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Bear Grylls - Bear Essentials

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The Bear Essentials is the ultimate, hands-on survival tool from the ultimate survivor. Intimately presented by the man himself, this info in this app is tested and proven in the wild and may well help save your life in an emergency. A complete blend of survival hands-on advice, interactive instruction manual, wilderness quiz, mini-games and adventure photo gallery, all rolled into one.

Bear's taken all his survival training and know-how from the British Special Forces, Everest, the French Foreign Legion, Scouts and countless expeditions into the wild, and distilled them down into this one easy-to-use app. Find out Bear's personal tips and 'tricks of the trade' as you enter his equipment room to share one-on-one his survival skills and experience.

Have you got the skills to survive in the wild? You have now! In this multimedia app packed with exclusive film, photos, illustrations, step-through-guides, mini-games, quizzes, quotes and interactive tools, Bear Grylls takes you through his personal essential guide to survival in the wild.

It's got something for everyone - whether you're an aspiring young explorer, Scout or seasoned adventurer - enter the world of extreme survival - Bear style!

There's everything you need to know from packing the right equipment, preparing yourself mentally and physically through Bear's own fitness program, to learning how to navigate, observe, track, snare and trap wild animals. Learn the basics for using tools and knives in the field as well as administer emergency first aid. Find out how to set up shelter, make fire, tie knots and find water - with the ‘bear’ minimum.

Bear's also developed some exclusive tools for the app including a unique 'survival' mode, compass, watch and torch taking full advantage of iPhone/iTouch features.

Please note that Bear Grylls Bear Essentials is designed to operate on iOS4 only. Some features will operate on an iPhone 4 only.

The full feature list includes*:

• 18 individual chapters detailing Bear's advice on the most important survival skills.
• Over 40 exclusive films of Bear talking about his top survival tips and experiences.
• Over 100 photos.
• 35 exclusive instructional illustrations and interactive features to help learn the key survival techniques.
• 3 interactive mini-games to perfect your survival skills.
• 30 of Bear's favourite inspirational quotes.
• The Bear Essentials quiz with 90 questions and answers to find out whether you've got what it takes to survive in the wild
• Bear's fitness regime and top music training tracks uncovered.
• Bear Grylls exclusive Survival Mode tool.
• Weather predictor.
• Bear’s top 10 knots.
• Compass tool.
• Watch tool.
• Survival light tool.
• Gyro observation game (available on iPhone 4 only).

Look out for great new updates to this app with additional features and new games added regularly.

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What's New in Version 1.3

- Follow Bear Grylls using Bear's Twitter feed
- Brand new Morse Code functionality
- Two all new Gerber video clips
- Scrolling photo index

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Customer Reviews

Great App for Survival

This app is filled with great survival information. It contains not only great tools to help when in need, but also tutorial videos, "mini-games" and loads of other stuff that could help you get out of some tough situations alive. Hopfully, Bear can continue to add to this application to make it more and more useful. My favorite section of this app has been the 10 knots section. Thanks to Bear and his crew for putting this together for both fans, and scouts alike.


Great little app. Includes several tools and tons of helpful information. Only gets 3 stars though due to a lack of any updates in a year (if nothing else fix the grammar errors in a few places). Maybe increase the spaces for your "personal" information used for the S.O.S. Also I'm getting quite a few crashes out of the app but no real message as to why. All in all though a great app worth the money since it could possibly save your life some day.

Solid content, needs better programming.

The content is solid, well planned and easy to follow. However the app relies WAY too much on virtual memory. Even with no apps running it tells me I'm running low. Something I would very much like to see addressed in a future update.

Bear Grylls - Bear Essentials
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 275 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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