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Survivorman Fake or Real You Decide
Alot of Discussion Out There About Is Survivorman Fake or Real
With the popularity of the TV show survivorman there has been a lot of discussion and debate online and in the wilderness survival forums about is Survivorman fake or real? This page strips apart the controversy and only looks at the facts. Some sites claim survivorman is a fake and then give some explanation as to why but never really back it up. So we've taken a hard look at these discussions and then way the discussion and what can actually be verified.
So hopefully this page will clear up once and for all for you to decide is Survivorman fake or real?
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The Truth Is Les Stroud a Fake?
Ok, let's get right down to the point. There are many discussions and debates out there surrounding if Survivorman is a fake or not. By fake we mean does he actually do what he says he does? Does he actually film the show himself once the safety and film crew leave him on Day1? Does suvivorman cheat by going back to the hotels to spend the night and then continue his show? All these questions seem to heat up the debate about whether survivorman is a fake so let's look at these one by one and answer these questions based on Facts. In other words if a story cannot be backed up then in our opinion it is only a rumor.
First does Survivorman Actually Film The Show By Himself?
Yes! There are many debates going on and people picking apart the show about this scene or that scene and whether there actually is a film crew shadowing Les Stroud? Anyone who has actually watched the show knows that Les makes many comments about his film and safety crew. The truth is yes they actually do leave Les alone once they drop him off on Day 1. So what about all those extra shots and editing that seem like there is no way Les Grabbed those pictures?
Les himself describes in this Behind the Scenes Video that the job of the film and safety crew once they drop him off are to get beauty and nature shots. After all they are filming a show and a lot of these shots get mixed and spliced and edited into many of Les's shots to help give the show more visual appeal. We have nothing to verify otherwise.
Does Les Cheat and Go to Hotels each Night?
There is one website out there suggesting that in the Lost at Sea episode Les went back to a hotel each night after filming, which has lead many to discuss that survivorman is a fake. Truth is this website has never verified its story and claims and so far as we can tell this is mere rumor and cannot be verified, so the short answer to this question is No.
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How Does Survivorman Les Stroud Film His Show?
How Does Survivorman Do it?
When the show was first released, in it's first season and long before Les became a celebrity I had the good fortune to have an email discussion back and forth with Les Stroud on exactly how he filmed his shows. Well not really on how he filmed his shows, but it led me to learn and understand exactly how Les did it.
You see I'm a big wilderness survival fan, and a few years was experimenting with portable power in the bush, you know a way where I could supply myself and my camping trips with enough power to actually run things for an extended time frame. I knew the answer was going to be solar power but however the problem was in coming up with a portable solar power solution and one that can actually be carried inside a backpack. After seeing survivorman and being a Canadian myself I decided to contact Les and ask him how he solved the problem.
Les was very kind to help me out and we had a great email discussion back and forth about how exactly Les manages to shoot his show and have enough power to last him the whole week so that he can film his show. I knew that he would need substantial power needs and filming by oneself would be difficult and that Les must have experimented with the same problem I was trying to solve.
While there is no way in just one little post I can describe exactly what I learned from Les I can summarize for you exactly how Les films his show.
The Basic Idea of How Les Films His Show
Gel Cell Battery
Foldable Solar Panels
The idea is that the solar panels can charge a small Gel Cell battery which will then supply his power needs while filming the show. On really clear sunny days he can charge his camera directly using adapters from the solar panel, or on cloudy days the gel cell battery can be his backup source of power and he can charge up his equipment directly off the battery.
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The Multitool "Leatherman Wave" Favored by Survivorman Les Stroud - Review of the multitool preferred by Les Stroud
One thing that chaps my hide is a cheap tool. I don't like 'em, I don't buy 'em and I avoid using them if I don't have to. Leatherman is well known for their quality and they don't disappoint here.
This New Wave is extremely well built.
Resists torque/twisting that some other multi-tools don't.
Nice heft, but not too heavy to slip in a pocket.
Smooth and comfortable finish in the hand.
A really nice selection of functional tools.
Great tool locking, easy to release (but only when you want!)
User Comments: Leatherman consistently delivers high quality products that live up to my expectations. The wave is no exception to this. I use this daily and it stands up well to the abuse I subject it to. Have tried many other types of multitools and found them to be inferior.
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The Survivorman Fire Starting Tool That He Used in Alaska - Ever wonder where Survivorman got that fandangled fire starting contraption in the Alaska Episode?
If you have ever watched survivorman you know that in most episodes he brings along one "sole" match to start his fires and if that fails well then Les Stroud goes cold for the night.
However in the Alaska episode during season 2 Les introduces a new tool he brought along called the fire piston. Ever wonder what a fire piston is or where you can get one? Well here ya go links to some great deals on getting this ultra cool fire starting gizmo. Great for scouters or anyone interested in wilderness survival. A great way to amaze your friends at your next camping trip