Well, we have a new favorite TV show in our house… It’s called Man vs. Wild, and it airs on Discovery. In short, this show chronicles the exploits of Bear Grylls, who is a mountaineer, adventurer, and former member of the British Special Air Service.
In the show, Grylls intentionally “strands himself in popular wilderness destinations where tourists often find themselves lost or in danger. Once there he finds his way back to civilization, demonstrating local survival techniques along the way.” Travelling with a two-man camera crew that is under strict instructions not to help him unless he is in a “fatal situation,” Grylls eats raw meat and live fish, fends off hypothermia, and drinks his own urine to survive.
As disgusting as this all sounds, it’s really a fascinating show, and the boys have already learned a lot from it. Sure, it’s not terribly practical knowledge, but still… We now have our DVR set up catch all the episodes that we’ve missed.