Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls and Stephen Fry talk about their beliefs

Two of my favourite people in the world.  Wish I had been there with them at the time

Bear Grylls is a legend

I read his auto-biography a while ago.  This guy is the real deal.  And he seems pretty nice to boot.

Air NZ have done a great job with this.

Meat Eater

Please, please, please I hope this will be coming to NZ. it will be way better than Bear Grylls:

Outside Online interviewed Steve Rinella, he explains what it is to be in the bush, in much the same way I would:

I don’t know Bear Grylls but the title of his show implies an adversarial relationship to the wild. I don’t think that the point of being in the wilderness is to get out as quickly as humanly possible. In the woods I find things that are spiritual, redemptive, and worthy of contemplation. I don’t run around thinking, Holy shit! Watch out! And I don’t smear mud all over my face.

This will be an awesome show. His comments on the ani-hunting brigade are good too:

It depends on where the person’s coming from. If they eat meat, I ask them to explain and justify the circumstances that put flesh on their table. It’s hypocritical to call a hunter cruel if you go to the store and buy chicken or beef or bacon. Someone killed those animals, and just because you’re ignorant of the details of how they were killed doesn’t make it somehow better. In my mind, it’s far more ethical to take responsibility for the killing that your meals require. Doing so leads to a much greater appreciation for the resources that we consume. On the other hand, if the person asking the question is vegan, I tell them that I understand their perspective. Hunting does involve death and blood and some amount of suffering. There’s no hiding that. Thinking of this leads me to an honest question that I’ve been wondering about: Do anti-hunters think that chimps and dolphins and wolves should all quit hunting, or just us humans?

Face of the Day

Bear Grylls, given the arse by Discovery Channel:

TV adventurer Bear Grylls, star of the survival show Man vs. Wild, has been sacked by the Discovery Channel.

The US channel said “due to a continuing contractual dispute with Bear Grylls, Discovery has terminated all current productions with him.”

Grylls, who has presented the show since 2006, is known for eating insects and drinking animal urine in the wild.

His publicist confirmed the move saying they could not reach a “mutual agreement on new programming”.