Dual Survival

As I’ve written in a prior post, one of my favourite shows is Survivorman.  It was with this show that I found just how much I like watching and learning how to survive all types of situations.  God forbid, I hope I never have to use anything I’m learning.

So, when I was channel surfing one day I came across another similar style show.  It’s called Dual Survival and it premiered this past summer.  The premise of this show is two individuals are set into an environment where people may find themselves lost or abandoned.  These two individuals are not just any Joe Lunchbox and Jack Sixpack though. Read more of this post


SurvivorMan – This Guy’s Got Some Serious Thrill Issues

A couple of weeks ago I was relaxing at the cabin, watching some TV (roughing it, I know) when my dad put it on a show called Survivorman.  The premise of this show puts the host, Les Stroud, in a remote area with only a few tools and some camera equipment, to survive for seven days before making the trek to the pickup point where his crew meets him.  He brings no water, no food and no matches.  He makes his own shelter out of whatever nature provides.  He builds fires in order to keep warm, ward off animals and cook his food.  He hunts and collects whatever food he can find.  Most times he goes days without eating.

Les, 47, was an instructor for 20 years in wilderness survivor skills, white water paddling, sea kayaking, hiking and dog sledding.  He’s carried out some 25 of these Survivorman missions from such remote places as Labrador, Africa, South America, Asia, and many others.  Les has not had to be rescued yet in the three seasons the show has aired, but they did have to pull the plug on the Labrador excursion due to bad weather that put both the crew and Les in danger.  He’s been chased out of the jungle by a jaguar once, and almost pulled the plug in the Kalahari desert due to heat stroke (it was 61 degrees Celsius), but he said the most scared he’s ever been was in lion territory in Africa.

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The Fabulous Blue Bomber Show

Even after 5 seasons of producing the Fabulous Blue Bomber Show, I’m surprised that so many Bomber fans have never heard of Shaw TV’s little gem.

With Ace Burpee and Kim Babij as the hosts, this show is both informative and entertaining.  A new episode is produced each week and airs on Shaw TV on Wednesdays and Thursdays (although there’s no specific time when you can catch it) and is put on Shaw TV’s website on Thursdays.  It also makes its way onto Shaw’s Video library.  The show is usually 20 minutes long. Read more of this post

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