Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Man vs Wild

"Im Bear Grylls, and im gonna seek out some of the most extreme challenges in the most dangerous places on Earth, where having the right survival skills can mean the difference between life and death. So rescue in the wild depends on these essentials, get your bearing, plan a route back to civilization and get moving. You have to find water and food from any source. Make shelter, and fire, and avoid dangerous animals along the way. Even i at one moment, but if you can use these basics to master the wild, you'll never feel more alive."

That was the prologue taken from season 5 episode 3 of Man vs Wild: Bear's Essentials. It is another series im recently CRAZY about. It features Edward Michael 'Bear' Grylls, who is a British adventurer, writer and a television presenter, hosting the series. It shows he was dropped into inhospitable and hostile places on Earth, demonstrating viewers how to survive and get back to civilization.


I guess my parents and relatives wouldnt find it rather surprising to know that im addicted to the series. Ever since i was small i enjoy travelling and camping, and how much i wish i could have a chance to join NS (National Service) after my Form 5.

Being landed in unwelcoming area, Bear Grylls will guide you how to utilize your surroundings to your advantage. The do's and dont's. You need to get your bearings and know where you want to go. Using the watch technique to navigate yourself, make a compass from the most basic stuffs, the details sand dunes could tell you, the land moisture based on North and South, and so forth.

How to make a shelter? How to keep yourself alert of the surroundings even when you're asleep? How to start a fire from raw materials? How to find water and food? And do you know, Bear Grylls is one of the youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest at the age of 23?

Going through extreme places without any decent square meals, one shall not be picky with foods or water regardless where it comes from, even if its from a camel carcass. They might be nasty, but they are proven life saving in time of needs. You need to avoid dehydration and stay alive. Here a video that would absolutely... freak you out. Ladies and gentlemen, please do not watch while you're eating or with a full stomach. You had been warned...


Bear Grylls in Man vs Wild

Survival is all about learning to live on what you are able to find in the wild, and have the nerve to put it in your mouth - Bear Grylls

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