Man vs. Wild

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  • TV-PG
  • 2007
  • 7 Seasons
  • 8.1  (21,949)

Man vs. Wild is a television show on Discovery Channel where an ex British Soldier named Bear Grylls teaches different survival techniques to use under various scenarios which usually begin with one being stranded in what they believe to be miles from any form of civilization. The tips and tricks taught in the program are meant to educate the average person about ways to survive while stranded in the wilderness and the fastest ways to find your way back to civilization. These include ways to gather and hunt for food, find and filter drinking water, keep your exterior dry, use various flora for medical purposes, and avoid dangerous predators and unforeseen pitfalls. The show almost always puts Grylls in what can only be described as worst-case scenarios where he must go to extremes in order to survive. Situations are introduced where Grylls has run completely out of water and must urinate into a snakeskin and drink his own urine to get what remaining water there is within it to hydrate his system. There are also episodes where Grylls shows the audience the safest possible way to pass through places normally inhabited by highly dangerous animals, such as an african river inhabited by deadly hippos. The show also depicts the easiest ways to detect signs of civilization in your surroundings such as getting to high ground in order to be able to scout the area and how to interpret where vehicles are going by the direction of their tire or ski tracks. Though less often and less prominent in Man vs. Wild, Grylls will occasionally depict ways to signal for help in such a way that you could attract attention and get your message across in the most efficient way. Many ways to hunt and gather food are shown in areas all over the world. Ways to make hunting tools out of simple items you can find anywhere like tree branches, vines, and stones are some of the more common techniques used and shown by Grylls. Instructions on which types of plants and fruit are safe and what benefits they can provide you with are presented in comparison to which types of plants and fruit can be harmful or even deadly to a human in order to warn and educate the audience as to avoid disaster should you ever have to forage for your own nourishment.

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Seasons
Working the Wild
6. Working the Wild
August 26, 2011
Bear Grylls takes the viewer behind the scenes to meet the crew that follows his every step. Whether he's jumping from helicopters or eating the unimaginable, the camera is never far away from the action. Now the crew gets to tell their side of the story.
Land of the Maori
5. Land of the Maori
August 19, 2011
Each year over 100 people drown in New Zealand, and Bear must cross a raging river as well as scale down a waterfall on his journey to civilization.
Red Rock Country
4. Red Rock Country
August 12, 2011
Bear Grylls is in Southern Utah surviving with only a lasso. Later, Bear performs his craziest airplane stunt ever.
Iceland Fire and Ice
3. Iceland Fire and Ice
July 25, 2011
Bear Grylls attempts to survive extreme cold and the barren land after being dropped off on an ice cap covering an active volcano. Can he reach civilization when faced with swollen river crossings and ever present flash floods?
New Zealand South Island
2. New Zealand South Island
July 18, 2011
Bear Grylls jumps out of plane and parachutes to safety to reach this remote area. Crossing the country's highest mountain range and starting a fire in a waterlogged forest are a few survival techniques he demonstrates in this terrain.
Men vs Wild with Jake Gyllenhaal
1. Men vs Wild with Jake Gyllenhaal
July 11, 2011
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is tested on how well he can survive Mother Nature. He will go where Bear goes and eat whatever Bear eats, if he's going to cope with some of the worst conditions known to man.
Description

Man vs. Wild is a television show on Discovery Channel where an ex British Soldier named Bear Grylls teaches different survival techniques to use under various scenarios which usually begin with one being stranded in what they believe to be miles from any form of civilization.

The tips and tricks taught in the program are meant to educate the average person about ways to survive while stranded in the wilderness and the fastest ways to find your way back to civilization. These include ways to gather and hunt for food, find and filter drinking water, keep your exterior dry, use various flora for medical purposes, and avoid dangerous predators and unforeseen pitfalls.

The show almost always puts Grylls in what can only be described as worst-case scenarios where he must go to extremes in order to survive. Situations are introduced where Grylls has run completely out of water and must urinate into a snakeskin and drink his own urine to get what remaining water there is within it to hydrate his system. There are also episodes where Grylls shows the audience the safest possible way to pass through places normally inhabited by highly dangerous animals, such as an african river inhabited by deadly hippos.

The show also depicts the easiest ways to detect signs of civilization in your surroundings such as getting to high ground in order to be able to scout the area and how to interpret where vehicles are going by the direction of their tire or ski tracks. Though less often and less prominent in Man vs. Wild, Grylls will occasionally depict ways to signal for help in such a way that you could attract attention and get your message across in the most efficient way.

Many ways to hunt and gather food are shown in areas all over the world. Ways to make hunting tools out of simple items you can find anywhere like tree branches, vines, and stones are some of the more common techniques used and shown by Grylls. Instructions on which types of plants and fruit are safe and what benefits they can provide you with are presented in comparison to which types of plants and fruit can be harmful or even deadly to a human in order to warn and educate the audience as to avoid disaster should you ever have to forage for your own nourishment.

Man vs. Wild is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (70 episodes). The series first aired on November 2, 2007.

Where to Watch Man vs. Wild

Man vs. Wild is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Man vs. Wild on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Discovery, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    November 2, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (21,949)