Man vs. Wild

10 Worst Episodes of Man vs. Wild

MAN VS. WILD brings seasoned adventurer Bear Grylls face to face with the grueling task of navigating remote locations, sharing invaluable survival strategies along the way.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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#10 - Sahara (Season 2 - Episode 1)

In the sun-scorched Sahara Desert, Grylls uses survival tactics of the indigenous people, including eating a scorpion and a sandfish. He also explains how to escape from quicksand.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 51 votes.

Man vs. Wild - S5E7

#9 - Behind the Wild (Season 5 - Episode 7)


The episode was rated 7.50 from 20 votes.

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#8 - Iceland: Fire and Ice (Season 7 - Episode 3)

Bear returns to Iceland to demonstrate the challenge of surviving its many pitfalls. His trek begins on an ice cap covering an active volcano, where food sources are scarce and travels down towards a civilization with swollen rivers between him and safety.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 42 votes.

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#7 - Hawaii - Mount Kilauea (Season 1 - Episode 5)


On Mount Kilauea, an active volcano, Bear climbs down a rope from a helicopter and demonstrates how to create a gas mask, escape from a moving lava flow, find water in a lava tube and get honey from a bee's nest.

The episode was rated 7.45 from 56 votes.

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#6 - Yukon (Season 3 - Episode 7)

Grylls wraps up warm as he heads to the frozen wastelands of North Canada. He goes underground to search an abandoned mine, and he takes to some fast moving water.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 23 votes.

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#5 - Ireland (Season 3 - Episode 3)


Grylls jumps from a boat a kilometre off the west coast of Ireland. He travels down the coast before turning inland to cross the bogs. Here he retrieves a sheep carcass from a bog whose skin he uses as a sleeping bag (sheeping bag), a waterproof sack, and a flotation device.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 30 votes.

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#4 - Bear's Essentials (Season 3 - Episode 5)

A clip-show from previous Man vs Wild episodes highlighting important survival techniques.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 20 votes.

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#3 - Jungle (Season 2 - Episode 4)


Survival techniques for Panama's mangrove swamps and jungle.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 30 votes.

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#2 - Moab Desert, Utah (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Bear is stranded in Utah's Moab Desert, where he must find his way back to civilization through a maze of canyons, avoiding rattlesnakes and quicksand, equipped with only a bottle of water, a knife and a flint.

The episode was rated 7.27 from 84 votes.

Man vs. Wild - S2E7

#1 - Bear Eats (Season 2 - Episode 7)


Grylls offers tips on dining in the wild, with some unusual offerings that are not necessarily palatable.

The episode was rated 7.00 from 13 votes.

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