Bear Grylls built a career on survival. In his TV show, Running Wild, Grylls takes celebrities into the woods and tests their limits. He’s fed Zac Efron worms, rappelled off a cliff with Kate Winslet, and slept in a cave with Ben Stiller.
Thanks to the Bear Grylls Survival Academy, you too can learn firsthand what it’s like to live in the woods, Bear Grylls-style. Grylls himself didn’t attend this course, but his expert instructors did. Determined to improve my wilderness survival skills, I headed to the Catskills of New York for the 24-hour introductory course.