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(Daily Mail)   Teen skier survives 2 nights on Maine mountain and credits Bear Grylls with his survival. No word if he drank his own piss   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 78
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2013-03-05 11:19:28 PM

Dmala: Suckmaster Burstingfoam
And drinking water from a stream? As opposed to from a stick?

I think it's instead of eating snow.  It's an obvious water source because it's all around you, but eating it can be problematic as it can lower your body temperature.


If there was snow on the ground, I doubt the running water in the same location was much warmer.
 
2013-03-05 11:22:35 PM
Waitwaitwaitwait! I'm supposed to drink my OWN piss?!?!? What am I gonna do with this $49.95 8-oz. bottle of Bear Grylls' piss I bought off the internet????
 
2013-03-05 11:30:42 PM

Dmala: Suckmaster Burstingfoam
And drinking water from a stream? As opposed to from a stick?

I think it's instead of eating snow.  It's an obvious water source because it's all around you, but eating it can be problematic as it can lower your body temperature.


Snow is mostly air, which is what makes it a great insulator. You would have to end up eating a lot of snow to hydrate properly, causing a lot of heat loss. It's better to collect snow, melt it and keep it in your container to drink. If you don't have a fire, put snow in your container and keep it next to your body (not directly against) and let your body warmth melt it.
 
2013-03-05 11:31:44 PM

Tom_Slick: If he had watched Cody and Dave he would have had fire and been barefoot.


Dave was fired for lying about his military service and survival training. New guy is the real deal.
 
2013-03-05 11:36:59 PM
I've spent time with Cody in Arizona, he always gets asked what he thinks about the other survival show hosts. He goes out of his way to give a polite answer about Bear Grylls, but you can tell that Cody doesn't like the guy or at least what Man vs Wild is teaching. He gets pretty funny talking about some of the other hosts, has some neat stories.
 
2013-03-05 11:45:00 PM
My favorite ski mountain but if you go to far to the west...you are royally farked.  He was skiing up high in very poor visibility so he went into the tree area called Pipecleaner (on the trail map as barber shop glade).  There are tons of orange signs telling you to stay inside bounds but he either got lost, got confused or thought he found a secret stash of powder and could reconnect back.  That area is death and leads to a steep cliff, a raging river and deep deep nothing.

Miracle is the correct word.
 
2013-03-05 11:47:42 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: vodka: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: According to the arricle the kid made a shelter out of branches and drank from a stream.

Yeah, that Bear Grylls really teaches you stuff eh.

I believe it said he made an igloo.  Or most likely, just a hole in the snow.  Then used branches as cover.  That's not a bad way to go and most people are too stupid to realize that a snow cavern is a lot warmer than standing outside in the elements.  If the show gave him the idea then it worked.

Probably not an igloo, yeah.

But there is an entire website dedicated to explaining how following some of Grylls' suggestions can get you killed, and how fake the show is.

And drinking water from a stream? As opposed to from a stick?


A website dedicated to explaining how he will get you killed? What's the address? I will find that reading amusing.
 
2013-03-06 12:05:00 AM

vudukungfu: FARK rebel soldier: Better drink Pisschrist

I prefer Pisschrist Classic.
Not the new Pisschrist.


It's the Taste of a New Desecration
 
2013-03-06 12:43:14 AM
Bush skills smush skills. You eat carrion for ENERGY!
 
2013-03-06 12:47:01 AM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Dmala: Suckmaster Burstingfoam
And drinking water from a stream? As opposed to from a stick?

I think it's instead of eating snow.  It's an obvious water source because it's all around you, but eating it can be problematic as it can lower your body temperature.

If there was snow on the ground, I doubt the running water in the same location was much warmer.


There's a simple proof that it was...
 
2013-03-06 01:10:01 AM
He had to cross some pretty rough stuff actually. That would be down, quite a ways, across the Appalachian trail, over a frozen river (W. Carabasset IIRC), and then out from there. If I'd been in said situation I think I'd have just gone up but not bad for someone who doesn't likely know the terrain.
 
2013-03-06 01:11:14 AM

brap: Survival skills I learned from reality shows:  Send the camera man out for help.


That's why I like Les Miles. He does all that the others do plus he carries his own cameras. He has no camera man with him. He also talks about fasting while he's home to prepare for days without food.
 
