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    Alone in the Wild - Sleeps in Hammock

    National Geographic will be running a "survival" series starting in September.

    In the meantime NG has a website being updated daily with gps tracking and videos as the series is shot. It looks like Ed, the solo subject of the series, has wisely chosen to sleep in a hammock instead of a tent.

    Link is here:

    http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...ne-in-the-wild

    Check out the DAY 1: BUILDING CAMP video. Ed is certainly not a believer in leave no trace.

    Greg

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    I like to see Ed's gearlist. Mainly because I'm kind of a nerd.


    I would have to be in danger of starving to death before I'd eat a porcupine, but the procedure I'd use would be:

    1. very carefully remove the innards.
    2. sharpen a stick and pith it.
    3. burn the spines off in the fire
    4. finish cleaning it.
    5. finish cooking it.
    6. choke it down and try to keep it down.

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    On the website they show a pic of him in his hammock: "Ed finds a place to setup his TENT.." They just called a hammock a tent...

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    Yeah, I noticed that too. I guess the web people don't actually watch the video. Or dont' know the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gridge View Post
    National Geographic will be running a "survival" series starting in September.

    In the meantime NG has a website being updated daily with gps tracking and videos as the series is shot. It looks like Ed, the solo subject of the series, has wisely chosen to sleep in a hammock instead of a tent.

    Link is here:

    http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...ne-in-the-wild

    Check out the DAY 1: BUILDING CAMP video. Ed is certainly not a believer in leave no trace.

    Greg
    No one is a believer in a survival situation if it be real or contrived as this one is.

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    I was able to catch the "pre" trip on tv. This guy is very very scared of bears!!!! I was also surprised that he didn't take at least some kind of dehydrated food with him, like instant potatoes or rice to go with all this meat that's he's gonna be killing. Living off of just meat for 3 months.... how about at least some salt and pepper!!!
    I did check out the link but I think I'll wait for the program to air on tv. I also wasn't to crazy about his lean-to that he made by chopping down the trees. Looks like he's using straps to hang the hammock but he then chops all the bushes around it.

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    I thought it was odd how he broke down on day 3!

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    Looked very much like a Claytor Jungle hammock to me, with the original straps. It's also a possibility it had never been used as the ends weren't gathered. Should be a fun show to watch.

    Miguel

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    Quote Originally Posted by guySmiley View Post
    I like to see Ed's gearlist. Mainly because I'm kind of a nerd.
    Some idea.
    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/a...ardle-revealed

    'Will it all fit into This rucksack' video

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    Quote Originally Posted by gridge View Post
    National Geographic will be running a "survival" series starting in September.

    In the meantime NG has a website being updated daily with gps tracking and videos as the series is shot. It looks like Ed, the solo subject of the series, has wisely chosen to sleep in a hammock instead of a tent.

    Link is here:

    http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...ne-in-the-wild

    Check out the DAY 1: BUILDING CAMP video. Ed is certainly not a believer in leave no trace.

    Greg
    It would certainly speed up finding usable trees in the MS ( often jungle like) woods if I could just take a large cutting tool to the limbs and brush and saplings that are in my way!

    Any one recognize that hammock? It has a channel like a Claytor. But it almost- kind of/maybe- looks like the left and right side is attached separately to the trees, leaving the gathered end wider than usual, almost like a Bridge, except no spreader bars. I don't really think that is it, but it sort of looks that way in the limited detail you can see. Wonder how he kept his back side warm?
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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