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    Who cares? It's his show he can ask for what he wants. As Crash said, stroll on by. Nothing to see here.


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    Wow, all I did was ask a question, like the others in this thread, I didn't mean to get everyones underwear in a bunch. Its the weekend, you guys need to relax, not everything I say is related to some conspiracy. Heck, all the other threads started by someone looking for people to be on TV, get countless questions and prodding from the regular members who find the threads interesting or funny, why not this one?

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    If there was a large population of some other religion in the USA like Muslim then a TV show with people of that faith may have a wide audience here. In the Middle-East, Indonesia, Malaysia etc. there are probably such shows. Common Sense.

    Many "Christian" NGOs or missionary organizations have had "boot camps" or "survival schools" for their new candidates for many decades. My father went to one in Mexico shortly after WWII. Many of the people there were former GIs but also many women, couples and even kids. These "Christian Survival Schools" have been updated over the decades some are more challenging, others are not, it depends on where the people will be deployed to. The gear is mostly better today, I liked my Dad's old WWII surplus Ka-Bar knives, but some great high carbon ones from ESEE and OKC today are lighter and more suitable for survival. Only an example, what else to you need besides a knife? Depends on where you are going and how much trash you can find, how much fat you have to burn, how many resources there are etc. etc.

    Edit: I only mentioned the knife Hunter63 because my father was taught and taught others well enough that a knife was all he needed to live for days in the jungle and once he survived for 4 days without even a knife, or gun or tarp or anything from civilization. Point is there are some great "Christian" survivalists out there but many don't care for the format of the D. Channel's N&A. If you don't like what I ramble on about just walk on by, sit in your comfy chair and ignore it.
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    Default Christian "Jungle Camp" graduation is simple, don't freakout

    A brief description of WBT's "Jungle Camp" may only be weeks of instruction today but in old days it was for months. How to build a shelter/house, what to eat and not eat, purify water, start/build fires and cook etc. Then you graduate if you do fine after being dropped off in the S-Mexican Chiapas Jungle and don't freakout for 3 days. I think they moved it to S-Florida.

    1st build fire not as much for warmth as to discourage wild animals from "inspecting" you during the night. They are always curious. Fire to purify water, then build shelter if you have time. But if you freakout like some of those guys during the first few days on History Channel's Alone you fail and must return to USA's suburbia.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=5E...20camp&f=false

    This is not as big a thing today mostly it is surviving not getting kidnapped in some parts of the world. But believe me there are plenty of "Christians" out there with a lot of survival experience from all over the world now living in the USA who would never do N&A but might be interested in something a little bit less ridiculous.

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    You know...these "invite" threads generally gather up 2 or 3 replies...or some snarky comments about survival shows in general...fact is, the invites are welcomed.

    Add "Christian" to the mix....23 replies and discussion on the best survival knives......

    Does that seem odd to anyone?
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    Just to speak for myself - I apologize. I respect a forum's prerogative, and the prerogative of an invite thread, etc. I was only asking for clarification. It was subsequently stated that clarification within the thread isn't required, and should warrant private message....that's ok with me. But that's all I wanted - some clarification. I don't think that a lot of comments were because this was of a "Christian" orientation...but because it doesn't make sense on a basic level just going by the vague posting that we have - A wilderness survival situation doesn't have any intrinsic Christian ingredient to it except for the person theirself being christian, so I don't know what a "biblical" survival challenge would be; And I can't come up with any ideas of what it would be to be something which tests your faith as opposed to testing if you can survive in a wilderness; And I don't understand the part about being willing to prove that you're devout within this context.

    Initially I would've thought that a person would want to give information if they're trying to post an invite thread like this. I would never have conceived of the possibility of an unwillingness to offer clarification or to ask for it in the thread. Seemed natural and appropriate to me, instead of us wanting for it to remain vague and mysterious, and only allowed to private message. That makes it seem catfishy to me.

    So again that's only to explain my intentions, that I meant no harm...and not to argue that it should be done one way or the other - that I have no problem with it being done however it is wanted to be done according to their and the forum's prerogative.
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    I'm a nonapologisticic Christian. Period. My God. My Jesus.

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    My problem with these "invites" is that they are not just vague, but they are vague because the producers/recruiters are naïve about what they are asking because they don't know the material in which they are trying to create. This invite, for example, leads me to believe that the intended purpose of the supposed show is to not only make a mockery of "survival" like other shows have, but to also make a mockery of self proclaimed Christians as well. Why? Chances are the people creating this know nothing about survival or Christianity and want to make money off of them by trying to make them look foolish. I'd also be willing to bet they would make stipulations that are unrealistic to reach these goals, like "Naked and Afraid" where you have no clothes and only one item.

    This is just my opinion and why I do not ever plan on responding to an invite. Maybe these people will actually wise up one day and read these forums to see what people like us are really about so they can generate a real show with an actual purpose. I am not holding my breathe though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Targeting? Good golly Miss Molly - not everything is a conspiracy.
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    Wow, all I did was ask a question, like the others in this thread, I didn't mean to get everyones underwear in a bunch. Its the weekend, you guys need to relax, not everything I say is related to some conspiracy. Heck, all the other threads started by someone looking for people to be on TV, get countless questions and prodding from the regular members who find the threads interesting or funny, why not this one?
    It wasn't so much the word targeting (my fault for not explaining my dismay better) rather than the rest of your post that was implying something nefarious.

