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President Obama to appear on 'Running Wild with Bear Grylls'

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Professional outdoors people might have issues with Bear Grylls, but it would be freakin' AMAZING for a sitting president of the USA to subject himself to the normal format of "Running Wild" -- which involves a helicopter pickup, super cutty overnight trip with NO FOOD or clean water, and long strenuous trek (almost always including rappelling) to extraction point usually by floatplane. Wonder if the Secret Service will go with them?!? Wonder if Bear will try to cook and eat a mouse braised in Obama urine!?!?!?!

You're right, it would be amazing.

"The fun bit is that it's not planned too much. We do wing it. It's a coil of rope and two (people) on a journey," Grylls told USA TODAY of the show last month. "People are surprised by how rough it is. I brief stars beforehand. I think they believe there will be an ambulance on standby. They can't believe it's me, them, two cameras, two sound, a mountain guide for the crew. And a story producer to make sure it makes sense. That's it. Five or six of us on the ground total. It has to be lean and light."

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