In MeatEater, Rinella will deconstruct and master any hunting technique; track and pursue prey; and procure his own food, which he will turn into a mouth-watering fireside meal. Far from trophy or sport hunting, Rinella stays true to our ancestral tradition of sustenance hunting. Nothing he harvests goes to waste. Whether tracking black tail deer in the remote Alaskan Wilderness, or rooting out javelina in Texas, Rinella will defer to his back-country roots, challenging himself at every corner while providing nail biting adventure along the way.
Runtime: 30 minutes
MeatEater - Eduardo Garcia (American chef) - Netflix
Eduardo Garcia (born 1981) is an American celebrity chef and the co-founder of Montana Mex, a Mexican food company. He is known as the “bionic chef” because he cooks with a prosthetic left arm, the result of an accident while hiking in 2011.
MeatEater - Hiking accident - Netflix
On October 9, 2011, while bow-hunting elk in the Montana backcountry, Garcia came across the dry remains of a bear. Attempting to remove a claw with his knife, he received a severe electrical shock from a 2400-volt power line hidden underneath its carcass. He was knocked to the ground and severely burned. He remembers telling himself to get up, but after that his memory is incomplete - the next thing he remembers is walking on a road a mile away from the accident spot. By the time he found help, Garcia had walked three miles. Garcia was air-lifted to the hospital where he spent 48 days in intensive care. After five days and facing a severe infection, the decision was made to amputate his left hand and forearm. He lost four ribs, several torso muscles, and 10 inches of his left forearm, as well as his left hand. “I was scared,” he later recalled, “but I was set on learning how to survive”. While in the hospital, Garcia was also diagnosed with stage two testicular cancer. The cancer required him to put his surgeries on hold to undergo three months of chemotherapy. He recalls, “I had to get through [the cancer] to get back to business, which was surgery and recovery of self.”
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