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posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 04:21 AM
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That's to bad, I really like coffee.




posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 04:23 AM
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I agree completely with the OP. There have been many shows over the last year that deal with very extreme scenarios. Here a just a few

One of my favorites... Man vs Wild


This is one that also tops my list of must watch... especially the show on Nuclear Attack. It was called "Surviving Disaster" Saly I can not embed this video so I will provide a direct link to Spike TV's site which has the full episodes.
Nuclear Attack episode

The Colony


Survivor Man


And it seems that every time I look around at the TV there is yet another new show on that shows different scenarios and how a person can survive it. From being stuck on a mountain top, to being lost in the jungle, all the way to mall shootings, home invasions, nuclear attacks, biological attacks... it's all there.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 04:32 AM
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lol;

The survival shows are because of me,

It was a couple years ago,
I was getting sick of the discovery channel showing nothing but shows of people fixing motorcycles and shows of people building things in a junkyard, and survivor man sucked really bad

So I wrote a really angry letter to the Discovery Channel telling them that I hate watching the shows of people fixing motorcycles 24/7

and survivorman sucks and he didnt even do anything but camp in the same spot for a day until someone came and picked him up,
and I told them they should make a show where a guy goes into the wild with nothing at all and tries to find his way back home instead of just sitting in 1 spot all day (thats why you always see Bear Grylls say 'keep moving')
I also told them that the discovery channel should be about discovering and learning new things,
Not about watching people fixing motorcycles and making crap in junkyards


anyways it was a really long letter

I also made some suggestions
I told them what was cool, like survival, futuristic stuff, anything that is new and cutting edge is cool,

So 1 month after I sent them my letter;
The Discovery Channel came out with a couple new shows,
Man Vs Wild
Future Weapons
Earth 2050


You shouldve seen the very first episode of man vs wild,
Bear Grylls was in the woods of california with nothing at all no knife or flint or water bottle,
and he was even crying because it was so hard,
Then in the 2nd episode they let him have a knife, flint and water bottle
A couple years later he is a pro now

And I guess because of the success of Man Vs Wild, They came out with The Colony and Dual Survival

[edit on 25-8-2010 by SupremeKnowledge]



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 04:33 AM
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I always think Bear Grylls shows the skills to use when you're absolutely desperate. Whether as Ray Mears on the other hand shows you sustainable skills to use, when you have all the time in the world. Both really good shows.

I haven't watched any of the other ones, but I agree with you wholeheartedly. The only thing is some people just watch the programs with a catatonic stare then others actually absorb the information.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 04:43 AM
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Originally posted by Big Raging Loner
I always think Bear Grylls shows the skills to use when you're absolutely desperate. Whether as Ray Mears on the other hand shows you sustainable skills to use, when you have all the time in the world. Both really good shows.

I haven't watched any of the other ones, but I agree with you wholeheartedly. The only thing is some people just watch the programs with a catatonic stare then others actually absorb the information.


The Colony is really good,
I highly recommend it,
Its about a group of about 9 people who have to try to survive in a post apocalyptic city for 2 months,
They have to find food, make electricity, find water, and protect themselves from the gangs that roams the city,

In season 2, They put the people in an abandoned neighborhood in New Orleans

The people are surprisingly resourceful,
In 1 episode they cut out the fat from dead rotting animals and heated the fat to get the oil out of it,
then they fixed up a diesel engine from an old broken tractor and hooked it up to a car alternator so they could recharge all the car batteries that they gathered



[edit on 25-8-2010 by SupremeKnowledge]



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 05:10 AM
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I'm ready.


Gonna get so many chicks with my primal skills when TSHTF



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 05:26 AM
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I posted a thread yesterday about how the media is influencing the people, but mine was about creating extreme views and ideas in people, to solve social issues that are being allowed to build up in our societies.

The nasty effects of mass media

Its great that more and more people are now noticing these types of programmes and are being directed towards something.

Nice work!




posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 06:32 AM
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Sorry. Just had to point this out. Irony isn't the same as a coincidence.

An example of irony would be, Say you got a new hair cut because everybody else had this new haircut. And the moment you get the new doo. Everybody you see now has your original hair cut. Thats ironic


Oh. But on topic. There are alot of survival type shows on tv. Your right. But havn't there always been? Remember that show from years ago, 'Bush Tucker Man' I think it was called. Theres probably lots more. Oh and Ray Mears. He's been doing it for years









[edit on 8/25/2010 by Matt.Trakker]



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 07:24 AM
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The biggest thing I have learned from those shows is that I don't know I WANT to survive an apocalypse. More resources for the rest of you, I guess.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 07:25 AM
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Originally posted by -midnite-
Haha, this is completely ironic,

[edit on 25-8-2010 by -midnite-]


I think you will find this is called coincidence



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 10:38 AM
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I don't watch TV so I'm glad you kept me in the loop.

