Season 6 of Alone
is on Netflix, now.
I watched the first 2 episodes, so far.
I'm intrigued by the rules...each of the 10 contestants gets to have a bus-load of stuff with them!
Of course, having a Sat phone (to 'tap out' with) reduces the risk exponentially...but hey, can't have
contestants dying I reckon. By sheer coincidence, I just
replaced my PLB w/ a Sat device
(not a phone, but a Garmin inReach® that can send Sat distress messages from places where there's no phone service)...
so I guess I'm safer now, too.
At any rate, yes, Alone
is at least a lot closer to what I though Survivor
was going to be, back in '99,
so thanks for the recommendation.
I'll watch the remaining 9 episodes of Season 6, and then decide if I like it enough to figure out
a way to see the other seasons...or maybe Netflix will be streaming them all, by then.
I always take cameras on my trips, so I can't help but wonder about the logistics behind the scenes
...I think I'm going to have to watch some videos on that, so I can stop thinking about
the rules, etc., my obsession with what's really
going on (since previous shows like Survivorman
Man vs. Wild
were pretty staged) takes me out of the show, too much. Still, it's pretty fun & the scenery is great!
p.s. I like that most
of the contestants actually seem to have decent credentials...
if you run a bushcraft school, for instance, and you totally choke on TV, you can kill your credibility...
(one guy works Search & Rescue...which is admirable...but I don't see how that skill set will help him much)