Poor Bear

Anyone who has ever watched Man vs. Wild (Discovery) has seen Bear Grylls have to do all sorts of pitiful and/or disgusting things to ensure that he makes it safely out of the location (drinking pee from elepahant dung??) And last weeks episode was probably one of the worst.

Let’s take a look, shall we?

First: Must kill a skunk for his dinner. Not only does it spray all over him, but when he’s finally cooked it and had his first taste, he describes it like this:

“It’s like someone takes your steak and drags it through dog feces.”

Can I get a collective “YUMMY!”

Second: Bear gets stung by a bee and as a result can’t see

Finally: Bear (who has managed to kill a snake without being able to see) urinates into the snake skin and later drinks it to keep hydrated.


I think I’ll just stay in my boring little world complete with toilets and running water.


  1. Sarcastic Mom says:

    So… um. The people running the cameras… are they drinking bottled water in front of him? Cause, I’d kill them and take their water before I pee in a snake. Just sayin.

  2. Uh. Yeah. That’s gross. Seriously hoping my son doesn’t take his emulation too far, like he did with Indiana Jones. “No, you may NOT drink your own pee! Get a glass of water!”

    Funny, but disgusting.


  3. Here I was thinking about turning the cable/satellite back on. Ain’t happenin’ now.

  4. Ewwwww. His job is yucky.

  5. R.L.Scovens says:

    Mel and I LOVE watching Man Vs Wild! We like Survivorman too!

  6. eww, eww, eww, eww. That pretty much says it all.

  7. Kevin Davis says:

    I do love that show, but since it is just a show adn not an actual survival – I think he should stop drinking his pee, it’s so gross.

  8. CrackerJacks says:

    I am not sure I would ever survive the wild. Drinking pee has never been on my list of “Things to do”!

  9. My sons love this show! I can hardly stand to watch it though because of obvious reasons. I just don’t get it!

  10. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says:

    This is so funny. We don’t watch him that often. We were always big fans of Survivorman, which is the same concept that Bear works off of. I love the steak quote. Thanks for the Monday morning laugh.

  11. Abbreviated says:

    I've read that book.

    Asked our kidney doctor if he'd read it & he said No I'm not in therapy.

  12. aheartforhome says:

    We don’t have cable/satellite. Now I am reminded of why.

    Ewww – peeing in a snake?!? Gross.

  13. I am so grateful to live in a place and time when I can easily acquire (well, usually) the dignity of toilets and diet coke.

    Urine. For health. Hmmmm.

  14. Now there is a diet that will definitely work if you are trying to lose weight. I would die of starvation!!

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