is a British adventurer, writer and television presenter.
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See all my responses at http://theadrenalist.com/
Comments: 6295 • Responses: 29 • Date: 2011-09-13 17:58:41 UTCsource
ProbablyHittingOnYou2032 karma2011-09-13 18:00:45 UTC
First, Mr. Grylls has pre-confirmed this with the admins and mods, so there's no need to request proof
I’d like to remind people that we’re lucky to have such a notable person come do an IAmA and that we shouldn’t stomp all over that privilege by ruining this IAmA with a flood of “HAHAHA how does piss taste, LOL!” comments. Mr Grylls has a long, and pretty fucking interesting, list of accomplishments, and also has the misfortune of being the subject of an internet meme. Let’s focus more on the former and less on the latter.
So, my questions to you:
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TheAdrenalist1532 karma2011-09-13 18:31:34 UTC
What am I most proud of? Here's my answer:
SushiRoe1426 karma2011-09-13 18:16:35 UTC
This question might get lost in this AMA, but there was a video that was posted here long ago where Bear outruns a train when going through a tunnel, and to this day I do not know if it's real or fake, especially with the way CGI has become so much more advanced. So, Mr. Grylls, is this real?! I will not think any less of you and your crazy antics in the wild regardless of the answer.
Video in question is here
TheAdrenalist1873 karma2011-09-13 19:01:34 UTC
real train, real tunnel, real new underpants needed afterwards!
Maybs39231083 karma2011-09-13 18:14:17 UTC
How do you view Les Stroud? As a competitor in the survival-tv-show industry or as a friend and "coworker"?
TheAdrenalist634 karma2011-09-13 19:11:57 UTC
Here's what I think...
TheUnwashedMasses959 karma2011-09-13 18:02:28 UTC
What's your favorite hobby other than surviving?
TheAdrenalist1609 karma2011-09-13 18:15:17 UTC
Playing guitar with my kids.
TellMeYMrBlueSky224 karma2011-09-13 18:18:51 UTC
Do you play any other instruments besides guitar?
TheAdrenalist556 karma2011-09-13 19:11:55 UTC
gvoakes825 karma2011-09-13 18:05:23 UTC
What was the least favorite thing you've ever forced yourself to eat? And what was the most surprisingly good thing you've ever eaten in the wild?
TheAdrenalist980 karma2011-09-13 18:55:02 UTC
My least favorite thing? Well...
tankengine1761 karma2011-09-13 18:05:41 UTC
What scenario did you come across while filming that was completely unexpected and really caught you off-guard?
TheAdrenalist1068 karma2011-09-13 18:25:16 UTC
rockfalls have often caught us out unexpectedly- Ian one of our crew got caught in a nasty one in NZ recently and broke 6 ribs. But he is mending now! Just got to be careful always and look out for each other I guess.
abedatemydog495 karma2011-09-13 18:30:05 UTC
Have you ever felt like the situation was too dangerous to continue? Are there unfinished episodes for this reason?
TheAdrenalist918 karma2011-09-13 18:37:43 UTC
to be honest sometimes I have definitely felt nervous about going on (especially if one of us have had a particularly close call - which has happened quite a bit!), but I have learnt that it is fine to feel like that- you gotta then put your head down and keep going- and that attitude has helped me so often.
Here's some advice:
gmpalmer621 karma2011-09-13 18:18:37 UTC
What three things should you keep always on your person and why?
TheAdrenalist801 karma2011-09-13 19:44:05 UTC
geyserpj586 karma2011-09-13 18:10:52 UTC
Im an eagle scout. whats your take on the scouts. i will not be offended in anyway. just curious?
TheAdrenalist1030 karma2011-09-13 18:32:27 UTC
an incredible worldwide force for good - we have 28 millions scouts now and growing every day. It is all about encouraging young folk to LOVE adventure! Am super proud to be Chief Scout for sure.
KidxA580 karma2011-09-13 18:21:22 UTC
Do you feel your camera man gets the recognition he deserves? Always wondered how he does all the same things, but whilst holding a camera. It impresses me.
TheAdrenalist1090 karma2011-09-13 18:48:32 UTC
yep he's a very nice handsome dude. (by the way he is here with me in the studio and I am answering this under duress!!!!!)
Rollout486 karma2011-09-13 18:01:46 UTC
With the camera/support team with you all the time, do you really ever feel like you are in danger? I think I would react differently to situations if I did not have a safety net, do you?
mc66a420 karma2011-09-13 18:18:06 UTC
Also, is the cameraman basically doing the same intense things as you but with a camera on his shoulder?
TheAdrenalist818 karma2011-09-13 19:09:25 UTC
Is the cameraman doing the same thing? Let's hear from him:
teetheyes249 karma2011-09-13 18:29:44 UTC
There should be a show about just the cameramen in shows like this. It would be on the history channel.
TheAdrenalist386 karma2011-09-13 19:31:27 UTC
You know, I kind of agree with you.
