omg, next they'll tell me that wrestling's fake, or Flavor Flav wasnt really looking for love, or that all of those other "reality" shows are staged. What or what shall I do?
He could do it like Survivorman Les Stroud, and do all the filming himself (which makes the survival situation that much harder, and that much more impressive).ewolfr said:Bear clearly states at the beginning of each show that he is followed by a camera crew otherwise how would they get the footage for the show?
Yes, his cameramen are obviously much better at getting around than him.Sir_winealot said:It would always amaze me how he'd climb down the side of an impossibly steep cliff .... or down a huge tree to get to a river... through a hole in a cave barely large enough to squeeze through ...and be followed by his camera crew?
I found this perplexing.
Actually, it says that somebody built a raft for him to show how it was done, then they disassembled it.jtown0620 said:In summary of the above links Bear had the raft prebuilt for him in the deserted island episode
I guess it really depends on the hotel. If it was like a Days Inn I think I'd take the outback!MickeS said:Sleeping in a hotel is pretty bad.
Maybe it's splitting hairs, but he has always said at the beginning of every episode:jtown0620 said:if they would have just stated that the show is a survivor guide instead of an actual man surviving the elements alone with nothing more than a knife, flint. and water bottle I think they would have still gotten the same audience.
Yeah, I felt the deer he found was totally a set up. Given the weather he was in, and that it was about to get dark, he'd have been in some deep trouble if he hadn't found that deer right when he found it. I don't see how he could have made it through the night.WhiskeyTango said:So I just watched the Scotland episode this weekend and I had a lot more trouble getting through it than I thought. All I could think of watching it was that it was set up.
The problem with this is that he gives really bad advice. He unnecessarily climbs, risking falls for very little reward (climbing a cliff to get 2 eggs, using more calories than he got from the food). He drank his own urine for hydration, which would be equivalent to drinking saltwater. He always gets himself wet, once again for very little reward. He blindly jumped off a cliff, not knowing the depth. He has traversed an unknown ice cave. He also swam under an obstruction in a river without knowing how far it extended. All very poor examples of how to survive.Carlucci said:Maybe it's splitting hairs, but he has always said at the beginning of every episode:
"I'm going to show you how to survive...."
He never says, "I'm going to survive....."
So, for me, as long as he's living up to the promise that he's showing us what we could do if we found ourselves in a survival situation, I still enjoy the show.