[Homestead] The Alaska Experiment
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Tue May 20 23:18:38 EDT 2008
On Discovery Channel...
5 groups of people spend 3 months in Alaska as a survival experiment.
They are given a small 200 sf cabin, some supplies and some food and
weapons. Each group is in a different situation.
One group, a father and two daughters-college age or so- are on the
coast and are seemingly coping the best, but they are driving me crazy
with their whining about everything.
Another group is a dating couple who are in a canvas yurt type tent on
an inland bay. They are not doing so well, no real food to be found and
they are constantly seeing bears. I like this group the best because
they were realistic and did all they could.
Group 3 is two men and a woman whose cabin is on a mountain lake. They
were doing okay, having killed a goat and had quite a bit of meat, but
they got bored and cocky and decided to take a 40 mile hike over a
glacier to visit group 4.
Group 4 is a married couple who are in a cabin just off the glacier.
They are suffering from cabin fever(interesting journal cam) because
they are afraid of the wolves which frequent their cabin.
All in all, it's interesting.
They do have experts offcamera for survival(big guns) and health
reasons. All participants are also checked weekly by a doc.
If you get Discovery, I believe there will be a marathon of the shows
next Monday. Its worth watching just for the scenery.
Marie McHarry wrote:
> On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 9:44 PM, EarthNSky <erthnsky at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>> Has anyone besides me been watching "The Alaska Experiment"?
>> I'm really enjoying it and was wondering what everyone else thinks about it.
> Assuming this is on TV, I wouldn't be watching it as I haven't turned
> on my TV except to watch videos in about 3 years (and then I only got
> local stuff).
> What is it and who's doing it?
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