Many of the so-called "survivor shows" are not terribly good at teaching, but high on risk-taking and other ratings nonsense. Yes, I've seen Survivorman and Man vs Wild, Survivorman being the better of the 2.

As for websites every single one of them probably has some bad or downright dangerous information, particularly when it comes to wild edible plants.

The ONLY way to be sure is to go out and test these skills for yourself when you are not facing life and death. When you can make a fire in the rain, build a natural shelter that keeps you warm when it's 10 degrees outside, find and prepare wild edible foods through foraging, hunting or trapping, and obtain pure drinking water THEN you can say you have the knowledge and skills to survive.

If you think watching and TV show or reading blog is going to help you much then you are trusting your life to total strangers who, regardless of intent probably don't know a lot more than you do already. Trusting yourself and your experience is your best bet.

You will NOT learn these skills in a single weekend or at a single class. If you're serious you should test and practice these skills every chance you get.

Survival skills are not mysterious, it's just hard work and patience.

Not to bash all websites, many do have some good info. The tricky bit is to tell the good from the bad. How can you know?

I am only talking about wilderness survival, to be clear.


[edit on 25-8-2010 by Asktheanimals]



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 11:18 AM
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Why do you think they call it programming?
cop show after cop show, survival shows,
the military channel , disaster shows..
all programming the viewer..
none of these movies are coincidentally either..
the road/book of eli are the most recent i've seen,
each getting more bleak, rather than
the cartoonish mad max stuff. no tina turner..
Listen to the tv evangelists like Hagee in san antonio
armageddon is like next week with this crew.
people snap crackel and pop everyday..
and if you think the gulf plot is over..
well- DONT TOUCH THAT DIAL!



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 11:25 AM
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Good supply of lighters and matches
Strong hunting Knife
Salt and Pepper
Berkey Light.
Munitions,Deer Rifle and side arm, waterproof back pack.
Crank Radio with built in LED light

You good to go.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 12:00 PM
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no- you are good to go- and best of luck out there .
some of us will get stuck in the city..
saiga 12 ga auto shotgun, dog ,heavy duty bolt cutters. estwing light axe.
bowie knife ,night vision binoculars.ruger 22 pistol ,silenced. scoped mosin nagant rifle.
some body armor. now i'm good to stay.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 12:12 PM
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so you will do what then? load up on pills and booze and
put a gun to your head? which is an option in my mind- the hunter s thompson plan..
maybe after i run out of ammo and guts. maybe theres some people i need to take with me. we'll see soon enough.. come on-play the hand you're dealt.




[edit on 25-8-2010 by p51mustang]



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 05:13 PM
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These survival shows are nothing new, it's just they're more popular now so I doubt it's some conspiracy hinting to a warning of things to come.

Hell I can remember watching Bush Tucker Man in the late 80's driving around the outback in Oz eating grubs and showing folk how to survive out there.

You can learn alot of from them though, I watch Bear Grylls everyday on Discovery as although most of it is staged the lessons taught are true and if the SHTF then at least you'll have a little knowledge how to survive in various surroundings.

It's a shame this kind of stuff isn't taught in schools, kids would probably be interested in it and it would be valuable knowledge!



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 01:26 AM
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they dont show the sand areas cause they will be under water think about it why would they show how to survive in a area that wont be there im telling you something is up and we are all blind crossing the street with out help ................



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 02:40 AM
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Actually they do, and they're called Deserts (sand areas lol) In the last couple of weeks I've seen Bear Grylls in the Desert, Romania, Swamps, Caves, Rivers, Tropical Forests, Mountains, Glacial Regions. I've seen him in every conceivable place apart from towns & cities and it wouldn't make for much tv if it was filmed in a city showing how to survive a late bus, angry bosses, traffic jams lol

So there goes your fear mongering theory



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 02:04 AM
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Why does everyone forget water......water people, kind of need it to survive. Don't forget your water purifying apparatus or tablets either



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 10:49 PM
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Originally posted by p51mustang
reply to post by Evergreen
 
so you will do what then? load up on pills and booze and
put a gun to your head? which is an option in my mind- the hunter s thompson plan..
maybe after i run out of ammo and guts. maybe theres some people i need to take with me. we'll see soon enough.. come on-play the hand you're dealt.


The LA riots and others like them around the world prove the
cities will not be safe.

Some of the nutty stuff that went on after Katrina.

Even if you fortified your house well one Molotov cocktail will burn
it and half the neighborhood to the ground.

As for "Come on-play the hand your dealt" that sounds like we need
to play by the rules.

I assure you the pirates, puppets and parasites have been
ignoring or bending the rules for some time.

Ppls best bet is to get out of the cities, but do not encroach on
the rural folks or they will drop you in your tracks.

Do not impose on the country folk, don't try to bluff them they
will just shoot you.

Head for the areas that have no one living on them, and do not
act even a little threatening.

Also if you look and act like them they are general more accepting.



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