Bear Grylls learning comes useful for father son disaster

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Huon

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May 12, 2004
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Im glad that there was a safe conclusion to this. However
"on the TV show Born Survivor: Bear Grylls and placed a tree log over the mud to distribute his weight"

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ud-tips-learnt-BEAR-GRYLLS.html#ixzz1jkQo3ujE

not being funny but who would actually need Bear to tell them that spreading your body weight equals lower groung pressure therefore less likleyhood of sinking in?
Whilst panicking and under stress? No idea but the father attributes the idea to having seen BG do it so it seems fair to give give the man some credit for this.
 

Chiseller

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Oct 5, 2011
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Reading same book n so far I concur. He's no Eddie mcgee but if one life is salvaged through his media as opposed to lost , then fair play to him.
 

R3XXY

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Jul 24, 2009
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I heard him on Desert Island Discs and he sounds like really mellow and genuine bloke.

Also he's been in the SAS and climbed Everest, I think anyone who's done either one of those things, let alone both, deserves automatic respect and recognition.
 

fluoxetine

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Aug 6, 2011
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I heard him on Desert Island Discs and he sounds like really mellow and genuine bloke.

Also he's been in the SAS and climbed Everest, I think anyone who's done either one of those things, let alone both, deserves automatic respect and recognition.
He was also the youngest to get a commision in the SAS.

Regardless of people saying Ray Mears or Bear Grylls are the better what we should all know when it is things like this is how we use what we know. If we put it into practice and it is effective I would name drop if I learned from said person on TV. The taking from a dumbed down TV show that appeals to the sofa society of "What happens if?" but in all we should take notes for that experience toolbox we all have. Their father applied knowledge instead of running round like a mad kids toy.
 

Jaymzflood

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Mar 1, 2011
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Weather you like him or not, what he has said on TV has inspired a father to act out the same skill to save his son from drowning in mud. Credit to Grylls and especially the Dad. If it was my dad, hed be screaming 'stop being so f**£#$ stupid and get up' ha
 

Wild Thing

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When all's said and done, how many of us can say that something we have shown somebody has saved a life when things go wrong... Not many compared to how many members there are on this forum. :news: :notworthy
 

Retired Member southey

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Ive seen Indiana Jones though and he showed in his documentary about Indian heart grabbers that you indeed can sink beyond rescue in quick sand. now thats one hell of a presenter, what happened to Indie
 

wildranger

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Oct 29, 2011
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Just because Ray Mears and Bear Grylls appear on television doesn't mean that they have more knowledge/skill/experience in the field than others. Fame is largely a matter of luck or other whimsical factors. Many of the most talented and brilliant people lie outside the domain of the media.