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Dave Canterbury posted an apology vid on his channel.

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by Cyblade, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. Cyblade


    Aug 16, 2001
  2. ROCK6

    ROCK6 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 8, 2004
    Enough already! As an Active Duty Army Soldier, I'll be the first to accept his apology...was his embellishment a disgrace? Sure it was, but I truly don't think it was done maliciously or for evil intent. I wish him and his family the best and hope his business continues to prosper; he still has a lot of skill to share with others. I don't see Dave as a black mark in the "survival skills" community; if anything he's been admonished, admitted his errors and asked for forgiveness; we should accept his apology and move on.

  3. Stickman


    Dec 25, 2006
    Always bad judgement to fabricate accomplishments, but the man has set the record straight and I respect that.

    When I think of the embellished or straight up phony resumes that have been uncovered in my life time, some in very high level jobs, this one is tame. Still wrong, but not in the same league as the ones I'm remembering. At least Dave wasn't doing the Rambo thing that the new season started with.
  4. TheGent


    Aug 3, 2009
    Apology accepted. I still believe Dave is a great guy and has a lot to offer.
  5. tobii3


    Dec 31, 1998
    Retired Army here, Rock, and agree 100% with you!

    Besides, I would rather see Dave at the firepit than some barefoot hippie.....:D
  6. pap11y


    Jul 4, 2012
    Nice one Dave. I never had strong feelings about this as he had the skills and I just thought it unfortunate he had made this mistake.

    Not many people are willing to admit their mistakes let alone apologize for them.

    I always respected his skills but I respect him being man enough to do this. Well done Dave and now this can truly be put to bed..
  7. tidefan


    Nov 23, 2004
    Any person who coms forward and apologizes for their wrongs has respect in my book.
  8. Packna45


    Apr 15, 2012
    Wow he looks different. I know it's poor judgement to hype up your resume. But I always felt dave brought the energy to the show. Way to own up and work on improving. ..
  9. averageiowaguy


    Mar 22, 2011
    He not only apologized, he explicitly asked for forgiveness. I was totally blown away. When have you EVER seen that from a public figure?
  10. Locutus D'Borg

    Locutus D'Borg Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2012
    Retired Army here and I have seen a lot of BS artists. Admitting mistakes in public takes courage. And should be rewarded.

  11. Cyblade


    Aug 16, 2001
    I wasn't trying to bash him by posting this I actually thought it would take the air out of the haters out there. He owned up to his mistakes like a man and I commend that. Heck he was 10x better than the goof they on Dual Survival now. Heck I don't think I'm going to be able to watch DS again if that first episode is any indication of whats going to be shown.


    Nov 24, 2008
    dave is alright.

    thx for the link.
  13. Puff1


    Nov 13, 2012
    Tell your story walking, Dave. You have NO credibility anymore.

    McDonald's is hiring down the street, go flip some burgers.
  14. fmajor007


    Apr 1, 2010
    If the number of people who publicly "owned up" to their exaggerations/fabrications equaled the number of people who exaggerated/fabricated, our world would be a *very* different place.

    Congrats to Dave for 'manning up'. I hope his business continues to grow. He has some great wilderness skills and there are many who could learn from him (i know he could teach me a thing or 2....).
  15. He posted this on his Facebook page months ago. I don't agree with what he did, but in an age where it seems like NOBODY ever owns up and repents, I respect him for admitting his "sins" as he calls them.

    Although I am somewhat of a public figure with many who care about my daily life and support my family, I am also human. We ALL make moral mistakes in our lives that in hind sight were not worth making to begin with. The Bible calls these mistakes of morality (sins), and sins come in many forms from sins of the tongue, to sins of the flesh, and so on. I have made many mistakes throughout my life and committed many sins that I have only recently begun to actually repent. It is funny how at the time of commission sins seem to be no big deal but the consequences can be life changing, sometimes only for the moment ,sometimes for many years to come, but always eternally if not confessed and repented. I am here today to tell my family, friends, and supporters that I am human. I have not always been a good Son, a good Father, a good Husband, a good Grandfather, a good Friend, or even a good Person. I have lied, I have coveted, I have been haughty, and I have been self-serving. Today I stand before God, and Man to repent my sins which means, to make an outward change in the way I look at this short natural life realizing that God’s word and the Teachings of Jesus Christ will lead us everywhere we need to go. I expect to lose many friends along this path as the narrow gate is not the easy one. I also expect to be persecuted and shunned by those who are non-believers but this also is necessary for spiritual growth. I take ownership of my Sins and confess them before God, asking that he forgive me and make me a better Stronger Believer, a better Son, a better Father, a better Husband, a better Grandfather, and a better friend and example to all from this day forward. Amen
  16. Puff1


    Nov 13, 2012
    I don't know what ticks me off more, Dave lying or those dingbats at Discovery that don't even do a back ground ckeck.
  17. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    The hypocrisy of the Discovery Channel is breathtaking. Its the Discovery Channel that markets these shows as "reality tv", and pretends that Dave, Cody and all the rest are really trying to survive, really lost, really trying to find food, etc. The fact is that everything is staged, planned and scripted. So just as Dave Canterbury embellishes his resume, so to the Discovery Channel embellishes their programming.

    Were Dave applying for a top clearance intel position at the Pentagon, embellishing his resume would matter. But this just the dang Discovery Channel, which does nothing but embellish its own stupid programming.

    Is "Myke Hawke" really his real name? Its just a coincidence that is sounds like "My C**k"? Bull feathers. But thats fine and dandy with the Discovery Channel. I don't care what he calls himself, and he seems like a swell guy. Just don't pretend that intellectual honesty is the guiding principle of network television.

    Bear Grylls was really trying to survive? Thats a load of corn hockey.

    So nice try, Discovery Channel. Hold yourself out as the arbiter of integrity - while you are pawning "Myke Hawke" off on us.

  18. sodak

    sodak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    Wow. I don't know what the embellishment was, but he certainly has a lot of skills to teach, and I enjoy watching him.

    If I'm stranded in the wild, he'd be more than welcome in my camp!
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2013

    WILLIAM.M Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Ex Army MP here(6 years)

    He said he was sorry---

    Dave has a lot to offer in teaching people wilderness skills.

    And I enjoyed him and learned 100 times MORE than CODY's new partner Joe

    ROCK6 is an Active Duty Combat Vet and one Hell of a Great Man----If he can forgive Dave that says a lot.
  20. GingivitisKahn


    Jun 8, 2010
    Good apology.


    Beckerhead #42
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