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Survivorman in the Sonoran Desert

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Survivorman in the Sonoran Desert
« on: September 11, 2009, 03:24:29 PM »
I caught a Survivorman episode where he was in the Sonoran desert.

He didn't run. He cautioned against it.
He eventually "found" running water. Which of course means they scouted it out ahead of time and his initial location was predicated on water being close by.
He got some needle and thread from an Agave plant. That was pretty interesting.
He ate local plants (mesquite seeds, cactus, etc) and some grasshoppers. He didn't ambush an Javelina and wrestle it to the ground with his bare hands. He didn't dig around and try to catch and eat a Black Widow spider.

I didn't catch all of it... but it was a good show with some practical tips

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Re: Survivorman in the Sonoran Desert
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2009, 05:18:13 PM »
Obviously that show is a little more serious than Man vs. Wild, and he really is out there for a full week by himself which is commendable.  But am I the only one that thinks Les isn't very good at finding food?  With a little water, most anyone could survive for a week in the wild.  I do like watching him do it, but there has never been an episode of that show that truly impressed me with his survival skills other than the fact that he's pretty good at making a fire (as is Bear Grylls). 

And for the record, I like Man vs. Wild a lot too.  You just have to realize that it's entertainment and shock value...it's not real "survival".
 

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Re: Survivorman in the Sonoran Desert
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2009, 05:32:44 PM »
Actually I think he does pretty well at finding food considering what he uses to scrounge up something to eat.

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Re: Survivorman in the Sonoran Desert
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2009, 06:48:05 PM »
Les > Bear, definitely.

But Les needs to lighten his "pack" by LOSING that damn harmonica!

As soon as he whips it out I hit mute -- dunno why, but his 'soulful licks' just irritate the hell out of me.  :vomit:
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