Few survival experts are better known than Bear Grylls. Love it or hate it Bear has become perhaps the most famous TV survival guide of all. Bear Grylls is a very recognizable man. Born Edward Michael Grylls, this British adventurer is a former military member of the Special Air Service.
Even today there are many survivors who are unknown, people who do extraordinary things to survive. On the other hand, there are a handful of famous survivors who are survivors only in front of the cameras, once they stop rolling they take out their canned beans. Most survival programs are trying to sell adrenaline, although in most cases they overdo it to achieve a dramatic effect. On the other hand, there are hardcore survivors who really know what they are doing and love what they are doing.
One thing most survivors use while filming their adventures is vitamins, for more information, see my recent article Survival Vitamins (Top 13 SHTF Vitamins). Born in 1974 in Northern Ireland, Bear Grylls is probably one of the most famous survivors on this list, not least because of his Man vs. During the filming of Man vs. Savage, he often ate raw meat, drank his own urine, and on one occasion even ate raw goat testicles offered to him by an Afghan goat herder.
He is also known to be the youngest man to climb Mount Everest, at the time he was 23 years old. Born in 1961 in Canada, Les Stroud is best known for the television series Survivorman. He lives off the grid with his whole family and has spent several years living off the land. He is one of the few real survivors, since, unlike most survivors, he actually practices what he is teaching and if you've seen the Survivorman series, you know it's the real deal.
He is above all a self-taught survivor, which is an achievement in and of itself. In a survival situation, you will still have to clean your clothes, albeit with little or no water, for more information, see my recent article How to clean clothes without water (13 main ways). EJ Snyder has been in the military for more than 25 years as a coach on matters of survival off earth and self-sufficiency. While serving in the military he earned the nickname “Skull Crusher”, people who were being trained by him often said that there is no SHTF event where he couldn't.
After leaving the military, he ended up in several high-profile television series such as Dual Survival, Naked and Afraid, and Man vs. Mykel Hawke was born in November 1965 in Fort Knox and spent about 12 years in the military. He became famous with the series Man, Woman, Wild by Discovery Chanel. During his military career, he also trained the UN peacekeeping force on survival, and was also part of the search and rescue team during the drug war in California.
Born in September 1963, David Canterbury is a survival instructor with more than 20 years of military experience. He is an expert in survival and primitive skills, without using hardly any tools, he is a master of improvisation. She was also the star of Discovery Chanel's Dual Survival program. In addition to being a celebrity in the survival world, he also teaches his skills at the Outdoor Survival School in Boulder.
There are many common items that can become survival items in case of need, for more information, see my recent article (Top 4 Survival Items Ignored). Born in 1964 in England, Ray Mears is an expert in survival and bushcraft. He is a self-taught survivor and at one point he was training the UK militarily in all aspects related to survival and bushcraft. He has appeared and presented several television series in the UK, such as Extreme Survival, Wild Food, Survival with Ray Mears and many more.
At that time he decided to cut his right arm to survive, he had to do it with a small knife. After cutting off his right arm, he went back to his truck and during the walk, he was found by a family who rushed him to a hospital. Aron Ralston is one of the best survivors who survived 127 hours in the desert because of a firm determination to live, whatever the cost. There is a movie based on their experiences, if you want to see more survival movies, check out my recent article The Best Survival Films (Top 1).
Born in 1973 in the United Kingdom, this survivor is known for pushing his limits. He appeared in several television series such as The Lost World of Britain, The Lost Land of the Tiger and The Lost Land of the Volcano. During the filming of one of the series in Argentina, he was trying to catch an anaconda when he was bitten by an alligator, luckily he recovered completely after the incident. Douglas Mawson was born in Australia and was a famous explorer, in the days when Antarctica was not fully explored in 1912 he led a small expedition to explore it.
This was a long journey of 300 miles, extremely dangerous, during which one of its 3 members fell into a crevice dragging all his supplies and most of the dogs with him. The team member who fell died in the crack, and since there was no possibility of recovering supplies, the remaining two men have decided to return to the base camp. If you're in your 30s, you've probably watched the Roseanne TV show at least once, although not many know that Roseanne is actually a preparer who focuses on being as self-reliant as possible. Although he is not living on a farm, he has plans to live completely self-sufficient and off-grid someday.
