are there any legit survivalist shows or are they all fake?

I thought that survivorman was the lone genuine survival show but if you watch through the director commentaries on youtube it becomes much clearer that Les at the very least wildly exaggerated his situations and deceived the viewers. First there was the Arizona episode which a fan tracked the camps and found it to be impossible for him to have camped in the spots he claimed at the times he claimed due to distance travelled and that one of his camps was within walking distance of the highway and from it you could easily see vehicles. Les then further admitted that he had a vehicle pick him up and move him to a different location because he wanted to show survival in different biomes while there and it wasn't possible on foot. The georgia episode we find out that the snake he claimed to have killed was actually already dead and was brought in with him and at the time he did nothing to disprove this and let the producers air it as though he'd found and killed the snake. The Amazon rainforest in the commentary he mentions that during filming one of the tribal hunters who had guided them there popped back up and was basically shadowing him the entire time. Norway he revealed in the commentary that the random deer carcass he found outside the cabin (a moment that some fans have ben skeptical since it aired) was actually planted there by one of the guides for him so he'd have it if he needed it. There was the tropical island one that was revealed he was literally right next to a massive resort and not even an hours walk from safety.

it wouldn't bother me as much if he wasn't still out here b***hing and moaning that all the other shows are fake as hell and only HE did it for real and the right way. while none of it is nearly as bad as Bear Grylls fricking off to a hotel for the night it starts to reveal a pattern that survivorman was not all that remote or dangerous as he likes to claim and I now wonder just how much of the entire thing was fake.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there was that guy on youtube but he got murdered in mexico after james rolfe aka nintendo dork snitched on him

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      QRD? Not surprising if Rolfe fricked over another one of his friends.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the guy contacted rolfe because apparently he was a fan of his
        rolfe most likely exposed his real location, mexican cartel found him and murdered him for doing shit he wasn't supposed to
        they don't like gringos fricking around in their country

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not reading all that shit

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ah, that sucks the only survivor show I actually like, it still gives good pointers

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's still loaded with useful info for sure, I just hate how pompous he is about the other shows. Especially Alone which he shit on in passing but at this point it seems his own show was about the same level of "real" with a lot of unseen help and assistance off camera.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wow 3 minor examples, must mean Les is a fraud. Fricking kys op Les is a god

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Norway
      >Arizona
      >Amazon
      >Norway
      >Tropical Island
      >3 examples
      Looks like Les should start a new survivorman show teaching people how to count

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I stopped reading your wall of text. Doesn't change my post at all

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          don't worry, I'll repost this entire thread multiple times but I'll clean up the original post at least

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ray Mears, because he doesn't pretend he's stranded or whatever. He just goes out to the wilds and goes "these are the techniques you'd use to survive in this environment". Then gets wasted in the evening (every demo ends with him knocking back a drink).

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ray Mears is good. No pretense. Just "these are survival techniques"

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it only counts if he's actually in danger.
    Nah, if he camps on a island with a resort so long as he's not benefiting from said resort it still counts as surviving in the wild. It's nearly impossible to be truly isolated in todays world anyway except for vast siberia or canadian wilderness

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      siberia is like .0002 people/square mile
      and alaska isnt far behind

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    he was always a fake. he pushes fake bigfoot shit now

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the Bigfoot stuff was weird, when he initially brought it up on Joe Rogan I just wrote it off but then all the shit with the show and after must have done damage to his professional reputation. He chose probably the absolute worst person to team up with in Todd Standing, he then claimed Bigfoot contacted him through telepathy or some shit and now he seems mildly bitter about the entire Bigfoot thing.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Haha thought I’d be the one to bring up Todd “worse than Moneymaker” Standing… it’s sad when Les is putting it together that Todd planted the apples

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He had to pay alimony to his ex-wife and the Bigfoot eps must be super easy to make. He just had to hike some public trail in a national park with some loon ranting about Bigfoot UFOs instead of hanging out alone in the desert or high arctic for a week.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The shit you mention there isn’t not doing it, it’s mostly inserting some elements to show off techniques. I don’t think you watched Survivorman if you didn’t know it was the most “nothing happens” survival show of them all. Which is accurate. Hunting food and all that bushcraft shit isn’t realistic. Most of the time he found some grubs or crayfish in a tide pool. Maybe caught a fish.
    How’s it his fault if native peoples followed him? Half this shit is nonsensical.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I watched it all and he's constantly saying "I'm in the blah blah wilderness miles from any kind of civilization" when in reality he's camped close enough to a highway to hear traffic noise. I'm not saying he didn't stay in the woods, I'm saying he misrepresented his situation entirely and if he's fine with bending the truth for a narrative then who's to say he wasn't just driving from spot to spot with 30 people off camera helping him?

