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Running Wild With Bear Grylls

Tony: Technology also seems to conflict with the idea of disconnecting and getting off the grid. For a wilderness enthusiast heading off into the wild, what are 3 pieces of equipment you recommend they take with them?

Running Wild with Bear Grylls


Bear: I would say that Danny Trejo really impressed me with his persistence and ability to keep going through the terrain and the many challenges despite facing heat stroke at one point. He is the oldest guest that we have ever had on Running Wild, yet his story is mind blowing. To listen to his life and guide him through the wild was an experience I will never forget.

On Dec. 17 at 10 p.m. ET, the network will unveil a special episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls featuring the 44th president of the United States. Shot while Obama visited Alaska this summer, the installment will see Obama observing the effects of climate change with the survival expert before heading out into the woods and receiving some tips on how to last more than a few hours in the wilderness.

Drew Brees guests on "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" Monday (Sept. 7) at 9:01 p.m. on WDSU-TV. In the episode, the New Orleans Saints quarterback tests the wilds of Panama with Grylls, who tests Brees by having him tackle a crocodile, among other activities.

The name Bear Grylls is synonymous with wild adventures. This former SAS soldier can ride anything that moves, eat anything that makes ordinary people sick, drink all things liquid, and is defying death on a daily basis.

The show started out with them riding on a four wheeler style car to meet Bear. When they were all together they jumped on a helicopter to get to their starting point, but rather than riding in the helicopter they rode via the ladder basically dangling. Their mission during the episode was to help local officials with wildlife population by placing game cameras over a specific area of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. During several moments of the show they had to rappel down various rock formations which was difficult for each of them as they're not fans of heights. Particularly the last rappel they had to do as it was a 200ft drop to the bottom. When they went down for the night, they made camp underneath a rock and boiled snails for dinner.

President Obama will trek through the Alaskan wilderness with series host/survival expert Bear Grylls, to observe the effects of climate change on the area. Along the way, POTUS will receive a crash course in survival techniques from Grylls.

Preparation is absolutely the key to any adventure. Part of being prepared also means being able to adapt and flex plans when things change, and in the wild happens all the time. For Running Wild, we work hard as a team to try to plan a fun, challenging route, that will also be achievable for the guest. The other key factor is good access and safety preparation in case it is ever needed. We always have to have a back up plan and good comms and infrastructure with the local search and rescue is fundamental.

The president along with host Bear Grylls will venture through the Alaskan wilderness for a special edition of the unscripted adventure series to air later this year. 041b061a72


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