The Island with Bear Grylls: 8 survival tips we learned from the men

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Series two of The Island with Bear Grylls kicked off tonight as fourteen guys were dumped on an inhabited pacific island.

They'll live there alone for the next six weeks filming their every move, and the first days alone saw the guys learn quite a few lessons in survival...

If sleeping on the beach, make sure the high tide won't wash you out.

It was a close escape for the guys on their first night after awaking with waves lashing at their feet. It certainly could've resulted in a very short series.

'Don't put your finger where you wouldn't put your dick'

We think everyone can learn from this bit of truly insightful advice.

Turns out there's IS smoke without fire

In fact, there can be a ruddy lot of smoke without any fire whatsoever, as the guys found the hard way.

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Don't hate the web consultant

He may turn out to be the one person who can start a fire.

Hope there's a guy with glasses

On which note, sure, you can start fire with fiddly twig rubbing, but apparently shining the sun through a pair of glasses actually DOES work.

Be aware of the telltale signs of dehydration

Apparently there's only one, it's being "bloody thirsty". The more you know.

You can't kill a snake by chucking a stick at it

They're surprisingly fast little things.

The Island with Bear Grylls: Series 2

The sea provides a limitless supply of shoes

Or at least, crocs and flip flops.

God knows if they'll still be alive come six weeks from now...

The Island continues Thursday night on Channel 4 with the women's island.

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