Bear Grylls - Born Survivor - Scotland  [DVD]
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Adventurer Bear Grylls shows how to survive in Scotland's Cairngorm National Park. Half a million people visit to walk in the glens or climb in the mountains but few realise it's classed as an Artic landscape. Thirty tourists die every year.
Bear shows how navigate using ice formations and moss growth, and tests snow slopes for avalanche potential. He uses moss to purify water, and skins a red deer for shelter. For food, he traps and cooks a rabbit. Bear crosses deep marshes which can swallow a man, and uses fallen trees to cross ravines.
Episodes from Season 1.
Bear demonstrates how to make a snow cave, find water in deep tunnels, and avoid frostbite. Finding food is a problem. Bear is forced to eat a sheep's eyeball and catch a ptarmigan - a wild grouse.
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Scotland see's Bear braving the harsh conditions of the Cairngorms national park. It is quite astounding how wild some parts of Scotland still are. Here we see Bear clambering up mountains, exploring ancient pinewoods and crossing freezing cold rivers (so the usual really).
For those city dwellers who do not realise what dramatic landscapes and environments our country has to offer, this is a real eye-opener.
Factual? Not where it really matters in the Scottish high lands - navigation. Following the advice on navigation given here could lead people into much worse situations than they might already be in.
The old myth that moss grows best on the north side of rocks (or trees)is just that - a myth. It grows where the conditions are best for it, and they are likely to be on any aspect ("Trust me, I'm a botanist").
As for using wind, in the hills it is notoriously fickle and forecast wind directions are often modified locally by the surrounding landscape.
The worst advice was following streams off the high ground. This is very likely to lead you to the steepest slopes, waterfalls and into gorges, just as BG discovered. Water follows the easiest route! Artistic license for dramatic effect, or didn't BG know that?
Nice watch, nice penknife, nice waterbottle, nice paracord bracelet (or was it his waterbottle strap?)- but no compass... Hmm...
Other bits and pieces were laughably simplistic - do-it-yourself avalanche assessment (no mention of corniche formation at the top of slopes?) and scree running, for instance.
Granted, in a survival situation Bear may probably starve more slowly than the average person, but to be safe in the hills of Scotland real skills (especially navigation, navigation and, oh yes, did I mention navigation?) are required. If you are genuinely interested in getting yourself into the Scottish hills, Google for Mountain Leader Training Scotland (no I haven't done that training myself, but I have had to rely on those who have).
So great Product
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wot can i say "bear grylls" wot an amazing guy, if you like outdoor survival you will love him, he is a must see.Published on 10 May 2014 by nichola