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Man Vs. Wild Or Survivorman?  
User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

For all you who watch these shows, which one do you like the best? I personally like Man vs. Wild more but I still enjoy watching Survivorman.


Man vs. Wild:



Survivorman:



Liam  

[Edited 2007-12-31 13:38:29]

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User currently offlineTb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1572 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Survivorman hands down!!!! Les Stroud is the sh!t and he does everything on his own with no help.


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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

Man vs Wild is a more flashy show, but in terms of knowledge and survivor skill Les Stroud of Survivorman destroys Man Vs. Wild.

Also, I've heard some downright wrong things said on Man Vs. Wild, particularly with direction finding.


Kris



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User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1370 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

Les Stroud

Cal  airplane 



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User currently offlineGraphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

Gonna have to go with Les on this one, Bear just goes for the Yuck factor all the time. He'll probably go the way of Steve Irwin in five years time.

User currently offlineEagle11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

The fact that Les does it without a camera crew is a big plus in my book. It's more of a real life survival situation.

He gets my vote.



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User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

Oh man...


Bear: 1
Les: 5


Liam spin 


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5974 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

Add a (drunken) vote to Les Stroud! After I started reading up on both shows, I started respecting Les Stroud more.

User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

Bear: 1
Les: 6



Liam spin 


User currently offlineJFK69 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1394 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

And here ya go folks.....



User currently offlineFoppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 807 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

Definitely Man vs. Wild (and I'm pretty sure it's for all the wrong reasons)  Wink LOL! Oh, Bear Grylls. . .

Signed,
 devil 



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User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1786 times:



Quoting Foppishbum (Reply 10):
Definitely Man vs. Wild (and I'm pretty sure it's for all the wrong reasons) LOL! Oh, Bear Grylls. .

 highfive   biggrin 



Bear: 2
Les: 6



Liam spin 


User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

For me, it's man vs wild, although there have been news articles saying he didn't all do it himself and he stayed a hotel etc,
I personly love watching them, always interesting, even if I do keep pointing out his bad uniform, him being ex army should know better....just because he was one of 'them' doesn't mean he can get away with such bad dress sence  Wink
Another thing that bugs me is that it's been let out he was what he was in the army...ah well, I'm just a grumpy soldier all round hehe, only people like me whine about stuff like that...!

But even after all that, I still love the program and so....

Bear: 3
Les: 6

Wrighbrothers



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User currently offlineNuori5084 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1719 times:



Quoting JFK69 (Reply 9):
And here ya go folks.....

What's your point here?

Does it make it less "dangerous" because Joe Blow crosses it and makes it also? If anything, it makes it more relevant to what situations people can get themselves into by crossing something so innocent looking like that lava bridge. A fall is a fall. I believe in the beginning he even states he's in a national park in Hawaii.



Failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3973 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1716 times:



Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 2):
Also, I've heard some downright wrong things said on Man Vs. Wild, particularly with direction finding.

Like what? I am not a outdoors man or anything like that so I wouldn't know if things said on either show is correct, but the stuff that was said on Man Vs. Wild about finding direction seemed like it would work.



Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2741 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1703 times:
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Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 12):
For me, it's man vs wild, although there have been news articles saying he didn't all do it himself and he stayed a hotel etc,

The company that makes hiis show has stated that the show is fake and it was only intended on being a "how to" show in case you ever got caught in a certain situation. But still I like Bear better.
Blue



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User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

Man vs. Wild is more entertaining. Even though Bear Grylls has a crew with him.


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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6514 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

Chock up another vote for Bear. He's the man.

User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1664 times:



Quoting KPWM (Reply 16):
Man vs. Wild is more entertaining. Even though Bear Grylls has a crew with him.



Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 17):
Chock up another vote for Bear. He's the man.

Yeah! We're winning!!!!!

Bear: 8
Les: 6




Liam spin 


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 37
Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

What are we rating them on? Survivor skill? Or showmanship?


Word
User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1656 times:



Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 19):
What are we rating them on? Survivor skill? Or showmanship?

Which show you'd rather watch.


Liam spin 


User currently offlineNuori5084 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

I never "voted" before. My vote would go to Mr. Bear.


Failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1648 times:



Quoting Nuori5084 (Reply 21):
I never "voted" before. My vote would go to Mr. Bear.

Yup I just counted you in on the count. You're on the right side  Wink



Liam spin 


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 37
Reply 23, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

Well my vote stays the same then. But I watch these shows for different reasons: To learn about survival. Obviously Les Stroud winds hands down in that department. Bear just runs around like a hyper-active teenager (which you shouldn't do in a real survival situation, waste of energy and risk of injury), and eats gross things. I'd like to see Bear try what Les does: Be truly alone in the wild for 7 days with nothing.

Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 14):
Like what?

I saw one where he used his watch, I can't remember how it went exactly, but he did something like point the hour hand to the sun to find North and then his direction. Something like that. But it was totally vague, and would get hugely different results if you're a fair bit North of the equator.



Word
User currently offlineEmirates773er From Pakistan, joined Jun 2005, 1448 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

chalk on up for bear, he is the entertaining one.


The Truth is Out There ---- Face It!!!!!
25 Post contains images AF340 : Bear: 9 Les: 6 Liam
26 F9Widebody : The point is that the desolate place bear is supposed to be in is actually right next to a busy road.
27 PAHS200 : MVW is so fake. he travels with a crew. Survivorman is the best Bear 9 Les 7
28 Post contains images JFK69 : He is a huge phony and dosen't really come clean about it. It's all nicey nice that he can manipulate the lighting to seem like he is crossing a scar
29 Chrisjake : Les and Survivorman is by far the better, more realistic survivor show. i watched MVW once.......... once.
30 Post contains images AF340 : Bear: 9 Les:8 Liam
31 Dragon-wings : Les Stroud travels with a crew too. His crew camps like 1 mile from where Les is. I know it's not exacty the same as Bear but Les is not exactly alon
32 Post contains images Foppishbum : Come to think about it, I've never watched Survivorman. Man vs. Wild is purely for viewing pleasure. Seriously though, it doesn't matter which one is
33 Tb727 : Les is usually upwards of a days travel from his Rescue Crew which is usually about 20-40 miles when he puts it in distance terms. He usually walks a
34 IFlyTWA : I enjoy Survivorman more.
35 Nuori5084 : The point of it is to show what danger is out there (close to civilization or not) and expose that to the viewers. Yes, sometimes they are closer tha
36 JFK69 : I can't wait for that survivorman episode.
37 Post contains images AF340 : Bear: 9 Les: 9 This is better than both of them: "Michael Scott: Survivorman" Liam
38 ONTFlyer : Survivorman for me hands down and for that matter you can add about 15 other guys and gals here at the station. Its a much more realistic show and Les
39 Sprout5199 : Les for me. Not much chance of dieing if the is a camera crew following you everywhere. Dan in Jupiter
40 Post contains images AF340 : Bear:9 Les: 11 Yeah right!!! Liam
41 IFEMaster : One more for Bear. Les is more hardcore, but Bear tends to be more educational...plus that crazy flight over Everest thing he did was just awesome. Be
42 VonRichtofen : Are you kidding? Half the shit he does is just for shock value. And if you're in a survival situation you should not be running around, dive rolling
43 Nuori5084 : I am still waiting for it to be on Man vs. Wild. Hey, I can take anything out of context to![Edited 2008-01-04 20:29:23]
44 Post contains images Flyusairways : Survivorman for me, no doubt. It's not that Bear doesn't know what he's doing (I'm sure he does), but I better understand the methods shown by Les, ma
45 Post contains images AF340 : Bear: 10 Les: 12 Liam
46 Agill : Bear:10 Les:13 blablabla
47 Post contains images Zak : going outside > any tv show. regarding the poll here, this guy les does things that are really impressive, assuming it actually goes on as claimed, he
48 Post contains images AF340 : Absolutely, nothing beats a nice 5 day camp in Northern Ontario, or wherever you live! And for all you who watch the show Mantracker on OLN, that is
49 Post contains images FighterPilot : Hells yeah! Good Ol' Northern Ontario.... I'm proud to be from there! I've done my fair share of camping, along with two 12 day trips through Quetico
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