Wrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2205 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
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....
Always stand up for what is right, even if it means standing alone..
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.
Dragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4044 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2168 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.
Jetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 3117 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2155 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.
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VonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4654 posts, RR: 33
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2094 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.
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.