Catch and Cook {Clean} THIS Black BEAR in SURVIVAL CHALLENGE! | REAL LIFE Red Dead Redemption Ep2

Catch and Cook {Clean} THIS Black BEAR in SURVIVAL CHALLENGE! | REAL LIFE Red Dead Redemption Ep2

Turning a wild black bear in Northern Ontario into a meal during a wild food challenge where we only eat wild foods for 8 days.

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The GOAL of the SURVIVAL CHALLENGE is simple: GAIN or MAINTAIN, body weight eating only WILD FOODS! FULL PLAYLIST:


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We weight-in and weigh-out and if we lose any body mass at all, we have FAILED the challenge!

Unlike Naked and Afraid, ALONE, or Survivorman, there is no limit to the tools we are allowed to use on this survival challenge. Living off just WILD foods is harder than you think! If it’s legal, it’s fair use. Sometime we even do some bushcraft, but the main focus is really on eating wild foods, wild edibles and catching and cooking various foods.

This isn’t about just surviving, this is about thriving!

Season 4: Northern Autumn, takes place in Northern Ontario with vast opens seasons including fish, catfish, pike, trout, birds such as grouse, duck, and geese, bear, deer, and moose. Also wild apples, mushrooms, berries, and so much more. We make use of all the resources in this challenge to meet the demands for calories imposed by the human body!


In this episode we pursue black bear over bait with the help of a friend that we met at puddle lake. Using bait for bears is a very common way to get black bear in Northern Ontario because they are very difficult to spot in dense woods. Black bear are very common in Ontario and often make their way into backyards, city areas and in garbage, they are necessary to control and how we hunt them is totally legal.

Beaver are surprisingly easy to trap and offer a ton of nutrients to the forager. A real staple item! Beaver is also great eating, usually very full of fats crucial to surviving long term in the wild.

Guests on this series:

Zach Fowler:

Mathew Hawthorne (book a bear hunt):

Jeremy (One Wildcrafter):

Adam Craig:

Rob the Bear hunter!


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