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View Poll Results: What Survival Expert on TV Do you Most Respect?
Ray Mears 9 10.23%
Bear Grylls, Man v Wild 1 1.14%
Mykel Hawke & Wife, Man Woman Wild 1 1.14%
Dave Canteburry, Dual Surivival 11 12.50%
Cody Lundin, Dual Surivival 10 11.36%
Les Stroud, Survivorman 44 50.00%
Other 12 13.64%
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:59 PM
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this guy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=jq2qsSvSKDA
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So little talk about Ray Mears. That is sad, because he truly knows his stuff. Most of what he learns comes directly from indigenous populations from around the globe. Tribes and people who have been living in the ways that we think of as harsh enough to require survival. I guess you could say that Mears wouldn't just survive, he would thrive! He would lead a group of city folk into the deep wilderness and rebuild civilization with just a pocket knife.

Anyways, if one wants to know where the survival skills are, one needs to explore Bushcraft.
Okay, I will agree with you on this.

Ray Mears definitely knows his stuff.
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If I had to go into the deep woods and survive and thrive, I would want Ray Mears to be my guide.
If I wanted to go and have fun with my harmonica, Les Stroud.
If i wanted to Go on a Batchelor weekend with the boys , Bear Gryls.
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I voted for Les. The guy takes only 5 cameras and no crew into the unknown for 7 days, so have to think he's the real deal. I do like Dave, i just dont care for the new DS. Man/woman is ok but having some booty in you bob isnt survival, its a wild romp in the woods lol.
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I forget the guys name but I like him because he showed us
what not to do and took risks doing it. He was his own camera
man. He went out to live with the Bears up in Alaska, and
shot some great footage then one of them ate him.

Ron White did a great routine on him. What was his name?
I ask because I saw the movie years ago and would like to
buy it again.
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I forget the guys name but I like him because he showed us
what not to do and took risks doing it. He was his own camera
man. He went out to live with the Bears up in Alaska, and
shot some great footage then one of them ate him.

Ron White did a great routine on him. What was his name?
I ask because I saw the movie years ago and would like to
buy it again.
I think it was Treadwell. He was a environmentalist and eco-warrior.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Treadwell

He died because he was stupid.
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Yes!!! RON HOOD.
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Les Stroud is my Hero
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TV shows are fantasy.

James Felix Bridger was real.
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Ron Hood and Les Hiddins need to be on this list IMO.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Proenneke
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Hmmmmmm....... I don't see Ron Hood up there anywhere.
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Yes!!! RON HOOD.
I never heard of him. What TV show was he on?
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So little talk about Ray Mears. That is sad, because he truly knows his stuff.
I heard him through reputation, which is why I put him on the list. I believe he is on British TV and his shows are on youtube. I really like his down to earth, quit approach. Unlike Bear, who talks quickly, like a used car salesman, Ray says things so matter of fact that are great insights.
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My wifey's favorite his Mike & his wife. I am surprised somewhat that no one voted for him/her.
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Peter

He wasn't a t.v. star, he was a real world survivalist instructor. He also instructed the military for sere school. I was one of his students. Just google Ron Hood. He died over a year ago from an unexpected severe coronary attack.
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I prefer Ray Mears, TrapperJack and I DO respect Dave Canterbury because they're very practical. I'm not a Les Stroud fan. Most of his stuff is geared toward other cultures which is fine, and fun to watch, but I prefer abject practicality.

This is one of the best.

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My wifey's favorite his Mike & his wife. I am surprised somewhat that no one voted for him/her.
I DO like them. Mostly for their honesty. They did a desert show in Mexico, and had to call in help. I felt it was honest of them to do this on camera and not cover it up as some might. That rated real high on my "respectability meter". There is nothing that gets my respect like someone nutting up and saying "OOOPS! I f***ed up! and then copping to it in public. THIS is something to be both admired, and learned from.
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Good point. Did you think they made a mistake leading up to having to call in help?
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how about this guy? haha


bungcheese1's channel on youtube...
just joking!! it started off as a joke a few years ago..i still laugh at the goofy stuff
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