Bjtch please, Les Stroud was the man. The Survivorman.
@SavageGreek, yeah, he was the camera man AND the survive
@Pestilence , Exactly!
@SavageGreek, Les Stroud would set up a camera on one side of a frozen lake, film himself swimming across it, then have to swim back across to get the camera, and again a third time to get to where he's going next. Compared to him, Bear Grylls is a little b!tch.
@SavageGreek, Dam right all those closing shots of him walking into the distance after he got out of sight he has to walk all the way back and then leave
@SavageGreek, I wish he was more popular
@SavageGreek, while I would definitely say he does work much harder for his show, I disagree with some of his survival strategies. Even if Bear doesn't necessarily do as much work I would watch his show over Les Stroud's only because I value the survival material more. But to each his own I guess. Have a nice day and enjoy your shows!
@SavageGreek, YES! THANK YOU
@SavageGreek, wait, that second pic isn't Survivorman? Well now I feel stupid..
@cock stealing beaver, I dissagree, because the fact that Survivorman IS STILL ALIVE is a testament to his very real survival skills. He goes off into the wilderness alone with no backup no packed lunch, and no hotel, and if he didn't know what he was doing, he'd die. Bear Grylls strategies may look more entertaining or sound better. But if they were better, the Survivorman would practice them; not the actor.
@Urist McDorfforter, I'm not saying that Les Stroud can't survive in the wild, he obviously can. I just prefer bear's methods not necessarily the show. Also just because bear has a camera crew does not make him an actor. He is a 'survivor', he just doesn't do actual survival for a living. It's a tv show, and is therefore scripted, same goes for survivor man. The only difference being that Les Stroud works much harder to create his show. Regardless, neither are 'real'. I respect your preference, however what it comes down to in the long run is which show you think is a better show, and which survival methods you prefer.
I was thinking, they should have survival show featuring only camera guys from various survival shows. I sure they have almost as much knowledge being around it all.
@Brazz, then who would record the show?
@JackoftheDead, have you seen survivor man, think thats thw name, its only one guy. He records himself, if he can im sure they could and even record each other if they all have cameras.
@Brazz, the joke was if all the cameramen were filming the show there would be no other cameramen with those skill sets to record it. The operative phrase was cameramen. Stop your joke genocide man.
@JackoftheDead, ah.... sry took it as a serious question so i missed the humor...
I don't think he camera man is naked
But who was recording Simon Reay?!?
You the real mvp
Doesn't bear do it like twice? Once to place the camera and once to record it?
@JackoftheDead, you're thinking of Les Stroud, Bear has a camera crew
Don't know why people give bear so much gruff he's just showing people what to do in those situations sometimes purposely putting himself in a bad one to prove a point and he was a member of British special air forces so it's not like he dumb. Anyways that was my little rant sorry if I bothered you
Note that he had climbing gear, never jumped in waterfalls (just filmed from above), has a tent, and has clothes designed for whatever environment they're in.
Why was Reay naked while crossing the river
Cameramen on those shows are the real survivors!
Yes however things are a bit easier for the cameramen as they bring supplies unlike bear grylls (or anyone of those type) but believe me that I respect the cameramen just as much or if not even more because they get into tons of situations yet get the job done.
Also, survivor man (Simon) ACTUALLY does all that stuff listed. As opposed to just being an actor.
@Urist McDorfforter, oh, wait, are Survivorman and Simon not the same person? if so... Oops. Still my comment stands (with either one)
MAROONED! GOOD SURVIVAL SHOW! WATCH IT *Caps were intended for excitement, not anger*!!!!!
12 August 2014 #12August2014
Actually, the cameramen and other crew are flown by helicopter out of the area at night. That's why all the night footage is filmed by Bear w/a smaller video camera
@IrrelevantSax, Bear was caught entering a four star hotel while he was supposed to be out surviving somewhere. He's never left alone, if they ever really leave, he goes with them.
But Bear is still cool as fvck. "Oh look at that fat ass spider--
@FromGermany, a nice snack"**