Bear Grylls – Sierra Nevada December 31, 2006Posted by theoxymoron in TV Series.
He choosed to land in a small lake because it would be too dangerous to land in the trees or on the rocks. This time he had a empty water bottle, a cup and a flint with him.
For orientation he used a stick and the shadow. Put a stick into the ground and mark the end of the shadow with a stone. After 15 minutes mark the end of the new shadow. The line between these two stones is the east-west line.
First he descended the mountain to reach the woods and because he tried to find a river. Following a river downstream is done most effectively by building a raft. Before night he built a pretty nice shelter with wood. It looked like a wigwam and after he made the fire it was one of the best shelters he made sofar. With pine-needles and boiled water he made tea. Didn’t know that these pine-needles have 8 times more vitamin C than an orange.
The next day he saw some beautiful wild horses and he thought it would be great if he could ride with a horse back to civilization. But that was easier said than done. He tried hard to rope a horse with his selfmade lasso out of plants but that didn’t work out.
For a snack he found a small water snake. To eat it you have to bite off the head first and than you can eat the whole body. Watching this scene was exciting 🙂
The next day he got really hungry he decided to catch some animals to get the important proteins. He built a stick out of cedar wood which is a very very hard wood and he practiced to throw and aim for the prey. After he made his practice he went hunting. And I couldn’t believe it, he was successful and managed to hit a bunny. He broiled it and ate it in the evening.
After walking another day he spotted a lake and on the other side of the lake a road. He had to cross that lake but it was quite a long distance. To make it easier for him he used his trousers and made two knots, one at each end of his trouser-legs. After that he submerged it into the water so that the trousers were filled with air. This worked like a life-belt. Great idea !