One spring day began my consultant work with Man vs Wild and a mob of film shooting Brits. They wanted my expertise as a survival instructor and to help with writing the script. Man vs Wild became very popular. Viewership took off like wildfire. The following humongous comment section on this post below is a testament to the shows appeal.
Man vs Wild
After consulting for the Sierra Nevada episode I was called again to consult for Desert Island. I was told this episode would be filmed somewhere in the south pacific. This time I was off to the beaches of paradise.
Meanwhile back at the ranch
What survival knife did Bear Grylls use during the Sierra Nevada and Desert Island episodes? Many people have a obsessive desire to know. Okay, lets say curiosity, to know what Grylls wears on his person and has packed in his kit.
We have done our best to answer everyone’s questions. Such as what boots, shoes, pack, canteen, or anything else, (except his underwear), he uses.
Man Vs Wild
I’ve written before I’m sure that my whole experience with Bear and everyone on the show. Including the producers and staff were great to work with.
The whole gig was so much fun and I met many great folks who helped make these episodes a success.
The Man vs Wild show has had it’s controversy. News rags in the UK got a bee up their butt and as sensationalism is their expertise, bushwhacked, as is their forte.
Ah ha! The daily British news rag said. Why hide something your not trying to hide? They created headlines out of nothing, sold some papers. Got armchair survivalist tighty whitey’s in a bunch, broke hearts, sunk ships, the earth stood still.
I imagine that guy that called me from the news rag in the UK has come down with karma diarrhea. The type that goes on for hours and hours. You know, the kind of food poisoning where you puke from eating bad fish, bad heart burn, back on the toilet. Your wife leaves you for another woman. Ha ha.
Well, the story has moved on and so has everyone else. And to the losers who created the controversy and demonized everything about the show. You guys suck. May bad fish find you sooner than later.