What Would Bear Do?
"Two ill-prepared slacker buddies head into the wilderness hoping their documented exploits catch the eye of their reality television survival idol, Bear. They should have left their girlfriends at home."
Taylor and Vaughn are teetering on thirty, unemployed, and reside in Taylor's parent's basement. Their girlfriends just chewed them a new one about their most recent failures, they broke their favorite bong, and they're out of beer. Life sucks, but none of that matters – SHHHHH! Bear is starting.
Bear is the alpha survivalist, capable of finding his way out of the most perilous environments imaginable in the manliest of ways – camel-carcass snuggy as a means of weathering a Sahara sandstorm, anyone? He is also Taylor and Vaughn's hero, and the lead-off episode of the new season of his how-to reality survival television series, Bear In the Wild, is coming on. During the airing our heroes learn of the "Man Up" video submission contest, an opportunity for two to join Bear for the season finale taping in an undetermined test of survival – not to mention fifty grand in cash.
The realization that this is their calling in life, and the means to putting all their slacker-oriented shortcomings behind them, slowly weasels its way into their psyche. They decide the best way to "Man Up" is documenting a genuine attempt at survival in the wilderness themselves, and they decide it'll take it up a notch if they're able to lead their girlfriends to safety as well. Despite one being late (yes, that kind of late) and the other a borderline Antichrist, the girls agree to play along under the premise that they can spend the cash on securing and decorating a cozy little love nest for the four of them. The foursome packs up a camcorder and not much else, convince Taylor's condescending older brother to drop them off miles from civilization in the Ohioan outback, and we're off. The trials and tribulations they'll face in the adventure back to their parent's basement will leave them pondering at every turn – what would Bear do?