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    some of the other threads started by someone looking for people to be on TV, get countless questions and prodding from the regular members who find the threads interesting or funny, why not this one?
    in your second last post - please go back and read my request. It was not directed at any individual, new member old member or moderator. It was simply a request. As I stated - the owner of the forum has encouraged these requests so that the members that are so inclined may have an outlet for their talents. Your comment coming right after that request seemed to go out of your way to ignore it.

    Cool if you want, but it will soon be time to start deleting comments in these threads that are not productive.
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    Cool Well....

    Here's the thing, two of our members have sent applications to appear on an upcoming season of "Alone," and I think that's great. One of our members is supposed to have his own show and even though I've never seen it, I hope that that's true. Here are some things to think about if anyone is considering going on one of these shows.

    1.) How much do you get paid? Here's some skinny on what the participants on Naked & Afraid get: http://www.quora.com/How-much-do-the...fraid-get-paid remember, the producers aren't doing this for free, they get paid as well.

    2.) Obviously the producers have creative control but how would declining what they ask you to do affect your status on the show or your paycheck? You might want to hire a lawyer to read over any contracts that you are shown. My wife is chatting on other forums with former contestants who have gone on some these shows and were made to look stupid. Some of the stories are downright scary.

    3.) Carefully consider what you are going to be doing, like how much gear you can take, what's the location and what can you expect. You get the idea. While I have nothing against a member getting onto one of these shows I would hate to see them made a fool of.

    4.) finally, if you're going to get on one of these shows, let us know who to root for! After all, we're just one big family here....
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    I think the OP put just enough information in their post to generate interest to contact him to find out more. Nothing offensive there and none of us knows what he means by the challenges. They may be recreating the exodus for all we know or they may be designed as hardships to humble you and attempt to grow your dependence upon God. Who knows till he says or you have the interview.
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    Default Details of show are not important, how adaptable are you?

    I agree with EA. We should not be quick to judge the OP for not giving up too many details, this TV reality industry is very competitive just like most businesses. Why would he go into great detail about it only to have someone steal his ideas and release a show before he did?

    I will try to get in contact with him tomorrow but can think of several reasons why I might be disqualified, for one there is absolutely no way my wife would ever do it, not even for $10 million dollars and no show's budget is close to that. Sounded like he wanted couples.

    Also a show I would like to see is a totally un-trained suburban couple living with very primitive people in a tropical or arctic place where they do not speak the language for at least a month. I don't care what the religion is, totally anti-religion is fine. Have them go with just the minimal clothes on their backs and learn to use all aboriginal tools, eat all aboriginal foods and do the daily work. I am fine being naked but think it is ridiculous and a ratings gimmick, anyone who has spent much time in the wilderness understands the importance of covering up certain areas regardless of camera or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Mark.....Good luck on you search.

    Can you elaborate on the Quote> "two devout Christian survivalists take on a Biblical survival challenge to test their faith in the hope of growing closer to God." < quote.....Part?

    Thanks.
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    Don't expect an answer or a discussion, these are just open invitations, that rarely get a second post......
    When I asked, it was strictly rhetorical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    You know...these "invite" threads generally gather up 2 or 3 replies...or some snarky comments about survival shows in general...fact is, the invites are welcomed.

    Add "Christian" to the mix....23 replies and discussion on the best survival knives......

    Does that seem odd to anyone?
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    Ah..... I have a lot of thoughts on this one, but should probably let it go.
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    Internet ad banners are disturbing. I put the word "muslim" in my comment then in the ad banner at the top of this Wilderness-Survival I see Muslima dot com "Find your Muslim partner" Muslim Matrimonials. Well at least IS-IS or the CIA pretending to be them did not try to recruit me... YET! ha ha ha If I showed up to do this TV show with a wife in a hijab I MIGHT be disqualified... I have enough issues with my current wife not wanting to eat what I cook, if married one that would not eat catfish or bacon it would really be a problem... lol

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    Well thankfully I was looking at Mini Coopers....LOL...That's what I right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TXyakr View Post
    Internet ad banners are disturbing. I put the word "muslim" in my comment then in the ad banner at the top of this Wilderness-Survival I see Muslima dot com "Find your Muslim partner" Muslim Matrimonials. Well at least IS-IS or the CIA pretending to be them did not try to recruit me... YET! ha ha ha If I showed up to do this TV show with a wife in a hijab I MIGHT be disqualified... I have enough issues with my current wife not wanting to eat what I cook, if married one that would not eat catfish or bacon it would really be a problem... lol

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    That is funny. It reminds me of a few years ago when WSF got hacked and for 2 days the only thing shown here was gay porn. I still blame Rick......
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    Quote Originally Posted by natertot View Post
    That is funny. It reminds me of a few years ago when WSF got hacked and for 2 days the only thing shown here was gay porn. I still blame Rick......
    And today he would be seen as a progressive lmao!
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    Now the PC answer would be...G. P...not that there is anything wrong with that.........
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