Its an entertaining show but I agree with most of what you said.
Its almost like a wildlife/nature version of MTV's Jackass with all the dumb unnecessary stuff just for shock value.
There's the episode where he scoops up elephant poop from the ground and squeezes the juices into his mouth. He says its a great source of water if you're stranded on a desert.
#1 I wouldn't do it even if I was stranded.
#2 He wasn't even stranded so doing it ffs was just plain gross...but anything for ratings!
Exactly. 90% of the things he does, he doesn't need to do, not only that but a lot of the things he does no one would do anyways.
You can certainly look at it that way M.C.
But can you imagine how I stumbled across this guy yesterday?? I will tell you.. I read an aritcle about a 14 year old kid on yahoo, wich said that he only survived because of the TV Show he always liked to watch, namely Man vs. Wild from Bear Grylls.
The article mentioned, that the boy was able to built himself an igloo on top of a ski mountain and left behind ski marks in the snow, so that the rescue team was able to find there way to his igloo. It took 14 long hours until the rescue team finally found the boy sitting in his little igloo built by himself, thanks to the knowledge of Bear Grylls and his TV Show.
The boy survived the entire night alone on this mountain and only suffered little frostbite's on his body. Without the knowledge on how to built an igloo the right way and how to get attention to his place.. the little boy would have died due to death from exposure.
There are definitely a lot of nasty, nasty things in the show. But without him doing all this, nobody would know how to fish or how to kill this particular animal, if you really someday would find yourself in a life or death situation.
Also, millions of people out there do and are allowed to do hunting in the woods. They kill and they eat!
I think it shows the true human life on how desperate and horrible it can be. Just like it was back then and how it still is today on so many poor parts of this world.
Because he bites a snake in half and eats it alive, he shows people how to hunt for snakes? Because he takes a stick, throws it, and kills a scared rabbit as it runs for its life, then he skins it and cooks it like anyone else in the world would, he is teaching the world how to hunt and cook rabbit? How much sense does it take to know to hit a rabbit in the head in order to kill it?
He kills these animals in brutal ways and eats them in more disgusting ways for ratings and ratings only. He's not teaching the world anything by doing this, not a single, tiny little thing.
If he wants to go around showing people how to survive in the wild, then that's okay, in fact it's entertaining, but why kill a bunch of animals that he doesn't even need to kill, simply cause it gives higher ratings?
It's sadistic and pathetic.