A guy was lost in the desert. Hoping to find water, He found little old man selling ties. The guy said “Please, I’m dying of thirst, can I have some water? “The man said, “I don’t have any water, but why don’t you buy a tie? Here’s one that goes nicely with your clothes.”The guy said, “I don’t want a tie, you idiot, I need water!” “OK, over that hill is a nice restaurant.”The guy thanked him and walked away towards the hill. Three hours later the guy came back. “Couldn’t you find it?” “Oh, found it, but they wouldn’t let me in without a tie!”
Have you ever been so thirsty that your throat was really parched. I can think of some ways to go. But not many. If the guy had watched an episode of ‘Survivor Man’ or ‘Bear Greylls’ he would have known to boil and drink his own urine.
I know that’s crazy, I know, but this guy was desperate measures. He could also find a cactus and get suitable liquid from that. There are also snakes and scorpions to eat. I know that all sounds gross, but the guy is in deep danger and anything goes, under those circumstances.
I have seen both men eat some pretty disgusting things, but always made it back safely. Who do I respect more? Les Stroud, Survivor Man himself. Why? Because he has no crew. It’s just him, and the elements. He records everything himself, while Greylls has a crew with him.
I’m still impressed with what Greylls and his knowledge and love for nature, but Les Stroud really puts his money where his mouth is. I like that a lot. On the 7th day, his rescue team helicopter picks him up and he has to spend some time in a hospital to get healthy again.
In fact, he had to stop the show for a while because his health was so bad. He has since started again, but does far fewer shows than before. That being said, my greatest survivor of all time, Adam Richmon from ‘Man vs Food’ he too, had to take a break from the show because his health was withering. Eating 8 of the hottest wings on the planet?
Wings so spicy hot that he had to wear gloves to keep from burning his face. He had to be careful to avoid getting sauce around his mouth, etc. Now that, my friends, is a survivor.
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