Scary Bear Grylls dulfersitz rappel off a kamikaze knot...

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Post by cliftongifford » Tue May 04, 2010 9:08 pm

1994-1997
Served with the British SAS (21 SAS). Passed UK Special Forces Selection, serving as a sabre soldier, trained in unarmed combat, desert and winter warfare, combat survival, medics, parachuting, signals, evasive driving, climbing and explosives. Served in North Africa twice. In late 1996 Bear broke his back in a free fall parachuting accident in southern Africa.

1997
Youngest British climber to reach the summit of Mt. Ama Dablam, Himalaya, (once described by Sir Edmund Hillary as 'unclimbable'.)

1998
Youngest British climber to reach the summit of Mt. Everest . (In aid of SSAFA Forces Help, the Tri-Services Charity.)

He's also a black belt in karate and is the youngest ever Cheif Scout at age 35.

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Post by Xtant » Wed May 05, 2010 1:14 pm

He's a fake ass wanna be. Forget his accomplishments. His show is fake. We all know it is. lol

Seriously, guys. His show is for entertainment. The information he has, techniques he uses, and situations he finds himself in are staged, but it is still good information if you ever found yourself in survival mode. That being said...the odds of it ever happening to you are slim to none. If you were in that situation, sure...tie yourself a sheepshank, cut it, and rappel on.

If his show gets anybody killed, it'll be some retard that's tempted Darwin one too many times, anyway...
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Post by Jay » Wed May 05, 2010 2:13 pm

Xtant wrote:He's a fake ass wanna be. Forget his accomplishments.
I'm not sure you can entirely write off his accomplishments that easily.

In addition to being the youngest Briton to climb Everest AND Ama Dablam- both of which he did within 2 years of crushing three vertebrae in his lower back in a fucking FREEFALL parachute accident, he led a team on the first unassisted crossing of the North Atlantic in a rigid inflatable boat. (basically a Zodiac)

If he's a fake ass wanna be, what exactly does one have to do to be legit? Murder pirates with a can of silly string? Anally rape polar bears? By these standards, the only humans who may have ever lived who weren't wannabees were Teddy Roosevelt and Earnest Hemingway.

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Post by mike_a_lafontaine » Wed May 05, 2010 2:22 pm

Xtant wrote: but it is still good information if you ever found yourself in survival mode.
Actually, not all of it is. Some of the stuff he does is foolish to do if you are in a survival situation. Like the video that started this thread...he prefaces his situation with, " I could probably find another way if I kept going..." well, if you were trying to survive, would it be better to try to find a safer route? Or use a sketchy rope and start rapping where, as he put it, "a fall would be certain death"? I've seen another episode where he jumps into a freezing river with class III rapids because he thought it would save effort to let the river do the work for him, even though it is basic survival knowledge that staying dry is paramount.

Les Stroud would kick Bear Grylls ass. Maybe not in a fist fight, then my money would be on Bear, but actually surviving, my money would be on Les.

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Post by ahab » Wed May 05, 2010 2:29 pm

mike_a_lafontaine wrote:Les Stroud would kick Bear Grylls ass.
umm, no.

here are the top 10 reasons why i disagree.

1) les stroud is canadian

i rest my case
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Post by mike_a_lafontaine » Wed May 05, 2010 2:39 pm

ahab wrote: 1) les stroud is canadian

i rest my case
Bear Grylls is a brit. Do they even have wilderness left in Britain?

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Post by JB » Wed May 05, 2010 2:45 pm

2 young dudes just died in zion trying to raft the narrows at high run-off levels on a home-made log raft. I dunno if Man Vs. Wild inspired such an action... but i am sure it will inspire something that shows similarly poor judgement.
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Post by ahab » Wed May 05, 2010 2:58 pm

mike_a_lafontaine wrote:
ahab wrote: 1) les stroud is canadian

i rest my case
Bear Grylls is a brit. Do they even have wilderness left in Britain?
good point. they would both lose.

jay, you need better role models.
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Post by Jay » Wed May 05, 2010 3:21 pm

ahab wrote:jay, you need better role models.
Maybe you're right. From here on out, I'll try to emulate Kentucky badasses-

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Post by ahab » Wed May 05, 2010 3:58 pm

now yer talkin'.
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Post by Xtant » Wed May 05, 2010 4:06 pm

Jay, I was being facetious...and good ole Teddy was a real man...
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Post by toad857 » Wed May 05, 2010 6:07 pm

how do you guys know so much about bear grylls? i smell a man-crush

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Post by Rollo » Wed May 05, 2010 6:52 pm

ynot wrote:I don't think he faked climbing Everest. Even if the TV show is staged ,he's got bigger nads than the rest of us.
like climbing everest is a big deal these days!... Only if you are a freakin' Sherpa and you do it for real. If you put a rope up to the moon for me and place oxygen all the way to it ...I'm pretty sure I could send that shit.
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Post by BVD » Wed May 05, 2010 8:16 pm

toad857 wrote:how do you guys know so much about bear grylls? i smell a man-crush
Good one!
This may just end all of this nonsense.

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Post by cliftongifford » Thu May 06, 2010 6:59 am

I want to lick his balls...

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