Grylls adventurous host of the Discovery Channels wilderness survival show Man Vs. Wild has just penned MAN VS. WILD: Survival Techniques From The Most Dangerous Places On Earth (Hyperion), a guide on how to beat the elements of nature in the bleakest of situations.
Although Grylls most important steps to survival include Protection, Rescue, Water, and Food, he says heart and determination also rank high on the list of survival priorities.
He explains, Survival is about putting up with stuff and sticking it out, no matter what. You have to be determined that things will get better and that youll make it out alive. Its all about heart in the wild.
Along with perseverance, Grylls says you must have a strong stomach and be willing to eat anything that moves.
Hes had to eat snakes, crickets, fish eyeballs, scorpions, and zebra carcass in the wild, and says you have to get in the zone and realize that the foul food will ultimately save your life.
Once you make it out alive, youll be a better person.
He says you discover your strengths and weaknesses and NEVER complain about home cooking again.
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