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    Whats the best tv show in your opinion that has to do with survival, or anything related;
    my opinion Dual Survival with Dave Canterbury and Cody Lundin seems to be interesting


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    I agree Dual Survival gets my vote. That barefooted hippy is nuts!

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    I wasn't sure before I found this guy (thanks to forum members here):

    Richard Louis "Dick" Proenneke (born May 4, 1916 – April 20, 2003)

    His short subject films about his years in Alaska are great!
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    I like the original "Survivor" the best....39 days for a million bucks....hot babe, intrigue, back stabbing, looneys...what not to like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    I like the original "Survivor" the best....39 days for a million bucks....hot babe, intrigue, back stabbing, looneys...what not to like?
    sounds a little like Dual Survival, minus the "hot babe" and "million bucks"

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    There was a show with Les Stroud where he showed how to survive specific situations, rather that getting lost with a camera strapped to his chin.
    "Survive This!"
    Better signal to noise ratio, more information and less hype.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    I like the original "Survivor" the best....39 days for a million bucks....hot babe, intrigue, back stabbing, looneys...what not to like?
    Thinking out loud here, but a great show idea would be to take a survival guy and stick him in the middle of nowhere with a bunch of supplies and a bunch of hot chicks. Not only does he have to survive, but he has to make sure all the girls survive as well. Even better would be to mix the group with a bunch of tough guys that have never been camping before, ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finallyME View Post
    Thinking out loud here, but a great show idea would be to take a survival guy and stick him in the middle of nowhere with a bunch of supplies and a bunch of hot chicks. Not only does he have to survive, but he has to make sure all the girls survive as well. Even better would be to mix the group with a bunch of tough guys that have never been camping before, ever.
    I you have ever watched the show, that has happened a couple of times where the guy with the knowledge, was a gal as well, as head and shoulders above the rest with skills needed for survival, but was voted off as a "threat".....showing human nature and greed, along with group dynamics.
    One young lady did use her glasses to get fire........

    Not only do you have to be able to survive making fire, food, safe water,....leadership skills and just plain smarts comes in handy.

    Lot of people blow it off as complete fluff, but in a way it is more of a long term exerise of a group of people of different back grounds, in a situation, with minimal resources.
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    I generally blow it off as a bunch of fluff.......er....what I mean is........


    Let me guess, Finallyme, you are volunteering to be the one guy with the chicks, probably on a deserted island, Right? Plot twist, all the women are over three hundred pounds and you have to gather enough food daily to satisfy their hunger.

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    I think the bigfoot series is the most accurate followed by the loch ness monster!
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    Fear Factor!

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    Gilligan's Island wins hands down!!! LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I generally blow it off as a bunch of fluff.......er....what I mean is........


    Let me guess, Finallyme, you are volunteering to be the one guy with the chicks, probably on a deserted island, Right? Plot twist, all the women are over three hundred pounds and you have to gather enough food daily to satisfy their hunger.
    Actually, I would think that the survivalist would be the most frustrating position. I doubt he/she would last through the show. And, no, I wasn't volunteering. Torturing myself isn't something that I would want to do.
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    I like Man,Woman,Wild.
    Ruth is easy on the eyes and Mykel Hawke is a pretty clever guy.
    But,what makes the show is when they sometimes argue and fight.
    Just like a real couple would in some of those situations.
    Love it when Ruth tells Myke"PI$$ off!".lol

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    There was a show here a while back where a group of people were "surviving" and the most experienced guy did bail out, mostly because he couldn't stand the group not wanting to do anything for them selves.

    Just remember these are "TV shows" the be enjoyed or made fun of, with some useful information, some not, .....but there for yourr entertainment no matter how you get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by letslearntogether47 View Post
    I like Man,Woman,Wild.
    Ruth is easy on the eyes and Mykel Hawke is a pretty clever guy.
    But,what makes the show is when they sometimes argue and fight.
    Just like a real couple would in some of those situations.
    Love it when Ruth tells Myke"PI$$ off!".lol
    Both my wife and I hate that show! Me personally when Mykel insisted that Ruth drink his urine. She got ill later and the back-up crew had to be called in! Shame on Mykel, who does he think he is, Bear Grylls?
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    Have I mentioned that Ruth was Hot.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge47 View Post
    Both my wife and I hate that show! Me personally when Mykel insisted that Ruth drink his urine. She got ill later and the back-up crew had to be called in! Shame on Mykel, who does he think he is, Bear Grylls?
    Yeah,I didn't like that episode either.The enema in the boat was over the top also.

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Have I mentioned that Ruth was Hot.......
    I knew this was coming from you hunter.lol

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    Cool Well, since you mentioned it...AGAIN!

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Have I mentioned that Ruth was Hot.......
    Yeah, I noticed that she DID sweat a lot!
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    .....yeah and we have to watch for Mykel grinning at the camera with the "Yeah, I hit that" look......LOL
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