Les Stroud “Survivorman” - A man of many talents, Les Stroud began his career as a Canadian musician and later became a wilderness guide, survival instructor, along with continuing his music. The show “Survivorman” is a spin-off of Stroud’s earlier project, a five-part series entitled “Stranded”. During the filming of each episode, Stroud is alone and operates all the cameras himself. He is equipped with only his clothes, camera equipment, his harmonica, a Leatherman multi-tool, and often “everyday items” relevant to the episode’s particular survival scenario. For safety purposes, Stroud carries an emergency satellite phone. However, Stroud has claimed that while filming several episodes, there were times when his emergency phone did not work, leaving him totally alone. On a few occasions, Stroud has also been provided with a rifle for safety reasons or as part of the survival situation.
Bear Grylls “Man vs. Wild” - Grylls is a British adventurer, writer and television presenter. He is one of the youngest Britons to climb Mount Everest, doing so at age 23. He is best known for his television series, “Man vs. Wild”. In the show, Grylls both demonstrates and narrates techniques for wilderness survival in regions around the globe. The general format of each episode is that Grylls is left stranded in a region. The episode documents his efforts to survive and find a way back to civilization, usually requiring an overnight shelter of some kind. Unlike “Survivorman”, Grylls does have a camera crew with him filming each episode and there have been rumors that the show is not as realistic as it seems. He is quick to dispose those rumors. Plus the man is not hesitant to eat raw flesh strait out of a zebra or drink water elephant dung.
Also, Will Ferrell was on “Man vs. Wild” last night and you need to check the episode if you get a chance. I am sure it will be on 100 times.