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PostPosted: November 8th, 2008, 8:33 am 
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I'm suprised he lasted tis long. Just one week would be enough for me.
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2008/11/07/survivorman-tv.html

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PostPosted: November 8th, 2008, 8:43 am 
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No need to explain Les, I'm in awe at how many times you have done that thing you do so much better than anyone else.

Take a big bow, you da man!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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PS. no need for an encore either. :wink:


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PostPosted: November 8th, 2008, 8:46 am 
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finally have channel that airs the show and now it is over, he was great. /enjoyed every episode i saw

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PostPosted: November 8th, 2008, 2:09 pm 
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I laughed when he mentioned "like others do" as there have been copy-cats out there with a more polished and dramatic look to them visa via their accompanying camera crews.

Les you did a great job! hats off to ya!! I really liked to local appeal (as I don't know if I'll ever need surviving a place like Africa).

My favourites were Plane Crash, Lost at Sea, Mountain, Boreal Forest, and the Alaska one.

Thanks again. And I don't blame ya, I couldn't do. Certainly not for kicks like making a TV show anyway. But maybe now I COULD do, if I HAD to. :clap:

Thanks again.

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PostPosted: November 8th, 2008, 2:46 pm 
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What you have done Les has more than served the purpose!!

Thank you ...


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PostPosted: November 9th, 2008, 11:26 am 
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I had only vaguely heard of Survivorman a year ago (I don't have cable), then my brother bought me a season one DVD. Now it's the favourite show of my 6 year-old daughter and I.
Thanks Les.

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PostPosted: November 9th, 2008, 1:59 pm 
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Maybe we could get a "Les Light" version with a few nights out or just an instructional show. I don't even watch the "other guys" especially when they are often doing something counter to what should be shown just for the TV effect.


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PostPosted: November 9th, 2008, 10:59 pm 
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pawistik wrote:
...Thanks Les.

And I should add, good luck in whatever comes next!!!

Bryan & Amelie

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PostPosted: November 10th, 2008, 9:17 am 
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Matt Worth wrote:
Maybe we could get a "Les Light" version with a few nights out or just an instructional show. I don't even watch the "other guys" especially when they are often doing something counter to what should be shown just for the TV effect.


I hope (and presume) he'll do some show or other, perhaps centred around enviro issues - he has that off-grid home to play with and report on. teaching us how to live on less is his real theme, now it might be about everyday stuff.

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PostPosted: November 10th, 2008, 9:52 am 
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Don't forget, we still have a new season to watch coming up.


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PostPosted: November 11th, 2008, 12:02 am 
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I'd love to see how Living off the Grid is going from you Les.

And BTW, come on out and enjoy a winter camp with some CCR'ians!

Great show.

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PostPosted: November 11th, 2008, 8:19 am 
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Looks like Les will be busy this summer?

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PostPosted: November 11th, 2008, 10:20 am 
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Too bad, still Les has done it all. How much more should he endure? If you don't get the point by now, STAY OUTTA THE WOODS!

Thanks Les for all your suffering, the Survivorman series will be a classic!

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PostPosted: November 11th, 2008, 10:52 am 
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I loved the handful of shows that I have seen.

In my opinion, their special value was in showing the reality rather than the romantics of outdoor survival situations: the simple problems of trying to stay warm and not get fatigued, the many screw-ups that one encounters when trying to cope - all things that are not in the usual survival books which tend to glorify survival stuff.

Showing the situations where we can't find decent wood for whatever, where a shelter catches fire, where we lag in the race against time as one gets cold, and thus loses strength and control, and the inability to find real food in nature when we don't have the proper tools to catch fish or shoot something to feed ourselves properly. That's the reality we need to know about. Thanks, Les!

I wish you good luck, in whatever the future brings!


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PostPosted: November 11th, 2008, 11:29 am 
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I like how he was so transparent, he didn't hide fear, frustration, and loneliness. I was hoping to win a place on the show via the SPOT contest, darn! A true classic, I'm sure many copies will continue to come along, but won't measure up.

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