Survivorman Lost in the Sierra Discovery Channel

9:13 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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I am currently watching the New Survivorman show. Les Stroud goes into the Sierra Nevada Mountains on a overnight camping trip with hightech gear. Then the next day gets himself "lost" to show what happens when it happens.
Anybody else watch the show, comments?

9:15 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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I'm watching too!
Wouldn't miss it!

Is he wearin Asolo FSN boots?
And what kind of tent?

9:20 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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I wish my friends were more like that, I end up doing a lot of solos if I want any real adventure.

9:25 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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I'm watching too. If he cuts up that guitar(looks like a Martin) my wife will flip! She plays one and worked for Martin Guitars for a summer.

9:27 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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Yeah, isn't the humidity bad for guitars?

9:29 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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Poor guy, they won't let him have a fishing pole and a decent meal!

9:30 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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You betcha! Dry is worse though.

9:32 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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Was'nt there a show where he did smash his guitar? I liked the one when he tore his mtn bike apart to use stuff off it.
I don't know the tent make, but when he was shoving the pine duff inside it looks like he was using just the rainfly and poles.

9:34 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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yep, here goes the guitar!

9:36 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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There it goes! My wife's OK though. It's not a Martin Guitar.

Callin' in SAR. We'll find him!

9:39 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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I spent the winter/spring of 1979/80 base camping on top of El Cap in an igloo and Lake Tenaya.

9:41 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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It would be nice if he would do some navigation work on this show, or do you think he already blazed a trail before the show?

9:48 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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I suspect he has transmitted GPS coordinates to let them know his path. Not too much is left to chance.

9:48 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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Oh Boy, the Rockies next week!

9:50 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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The SAR teams are the ones who should be demonstrating nav. skills. Experts. That's what they are.

9:59 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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Where's that guitar? No LNT?

10:00 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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One of his best shows ever!!

10:01 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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I think my dog could've found him if he still had some cheese.
HaHa

10:03 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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Yes, good show.
I'm doing a short hike in the morning, maybe I'll try to get lost. What am I saying, I always try to get lost.

10:04 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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They'll pick it up. I'm a big supporter of LNT, but in a real emergency, all bets are off. No rules apply.

10:05 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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Yeah I know, but I wonder how many people ( viewers ) didn't give that a second thought.

10:08 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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Whats LNT?

10:09 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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Mirrors are great to have. You can also use a CD to make a signal mirror.

The dog with the ground crew looked like Oklahoma, a dog I work with from time to time.

10:10 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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LNT is Leave No Trace. www.lnt.org

10:12 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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Oh,Not familiar with all the abreaveations.

10:14 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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Nice looking dog. Dogs simply have abilities we don't, the trick is to harness those abilities to serve our purpose.

SAR is a worthwhile purpose!

10:19 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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www.lnt.org

Cool site!

10:19 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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Oakey is awesome. He and his handler and I found a suicide victim once. The dog cried when he made the find. After seeing that, so did we.

He will just go and go. We have to stop him from time to time to get him to rest and rehydrate. Otherwise, he'd search until he dropped. He loves it that much.

10:23 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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Yes, My dog could leave me in the dust any time he so desired, but he likes hangin' with me better. He is trained to stay with and protect me, different than with a SAR dog.

10:27 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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lnt.org is a cool site Gary, we use it to teach boy scouts, they like to browse the web on their own. Sometimes they learn better that way, on their own I mean.

10:34 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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My first trip into the Sierra Nevada mountains was in Boy Scouts. I was in a troop from Beal Air Force base near Marysville CA.
I know a guy in southern Utah by the name of Bo Beck who does SAR in and around Zion NP.

10:50 p.m. on November 7, 2008 (EST)
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Thanks my friend.

Oooh, Boo looks big.
Actually he's almost as big as me, and a lot nicer than he looks. He would give his life for a friend.

4:49 p.m. on November 9, 2008 (EST)
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I just read an article that stated Les Stroud plans to call it quits after this seasons shows are taped.

He does wish to continue with a slightly different type of show.
I will post back with a link.

Okay, here is a link to the story.
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/story.html?id=6bd1b643-12e7-4f1f-ac8b-f44dd33480ea

12:47 p.m. on November 10, 2008 (EST)
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11:17 p.m. on November 10, 2008 (EST)
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I have sure enjoyed Les Stroud's shows, much better than Bear Grylls or however his name is said with Man vs Wild. His shows were good but often too extreme.
I bet a lot of us here think we could almost do a show like thiers, with plenty of funding :)???

6:54 a.m. on November 11, 2008 (EST)
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When I joined this forum, I dove right into the Survivorman vs. Man vs. Wild topic. I happen to agree with you wholeheartedly. There is a Survivorman forum too. The people (fans) on it are pretty extreme. I stepped away from it when I realized that the posters were more like stalkers than outdoor folk. Too much talk about his personal life and such

Now, about that funding - would anyone like to make a deal?

9:48 a.m. on November 11, 2008 (EST)
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Sucks to hear the show is going off! I love it.

5:04 p.m. on November 11, 2008 (EST)
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For what it's worth, I felt Les Strouds show was more real and down to earth.
Bear Grylls has some skills, there's no doubting that, but he is a bit of a showboat and I prefer Les' style better.

8:14 p.m. on November 11, 2008 (EST)
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If you need a Les fix... His book, "Survive", was released in the U.S. today.

6:31 a.m. on November 17, 2008 (EST)
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Ray Mears Bushcraft. The most "real" of the outdoorsmen. His shows are not usually about survival (Except for his Survival and Extreme Survival series) He's more about using the bush as part of your outdoors adventure gear. Supplementing what he brings with what he finds, creates, or catches. I highly recommend looking up his shows.

Later!

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