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Question by EagleEyeMarksman. Uploaded on October 23, 2012
Personally I think Bear Grylls is the ultimate. He was a former British SAS plus survival instructor there as well as all the many expeditions, climbing Everest, doing commandos, and Royal Navy. The guy is a beast with a British accent. Truly the ultimate...P.S. Also youngest Chief Scout.
Bear Grylls all the way!! He climbed Everest right after breaking his back! Beast is right!!
Bear Grylls is a joke, he sleeps in hotel rooms and runs around pulling stunts that would get you killed in a real survival situation all for the TV. Les Stroud on the other had is a real expert. I really enjoy watching survivorman just wish they would come out with some new episodes.
Cody Lundin(sp) Having lived my life in the places these guys go to film their shows, I feel that Cody is the most genuine...
Udo Fischer (Alamogordo New Mexico)hands down! Not only I had the pleasure of working Search & Rescue with the Ol'PJ. I found the Fella to be a very well known, loved and missed by all who knew him in Alaska. Udo didn't talk much about what he did, his Friends in AK told me of hair raising missions and confirmed he is the best !
I would have to say Dave Canterbury. He was a sniper in the US Army and is an instructor at the Pathfinder school. I met him at the Boat, Sport, and Travel show in Indianapolis and got his autograph.Its too bad they're replacing him on Dual Survival.
I would have to say my favorite survival expert is me. Why? I know how to survive in the woods, and would not count on anyone elses survival skills but my own for my survival.
Mesarich: I really hope you are just joking, because when you believe you have it all figured out, you stop learning. and there is never an end to the amount one can learn.
Les Stroud he's the only one who goes on his own.
Quiton, never said I have it all figured out. I Will always be open to learn new things, but I am responsable for my own well being, and would not count on any so called expert to know more then I do about my neck of the woods.
Les Stroud. Although the episode where he breaks into a cabin and hangs out was a little bit Bear Grylsish for me. At least he owned it. Bear would have called the limo to take him to the Hilton.
Les Stroud is the real deal, and a pretty nice guy. Bear Grylls is an embarrasment to the survival instructor community. That idiot is dangerous. He does the stupidest things just for showmanship. He not only puts himself in harms way unnecessarily when the object is survival, but he recommends his foolish antics to the gullable audience who tuned in in hopes of learning some useful info. That clown is a mechanical injury leading to death by exposure waiting to happen. It is one thing to do that dumb stuff for the camera with the full knowledge that when it turns to sh_t the crew will rescue your dumb a$$, and quite another to pass those antics off as instruction.
In a survival situation calories are scarce, calories are warmth, warmth is life. Burning up calories too rapidly with lots of unnecessary and generally unsafe running, jumping, and sliding down waterfalls, etc. because it makes for an exciting TV show is just plain stupid. Then biting the head off a lizard will not replace those wasted calories, though it is great showmanship. Bear Grylls is a dangerous fraud as an instructor, though an exciting fraud as a TV star.
As far as TV goes, I'm a Les Stroud guy. As far as real life goes, my dad. He lived in the Amazon for 5 years. He learned much of what he knows from the tribal people there. While he never had to survive completely on his own there, he does know more about survival than anyone I know of.
I think people across this country who are homeless are real true survivers. They are not tv actors who may go without food for a week during the taping of a tv show. The homeless people live in cartboard boxes and sleep near stem vents. Everyday of their life is survival against the weather and getting food to live.
I read somewhere that the best heads of hair to be found in America are on homeless people because they never wash it.
I guess that one of the keys to their survival is that they spend no money on soap or shampoo:)
Ncarl, Bear grylls only stayed in a hotel once and that was to see his family. The crazy stunts that he does is just to show you what would happen in a worst possible case scenario. sure he has a good crew and sometimes uses safety equiptement, but thats why he's still alive. Les Stroud though is all right but even he has a radio. He goes out alone , but bear is alone during the night which I think is the make or brake for most people. Neither is perfect but I think bear has les beat
EagleEye, let me put it this way. I once saw bear grylls kill a rattlesnake, skin the rattlesnake, piss in the empty skin of the rattlesnake and then drink his own piss out of the skin of a rattlesnake. Now in gods name how is that survival?
He just told you above ^ He shows you what you can do in worst case scenarios! And how is that not survival???! Would you not do this if it was your LAST resort? As far as the snakeskin, it was a brilliant way to carry liquids around!
DeerSlayer, Is it survival when you get sick from recklessly drinking your own urine and you start spewing from both ends untill you become dehidrated and die.
Sorry, but I don't know of anybody that has done that and that would not be cool! but hey Bear is done with Man vs Wild and has a new job. Plus Les doesn't do survival anymore, except go to different tribes around the world. The reason Les quit is because he couldn't stand it physically. Both had different ways of surviving too. Bears was more exciting than Les's and had alot more input. Bear is still doing survival though just with different company.
Dave Cantebury, from the Pathfinder School.
i like to watch cody or les.
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