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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2009, 10:14:16 PM »
What? You don't run through the desert? with an empty camelback... murdering snakes? Climbing and sliding around on a rope when walking is effective?

Ya know what's sad? Some kid watched that show and really thinks that's how it's done  :pissed:

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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2009, 10:27:11 PM »

Ya know what's sad? Some kid watched that show and really thinks that's how it's done  :pissed:

 a good point.

other than that - it is entertainment.  that's all.

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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2009, 10:37:04 PM »
Not to the rattlesnake... He killed that thing for no reason. Don't get me wrong... I've done my fair share of it... but not for FUN... I didn't drag it out of it's hole and smash it's head and toss it away... to be sure... I could have avoided it myself and these days I do...

To each there own though... he doesn't entertain me... if there hadn't been a Big Bend tie I would have never watched what I did...

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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2009, 10:39:24 PM »
For those that Tivoed the show and don't want the plot ruined, please don't read on..........






But that Bear Grylls is simply amazing.  Surviving an entire night in a cave without being attacked by a mountain lion?  And knowing there is a Border Patrol truck every quarter mile of the entire border?  No wonder he's got his own show.
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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2009, 10:41:51 PM »
Any guy who takes all his clothes off and jumps into ice water in the cold tundra on purpose gets my vote for president.  At least this guy can handle adversity without blaming someone else.  Sorry, a little too political.  I still like the guy for eating skunk meat and drinking his own piss out of a snake skin no matter where he actually sleep the night before.
For 2 years the Fake News Media, Obama's FBI, CIA & DOJ, and Swamp dwelling Politicians COLLUDED, Illegally Spied,and LIED to America about POTUS in order to overturn an election

All the while demanding censorship and removal of opposition Conservative "hate speech" voices.  Globalists Hate Freedom

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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2009, 10:44:12 PM »
Yeah, I agree with ICE, I really liked him jumping into the water and THEN drinking it.

All of Bear's stuff is planned ahead of time...where he lands, where he goes, where he sleeps (does he really sleep where he says?), where he'll find rope, water and they might even plant a snake for him so he can "find" it and eat it.

I also liked him saying the stuff about all the Border Patrol and how everything is monitored etc...and how they find him.
BTY..was that a real county sheriff?

I am sure it was filmed on private land somewhere. Nice scenery and entertaining  :icon_smile: next them though I'll be running around the park  :icon_lol:


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<---- Eating a prickly pear cacuts fruit as seen on Man Vs. Wild.
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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2009, 10:49:12 PM »
Any guy who takes all his clothes off and jumps into ice water in the cold tundra on purpose gets my vote for president.  At least this guy can handle adversity without blaming someone else.  Sorry, a little too political.  I still like the guy for eating skunk meat and drinking his own piss out of a snake skin no matter where he actually sleep the night before.

Sensors man... they've got sensors everywhere... they're everywhere I tell you!!!!

I can honestly not say "I still like the guy"

To me... one of the sad parts is that he supposedly really does know his stuff. The thing that bugs me is that the few real snipers that I know... and real Navy seals that I know... and one real Green Beret that I know... never... ever... says a word about who they were / are and what they've done... Maybe I don't know a large enough cross section of "professionals"... maybe I do

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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2009, 10:50:49 PM »
Sounds like I'm better off hitting the delete button on the program in my Tivo and not waste the 43 minutes watching it.

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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2009, 10:52:06 PM »
Sounds like I'm better off hitting the delete button on the program in my Tivo and not waste the 43 minutes watching it.

Maybe not  :icon_smile: I watched as much of it as I could... Maybe you'll be able to see where he was...

I think that was a real Sheriff. The truck was right...

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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2009, 10:55:13 PM »
Caught the credits at the end;  listed Texas Parks & Wildlife. So maybe on the Ranch?  If so, I've got a real bone to pick with them about that rattler.
Seemed to me the cameramen were deliberatly avoiding showing anything that could be a landmark.  Not many horizons, mostly shot real tight.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2009, 11:00:29 PM by Roy »

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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2009, 11:11:40 PM »
Maybe it's just me but if I was stuck in the middle of the desert I wouldn't risk breaking an arm to swing from a fifty year old rope when I could just walk around the rocks.
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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2009, 11:13:10 PM »
It was highly edited and there are some disclaimers.  Snake probably killed on private land and $0.10 will get you a dollar parts were shot in the state park and parts were shot on private land.  It's pretty highly produced.  I wonder how many times he screamed in pain from the cactus spines after jumping around like an idiot.  They only shown once.  Bet the Sheriff was from Presidio Co.

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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2009, 11:14:50 PM »
Maybe it's just me but if I was stuck in the middle of the desert I wouldn't risk breaking an arm to swing from a fifty year old rope when I could just walk around the rocks.

The trap looked fifty years old, but the rope didn't. That was staged so he could have a rope to try to kill himself needlessly.

Al

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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2009, 11:16:18 PM »
The guy is a goober, but he is pretty tough. Not all that smart, but kind of wiry.
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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2009, 11:17:48 PM »
Maybe it's just me but if I was stuck in the middle of the desert I wouldn't risk breaking an arm to swing from a fifty year old rope when I could just walk around the rocks.

The trap looked fifty years old, but the rope didn't. That was staged so he could have a rope to try to kill himself needlessly.

Al

Yeah, and what trapper ties a 75' 1 1/4" bullrope to a leg trap??
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