Bear para-glides into the Montana Rockies. After risking his life climbing down a water fall on a rotten old log and rope ladder that is a bit too short he tries to cross a lake on a holey canoe using a make shift kite and manages to make it part way. Surviving these exploits he finds an unstable rock wall to climb, a collapsing mine to explore and a chasm to jump over. Then it gets really dangerous before getting absolutely crazy.
Survival takes a look behind the scenes and introduces the experts that keep Bear alive and make the show possible. In conjunction with clips of past highlights the crew explains the challenges and surprises they encountered.
In the North African Sahara, Bear gets creative finding water. He treks to the coast, catches an octopus, makes shelter with acacia trees, and eats a stomach-turning bug burger breakfast of locusts and moths.
Bear gets dropped off shore in the shark infested waters of a deserted island new Papua New Guinea and wisely swims for shore. But he doesn't have the sense to stay on land and instead crosses a sand reef to another island and enjoys an all too close encounter. But that doesn't stop him from trying to catch a shark bare handed. Then Bear attempts another ill considered crossing to another island on one of his suspect rafts.
After jumping from a helicopter in a wing suit Bear finds himself in the Arizona dessert. There he finds the water tastes better filtered through his sock or a straw stuffed with grass or charcoal. Cruising across the desert in a make-shift sail cart (until he crashes of course) Bear heads for the for the mountains where he finds lots more ways to defy death with parachute cord such as a hanging bivouac and swinging from a cliff.
Since Bear survived the worst his crew could do to him in the desert they're going to treat him to simulated disasters in arctic conditions including being buried by an avalanche, a blizzard, immersion in an icy lake, and sliding down a hill out of control. One of these stunts leads to injuries.
Bear is dropped off in the mountains of Georgia on a snowmobile which he soon buries in deep snow. Heading down hill he performs his customary aerobatics this time riding a zip line over a torrent. Then he builds a seaworthy canoe of reeds to ride down stream and out to sea.
Bear's crew does their best to kill him as they simulate some perilous situations in the Mojave Desert including a sand storm and a flash flood. Barely perturbed, Bear goes looking for some scorpions, rattlesnakes and coyotes to play with before an invigorating rock climb.
Ever wonder who films Bears leaping from helicopters, crossing crocodile infested rivers, sliding down ice falls and generally risk life and limb? In this behind the scenes look you get the chance to meet the team and see how they stay in one piece!