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Originally posted by whargoul He (Survival Man) does say that he doesn't bring any special survival gear with him, becasue he wants to simulate what the average person in his scenerio would have on hand.
Originally posted by angryamerican
I remember the episode in question and I beleave you better watch it again. He said he had never tried that way of starting a fire. I dont recall him ever saying that he doesnt research any thing and makes it all up as he goes along. it was just that way of fire starting that it was the first on.
Originally posted by reluctantpawn
Having been a follower what I call " experimental archeology" for quite a while. I have spent a number of days and or even weeks in the wilderness with little more than what was in my pockets. What you see on T.V. may look glamorous but it is very hard work. It is one thing to set up a camp and hunt and gather. It is another to travel and provide for food and shelter while you are tired and lost. It is survival in an altogether different mode. So much of what we take for granted will get you killed if you are not careful. Building a debris hut looks easy, until you run out of daylight and it starts raining in thirty-five degree temps. If it is not right you will go hyperthermic in minutes. Food is the least of your worries for a while anyway. It takes some time to get hungry enough to eat some things untill you get used to them. I totally respect Les on survivor man he shows how it really can be. Bear Gryls[sp] is another story. Following him is a disaster waiting to happen.
Originally posted by minesweeper
i was watching the first 5 minutes of survivorman on discovery channel tuesday (nov. 27) and he made in my opinoion a stupid comment that made me turn off the show. the setting was to simulate surviving a plane crash in the mountian snow and trying to start a fire with a car style battery. the comment that angered me was, he dosen't seek advice or practice his survival methods and just gose in and makes it all up on the fly like he's to mocho for that.