In case you never heard of it, every episode of the series goes like this: Bear Grylls, ex-special air service regiment trooper and survival instructor is dropped-off alone in some of the toughest and roughest wilderness environments and has to fight his way back into civilization with the things he wears, carries along and finds in nature along the trip. On his way out of the wild, he eats weird animals, drinks disgusting stuff, runs through a forest fire, climbs steep cliffs, and – not for the faint-hearted – wraps his urine-soaked T-shirt around his head in the desert and uses the corpse of a sheep as a sleeping bag.
Why on earth!? you might wonder.
Well, to survive.
And why on earth do you tell me this? you ask
Well, here comes my actual point: What does Bear grills – a human machine trained to survive even in the roughest climates and conditions, able to move on all terrains, ready to take any challenge the environment poses to him – carry along in all these adventures?
A small backpack including a knife, a fire-stone, some rope, a bottle of fresh water and sometimes a sleeping bag (not in the episode with the sheep though).