Mauro Prosperi was an Italian policeman and an avid marathon runner. He competed in the Sands of Marocco Marathon in 1994, which is a 6-day marathon through the desert. On the first day of the marathon, he got lost in a dust storm, while trying to find his way back, he crossed the border into Algeria, where he found a small sanctuary and used it as a refuge. While he was in the shelter, he was drinking his own urine and eating bats.
The story of Jan Baalsrud begins during World War II in Norway, where he was part of the local resistance fighting the Germans. He traveled frequently by sea to avoid the German troops, during one of his trips the Germans found the ship killing everyone in it except him. He managed to jump off the boat and swim to the shore where he was found by two girls. Before he managed to jump off the ship, he was shot in the foot, or more precisely one of his big toes was shot.
The two fishermen have survived on a small life raft, their emergency rations did not last long, and eventually they had to fish and eat raw fish. Their biggest problem was the lack of fresh water, during the storms they improvised a way to collect rainwater. After 3 months on the life raft, Ezequiel died, as the diet of raw fish has taken its toll. After the death of his colleague, José Salvador Alvarenga spent another 9 months at sea.
Eventually, he saw dry land for the first time in over a year, abandoned his life raft and swam ashore, lucky for him he found the Marshall Islands and was quickly found by a couple and was rescued. José Salvador Alvarenga has spent a total of 13 months at sea in his life raft, making him the only person who has survived for so long on a life raft. I respect and admire each of them, but I seriously believe that Ray Mears is the number one expert in survival and bushcraft in the world, most of survival is knowledge about what you need to stay alive, there is no one with more knowledge in the whole world Aboriginal skills, history, use of tools and resources of nature, Ray Mears must be the first. Where is the name Ron Hood? Also, there is NO WAY that Cody's date of birth is correct.
I like Les Stroud too, but it ain't no Ray Mears. I like his list overall, but I agree, Ray Mears should be one and Ed Stafford has repeatedly proven that he doesn't need anything, no knife, anything. When Chris Ryan SAS survived and evades, the record holder said 60 days alone on a desert island, I highly doubt it, 60 days later, Ed was picked up and while eating a celebratory meal, Chris ate humble cake. If you haven't seen his stuff, look at him.
This incredible man has published 12 books and produced 17 television series focusing on forest crafts and extreme survival skills. Best known for his television series “Deadly 60”, Backshall has been part of numerous expedition teams and has published several novels and children's books. He is best known for his 14 publications focusing on survival techniques of the Special Air Service. When he was 18 years old, he became the youngest man to pass the selection for the SAS and during his time in service, he became a legend.
Brown spent ten years living in the American wilderness using exclusively primitive tools. With his knowledge, he published 18 books and founded the Tracker School in New Jersey. After being left for dead in the interior of Australia, he survived for 70 days with insects until he was found by the hands of the farm. He stayed in the Juan Fernández archipelago waiting to be picked up by a British ship passing by in 1704, but spent almost four and a half years surviving in solitude.
In 2003 Aaron was walking alone in Blue John Canyon, Utah, USA. UU. As he descended through a canyon, a rock fell and caught his right arm. For five days he survived from his packed water and snacks, hoping someone would find him.
The problem is that not only was the spot remote, but I hadn't told anyone where it was going either. A search team was sent, but after two days of searching and without success, their boss gave up and assumed that they had drowned in the sea. Alone and without food or supplies, the two fishermen survived by eating raw fish, turtles and rainwater. Weeks turned into months, and Ezekiel became seriously ill from eating months of raw food and died.
Alvarenga then endured another nine months alone at sea, until he finally spotted a small island. Abandoning his boat and swimming ashore, he almost immediately encountered a local couple who alerted the authorities. I had arrived in the Marshall Islands. Two-episode show host of World Wonder X only available on Tokyo Broadcasting Network, where she taught a famous Japanese comedian how to survive for 72 hours on a remote, isolated island in the South Pacific.
Laura Zerra is one of the youngest famous survivors, during her childhood she was definitely not like other girls. Ed Stafford is an explorer and survivor, who became famous for being the first man to walk along the entire Amazon River. Although not all people are famous for their survival, but for other reasons, it shows that anyone can be a survivor if you work hard enough on your skills. .