I know this is an old story, but I think it BEARs repeating. (har har) I'll leave the kids Santa Clause, but I'm taking away Bear Grylls.
Bear Grylls is a fake. That's it. I don't care if he was in the British Special Forces, and I don't care that he was the youngest Briton to climb Everest. He's a liar, and in knowing he's a liar, everything else that he has "done" is suspect and in-credible.
For example... here is a solid piece of evidence that he's a sack of shit:
Now... after seeing that, this video doesn't seem too far-fetched (even though I agree that some of the claims are hard to prove):
Now, if you're really in need of a survival fix, tie off and watch this guy. Canada wins this round. Keep in mind, whenever this guy walks toward the camera, it means that he set it down, walked away, then walked back toward it. Same goes for any shot when he walks away.
Les Stroud: Good Job.