find a way out of the wild while also surviving they both are realy good thats why they are on the discovery chanel

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from mad_dog9999 wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Survivorman

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from Zachary Varney wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

Man vs. Wild!

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from dillonrobbins wrote 2 years 51 weeks ago

survivor man bear grils gets naked too often

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from thegreatsantini wrote 2 years 44 weeks ago

survivor man is the real deal legit but its more boring truefly and man v wild still legit and you still can learn alot without bbeing bored between the useful facts

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from gking86 wrote 2 years 24 weeks ago

Survivorman for sure. Doesn't drink own piss as much.

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from lococabra3806 wrote 2 years 23 weeks ago

survivor man because he doesnt have a camera crew, he has to do it all himself. those shots were he walks away from the camera all the way up the mountain, well he has to march back down to get the camera then do it again. he is one crazy dude and he gets my award

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from John24 wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

survivor man

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Survivorman.

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from colekmiller11 wrote 2 years 8 weeks ago

les stroud

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from Ncarl wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Les is the real deal

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from bassmaster2008 wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

My favorite was Will Ferrell's special!

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from 60256 wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

They are both real, but i like bear more

Nate

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from bomberpride wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

I dont like either one

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from ETangler wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Bear is the real deal. Les stroud couldn't catch a fish of any kind to save his life. On all of his shows, even the last episode he had a friend along and they both couldn't catch one.He's never been able to fish. Bear on the other hand will pick up a stick and kill one to eat! As Les says "you sweat you die", HAHAHAHAHA!!!!And what's up with punky wood? What is punky? Canadian jargon I guess.

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