Re: [Hammock Camping] Bear Grylls
- On 11/30/07, Jamie D. <jdeben@...> wrote:
>Somewhere in every show he does something really stupid that would get you
> I would not classify Bear Grylls as a fraud.
or me killed just because it photographs well. We call it the "Bear
Blunder". It has no more to do with survival than a Evil Knevil motorcycle
ie: Climbing a waterfall to get up a cliff, swimming under a driftwood dam
in a slot canyon when you don't know if there is an outlet, walking in an
ice cave under a glacier if you don't know if there is an outlet, swimming
to a cliff on an island and then climbing the cliff (all the while telling
us how risky it is) when there is a beach a half mile away. Jumping 60 foot
into an icey river in iceland. Jumping into a peat bog.
I started asking my self "why did the camera crew have underwater cameras
and scuba gear in the Moab desert ready to film the underwater scene". Or
how did the camera crew get to the top of the cliff. How did the cameraman
get into the river to record the landing.
His stuff is scripted to be filmed. He gets away with a lot of stuff because
he is in great shape, but it is all a scripted set set up that would get me
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- I meant to say I agree with Tod and like the way Aris stated: "I think
a show that purports to give useful survival tips, but fails in the
quest for sensationalism is a dangerous program."
It doesn't take much to entertain me but I can't watch this show.