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Les is a israelite. Look it up.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Alone is legit. I love when they have mental breakdowns in the second night because they hear deer walking nearby and snapping twigs

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      for me it's the guy who can't wait to show what he's capable of and leaves 4 hours in because he misses his girlfriend or kid. I always wonder what the people who didn't get selected think when they see shit like that lol

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's a guy who saw bear shit and left within like three hours lol

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like survivor

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Les at the very least wildly exaggerated his situations and deceived the viewers
    Frick off, Bear, don't you have piss to drink?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >lights flickered during a storm
      >better drink my own piss

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stroud seems like a decent guy.
    His show was really entertaining and was a MASSIVE breath of fresh air amongst all the other "reality" slop at the time.
    Survivorman tried to be as realistic as possible. I cant think of anything he did that was really outrageous or would harm/mislead others for the sake of entertainment.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    everything of this nature is fake, do you know how video cameras work? contrary of popular belief the batteries dont last long at all, you can record like 30 mins to maybe to 1 hour and a half without swapping shit and carrying shitloads of equipment

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How old are you, anon?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/JrMtYA1.png

      I thought that survivorman was the lone genuine survival show but if you watch through the director commentaries on youtube it becomes much clearer that Les at the very least wildly exaggerated his situations and deceived the viewers. First there was the Arizona episode which a fan tracked the camps and found it to be impossible for him to have camped in the spots he claimed at the times he claimed due to distance travelled and that one of his camps was within walking distance of the highway and from it you could easily see vehicles. Les then further admitted that he had a vehicle pick him up and move him to a different location because he wanted to show survival in different biomes while there and it wasn't possible on foot. The georgia episode we find out that the snake he claimed to have killed was actually already dead and was brought in with him and at the time he did nothing to disprove this and let the producers air it as though he'd found and killed the snake. The Amazon rainforest in the commentary he mentions that during filming one of the tribal hunters who had guided them there popped back up and was basically shadowing him the entire time. Norway he revealed in the commentary that the random deer carcass he found outside the cabin (a moment that some fans have ben skeptical since it aired) was actually planted there by one of the guides for him so he'd have it if he needed it. There was the tropical island one that was revealed he was literally right next to a massive resort and not even an hours walk from safety.

      it wouldn't bother me as much if he wasn't still out here b***hing and moaning that all the other shows are fake as hell and only HE did it for real and the right way. while none of it is nearly as bad as Bear Grylls fricking off to a hotel for the night it starts to reveal a pattern that survivorman was not all that remote or dangerous as he likes to claim and I now wonder just how much of the entire thing was fake.

      Watch Ed Stafford. His (Naked And) Marooned series might be just what you're looking for. Yes, he has a veteran survival monitoring his advancement though GPS from outside and they tend to talk over radio every day or two to see if he's still alive; but otherwise it's him out there in the wilderness heading from the starting area to the extraction point.

      He tends to show the equipment he's carrying and you can actually see the footage shown was recorded by himself. There's also BTS episodes where you can see the process (e.g. how he goes back to get the camera he just put down so he can record himself walking nearby) and he talks about interesting details too.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >He tends to show the equipment he's carrying and you can actually see the footage shown was recorded by himself. There's also BTS episodes where you can see the process (e.g. how he goes back to get the camera he just put down so he can record himself walking nearby)
        survivorman does this in the show openly, not even a bts thing

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I know, I'm just making it clear so you don't jump into it with unrealistic expectations. The point is that I can't recall Ed doing anything similar to what you mentioned in the OP though. There might be a scene every once in a while that you might consider a 50-50, e.g. when he finds a week old sheep carcass - but even then you can see it's indeed rotten and bloated as frick with flies are all over it, so the only potential question is if it was moved from a different location. Besides, Ed is known for not shying away from showing "embarrassing" footage too. He lost 2 or 3 teeth times already to shit like accidentally knocking it to rocks when he drank from a stone puddle and just laughed it off as "don't worry, it wasn't real anyway". He got them replaced later but had no problem finishing the rest of the episode with a missing front teeth. His shows has this genuine area.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ray Mears would never lie to me

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >survivorman was not all that remote or dangerous as he likes to claim
    You can die, on the street, with full-on exposure on a full hot day, 10 feet from an air conditioned house with a stocked fridge.

    Some guy goes out there with nothing but a straw and a whole pile of inedible camera gear it doesn't matter if the guy is lying to you or not, he's standing in a place that will fricking kill you and you don't believe him when he tells you it's a dangerous place to be because he faked having a dead snake to eat or that he had backup in case something went wrong in the fricking Amazon? THE AMAZON?! I wouldn't set foot south of Texas unless you paid me, I wouldn't take any less than twice my salary to walk into any part of South America let alone the fricking Amazon rainforest.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it doesn't matter if the survival guy is lying to you or not
      If it doesn't then I might as well start filming myself ''surviving'' in the urban enviroment of my living room 9and sometimes on my balcony) as i play pretend that i am lost in the Gobi desert and every time some neighbor yells at me to shut the frick up in the middle of the night i can pretend its some wild animal that i try to keep at bay with nothing but my Fleshlight and my trusty backscratcher .
      Do you think that some major network is going to give me money for it?
      Do you think that people will watch?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You sound deranged

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They are the ones playing pretend that their whole experience is real when its not.
          It's called reality tv but none of it is real.
          And somehow i am the deranged one for not playing along with it?

