Our favorite new show last year wasn't anything on network TV or HBO — it was on the Discovery Channel. Man vs. Wild ($22) is an amazing survival show starring British ex-soldier and professional adventurer Bear Grylls, in which he shows you how to survive if you're ever stranded in harsh conditions. He travels only with minimal supplies and a two-man camera crew who are "under very strict instructions not to get involved or help" unless he's in a fatal situation. Highlights of the first season included him eating a live salmon, crossing a volcano, hunting a rabbit with a throwing stick, jumping into a frozen lake, calming a wild horse, and drinking the water from an elephant turd. See a few of Bear's tips here and here.