2013-03-06 01:24:07 AM

felching pen: Waitwaitwaitwait! I'm supposed to drink my OWN piss?!?!? What am I gonna do with this $49.95 8-oz. bottle of Bear Grylls' piss I bought off the internet????



Careful dude, fetish stuff you buy off the net not always as advertised.

Also, does Bear carry a nice crystal glass to pee into, or does he drink it straight from the tap?
 
2013-03-06 01:38:35 AM

draa: brap: Survival skills I learned from reality shows:  Send the camera man out for help.

That's why I like Les Miles. He does all that the others do plus he carries his own cameras. He has no camera man with him. He also talks about fasting while he's home to prepare for days without food.


Saban sucks.
 
2013-03-06 02:01:51 AM
"Miracle," my tush. Does no one realize that words have meanings? The kid was interested in outdoor survival and learned about it. When he found himself in a survival situation, he put the information to good use and saved his own life. Good for the kid, happy news for his family.
 
2013-03-06 02:44:38 AM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Dmala: Suckmaster Burstingfoam
And drinking water from a stream? As opposed to from a stick?

I think it's instead of eating snow.  It's an obvious water source because it's all around you, but eating it can be problematic as it can lower your body temperature.

If there was snow on the ground, I doubt the running water in the same location was much warmer.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enthalpy_of_fusion
 
2013-03-06 03:38:38 AM
pfft!  everyone knows you can't survive by drinking your own piss.


you have to drink Bear Grylls' piss.
 
2013-03-06 07:25:04 AM
Survivor Man always kicked Bear Grylls a*s.  (Didn't stay in hotels at night.)
 
2013-03-06 07:31:05 AM
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2013-03-06 08:00:39 AM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: According to the arricle the kid made a shelter out of branches and drank from a stream.

Yeah, that Bear Grylls really teaches you stuff eh.


Bear must not have mentioned Giardia, Listeria, etc.

There's a reason Les, Cody, and Dave go to such lengths to boil the water they find before drinking it.
 
2013-03-06 10:03:41 AM
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It's sterile and I like the taste.
 
2013-03-06 10:40:03 AM

MrBallou: There's a reason Les, Cody, and Dave go to such lengths to boil the water they find before drinking it.


Except for the times when they don't, because it's better to be found sick and alive than dehydrated to death.
 
2013-03-06 10:50:28 AM

Mentalpatient87: MrBallou: There's a reason Les, Cody, and Dave go to such lengths to boil the water they find before drinking it.

Except for the times when they don't, because it's better to be found sick and alive than dehydrated to death.


I agree if it's a week in the desert, but overnight in Maine is not so arduous. He probably exposed himself needlessly. Judgement like that is part of survival tactics, too.

Anyway, I just think it's funny that the kid cited "drinking out of streams" as a survival skill he learned from Bear.
 
2013-03-06 11:09:12 AM
 
2013-03-06 12:14:27 PM

MrBallou: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: According to the arricle the kid made a shelter out of branches and drank from a stream.

Yeah, that Bear Grylls really teaches you stuff eh.

Bear must not have mentioned Giardia, Listeria, etc.

There's a reason Les, Cody, and Dave go to such lengths to boil the water they find before drinking it.


They boil it when the situation allows them to. Cody has stated on his show and in person that it takes a few days for Giardia to kick in, and odds are that you will be found before you make a mess of yourself. Boiling water is a very resource intensive activity- water, fire, fuel, and at least two containers (ideally). If the situation allows you to boil water to make it safe, by all means, but the situation will also dictate when that rule can be ignored.

I've never understood Cody's insistence on using iodine. Every time I've gone on a class with him, he makes everyone use iodine to sterilize water unless you have a thyroid condition or some kind of reaction to the stuff. Makes the water taste horrible. Last time I went out with him, I took a big baggie of Vitalite powder to try to mask the taste. Ick. He does go into detail as to why water needs to be made safe and other methods to sterilize water. He gets a bit more graphic in real life than on the show.
 
2013-03-06 01:50:05 PM
That is not a mountain.
 
2013-03-09 11:19:10 AM

dk47: That is not a mountain.


When one makes a comment like that, it is generally accepted that one must also provide a counter-example, in this case a demonstration of what a mountain really is.  The debate scholar Crocodile Dundee was expert in this regard.
 
2013-03-09 02:47:01 PM

dk47: That is not a mountain.


Hill? Knoll? Mound?

WTF do YOU call it?
 
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