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Between insurance, advertisers, network execs, and broadcasting regulations SurvivorMan is best we'll get. You can't expect a show that was aired on the same channel as Mythbusters to be 100% real, nor should you.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I actually thought he was accidentally getting lost and just happened to have cameras with him so I he could film himself! Turns out, this was a pre planned produced TV show!

    You either have autism or you're a fricking moron, at no point did Les ever not explain to you that these were set up mock survival situations in order to teach survival techniques to the viewer

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this is why all the people on the Alone show hate him cause he actully shit talked them and said what they were doing was not as extreme as him.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >man vs wild completely fake
    >survivorman had a satelite phone and radio to the crew at all times and was checked on.

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    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      had a satelite phone and radio to the crew at all times and was checked on.
      this is stated in every episode

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/JrMtYA1.png

        I thought that survivorman was the lone genuine survival show but if you watch through the director commentaries on youtube it becomes much clearer that Les at the very least wildly exaggerated his situations and deceived the viewers. First there was the Arizona episode which a fan tracked the camps and found it to be impossible for him to have camped in the spots he claimed at the times he claimed due to distance travelled and that one of his camps was within walking distance of the highway and from it you could easily see vehicles. Les then further admitted that he had a vehicle pick him up and move him to a different location because he wanted to show survival in different biomes while there and it wasn't possible on foot. The georgia episode we find out that the snake he claimed to have killed was actually already dead and was brought in with him and at the time he did nothing to disprove this and let the producers air it as though he'd found and killed the snake. The Amazon rainforest in the commentary he mentions that during filming one of the tribal hunters who had guided them there popped back up and was basically shadowing him the entire time. Norway he revealed in the commentary that the random deer carcass he found outside the cabin (a moment that some fans have ben skeptical since it aired) was actually planted there by one of the guides for him so he'd have it if he needed it. There was the tropical island one that was revealed he was literally right next to a massive resort and not even an hours walk from safety.

        it wouldn't bother me as much if he wasn't still out here b***hing and moaning that all the other shows are fake as hell and only HE did it for real and the right way. while none of it is nearly as bad as Bear Grylls fricking off to a hotel for the night it starts to reveal a pattern that survivorman was not all that remote or dangerous as he likes to claim and I now wonder just how much of the entire thing was fake.

        The OP is a fricking moron who thought Survivorman was some sort of found footage documentary series

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't consider being closer to civilization than you assume he might be cheating at all. That's just playing it safe. Planting animals IS cheating though, and that kind of sucks to hear. Still a great show, though.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If the purpose of the animal segment is hunting it, planting it is cheating. If it's about field dressing or using it somehow, then the hunt can be staged for simplicity, although he really should be open about doing that. It's also possible that a survivalist would/would want to be open about it, but then an editor or producer cuts/prevents that disclosure for building a dramatic show.

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember him constantly saying the safety crew and producers were tracking him or setting up scenarios for him. he was pretty open about it on the show itself

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No no no, I distinctly remember the beginning of every episode stating that the following footage was taken from found vhs tapes in a woods recording by an unknown man who was perpetually getting lost

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well the plot points are fake in order to add content to the show as it would be boring if nothing happened but he was still alone filming himself in comparison the Bear Grylls who has a crew with him at all times

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The OP was being disingenuous on purpose in his "misunderstanding" of the show, he's a bear grylls gay and this thread is bait

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >are there any legit survivalist shows
    Yes. Bush Tucker Man.
    It's on youtube in its entirety.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0461719/

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      *The dude literally trained armies all over the world on how to stay alive in the wild.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Does he tuck his penis back and sport a full bush?

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Naked and Afraid had a producer bit by a spider and get fricked up.
    It was certainly cruel enough to be realistic. They would let people poison themselves or drop them in a fricking swamp and force them to stay there when leaving is your first priority.
    Actually none of them can be real because changing location is the priority.

    Yellowjackets is also kind of dumb because you can live on pine needles. Sure girls are going to be too moronic to do this but at starvation level surely you are going to start eating what is all around you.

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its his solo series that's real... not his tv show

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Les admits that the execs required him to add "drama" to Survivorman, even if it meant acting like a moron. Les is an actual outdoorsman (but obviously not a hunter lol) after all.

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm here in the baron wasteland of your local woods

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Was he ok?

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