Well, this morning the New York Post, the most reputable of all publications, is reporting that the show isn't completely real. Here's a clip from the article:
In the last two seasons, he and producers have contrived other scenes to make it appear as if Grylls is more skilled than he really is, a consultant for the show told The Times of London.
All I can say is that I hope it's not true. I love this show and it would break my heart to know that Bear wasn't really what he says he is.
I mean, what if this wasn't really an elephant poo? What if it was piece of chocolate sponge cake...