“When disaster strikes and we find ourselves alone in an unknown and hostile environment, why do some people survive and others perish? Almost all of the most extraordinary tales of survival seem to involve an indefinable Ingredient X, which can only be understood as having its source in that mysterious entity, the `human spirit.'”
–Bear Grylls, Man vs. Wild
In his hit television show Man vs. Wild, Bear Grylls demonstrates loads of survival techniques when faced with nature’s extremes. This includes crossing piranha-infested rivers and surviving encounters with grizzly bears. He shows us how, armed with the correct know-how and a determination to stay alive, all of us have the potential to beat the elements in even the bleakest of situations if ever stuck in a survival situation.
Man vs. Wild: Survival Techniques from the Most Dangerous Places on Earth
Bear Grylls is one of the greatest modern-day adventurers. He spent three years with the British Special Forces. He left on an honorable discharge after a near-fatal parachuting accident which broke his back in three places. Just two years later, Grylls followed his childhood dream and became one of the youngest climbers to ever reach the summit of Mount Everest. He is a karate black belt and now lives in London with his wife and two sons.
Now, in his book, Grylls shows his millions of fans worldwide how to do what he does through the writen medium. It shows how to survive just about every kind of hard ecosystem from mountain, arctic, jungle, desert, and sea terrain. Bear takes readers on journeys around the world and recreates disaster scenarios and shows how to get out alive. He teaches survival techniques including, but not limited to, building different types of shelters, starting fires, hunting, gathering, and finding water. This is a great, fun, exciting book for armchair adventurers and extreme sports buffs alike. Critics agree that Man vs. Wild is destined to become a classic in adventure literature.
I love this book and give it 4.5 out of 5 stars. I only wish it was a bit more in depth, but how much can you include in one book?