Monday, April 6, 2009

Survivorman is so awesome!

If you've never seen the show, the host goes out to harsh locations and tries to survive for 7 days with limited food and supplies. Or as he says, "No food, no shelter, no fresh water — one man alone in the wild for seven days with only his wits and stamina to sustain him." For the most part he is recreating a normal adverture that took a bad turn and now you have to make it until the searchers find you. For example, maybe you get lost in the Arizona desert or fall after mountain climbing or stuck in the African plains with lions nearby. But the episode that I just saw, he is in Australia and is flying a small plane to set up a crash landing. Yes, he simply flys around the outback until his plane runs out of gas and is forced to make an emergency landing...create your own runway. Now let's say you manage to survive you have to kick it for 7 days without any food or water. Sounds like fun.

In all the episodes I've seen, he has only successfully acquired a decent meal (more than small wild plants and berries) a couple of times. So basically, no real food for a week. And this guy does it for about 10 episodes per yer. That's 10 weeks of basically no food for a week. Not sure if this guy has all of his marbles, but it sure would be fun to go camping with the guy.

The show airs on the Discovery channel; not sure when as I usually see the reruns on the HD channel.


  1. My brother loves this guy. And I hate to be the downer -- but wasn't this the dude who was found to be secretly sleeping in hotel rooms?

  2. If that's true, that ruins the whole show! I'll have to do some googling.

  3. Phew...A quick google turned up "Man vs. Wild" as the culprit. Similar show where the host is dropped in the middle of nowhere to make his way out. I have never seen it though.

  4. If this guy gives tips on survival then I would think it was a good learning program - otherwise this guy is nuts and has found the ultimate stupid diet of all time - if you learn important tips from the show - I don't have cable, darn - do pass them on to me.