February 10, 2011

Man vs. Wild: Seal skin wetsuit

The sixth season of Discovery Channel's Man vs. Wild with Bear Grylls kicks off on Thursday, February 17 at 9PM ET/PT.

The season will be 13 total episodes, but starts with six weeks of new episodes. The hit series will having Bear endure the most intense journeys to Arizona, Borneo, Cape Wrath in Scotland, Norway and a deserted island in the South Pacific.

The sixth episode will be a special compilation episode showing unseen footage of Bear providing viewers with his ultimate survival guide.

He even makes a wetsuit out of seal skin. Who does that?!?! Bear does!!!

Facing a chilly swim in the frigid waters of Cape Wrath, Scotland, Bear Grylls comes across the remains of a seal carcass and fashions a wetsuit from its blubbery hide.

Here's the descriptions of each episode:

· In Scotland off the rugged coast of Cape Wrath, Bear is dropped into open ocean. After getting ashore, he realizes he's on an island and must swim to the mainland. Bear fashions a wetsuit from a seal's hide to withstand the frigid crossing. Well into the trek, he is forced to turn back as an incoming estuary tide nearly cuts him off. After he makes it to dry land, Bear has a close call with the steep treacherous Scottish rock terrain.

· In Norway, Bear and his team create the harshest conditions possible combining Mother Nature with the latest technology. In this MAN VS. WILD science special, sensors monitor Bear's body as he demonstrates how to survive cutting away from a malfunctioning parachute, how to cross a fast flowing river after a dam is released on him and how to endure a lethal trap that Bear sets against himself.

· In the South Pacific, Bear is left into the ocean near a deserted island. He must first fight his way up a steep cliff to get ashore. Once on dry land, his priority is food and water. In addition to knowing ingenious ways to collect and store rainwater, Bear dives deep into the reefs in search of fish and employs a local method using torches to catch octopus at night.

· In Borneo, Bear heads directly into the wild jungles. Without a place to land his helicopter, he is forced to rappel into the treetops. As the heli peels away, Bear is 100 feet up in the canopy. After finding his way down to the jungle floor, Bear tackles raging waters, big mudslides and deep caves as he fights his way through this impenetrable place.

· In Arizona, Bear transforms into a one man high speed glider with a cutting edge wingsuit and flies into the Arizona Sky Islands. Bear shows viewers how to find water in the parched desert landscape, builds a sand-buggy from a wrecked aircraft and crosses heart-stopping rock drops.


  1. Yeah, Bear would be the only one stupid enough to make a seal skin "wetsuit". Apparently he just likes to smell bad because there would be no other “benefit” to this absurd idea. A wet suit keeps you warm because the water is trapped inside the suit and can be warmed by your body. If the “suit” (vest?) only covers your upper torso freezing water can just circulate in and out. And seal blubber doesn’t do much good if the freezing water can get between it and you. Durrr.

  2. Your just jealous you didn't think of the idea first.

  3. looks like the suit is pretty tight fit

  4. it's clearly better than nothing.

  5. Bear is a complete moron. I am fairly positive that white sharks really like seals. Nothing like chumming the water with your "wetsuit"

  6. To a shark, you might as well be wrapped in bacon