Originally posted by enjoies05
I think Survivorman is a better show for real survival situations,
Survivorman is awesome! Les Stroud also made a documentary where he dealt with living through a katrina like situation, in a house, in an office, in
a car, etc. I hope he does more of those 'Urban Disaster" documentaries.
The whole premise of Survivorman is that he gets dropped off in remote locations, with minimal equipment, and then lots of camera equipment. He's
alone, and he has a set period of time to get back.
Usually he has things that might happen to a person. Likesay, instead of landing in the desert with a little bit of regular survival equipment, he
goes out to the mojave in spandex with a bicycle, as if he had been biking one day and got lost. He'll tear apart the bike to get useful peices out
of it, and then try to survive.
Its great too because you know its just him out there, everytime you see him walk off into the distance, you know he's gotta come back to get teh
camera, pack it back up, and walk away again. Or run down a hill, set up the camera, run back up, then come back down on film, etc.
don't think id call this a proper survival show, entertaining yes
Well, at least you get to see on Man v Wild a guy take a leak on a scrap of cloth and then wrap it around his face to keep cool.
Now thats quality entertainment!
It seems like the Man V Wild show is geared to have people say 'wow, he tore that animal apart with his bare teeth/drank putrid water/used his own
feces as fire fuel/etc, whereas Survivorman is showing people how to deal with problems.
[edit on 13-12-2006 by Nygdan]