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#263584 - 09/17/13 09:44 PM Re: New "survival show" draws attention [Re: Tyber]
JBMat Offline
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I think I watched 5-10 minutes of one show, where the dude drinks unpurified water and has to be medevac'd out with a temp of 103+. It was then I realized some of these people had as much common sense as a gnat. Waste of time.

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#263588 - 09/17/13 11:33 PM Re: New "survival show" draws attention [Re: Tyber]
haertig Offline
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I'll bet you missed the new Bear Grylls (however you spell that) reality show. One of the "survival tasks" was to pee in a jar, add muddy water, heat it as quickly as possible to XXX degrees for a few seconds, then chug it down. The first one done was the winner. Survival skill? Yeah, right, Bear.

What a stupid show. I would have peed on Bear myself, then thrown him into the fire until HE heated up to the required temp.

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#263596 - 09/18/13 02:21 AM Re: New "survival show" draws attention [Re: haertig]
MDinana Offline
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Originally Posted By: haertig
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
If I were in a survival situation, the last thing I want to be is naked.

In my case, I would scare away any potential rescuers, so I'd be doomed.

On the flip side, I bet most of us would be a good size signal mirror.

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#263608 - 09/18/13 04:10 PM Re: New "survival show" draws attention [Re: MDinana]
nursemike Offline
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Originally Posted By: MDinana
Originally Posted By: haertig
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
If I were in a survival situation, the last thing I want to be is naked.

In my case, I would scare away any potential rescuers, so I'd be doomed.

On the flip side, I bet most of us would be a good size signal mirror.


Brings to mind a Cheers episode involving a story line of Norm getting thrown out of a Sox game for taking off his shirt, cuz the glare was distracting the fielders. Norm: "It's not my fault that I have alabaster skin..."

The naked part is less daunting to me than most, for I am Irish, and can run around naked without committing indecent exposure.
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#263630 - 09/19/13 05:47 PM Re: New "survival show" draws attention [Re: Tyber]
Alex Offline
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Just watched two first episodes without an insult. I think it's an OK show. Quite realistic and colorful. Nudity adds certain complexity to the otherwise rather simple situation and easy escape plan. Great participants. Sure it's nothing like highly technical Les' shows, but interesting enough for a couch analysis.

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#263667 - 09/21/13 04:13 PM Re: New "survival show" draws attention [Re: JBMat]
Brangdon Offline
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Originally Posted By: JBMat
I think I watched 5-10 minutes of one show, where the dude drinks unpurified water and has to be medevac'd out with a temp of 103+. It was then I realized some of these people had as much common sense as a gnat. Waste of time.
The stuff that goes wrong, or is hard, is probably the show's best value. They focus on failure more than other survival shows generally do.
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#263702 - 09/23/13 10:34 PM Re: New "survival show" draws attention [Re: Brangdon]
Alex Offline
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Exactly. Watched the entire season - would recommend to my friends, no doubt.

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#264203 - 10/11/13 04:01 AM Re: New "survival show" draws attention [Re: Tyber]
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Ok, I've watched a few episodes and my review is mixed. It's entertaining and I really like how most of them come off as closer to what an average Joe would be like in a similar situation.

I just can't get over the nakedness. Some of them seem to be pretty smart about it, and make or find a little clothing but... when the guy was squatting on the log snake hunting with his rod and tackle hanging out. eek!

And, well... the guy that drank from the stream in the jungle and had to be medivaced out.... and the guy who got a major sunburn on day one and then [censored] the rest of the time.... and the guy how whined like a little girl the whole time....

I think we need a new survival show showing a competent woman! ROAR!
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#264204 - 10/11/13 04:02 AM Re: New "survival show" draws attention [Re: Tyber]
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No slight to Ruth from MWW intended. I thought she was great and I really enjoyed watching her. I loved how she progressed over the course of the series!
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#264207 - 10/11/13 04:47 AM Re: New "survival show" draws attention [Re: Tyber]
Pete Offline
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so did these people eventually get some clothes, or tie on some fig leaves? Or did they just get 4'th degree sunburn and really bad tick bites???

NOT that I really have to know.
But since you brought it up ...

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