Bear Grylls, the world’s most iconic survival expert is back on Discovery Channel this April with a three-part “BEAR GRYLLS SPECIAL” where he demonstrates more life-saving skills in some of the toughest environments on earth.
It kicks off with a typical day with Bear where the contemporary Indiana Jones takes you around the world – Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Northern Australia, the Sahara desert, Guatemala, North Africa, Dominican Republic, Namibia, Belize, Siberia, Patagonia and the United States – and reveals his secrets and techniques for surviving the most extreme landscapes and situations. Discover how to construct emergency shelters and use what you can find to help you, including the remains of a seal as a wetsuit and heather as snowshoes.
Also, witness once again some of Bear’s wildest hygiene tips with “cowboy loo paper” and “nature’s toothbrush”, as well as his ingenious solutions for shelter by making sleeping bags from the carcasses of dead animals or building shelters in the Sumatran jungles.
Bear also shares his personal guide to the highly unusual food and drinks that can be scavenged from the wilderness, some of which are downright the most disgusting eats Bear has ever had to swallow. The menu starts with an aperitif made with freshly squeezed elephant dung, and includes such delights as field fresh death stalker, Bouillon De Moules Et Asticots Aux Arôme De Chaussette aka mussel and maggot broth with a hint of sock, frogs legs and snails a la Bear, hand caught whip scorpion, and the Saharan Special raw goat testicles.
For dessert, a special cheese board of weevil grub and goo along with some honey. And for a nightcap, a shaken not stirred snake skin martini of innards and urine. Bring your own strong stomach, it is certainly not a meal for the squeamish!
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Combined with archive footage and interviews with the survivors, Bear will pit himself against the very same dangers and scenarios, reliving their journeys through first-hand experience, and showing us how to persist through these highly challenging situations. Catch all the action in the following episodes of the “BEAR GRYLLS SPECIAL”:
A Day In The Life Of Bear Grylls – From bugs for breakfast to camping in the jungle canopy, relive the action packed escapades of Bear Grylls and explore a typical day in the life of a very English adventurer.
Fine Dining With Bear Grylls – Adventurer Bear Grylls presents a unique guide to the unusual food and drinks you can scavenge from the wilderness including fluid from elephant dung and camel milk.
Bear Grylls: How To Stay Alive – From snowstorms to searing heat, mountains to deserts, Bear Grylls has endured some of the world’s most inhospitable places. What are the secrets to his survival?
The “BEAR GRYLLS SPECIAL” premieres on Monday at 9pm (2100 hrs) SIN/HK, starting 15th April 2013 and encores every Tuesday at 2pm (1400 hrs), Friday at 9am (0900 hrs) and 3pm (1500 hrs), and Sunday at 10pm (2200 hrs) on Discovery (Astro Channel 551).
For more information, visit his official website.