The BEST Episodes of Man vs. Wild
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 11, 2019
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.
#1 - Ecuador
Season 1 - Episode 14
Bear Grylls offers survival tips in the Ecuadorian jungle. Included: building a bamboo bridge; making a bow and arrow; determining which plants are poisonous.
#2 - Ring of Fire: Castaway (2)
Season 2 - Episode 11
Dropped by helicopter, Grylls has to survive on a remote island located in Indonesia. He hunts for stingrays and land crabs while drinking whatever fresh clean rain water he may get. In the end he builds a small raft out of drift wood of bamboo and heads to the sea.
#3 - Ring of Fire: Jungle Swamp (1)
Season 2 - Episode 10
Grylls battles the fierce swamps in Sumatra, Indonesia. As he struggles to keep dry and avoid trench foot, he runs into several types of wildlife, including lizards and the deadly mangrove snake.
#4 - Siberia (1)
Season 2 - Episode 12
With temperatures dipping to -50°C, Grylls has to keep warm before hypothermia sets in. He uses snares to catch his food, and a fire to keep warm. He puts up a scenario for the great dangers to walk over a frozen lake, and how to survive without drowning and/or before hypothermia sets in.
#5 - Siberia: Land of Ice (2)
Season 2 - Episode 13
Grylls is in Siberia, learning survival techniques from the Tuvans and, eating raw yak liver as well as drinking its blood for food.
#6 - Extreme Desert
Season 5 - Episode 6
In the Mojave Desert Grylls puts himself in the path of a man-made sandstorm, takes on the full force of a man-made flash flood and HALO jump from 30,000 feet. His body is pushed to the limit as the temperature soars from minus 40 to 110 degrees.
#7 - Global Survival Guide
Season 6 - Episode 6
Bear Grylls travels the world to give you the best tips and techniques so you can survive wherever you're stranded. From skin diving without a mask in the tropics, to finding water in the desert, this is the best of Bear's never before seen footage.
#8 - Zambia
Season 2 - Episode 8
Grylls drops into the mighty Zambezi river.
#9 - Arctic Circle
Season 4 - Episode 1
Grylls goes to the Arctic Circle, where he encounters a frozen waterfall, wild reindeer and some of the coldest conditions on the planet.
#10 - Cape Wrath, Scotland
Season 6 - Episode 2
In Scotland off the rugged coast of Cape Wrath, Bear is dropped into open ocean. After getting ashore, he realises 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
#11 - Turkey
Season 3 - Episode 10
Grylls heads to Turkey where he deals with dangerous animals and he also takes to the water
#12 - Guatemala
Season 4 - Episode 11
Grylls rappels onto a live volcano in Guatemala, navigates a waterfall in an underground cave, creates a nest to safely sleep in but gets an unwelcome bed buddy, and encounters ancient Mayan ruins.
#13 - Pacific Island
Season 4 - Episode 8
Grylls is on a deserted Panamanian island; he creates fresh water and chooses to use tribal fishing techniques before battling the sea on a makeshift raft. Later in the episode he gives himself an enema in order to stay hydrated on the open seas.
#14 - Everglades
Season 1 - Episode 10
Bear drops into the Florida Everglades where he slogs through the swamps, offering survival tips while dodging alligators and rattlesnakes, and dining on frogs and turtles.
#15 - North Africa
Season 4 - Episode 14
Grylls crosses the Sahara desert to the North Africa coast, where he catches an octopus, fashions a shelter out of acacia trees and dines on moths and locusts.
#16 - The Inside Story
Season 4 - Episode 7
The Man vs. Wild crew who follow Grylls on his travels across the globe, tell how it feels to follow in his footsteps and reveal just how they make Man vs. Wild.
#17 - New Zealand South Island
Season 7 - Episode 2
This week Bear braves the remote wilderness of New Zealand's South Island, crossing the country's tallest mountains and attempting to start a fire with wood that is soaking wet.
#18 - Land of the Maori
Season 7 - Episode 5
Over 100 people drown each year in New Zealand, and Bear must cross a raging river on a tree trunk to head toward civilization. On his journey to safety he runs out of water, is forced to climb up active volcanic ranges and scale down a waterfall.
#19 - Men vs. Wild with Jake Gyllenhaal
Season 7 - Episode 1
In this episode, Bear is joined by movie star Jake Gyllenhaal as he attempts to find his way out of the Icelandic wilderness, doing (and eating) whatever they have to to survive.
#20 - Alaska
Season 4 - Episode 5
Grylls returns to the wilderness of Alaska to survive the dangerous terrain of the Last Frontier.
#21 - Dominican Republic
Season 3 - Episode 9
Grylls has some tips on how to survive the hurricane season and he also eats a tarantula to survive
#22 - Vietnam
Season 4 - Episode 3
Grylls demonstrates what it was like for soldiers who had to survive in the jungles of Vietnam, during the Vietnam War.
#23 - Republic of Georgia
Season 5 - Episode 4
Grylls lands in the snow-capped Caucasus Mountains of the Georgian Republic by driving a snowmobile out the back of a hovering helicopter. He ziplines across a river, camps among wolves and trudges through swampy wetlands.
#24 - Iceland
Season 1 - Episode 11
Bear braces for the cold of Iceland, offering survival tips that include how to build a snow cave, live through a blizzard and avoid frostbite, and forage for food.
#25 - Alabama
Season 4 - Episode 2
Grylls wrestles a pig, squeezes through some tight spots, and survives a forest fire in the swamps of Alabama. It is revealed that Grylls broke his shoulder while in Antarctica two months previously.