Bear Grylls, Room Service Surivivor

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/li...770&in_page_id=1770&expand=true#StartComments

I always thought this guy was the fake one and Survivorman was the real deal.
And I was right.

"In one episode filmed in California's Sierra Nevada mountains he was shown biting off the head of a snake for breakfast and boasting that he was living on 'just a water bottle, a cup and a flint for making fire'.

Viewers were not told that he was actually spending some nights in the Pines Resort hotel at Bass Lake, where the rooms have Internet access and is advertised as 'a cosy getaway for families' complete with blueberry pancakes for breakfast.

In another episode when Grylls declared he was a 'real life Robinson Crusoe' stuck on a desert island, he was actually on an outlying part of the Hawaiian archipelago and retired to a motel at nightfall. "
 

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Although I think Man vs Wild is entertaining, he didnt have me convinced that he is really staying out there until he gets himself saved. The show is produced a bit better than survivorman, and the guy is "better looking" (no homo) than the Louid CK lookalike on Survivorman, and that may have something to do with it also. It makes it a little more marketable. Both are good watches though.
 

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The show is produced a bit better than survivorman
If you believe the premise of survivorman, he is alone with his video equipment, and the only production is his skill at the time, and some studio editing.

The other guy has a pro team with him.
 

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I was skeptical about the reality factor of Man vs. Wild for a bit but honestly its become one of my favorite shows. This is really disappointing, but then again I'm not surprised.
 

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If you believe the premise of survivorman, he is alone with his video equipment, and the only production is his skill at the time, and some studio editing.

The other guy has a pro team with him.
That's the reason I didn't watch Man vs. Wild for a long time. I could never believe that he was on his own if he had a camera crew with him. But you could tell that it got the bigger push because of the youth and sex appeal factor.

So now I do watch Man Vs. Wild. It's entertaining, but I never QUITE believe that certain things like his routes (for example) aren't plotted out in advance.

But whatever. it's an escape, and it's great information that I'm sure I'd completely forget if I were actually in one of those situations god forbid.
 

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Are you sure it's not his crew that stays at the hotels?

You do remember he was on the show talking about how the crew leaves him at night...he stays.

Either way, the fucking show is fantastic and is a new side to television. Somebody getting out there and showing survival skills as well as vast knowledge of the climates.
 

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Either way, the fucking show is fantastic and is a new side to television. Somebody getting out there and showing survival skills as well as vast knowledge of the climates.
Agreed. I've learned a TON from this show, hell after last Friday I'm going to try the rabbit snare thing to see if it works.
 

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I like his show but i dont buy it either. The desert island one ruined it for me. They didnt actually say how long he spent on the island or on his 'raft' but it was unrealistic. He didnt even seem to get a sun burn. Screw rubbing coconuts on his skin, he faked it. Something like that would take a toll on your body and it would be visible. He bearly gets stubble on face.
And he quit that episode by the way. He never really got to civilization. The camera just faded away after the shark attack. He claimed to have signaled some freight boat with the reflection in his hunting knife but it was a luxury boat and most likely a boat rented for the show holding his crew.
 

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I like his show but i dont buy it either. The desert island one ruined it for me. They didnt actually say how long he spent on the island or on his 'raft' but it was unrealistic. He didnt even seem to get a sun burn. Screw rubbing coconuts on his skin, he faked it. Something like that would take a toll on your body and it would be visible. He bearly gets stubble on face.
And he quit that episode by the way. He never really got to civilization. The camera just faded away after the shark attack. He claimed to have signaled some freight boat with the reflection in his hunting knife but it was a luxury boat and most likely a boat rented for the show holding his crew.
That was on last friday, supposedly the "extended version". In the end he claims that a ship was heading his way, but you never really get to see it. How do you know he quit? You'd figure out of any episode that would be the one he called it in on. The article linked at the top of this thread stated that the "raft" Bear used was designed and built by an entire crew.

I think the main issue with that particular episode was the time factor. If you're stuck on a deserted island, you're fucked, for a while. At least a month or more, maybe even years. Designing and building a raft would take forever, and the "stubble" idea never even crossed my mind, excellent point.
 

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I watched a few... caught some obvious shenanigans going on in all of them...

-He jumps out of a plane, skydives into the wilderness, and lands in a tree... and his camera crew just happens to be filming under the exact tree he lands in. :icon_roll Gee... what are the odds?

-He's giving advice on how to survive in the wilderness... and he intentionally jumps into a fast-moving, freezing cold river? Brilliant survival tip... when lost, and in danger of death by exposure and hypothermia, you should jump into a river. :icon_roll Oh... and during that scene he's wearing a life jacket under his shirt. So remember... if you're going to accidentally get lost in the wilderness, be sure to bring a life vest.

-Or the scene where he claims to be using a rope made out of the lines he cut from a parachute to repel down a cliff... the rope he's using is like 100 feet long, solid, and it's not even the same color as the parachute line they had shown earlier... utter malarky. :icon_roll

Sure... he drank elephant poop squeezins water... big deal... they do that on Fear Factor and not even for survival... just because they're attention whores.

I call shenanigans.
 

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That was on last friday, supposedly the "extended version". In the end he claims that a ship was heading his way, but you never really get to see it. How do you know he quit? You'd figure out of any episode that would be the one he called it in on. The article linked at the top of this thread stated that the "raft" Bear used was designed and built by an entire crew.

I think the main issue with that particular episode was the time factor. If you're stuck on a deserted island, you're fucked, for a while. At least a month or more, maybe even years. Designing and building a raft would take forever, and the "stubble" idea never even crossed my mind, excellent point.
The way that episode ended seem shady. Hes had other episodes where they show him getting into the car on the highway after hitchhiking.
But in this episode hes in shark infested water and fucking signals a freight ship with his knifes reflection and they cut away before the ship gets there? He quit. That was no random ship that saw him it was a plant.
 

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my girlfriend wanted to know how he knows all this stuff and how to do it. i told her the show is entertaining and just enjoy. fake or not the show is entertaining, who cares if it is fake. how many people do you know will end up in one of these situations? let the man be to drink his piss
 

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The way that episode ended seem shady. Hes had other episodes where they show him getting into the car on the highway after hitchhiking.
But in this episode hes in shark infested water and fucking signals a freight ship with his knifes reflection and they cut away before the ship gets there? He quit. That was no random ship that saw him it was a plant.
So basically he shit himself when the ten foot long tiger shark started stalking him, and told the crew that this was it. Can't really blame him. When caught on an island like that, your best bet is to eat some coconuts and make a signal fire.
 

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I'll trust a TV show before I trust a news article, not that I really give a shit either way. In fact, I hope he is faking it. I don't want him to die and get his show canceled.