View Poll Results: Is it possible for reality t.v. to portray survival situations meaningfully, or not?

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    I'd need two hours to find a job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingTree View Post
    Take someone who's doing alright - job, vehicle, house, etc - and put them on the street with nothing but the clothes they're wearing.
    If we're not bothering to get their consent first, I have a few contestants picked out for this one already.

    Only condition is no tap-out method and no ID. Got to make it realistic, you know.

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    If we're not bothering to get their consent first, I have a few contestants picked out for this one already.
    Musta done something to tick you off huh?
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    Get a bunch of our survivalist celebrities together:

    Bear Grylls; Army Ranger Rick; David Canterbury; Cody Lundin; Dr. Ron Hood; Tom Brown; Les Stroud; Mykel Hawke; J. Wayne Fears; John D. McCann; Ray Mears; Matt Graham; Joe Teti, etc

    Then gather some 'regular people'...not necessarily into the lifestyle extensively, but also not completely out-of-their-element folks either. The t.v. survivalists alternately pick someone from the group of 'regular people' one at a time, before knowing anything about them, until each one has 3. To make teams of 4 people - each having one t.v. survivalist and three 'regular people' (don't know what I should be calling everyone).

    Then take everybody deep into some place which is a bit inhospitable and wild, each team separated by several miles. Leave them with some minimal & 'primitive' collection of tools, equipment, and supplies.

    They must live out there on their own for 30 days. In each team, the one person is not allowed to ever actually do anything, and it's up to the other three to do everything. They can rebel, argue, or cooperate...but it's generally understood that it's up to the one to instruct, direct, and organize, while the other three should be following his direction.

    After 30 days, either they must all hike to a common location, or be picked up and transported there. Once there, as a test of how they've maintained their fitness, mental capacities, and social cohesion, the teams compete in some series of challenges of the sort found in Survivor. The survivalist celebrities step back and don't participate at all.

    Winner of the challenges, wins.

    Any team who loses anyone before the 30 days are over, is out of the running completely.

    If the challenges simply cannot be completed by anyone, whoever gets the furthest, wins.
    Last edited by WalkingTree; 05-09-2016 at 05:52 PM.
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    I would take all of the production and casting crew and all of the first two seasons contestants of the TV show "Alone" and place them anywhere east of the Mississippi River where resources are abundant along with a handful of "real" woodsmen and see just exactly what they can do WITH a firearm and game animals. See how the tv people match up against woodmen who genuinely live that way daily.
    Last edited by MOSTBCWT; 05-06-2016 at 09:10 AM.

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    Hunter63 saying Hey and Welcome....
    There is an intro section at:
    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...-Introductions

    To say Hello, and tell us a bit about your self.

    This is a PG site so you may be asked to tone down the language somewhat.
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    So who watched tonites episode of alone? Opinions? Thoughts?
    Last edited by MOSTBCWT; 05-05-2016 at 11:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingTree View Post
    Get a bunch of our survivalist celebrities together:

    Bear Grylls; Army Ranger Rick; David Canterbury; Cody Lundin; Dr. Ron Hood; Tom Brown; Les Stroud; Mykel Hawke; J. Wayne Fears; John D. McCann; Ray Mears; Matt Graham; Joe Teti, etc
    Just put them all on an island, and the last three standing win. The rest agree never to be on TV again.

    ETA; to avoid an unfair advantage, Bear Grylls isn't allowed to drink anyone else's urine.

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    ...Bear Grylls isn't allowed to drink anyone else's urine...

    Though, I can imagine a couple of the others being willing to oblige his request - "you want some of this? ok, here ya go..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingTree View Post
    ...Bear Grylls isn't allowed to drink anyone else's urine...

    Though, I can imagine a couple of the others being willing to oblige his request - "you want some of this? ok, here ya go..."
    "Put that glass away. You're drinkin' from the spigot tonight, pretty boy."

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    Bear Grylls isn't allowed to drink anyone else's urine
    Though, I can imagine a couple of the others being willing to oblige his request - "you want some of this? ok, here ya go..."
    "Put that glass away. You're drinkin' from the spigot tonight, pretty boy."
    Ok. That's as far as I go. It's feeling a little weird now
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    Just a little weird?
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