Bear is somewhat of a hero to me, and I have always secretly wanted to be his sidekick. Well, now is my chance. The Fan vs. Wild contest will let four amateur adventurers compete in a "wilderness boot camp" for a chance to join Bear on a episode of Man vs. Wild later this year. From the Men's Journal announcement:
If you fancy yourself an adventurer, you’re in luck. From now until April 30, you can enter for a chance to be one of four guys to take part in a wilderness boot camp led by Bear Grylls. If selected, your summer adventures — and inevitable mishaps — will be filmed from a remote location. Before your television debut, however, you’ll first have to prove yourself to a group of pro athlete mentors, as well as Grylls himself, as they assess your ability to cope with the challenges set before you.
In August, the world will watch you test your limits on a web series at www.FanVsWild.com. No sense in being bashful though — something tells us that the fear of public scrutiny will be the least of your worries once left to your own devices in the wild. This fall, one of the winning four will be featured in a special one-hour episode Fan vs. Wild on Discovery.
Visit www.FanVsWild.com to submit a photo and essay explaining why adventure is in your blood, and why you’re the best candidate for the show.
If I can survive that, astronaut training should be a piece of cake! Naturally, I submitted an application. I only had 1000 characters to tell them why they should select me, so I hope I was convincing. We were allowed to submit one photo, so I made a collage of my adventures:
The promotion is sponsored by Degree Men. The commercial for the Fan vs. Wild contest is below:
Could this be my next adventure? Stay tuned to find out. Today is my seventh wedding anniversary, so I hope lucky number seven helps me earn a seat in the Fan vs. Wild competition.