posted on Aug, 3 2007 @ 02:50 PM
Bear is an idiot. I might just follow bear for the entertainment value, and so i can tell rescuers where to find his body when i get out. I'd
follow les though cause we'd get along well.
Man VS Wild is exactly that, man battling AGAINST nature, like a competition to "survive" the fastest. Solo adventure race repackaged and
scripted. I have a sneaking suspicion it's actually intended to discourage the average city dweller from venturing outside the cities, convinced
they can't do what bear does, and therefore would not survive.
Stroud and Mears are some of the best shows for real survival mentality. These guys aren't acting like they're on speed, wasting precious energy,
running blindly through foliage and jumping off waterfalls, they'll sit down, evaluate the situation, formulate a plan and carry it out in a
deliberate methodical manner with safety in mind.
I laughed, and was angry over the Ecuador episode when he was in the cloud forest, he waited till it rained to try and start a fire. If he was
actually intent on making a fire he would have gathered dry stuff along the way and let it air out as he walked. If it did start to rain, cover it
with something like your shirt or some large leaves while you get it going. The clip where he's sitting there wearing out his flint trying to light
soaked tinder was funny, but i was angry that such an incompetent fool is demonstrating no forethought, singlemindedly rushing towards the goal with
no regard for safety in a panicked rush as survival technique.
I'm going to start making my own survuval show, i did a few clips the other day on digging water and eating Manzanitas. I'll start bringing a
camera and filming Stroud style this season. We have ATS video, right? Can I post my own survival show? I don't have a camera crew, or even a
good camera, but somebody needs to do it. I need to get a bunch of memory cards.