Man vs. Wild

The BEST episodes of Man vs. Wild

Every episode of Man vs. Wild ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best 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.

Last Updated: 8/20/2022Network: Discovery
99 votes

#1 - Everglades

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/15/2007

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.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
86 votes

#2 - Turkey

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/9/2009

Grylls heads to Turkey where he deals with dangerous animals and he also takes to the water

Directors: Andrew Barron
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Pacific Island
91 votes

#3 - Pacific Island

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/6/2010

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.

Directors: Stephen Shearman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Dominican Republic
85 votes

#4 - Dominican Republic

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/2/2009

Grylls has some tips on how to survive the hurricane season and he also eats a tarantula to survive

Directors: Carl Hindmarch
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Fan vs. Wild
144 votes

#5 - Fan vs. Wild

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/5/2009

Grylls takes two fans into the Canadian wilderness for their ultimate survival challenge. They face their fears head on, trek down dangerous glaciers and across a frigid glacial river, build a rustic shelter, and try to swallow typical Grylls fare.

Directors: Hugh Ballentyne
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Malaysian Archipelago
86 votes

#6 - Malaysian Archipelago

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/17/2011

Bear Grylls is dropped in an archipelago of islands off the coast of Borneo. Fighting dense jungle and scaling towering escarpments, Bear struggles to find freshwater. In his search for food, he tries to spear fish at depths of 20ft and traps a wild boar.

Directors: Hugh Ballantyne
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
North Africa
105 votes

#7 - North Africa

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/17/2010

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.

Directors: Nick Fletcher
Watch Now:Amazon
Men vs. Wild with Jake Gyllenhaal
307 votes

#8 - Men vs. Wild with Jake Gyllenhaal

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/11/2011

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.

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Global Survival Guide
21 votes

#9 - Global Survival Guide

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/24/2011

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.

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Land of the Maori
215 votes

#10 - Land of the Maori

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/19/2011

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.

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33 votes

#11 - Iceland

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/22/2007

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.

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Hawaii - Desert Island
49 votes

#12 - Hawaii - Desert Island

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/29/2006

Bear Grylls is cast adrift in the Pacific Ocean, encountering coral reefs, rip currents, relentless surf and sharks.

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Behind the Wild
50 votes

#13 - Behind the Wild

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/22/2010

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40 votes

#14 - Mexico

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/29/2007

In Mexico, Bear must find his way out of Copper Canyon, and his only supplies are a water bottle, a flint and a knife. Included: how to build a compass; catching and eating scorpions; basics of fire-making; fishing without a line.

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Iceland: Fire and Ice
74 votes

#15 - Iceland: Fire and Ice

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/25/2011

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.

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Kimberly, Australia
93 votes

#16 - Kimberly, Australia

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/6/2007

In Kimberly, Australia, Bear faces extreme heat, poisonous snakes and the ever present danger of dehydration. Survival tips include how to forage for food, build a shelter and extreme measures to avoid dehydrating.

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Siberia (1)
54 votes

#17 - Siberia (1)

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/30/2008

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.

Directors: Tony Lee
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Urban Survivor
140 votes

#18 - Urban Survivor

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/3/2010

Grylls is in a post-disaster urban city scenario and he must survive. His thirst to live and survival techniques modified for a city environment keep him alive in a concrete wasteland in Gdynia, Poland.

Directors: Nick White
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Ring of Fire: Jungle Swamp (1)
55 votes

#19 - Ring of Fire: Jungle Swamp (1)

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/16/2008

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.

Directors: Stephen Shearman
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The Rockies
159 votes

#20 - The Rockies

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/10/2006

Host Bear Grylls parachutes alone into a remote area of the Rocky Mountains equipped with only the clothes on his back.

Directors: Mike Warner
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Alaskan Mountain Range
39 votes

#21 - Alaskan Mountain Range

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/22/2006

In the Chugach Mountains of Alaska, Bear has only a bottle of water, a knife and a flint as he travels down mountain slopes, over glaciers and through bear-infested forests, navigating a small boat through treacherous ice floes.

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Ring of Fire: Castaway (2)
51 votes

#22 - Ring of Fire: Castaway (2)

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/23/2008

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.

Directors: Stephen Shearman
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Arctic Circle
188 votes

#23 - Arctic Circle

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/12/2009

Grylls goes to the Arctic Circle, where he encounters a frozen waterfall, wild reindeer and some of the coldest conditions on the planet.

Directors: Andrew Barron
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Republic of Georgia
143 votes

#24 - Republic of Georgia

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/1/2009

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.

Directors: Stephen Shearman
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Baja Desert
182 votes

#25 - Baja Desert

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/6/2008

Grylls must cross blistering desert and barren salt plains in Mexico's Baja peninsula. While collecting honey Grylls is stung by a bee and his face becomes severely swollen, nearly blinding him.

Directors: David O'Neil
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