Recoil1480 karma2011-09-13 18:03:45 UTC
What did you find was the hardest location to survive and film in the 'Man Vs Wild' series?
TheAdrenalist747 karma2011-09-13 18:42:53 UTC
chrisw61465 karma2011-09-13 18:08:37 UTC
What sort of training do you do to keep yourself in shape (both mentally and physically) for these sort of adventures?
TheAdrenalist460 karma2011-09-13 19:17:27 UTC
Here's my training...
mattrox217429 karma2011-09-13 18:13:30 UTC
Huge, huge fan here, both of your outdoors skills and your boldness in your faith, a few questions.
What did it feel like to summit Everest?
Who's one of your heroes?
Do you ever drink your piss just for, you know, fun?
Any plans to do any speaking in or around Florida anytime soon?
What's your favorite place in the world?
What, would you say, is (or are some of) your greatest achievement(s)?
TheAdrenalist691 karma2011-09-13 18:47:32 UTC
quick fires for you!
What did it feel like to summit Everest?... cold but amazing
Who's one of your heroes? my late dad
Do you ever drink your piss just for, you know, fun? um no!
What's your favorite place in the world? home...
rhymingisfun417 karma2011-09-13 18:02:58 UTC
What's the worst injury you've ever sustained in the wild?
TheAdrenalist402 karma2011-09-13 19:22:11 UTC
My worst injury? That's a tough one, but this brings back a painful memory...
jaju123412 karma2011-09-13 18:13:29 UTC
Did you actually play your video game? If so, what did you think?
TheAdrenalist1033 karma2011-09-13 19:00:52 UTC
yep but my kids like it when i get eaten by the croc! ... I dont.
[deleted]299 karma2011-09-13 18:21:24 UTC
I was in the Audience when you were on the Graham Norton show with that monstrous Kathy Griffin, and I went specifically because you were on the show, but I've got a question that may have already been asked. If it was then I just give my respect.
Question: In Canada and the USA you are often compared to Les Stroud, a man who had his own show called Survivorman in which he did similar things as you.
How do you feel about people saying that, in comparison to Mr Stroud, you are weak and that Les Stroud is the stronger and better equipped man?
Note to everyone who may downvote me. I do not feel this way, I enjoy Grylls' show. I just want to know how he feels in comparisonl.
TheAdrenalist303 karma2011-09-13 18:57:08 UTC
Interesting question. How would I rate myself?
chopter285 karma2011-09-13 18:09:48 UTC
What was it like working with Will Ferrel on that one episode?
TheAdrenalist299 karma2011-09-13 19:56:14 UTC
Great guy, here's the story:
bonds7279 karma2011-09-13 18:07:20 UTC
How do you feel about being such an iconic figure on the internet?
TheAdrenalist439 karma2011-09-13 18:54:26 UTC
How do I feel?
damnstraight255 karma2011-09-13 18:15:46 UTC
When you finally do "retire", where do you see yourself living?
TheAdrenalist475 karma2011-09-13 19:02:35 UTC
on our little welsh island back in the UK. It is heaven to me.
jfgiv248 karma2011-09-13 18:11:32 UTC
What was the most surprising location you've survived in? One you thought would be a (relative) cakewalk but wound up being significantly more challenging than expected?
TheAdrenalist342 karma2011-09-13 19:39:53 UTC
Surprising? This is a good one.
[deleted]227 karma2011-09-13 18:10:09 UTC
What made you join the military when you were younger? And are you just incredibly talented for the UK Special Forces or are your skills common place in the UKSF?
TheAdrenalist362 karma2011-09-13 19:03:08 UTC
all the guys I served with were well trained. It was the job.
ar0ne190 karma2011-09-13 18:14:56 UTC
Was there ever an animal or an insect that made you just say "NOPE, not eating that!". If so, what was it? And what is to most awful thing you ever tasted?
TheAdrenalist289 karma2011-09-13 20:07:39 UTC
Crazy insects? Check.
jaggazz177 karma2011-09-13 18:16:21 UTC
Besides a dead camel, where is the worst place you ever had to spend the night?
TheAdrenalist340 karma2011-09-13 20:17:11 UTC
This is an ugly one:
two_eve176 karma2011-09-13 18:12:39 UTC
Where do you think you would be now if you never accepted the offer to have your own TV programme?
TheAdrenalist220 karma2011-09-13 19:48:17 UTC
I've often wondered that:
upvoteforyouhun120 karma2011-09-13 19:16:30 UTC
I don't think he'll ever see this, but I am curious. How does your wife/kids feel about the dangerous things you do for your show? Do they watch?
TheAdrenalist174 karma2011-09-13 20:41:26 UTC
How do they feel? Here's what I think they'd say:
irenesophia1968109 karma2011-09-13 18:30:51 UTC
Hi Bear, if your children wanted to follow in your adventurer footsteps would you encourage it?
TheAdrenalist149 karma2011-09-13 20:27:50 UTC
I suppose so. Here's why I wanted to do it myself:
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