Monday, January 12, 2009

Survivorman vs. Man vs Wild

Les Stroud is my hero. Every week, for MY entertainment (and some possible chance of pointing out an actual survival tip or two) he goes out for a week at some remote location. Sometimes he is in a jungle, sometimes in a boat, sometimes in the arctic, sometimes in arboreal forests - but EVERY TIME he's alone. No camera crew, no one there, just him, the camera gear - and Nature.

Then there is Bear Grylls. Nice enough guy, entertaining, but travels with a camera crew and sometimes gets "presented" with treacherous circumstances so he can "demonstrate" a survival technique.

Although I appreciate Mr. Grylls technical abilities, Mr. Stroud is REAL. No survival techniques that he isn't NEEDING at that moment. And all alone.

So, as I sit back on my rather soft couch, here's to you Les Stroud. Keepin it real for the masses.

Until next time.........

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