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Re: Man Vs. Wild

Postby Metroid » Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:57 am

I would agree with that last statement knapp at least the part about with the danger scale, yes of course hes in much less danger than a person would be if they were actually stranded but hes still in real danger, we can agree on that.. ;-D

As to he and his "crew" setting up scenes by scaring off whatever wild animals are around? I suppose that makes sense and might be the case sometimes but I'm not sure if that does/can happen the entire show. I mean the show with him in the Pacific with tiger sharks bumping the bottom of his bamboo raft was crazy. I don't know how you let them get that close and expect to be able to save Bear should that raft flip. And really how many times did we watch the Crocodile Hunter dive into the swamp to wrestle with a Crock? Some people are just nutz, I really think these guys do this stuff for the same reason people jump out of airplanes or bungie jump, for the thrill. :-?
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Re: Man Vs. Wild

Postby knapplc » Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:06 am

Metroid wrote:I would agree with that last statement knapp at least the part about with the danger scale, yes of course hes in much less danger than a person would be if they were actually stranded but hes still in real danger, we can agree on that.. ;-D

As to he and his "crew" setting up scenes by scaring off whatever wild animals are around? I suppose that makes sense and might be the case sometimes but I'm not sure if that does/can happen the entire show. I mean the show with him in the Pacific with tiger sharks bumping the bottom of his bamboo raft was crazy. I don't know how you let them get that close and expect to be able to save Bear should that raft flip. And really how many times did we watch the Crocodile Hunter dive into the swamp to wrestle with a Crock? Some people are just nutz, I really think these guys do this stuff for the same reason people jump out of airplanes or bungie jump, for the thrill. :-?


I haven't seen that one, and I'll freely admit I'm just speculating here. I'll have to watch a couple more episodes I guess. He's an engaging guy, and the one episode I've seen I liked well enough.
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Re: Man Vs. Wild

Postby Metroid » Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:29 am

knapplc wrote:
Metroid wrote:I would agree with that last statement knapp at least the part about with the danger scale, yes of course hes in much less danger than a person would be if they were actually stranded but hes still in real danger, we can agree on that.. ;-D

As to he and his "crew" setting up scenes by scaring off whatever wild animals are around? I suppose that makes sense and might be the case sometimes but I'm not sure if that does/can happen the entire show. I mean the show with him in the Pacific with tiger sharks bumping the bottom of his bamboo raft was crazy. I don't know how you let them get that close and expect to be able to save Bear should that raft flip. And really how many times did we watch the Crocodile Hunter dive into the swamp to wrestle with a Crock? Some people are just nutz, I really think these guys do this stuff for the same reason people jump out of airplanes or bungie jump, for the thrill. :-?


I haven't seen that one, and I'll freely admit I'm just speculating here. I'll have to watch a couple more episodes I guess. He's an engaging guy, and the one episode I've seen I liked well enough.

Oh I know you're just speculating and it makes sense especially when you throw in the insurance company part of it, I never really thought about that. ;-D

That episode with the sharks is really cool, he gets "stranded" on a small island in the Pacific and does all the typical castaway type stuff, making fire, climbing trees for coconuts, making shelter, trying to spear fish etc. Then he decides to build a raft to get off the island complete with a palm leaves sail thats when he encounters the Tiger Sharks. The coolest part of that episode is when he gets this poison oil from some plant and puts it in a tide pool to kill some small fish to eat, the poison doesn't affect humans. B-)

Heres a clip from that episode with the sharks.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=hi5vr07Tgvc
You know there could be boats around with guys with machine guns and I still wouldn't want to be on that raft. :-o
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Re: Man Vs. Wild

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:27 pm

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Re: Man Vs. Wild

Postby PMoneyTKE » Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:07 pm

Last summer, after a stretch of Grylls being a media star, it was revealed that some of the stuff seen on his series wasn't exactly as it was presented. Grylls, it turned out, had gotten off-camera help at times and slept indoors at times when it was portrayed he was in the wild.


Exactly why Survivorman is a much better show IMO. Most people couldn't do the things he does at all, let alone filming it all themselves and having to do lots of things twice to go back and get the camera. O:-)
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Re: Man Vs. Wild

Postby mikus » Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:47 pm

Blah. I dislike Surviorman. Bear Grylls is better on camera. The new season starts tomorrow, I already have the DVR set up and ready to go!!! ;-D
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Re: Man Vs. Wild

Postby joelamosobadiah » Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:50 pm

I am shocked. ;-7
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Re: Man Vs. Wild

Postby knapplc » Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:46 pm

Called it.

Since that post I have caught a few episodes. I'm not surprised that he's not roughing it to the extent that the show alleged, but despite that it's still entertaining and I'll keep watching. ;-D

What's the other show? Survivorman? Don't care for it, honestly. I don't want to watch a show where the guy could actually die. How entertaining is that?
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