You’d think Bear Grylls would be the best person you could be lost in the wilderness with, and you’d be right — as long as you don’t look particularly delicious.
The star of Man vs. Wild and Bear Grylls: Mission Survive admits that he would have absolutely no qualms about feasting on human flesh if need be.
During an appearance on British ITV’s This Morning, Grylls was asked if he would ever resort to cannibalism — and shockingly, he said not only would he, but he would encourage his children to do so as well.
“Of course,” he told This Morning hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. “If it was one of my sons and I, left in the jungle, I’d insist he eat me.”
“One of the greatest stories ever is Alive,” Grylls explained, referencing the true-story book-turned-movie starring Ethan Hawke about a soccer team stranded in the Andes after a horrific plane crash. “The people who died insisted they ate them. I wouldn’t think twice about it if I had to.”
While Grylls is no stranger to eating really disgusting things — viewers have watched him devour elephant poop, raw goat testicles, a camel’s intestinal fluids and blood gushing from the freshly slit throat of a deer, not to mention drink his own pee — this is a bit much, even for him.
Moral of the story: If you ever go hiking with this survivalist, make sure you pack plenty of trail mix.