Alone In The Wild – big girl's blouse!
As he said last night at one point, "I can't film myself without crying".
I would imagine most of the time he is fine, but being fine doesn't make good telly.
Massive ammount of respect for what he is trying to do, as I'm sure anyone who has spent REAL time alone would have. A different league to Bear and Ray (although I suspect Ray would rather enjoy the challenge and do extremely well).
just my two pen'orthPosted 8 years ago
I agree, the constant whining gets you down. Isnt he supposed to be fulfilling his lifes dream? Jesus, he needs to be doing a job that bores him rigid, worrying about paying for the kids school dinners and shi**ing it every time the post comes. MTFU for gods sake.Posted 8 years ago
Spamf, likewise, I have huge respect for what he's attempting – I couldn't do it as I couldn't deal with the solitude (I think the best thing about the great outdoors is being able to share special moments and views with family and friends). I'm just not sure that him crying all the time is good telly!
Would love to see a comparison with him and Ray. Ray would have stocked a shelter full of food, hollowed out a canoe, found an indiginous community and learnt a new language by now! 😉Posted 8 years agoSmudger666Subscriber
I dont think its the fact that he's alone that is driving him nuts – its only been a month after all.
i think its the fact that he's alone AND there are definitely bears out there – that would keep the stress levels high enough to drive anyone mad – couple that with a lack of food and i'm not suprised he has the odd snivel. Even with a gun, i'd be scared witless.
I would have edited the snivelling out if it were me though 🙂Posted 8 years agonickcSubscriber
Hmmm, from the comfort of one's living room with a fridge worth of food and a couple of beers inside you I'd imagine it's fairly easy to suggest that he should MTFU.
Being on your own, no, hang on being the only human in probably a couple of hundred square miles, with bears for company, the constant fear, the complete lack of food, the terrain, and the pressure would I'd imagine make most people have a weepy moment.Posted 8 years ago
What I'm trying to say is that nobody is forcing him to do this, he is supposedly living his dream, and, lets not forget, being paid to do so. There are a lot of people on this forum with far more mundane, yet ever present things to whinge about, who dont, and one or two people with much bigger issues to deal with who are handling it with dignity.Posted 8 years ago
I find it difficult to listen to his constant bloody whinging, so yes, MTFU or get out.JEngledowMember
Is the reason for it being an uninhabited wilderness that there’s not enough food to support a population (a bit like a desert environment) or is he just a bit crap at finding food (how much training / experience does he have)?
I agree that his grizzling is a bit annoying, but it’s a compelling watch.Posted 8 years ago
I am enjoying the programme, but am getting a little fed up with him snivelling (sp?) all the time.
I respect that probably the toughest thing to deal with would be being alone, but grow up man!
Imagine how he'd feel if he had to carry a 40kg mud laiden non-working bike around 10 miles of a Mayhem course at 2am with it pissing it down, not being able to walk because it was so slippery, only to find that he'd ended up where he started from!
Next week looks like he might be a bit more chipper though as it looks like he finds food.Posted 8 years ago
Doesn't an hour's worth of TV contain about 2 weeks worth of footage though? He's still out there and I don't think he's doing the editing himself. It's probably only the odd snivelling session in reality and I'd say he's allowed some.
Another thing that might make it worse is that there are people sort of about- according to the wesbite he doesn't move all the stuff around himslef, some of it is magically transported between campsites so knowing you're sometimes around people but can't interact with them might make things a bit harder.
Also the metabolic changes will probably play merry hell with his disposition.Posted 8 years agoatlazMember
His footage reminds me a lot of the Mark Beaumont programme on the BBC. He is doing something he wants to do but what we get shown (whether a true reflection or not) is him moaning, bitching and generally being miserable. It might be editing so we get "The Journey" he's gone on, but it doesn't make good viewing as you find that far from being on his side, you just can't be bothered and end up watching something less depressing.Posted 8 years agomastiles_fanylionMember
The Mark Beaumont programme (the round the world one) was uplifting – yes he had a couple of dark moments but it was in the main very positive. I am watching him on Facebook (he's currently getting blind drunk on tequila in Mekkico) and looking forward to the TV serialisation.Posted 8 years ago
MrSalmon – Member
MrSalmon – how appropriate, he's been waiting for you!
Sorry, yesterday's episode was him slowly starving as he moved his camp (which took him 2 days of effort) in expectation of the salmon run, but he ended up catching bugger-all as he was too early, no salmon!Posted 8 years agochris82Member
I'm finding this program interesting, but like a few others, do struggle with the chap somewhat. Couple of things I thought;
Why is he expending so much effort to go looking for Salmon that may not even be there – Surely he could travel alpine style for a day, before committing to carrying all his gear on the 'off chance'.
Does he ever actively hunt, I don't think wandering around in the woods at random is really increasing his chances of bagging something worthwhile. However I did wonder if he killed anything of great size would its smell attract bears before he had time to finish it.
Either way I'd love to have a bash at it and very jealous of his opportunity.Posted 8 years ago
barnsleymitch – Member
I won't be watching it again unless there's an episode where he goes dogging with the grizzlies – seeing Whingie McMoanerson getting a big old fashioned bear bumming would be worth paying to watch.
According to the Radio Times, I think your in luck BM! – happy days.Posted 8 years ago
MrSalmon – how appropriate, he's been waiting for you!
Sorry, yesterday's episode was him slowly starving as he moved his camp (which took him 2 days of effort) in expectation of the salmon run, but he ended up catching bugger-all as he was too early, no salmon!
With you now! Still had to think about it though… 😳Posted 8 years agoallthepiesMember
>Who charges his batteries up for his camera?Posted 8 years agoZulu-ElevenMember
he lacks basic survival skills
I think thats the biggest problem – he didn't appear to have any idea of how to build a shelter or where and how to lay snares – might have benefitted from a little learning/practice before going in at the deep end, rather than reading Lofty Wiseman's book and seeing a photo of a salmon in a river and thinking "ooh, I know, I can survive on fish"Posted 8 years agomiketuallySubscriber
I watched the first episode on iPlayer last night while the second one was on. I really liked it and will probably watch the second one tonight.
The shots where he has the camera on some sort of boom as he's walking along remind me of Sir Digby Chicken Ceasar.
Posted 8 years agoiDaveMember
IMO he wasted precious energy hiking for three days to a similar location to his first expecting it to be like the garden of eden.
he didn't shoot an elk when he had a clear view. tried to shoot a squirel with a rifle when he had a shotgun – which he could also use for fish
he's whining about bears but has a bear fence at night, a rifle and shotgun and probably pepper spray.
cringe worthy, but good for him for doing itPosted 8 years ago
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