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Survivorman, anyone watch it?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gjk5, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. gjk5

    gjk5 3/4 ton status

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    I just started seeing this show (I think it's on Discovery Science), they drop this guy off for seven days in a remote location with pretty much nothing (a leatherman, and the clothes on his back and a bunch of cameras) and he makes do for the first 4 days and then tries to make it back to "civilization".

    So far I've seen about 6 episodes, Arctic, Canadian Rockies, Some Island in the Yucatan, Georgia swamp, Utah Canyonlands, and some other place in Canada.

    Seems pretty interesting and fairly realistic, eating all kinds of critters caught with primitive traps, making shelters etc.

    Anyone else seen it and what do you think?
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I enjoy it a lot. Somebody finally decided to do a "survivor-style" show the right way.

    FWIW, the Canadian Rockies episode was filmed about 30 miles from my place.
     
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    I really enjoy watching that show too. The guy seems to be pretty knowlegable of the outdoors.
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    I think I caught the yukatan episode...
     
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    That charred squirrel looked tasty.
     
  6. gjk5

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    Yes it did. But the raw, several day-old seal meat, not so tasty looking.
     
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    That show is pretty kewl. I was kinda grossed aboot the seal liver but if I had not eaten in 4 days I prolly would have mowed through that sucker and not thought twice. :D

    Ira
     
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    You would have to be pretty hard-core to pull that off. He films everything himself. Which means he back tracks a lot. There are a lot of shots of him climbing down ledges which means he climbed down once with the camera, set it up, climbed back up and comes down again on camera.
    I bet he has some sort of "bail me out" becon that he can activate if he gets in trouble.
    It is cool to watch him catch rabbits and critters with rocks and snaires.
     
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    Yep, he spends a lot of time backtracking, gotta respect the time and effort (when he's without food and water) that it takes to do all that.


    Pretty tough for a Canuckian.





























    :D :D couldn't resist Paul :D :D
     

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