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  • Survivor Man

    Who watches this TV show? I really enjoy watching this show and I have picked up some very good tips that I would have never thought of. Also it is absolutely amazing he carries all of his own camera gear, and pretty much makes the trip twice. Once to set up the camera, walk back to point A, and then walk towards the camera to get his shot.

    One of the better shows on TV if you ask me.
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    les

    that guy is unbeleivably skilled and tough. can survive anywhere, anytime and he has proved it.
    Cold Zero
    Member: S.C.I., N.R.A. Life Endowment Member & L.E. Tactical Firearms Instr.

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    • #3
      It goes to show how far preparation and the ability to use what you have will take you.
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      • #4
        yup

        I agree that guy has a pair. probably shriveld up from the cold but he's got em. lol

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        • #5
          Big fan of Les, amazing what the human body can endure.... but looks like he has some competition coming his way, new series on Discovery Channel Man vs. Wild, former SAS special forces survival guru... looks to be the same type of format.

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          • #6
            great show

            I think it's a great show and shows the reality of survival, even though he's an expert he still has a tough go at it and usually starves most of the time plus even if you know survival skills in theory doesn't mean it's always going to work for you in the field. Two thumbs up for keeping it real!!
            I once held the yardstick of anothers perfection, I threw it down and carved my own................

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            • #7
              Respect

              The guy earned my respect when he cought a trout in a riverside flood pool and took a bite out of it raw! Indicates to me that he indeed does get hungry out there! Thankfully I have never been so hungry that I couldn't wait till I cooked my food first.

              He has some great ideas and suggestions, but some are impractical for our climate, especially when staying dry can be the difference between life and death. He has a few more options when the temp stays in the 70's+.
              AKmud
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              The porcupine is a peaceful animal yet God still thought it necessary to give him quills....

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              • #8
                I watched Man vs. Wild and I was kind of disappointed. At least Les Stroud takes a more realistic approach in his surviving scenarios. The other guy just did not cut it for me. If I remember right during his "drop in" he was caught in a tree and he claimed he was 60feet off the ground, then he cut the cords and landed on the ground. The entire episode was too staged if you ask me.

                Rob, did you see the Canadian Arctic or the Plane Crash in Winter episodes? Both deal with cold temps and I picked up a few good pointers.

                Les can start a fire like it is nobodies business. My old man thinks he strikes a match when the camera is not looking. Its a possibility but I think he actually starts his flame the old fashion way.
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                • #9
                  Both..

                  WG,

                  I saw both of those, and then another one where I think he was dropped in the mountains in Washington state or somewhere on the West coast. He ended up finding a river and walking along it (rivers go to the ocean...). At one point he had to cross it. He jumped off of a cliff into a pool about 30' below. He had wrapped his gear in a plastic bag inside his backpack and was using the pack as a floatation device. He ended up floating 4-5 miles down the river this way saving some time and effort (so he said). Eventually he said the cold water was too much and he had to get out.

                  I floated about 4-5 miles of Willow creek on a hot July day in an inner tube (not our best idea). I got so cold that I was getting headaches after about 2 minutes! I don't think floating creeks up here would be a good survival technique! I think staying dry would be more beneficial.

                  The man is a fire starting fool though! He has some great ideas and actually shows a lot of them in detail. Since he puts so much information into his shows, I would be surprised if he cheated in building a fire. The explorers of old lit up fires like his with ease. I guess it just takes practice. We should give it a try sometime on one of our rides just for fun.
                  AKmud
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                  The porcupine is a peaceful animal yet God still thought it necessary to give him quills....

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                  • #10
                    Indeed a great show, one must have big cahones to stay in the wild by themselves. One great reason to always carry a boonie hat.

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                    • #11
                      We should give it a try sometime on one of our rides just for fun.
                      That would be one loooooooong ride. Ill be sure to take my magnesium flint.
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                      • #12
                        I haven't seen...

                        Survivor Man recently. I dig "I shouldn't be Alive" but it hasn't been on for awhile.

                        Tim

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                        • #13
                          This is a great show. I like how he shows you what not to do as well as what to do. Visit http://www.lesstroudonline.com for info on his upcoming shows and to order the DVD's of Survivorman and some of his other work. I haven't seen it yet, but Snowshoes and Solitude looks like it would be great for anyone living up here.
                          Chris Willhoite

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                          • #14
                            The other guy?

                            I have seen another surviver show done by a guy who was exmilitary and took place in a tropical jungle it was definetly not Bear Grylls and not les. I saw it back in oct. It was pretty good but have not seen it since. Anyone know about it.

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                            • #15
                              other guy

                              I'm not sure of his name but the show is called man vs. wild, tried to watch a couple but he just can't hang with les the survivorman!!!!!
                              I once held the yardstick of anothers perfection, I threw it down and carved my own................

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