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SURVIVAL EXPERT SHOW
I have been watching this one program that had me enthralled. A fellow named Bear Grylls, a former British special forces operative gets dropped off in different remote areas and has to survive until the pick-up date. He teaches you how to do just that. Survive and its real life survival too
HE KNOWS THE MISSION
Depending on where he goes, he stresses the importance of prioritizing your time and energy. He stresses food, shelter, clothing, and fire often, but not in the order. If he is dropped off in desert or dry areas, water is your focus. If he is dropped off in wet and cold environment, then shelter becomes the mission first followed by fire.
FIRE BECOMES A REWARD
At all times, he wants a fire and the satisfaction of putting one together not only affects his morale but is a survival must. He demonstrates and identifies how to gather tinder, then starter wood and then wood that will burn.
FOOD IS ANYTHING ANYWHERE
Food is a fascinating subject on this show. He eats anything everywhere based on what he can find. He has munched on plants, roots, leaves, cactus, spiders, dead animal carcass, skunks, all sea life, raw livers, hearts, gonads, turtles, lizards, alligators, snakes, rat, fish, bugs, larvae, and things that I am not sure about. In addition, he sometimes eats these things raw. He captures and kills using his ingenuity.
WE TAKE WATER FOR GRANTED
For water, he has melted snow, drank urine, sucked plants and & cactus, dug wells, designed water traps, found crevices, collected dew, and drank blood.
PLACE TO LAY DOWN YOUR HEAD
Shelter can be on the ground, in the trees, lien toos, caves, ledges, hammocks, tee-pees, ice caves, tree branches and snowbanks. He has been rained on, frozen, dehydrated, and exhausted.
HE EXPLAINS THINGS
He educates and explains what he is doing and why. He warns you of things to avoid and watch out for. Believe it or not, I left out quite a bit. Now here is an added benefit for me. I have come to appreciate what I have after watching this program. I have also developed a deeper gratitude and respect for life.
I LOST WEIGHT WATCHING THIS PROGRAM
Sometimes this guy will go without food for days with just a few beetles or a lizard to sustain him. He sleeps anywhere and enjoys a good fire no matter what is going on. While I don't eat bugs or sleep outdoors, I am eating less and thankful for each day and the abundance it brings especially after watching this guy be happy with less.