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Utopia Talk / Movie Talk / $500,000 to survive
McKobb
Member
Tue Aug 25 02:27:47
That's the prize in the last man standing series Alone on the History channel set on Vancouver Island coast in October. No camera men or guns and, besides basic gear, you can only choose ten items from a list such as toothpaste, a pot, a canvas, fishing line, axe/knife/hatchet, etc.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Aug 25 09:05:14
can they kill off other contestants?

seems like it could take years
McKobb
Member
Tue Aug 25 09:38:57
They are alone and set several miles apart in very rough terrain with even rougher barriers between spots. No rules against man v man that I saw, but man v nature in that area is a real cunt. The season is over, btw. The runner up lost 80 lbs in less than 2 months and he is a top rated survivalist.

http://youtu.be/zdG5JNg_Gxk

That's the casting tape of the winner
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Aug 25 10:19:01
i was watching some "Fat Guys in the Woods" a couple days ago... title caught my eye :p

wasn't bad, they take groups of 3 random fat guys & they get taught survival skills in different areas w/ different limited selections of tools
McKobb
Member
Tue Aug 25 10:30:19
The cuts went quicker than I thought. Those that couldn't master the basics quickly (shelter, water, fire, food) through mistakes or skill went quick. Surprisingly a few left quick from psychologicals (lots of teethy varmits in the area like cougars, bears, and wolves). Some left to stupid mistakes like hypernatremia. I mean don't drink brackish waters, duh.
McKobb
Member
Tue Aug 25 10:36:03
I might watch a few of those!
McKobb
Member
Tue Aug 25 10:55:28
Of course, in the end, it went down to psychologicals. All that were left had the skills to survive much longer but when you have a tap out button home/society weighs against stasis.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Aug 25 11:05:34
well that winner had a job and loved ones

they need someone more like TC
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Aug 25 11:07:58
or maybe there are contestants still out there, but they wanted to wrap the show so they just forgot about them
McKobb
Member
Tue Aug 25 11:45:30
You can't watch YouTube videos in the wild! But they are casting for next season, TC should try for that half million ;)
McKobb
Member
Tue Aug 25 12:18:36
What was interedting to watch was asking people to live and, to a degree, thrive non-monetarily for a very monetary prize and the disconnect from it as time went by.
Cthulhu
Tentacle Rapist
Wed Sep 02 18:42:10
Now they just need the death match edition of survivor
The Children
Member
Fri Sep 04 04:31:32
shit dude, i wuld so apply if i were some super survivor. and 4 sure will i be able 2 survive a zombiepocalypse. i know how 2 scavenge, hunt, hide etc. but im city folk. aint no peasant in a forest.

Cthulhu
Tentacle Rapist
Fri Sep 04 08:09:49
Surviving in a video game does not equate to this TC
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Sep 04 15:37:20
I've thought about it, and I would definitely die in like, a week, if a zombie apocalypse happened, ..and that's if no one tried to kill me or break into my home.
McKobb
Member
Fri Sep 04 16:11:58
The living will envy the dead!
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