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Bear Grylls , Escape from Hell

Discussion in 'Bushcraft and survival skills' started by HillBill, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. mountainm

    mountainm Full Member

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    Radio 4? I heard that too. Also that crossbreeds should be possible. I know enough about the human race to assume someone somewhere has tried it :(
     
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    Mushrooms are best cooked in bacon fat. Its almost like eating meat. :approve:

    I demand more edibles without chlorophyll to taint their flavour!
     
  3. Swallow

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    [video=youtube;4nzhY-9VoWI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nzhY-9VoWI[/video]
     
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    I just love roast spuds, you cant beat a good roast dinner with all your favourite veg, favourite meat, stuffing and roast spuds mmm Mmmmm. Mmmmm
     
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    Plants photosynthesise during the day and use CO2 but at night they respire, taking in Oxygen and passing out CO2 same as us animals.
     
  6. mountainm

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    .....mushrooms aren't plants. Can't photosynthesise. No chlorophyll.
     
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    Pasnips, I likes em roasted :)
     
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    I know I was talking about plants not mushrooms.[​IMG]
     
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    Oh. Sorry. Thought you were answering the question.
     
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    It's cool, Santaman was saying that plants only photosynthesise, not resperate. Was just correcting him. As it's not the defining feature between us. wasn't being antsy just my usual picky self:eek: Fungi do need oxygen for growth though.

    Sorry,
    GB.
     
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    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Actually no, that's not what I was saying.

    As I was taught, animals take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide.
    Whereas plants take in carbon dioxide and expel oxygen.

    That principle is still being studied for long distance space travel.
     
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    But I was correcting the statement in that plants may take in CO2 during the day as part of the photosynthesis process but at night they take in Oxygen the same as animals do.
    In fact there was a case back in the 70's where a tramp suffocated in his sleep on a very still night under a large low branched beech tree as the heavier CO2 that was being put out due to the trees respiration smothered him.
     
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    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Never been taught that. Apparently NASA doesn't subscribe to it either. Nor the conservationists whose concerns over deforestation include the lessening of our oxygen supply as a result.
     
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    No worries Santaman, a lot of folk don't realise, and it does take in more CO2 than it puts out in a diurnal cycle.:)
     
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    Swallow, Thanks for posting the show. Honestly really enjoyed it. 3 good stories ,52 days in the jungle wow
     
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    I thought it was OK ish. The stories were good but the overall production is a bit over hyped and over sensationalised for my tastes.
    I don't blame him for using his BG branded products on the show. Using anything else would look kinda bad really.
     
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    Pretty interesting , better than mosts rubbish on TV. I do find it odd how Bear gets such a negative response. I dont like him,But thats just because I am jealous as hell he gets to play in jungles for a living .

    But something occurred to me recently. If a anti Bear bushcrafter got stuck in the wilderness would they rather die than use a tip they saw on his show? :lmao:

    Im a noob to all this so Ill take any advise where ever I can get it , It might come in handy it might not
     
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    I never liked his previous TV programmes. Couldn't make head nor tail of them. It took about 3 episodes just to see what was going on.

    You could do worse than use kids as an excuse to read his "Mission Survival" Beck Granger books. They are kind of like a Survival Harry Potter. Of course they need a story and the hero has a lot of luck but there's a fair bit of info in there in context and it's a good way to get kids into all this.

    And this is great
    http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=113056
     
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    I thought that was OK, much better than some of the other shows. The storeys being told were interesting and his narration was pretty good
     
  20. John Fenna

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    I rather think that most "Anti-Bear" Bushcrafters would, IF they got stuck in the wilderness, be best off not showboating and faking techniques as shown by Bear in his early shows - as they could prove more lethal than the wilderness itself! :)
     

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