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Old 07-09-2007, 01:33 PM   #11
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bear is crazy, I saw one episode where he was in Australia he ran out of water so he drank his own pee. That takes some guts I have a hard time with some supplments. Survivor-man is just as crazy and all alone plus he doesn't have the training bear has. So, I would say both shows are good but I like bears more because he seems to have new episodes more often.
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:36 PM   #12
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^^^That's just because the Man vs. Wild show just began so you're seeing new shows from the first season. Survivorman is in the process of making a new season of epsiodes. Pretty soon you won't be seeing any new Wild shows either for a while. Which is good since they'll usually be new episodes of one or the other as long as the shows survive.

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If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
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I have watched both shows and really enjoy them. I feel sorry for the Survivorman guy because is has to deal with the isolation of being by himself in these situations so it seems more real and hardcore to me. The guy also has to lug around all that camera gear, that must suck. Not to take away anything from Man vs. Wild cause I honestly find that more entertaining! Both are great though.

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Old 07-10-2007, 08:57 PM   #14
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Hands down, Survivorman.

And a lot of that choice comes down to what's been mentioned already... the guy on Man vs Wild isn't out there alone. He's got crew with him all the time. Whereas, on Survivorman, yeah he's got crew close enough for rescue if he direly needs it. But they're not two feet behind him (helping) the whole time.

The last eopisode of Man vs Wild I watched was where he was out in the Glades. I found myself nit-picking that whole episode. He's showing how to make a bed that's raised so that he can get out of the water and away from gators. Then he says build a small fire at one end. And gee, how convenient, he's got flint rocks with him. How many people that have run aground and destroyed their boat in the glades are carrying flint rocks?? I'd venture a guess at hardly any of them.

The next morning, he's showing to create a makeshift filter to fill his canteen with water by using his shirt to strain the dirt and leaves. He throws his dirty sopping shirt up onto his raised bed. Camera cuts and 30 seconds later in the playback, he grabs a clean dry shirt from where he had thrown the yucky one.

Not that dude doesn't have some great skills, but there's just too much outside interference for Man vs Wild to be a true "survival show" to me.

But on Survivorman, he only gets what a 'normal' person would have if caught in a similar situation. Like the one where he was in the Arizona desert for example. Scenario is that he's out biking for the day, wrecks/gets a flat/whatever, and all he has is the bike and what was in his pack, which is typical of what a person out cycling would have: a multi tool, water, and some snacks. That's it. And he shows people how to actually survive if that were to happen. MUCH more entertaining and informative to me.

Just my $0.02
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:19 AM   #15
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Absolutely, that's exactly the what makes me like the show more.

There was another show that wasn't Survivorman but featured Les Stroud. A couple (severly uprepard) got caught out in a severe blizzard in the middle of no where with hardly anything except some snacks from a convenience store. They had a baby an almost froze to death trekking out of there.

Les recreated the situation and showed how to use various parts of the truck to make some insulated waterproof snow shoes (Eskimo style) and all sorts of other gear. He also started a signal fire with the truck battery. That is a realistic situation. It's the same thing that makes me like Survivorman so much more. Like you said he starts out only with gear a person might logically have when caught unprepared after an accident or something.

Again their both entertaining. I just wondered if people who had seen both had the similar thoughts or if I was just nit-picking
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