Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Survivorman In Familiar Territory

I've been a loyal viewer of watching the Discovery/Science Channel's Survivorman with Les Stroud. And in today's new season, he was in the Sierra Nevadas. Actually, he was somewhere in the backcountry of our beloved Yosemite National Park. And prominent in one of the environment shots of the area was none other than a gushing Nevada Falls.

Of course, Les Stroud was in survival mode after a simulated one-night backpack went awry and he had to survive alone in the wilderness for seven days (as is typical of the rest of his episodes). And, like before, he applies his survival-know-how while teaching as well as showing us viewers how to appreciate and respect the perils of nature as well as how to methodically get out of potentially hazardous situations should they occur. Though whether we'd have the wherewithall and know-how should such a situation occur to us might be another matter...

Still, I thought it was cool that Survivorman was in our favorite National Park. Normally, he's in some remote place like the Amazon Jungle, African Savannah, Boreal Forest, Kalahari Desert, or even the Arctic. I'm curious where his next survival test will be...

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