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Should be left alone in the wild?

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grizzlybearI been watching Channel 4’s Alone in the Wild which finished on Thursday night and I am still thinking about it 4 days later, but not in a good way.

If you happened on this awful piece of television you may have thought that you were watching Eastenders which has in nearly every scene somebody crying, well this was no different.  The documentary is based on Ed Wardle who has a “lifetime ambition” to be left alone in the Yukon for 3 months and live off his wits.

The premise of this documentary – is it possible to survive in the wild- is quite an interesting one but Ed made it a tear-fest.  He cried about not having any food, he cried about being alone, he cried about the bears, he cried about being tired and he cried about being tired.  Riveting?

At the end he gave up because he could not take it any more, Ed I couldn’t take it any more.  What sort of survival training did you take?  I am sure the ample Ray Mears-who obviously likes his food- would have doubled in size in the Yukon with the amount of food available.  So what made you any different from a bloke down the pub who fancies being on his own for a few days?  Answer – watch his film and you’ll see that the only difference is that the man in the pub would be properly trained in foraging and survival skills etc. and not bubble like big girl.

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