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But he didn't show you that in this episode, he got wet twice and managed to dry out without an explanation. A normal person following that would think that might be the way to go, it is not generally the rule to get wet when you can avoid it, especially on a glacier
Originally posted by reloaded689
i think I'm fairly knowledgeable when it comes to being out in the wild i do it a lot and the one thing you learn is that being wet in a cold climate is bad which is why he shows you what to do if you get wet,
rule one of survival is to keep moving which is why i like bear better les sits around two much even wondering around lost is better then siting still waiting for a rescue that may not come can lead to degradation of the muscles and even depression when waiting for long periods of time moving keeps muscles healthy and the mind focused i believe that les even said at one point that he had to choose to stay or to go and choose to go and since the beginning of time the easiest way to find human habitation is to follow a water way down stream and some times that means geting in the water
Bad Advice and Inaccuracies
Below, you'll find an (incomplete) listing of potentially dangerous or known dangerous, or otherwise ill-advised or incorrect things that Bear has done or advised people who are lost to do. This includes both things he gives specifically as advice and things that he does which could be perceived as advice, but not things he does specifically to demonstrate a skill (such as jumping into a frozen lake or quicksand).
Originally posted by defcon5
then try and tell me he is running a good survival show.
If you want to learn how to survive in the wild I would recommend “Survivorman” over “Man vs. Wild” every single time.
Originally posted by jbondo
I can tell you one thing though, if a bear comes into a camp at night and comes into your tent he is likely in a hunt/scavenge mode. If he engages you it's likely that it's to drag you off and you can't take the chance that he won't want to feed on you before stashing you away. In this situation fighting for your life is recommended as apposed to a daytime attack which can often be stopped by playing dead. A daytime attack usually occurs because you're in the bears personal space or the bear is protecting young. I only recommend the tent action if the bear physically starts to drag you out, if he's just sniffing I would stay still.