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#261489 - 06/25/13 10:35 PM Re: Naked and Afraid [Re: ]
nursemike Offline
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actually, the reality show marks the discovery that cheaper shows can be produced by eliminating script writers, cartoonists, actors and consultants and limiting the expense to knuclehead contestants, cameramen, and a director. There is a Marxist explanation for everything.
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#261510 - 06/26/13 09:29 PM Re: Naked and Afraid [Re: benjammin]
bws48 Offline
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Originally Posted By: benjammin

2. do not eat your turtle rare.


And if you do, have a fully equipped EMS team ready with IV's and baby food!

Here is a link to the part of the story you didn't see:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...ewers-told.html
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#261513 - 06/27/13 01:02 PM Re: Naked and Afraid [Re: Blast]
Tyber Offline
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Registered: 04/27/09
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Originally Posted By: Blast
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But the biggest issue remains: why on earth would you go into the jungle naked?

Because some Hollywood agent offered you money...though in my case it wasn't enough. shocked
-Blast


LOL you too Blast? I passed as well.

I also passed because I figured my non clothed image on a TV even blurred out would give some poor child "ugly man" nightmares.

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#261534 - 06/30/13 01:40 AM Re: Naked and Afraid [Re: benjammin]
cajun_kw Offline
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Registered: 04/25/07
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Loc: Southern California
OK...but would you change yer mind if they let you wear pants?
Being dressed, makes a little difference ...mostly psychological, granted....but the concept is interesting.
I haven't watched the show, only saw the teaser ads.
And I do expect there would be plenty of effort to introduce drama into the story line, because apparently, it's not reality with extra made up drama.
Too bad too, 'cuz made up drama is what ultimately turns me off even when I learn new tidbits, which is naturally, why I bothered to watch in the first place.
And no ... I'm too body conscious to be on TV naked or half naked, regardless of the money involved. Even though losing 40+ pounds would sure be nice.
-KW

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#261546 - 06/30/13 05:32 PM Re: Naked and Afraid [Re: cajun_kw]
UTAlumnus Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
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Loc: East Tennessee near Bristol
If I was limited to one item, I think I'd prefer shoes. There are too many sharp, stinging, or biting things on the ground and a foot injury would be debilitating.

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#261551 - 07/01/13 07:48 AM Re: Naked and Afraid [Re: benjammin]
benjammin Offline
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Hmm, one doesn't see aboriginals often with footwear, but they always have a blade of some sort.

Then there's Cody Lundin. While he's part of the long-haired hippie freak crowd, he does make a point that shoes in the wild are essentially unnecessary. He too always has a knife.

In a clothing optional situation, I'd say buttflap takes precedence over shoes.
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#261555 - 07/01/13 01:15 PM Re: Naked and Afraid [Re: benjammin]
Brangdon Offline
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Originally Posted By: benjammin
But the biggest issue remains: why on earth would you go into the jungle naked?
It sounds like a marketing gimmick. Quite a good one; I expect at least some people will watch out of curiosity and on the off-chance of seeing some boobs. It also levels the playing field as far as EDC is concerned.

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This couple was far too pre-occupied with making fire. They should've focused more on making a suitable shelter and getting food. The fire wasted a lot of time, energy and fuel.
Interesting data point. I've heard other experts say that fire is a waste, as a prediction; this goes against the philosophy of many other survival shows (and many threads in this forum) which make fire seem all-important, so that's a refreshing change.

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Their attempts at hunting were futile. They could've made some snares and deadfalls and probably come up with something.
I suspect that too is harder than it looks.
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#261556 - 07/01/13 01:36 PM Re: Naked and Afraid [Re: benjammin]
Eugene Offline
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Originally Posted By: benjammin
Hmm, one doesn't see aboriginals often with footwear, but they always have a blade of some sort.

Then there's Cody Lundin. While he's part of the long-haired hippie freak crowd, he does make a point that shoes in the wild are essentially unnecessary. He too always has a knife.



There was (or maybe still is) some sort of hiking barefoot movement I saw some web sites mention a while ago based on the same idea that natives to the area didn't have shoes. IIRC they said you get a better feel for the terrain, build up immunity, etc.

I think the difference is modern society is not used to bare feet so our tender feet are going to get messed up without shoes where the barefoot natives had built up a tolerance over time.

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#261559 - 07/01/13 04:45 PM Re: Naked and Afraid [Re: benjammin]
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline
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Originally Posted By: benjammin
Hmm, one doesn't see aboriginals often with footwear, but they always have a blade of some sort.

Then there's Cody Lundin. While he's part of the long-haired hippie freak crowd, he does make a point that shoes in the wild are essentially unnecessary. He too always has a knife.

In a clothing optional situation, I'd say buttflap takes precedence over shoes.


Try a knife and a firelighting kit.
No self respecting " Aboriginal" stires out of doors without them. They leave that sort of nonsense to so called "civilised" people.
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#261566 - 07/01/13 10:03 PM Re: Naked and Afraid [Re: benjammin]
tomfaranda Offline
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Registered: 02/14/08
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Loc: Croton on Hudson, NY
A firelighting kit and a container. You can always sharpen a stone.

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