Survivorman Season1

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Travel Documentary hosted by Les Stroud and published by Discovery Channel broadcasted as part of DC Survivorman series in 2004 - English narration

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Survivorman is a Canadian-produced television program, broadcast in Canada on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN), and internationally on Discovery Channel and Science Channel. The show aired three seasons - 2004, 2007, and 2008.[1]

The title refers to the host of the show, Canadian filmmaker and survival expert Les Stroud, who uses his vast survival skills and knowledge to survive for up to seven days alone videotaping his adventures in remote locales where he brings with him little or no food, water, or equipment. The fact that Stroud spends his time alone without a production crew is a major focus of the show (differentiating it from the similarly themed Man vs. Wild).

During the videotaping of each episode, Stroud is alone and operates all the cameras himself. He is equipped with only his clothes, camera equipment, his harmonica, a Leatherman multi-tool, and often "everyday items" relevant to the episode's particular survival situation or locale. For safety purposes, Stroud carries an emergency satellite phone and normally has daily radio contact with his support crew that is always within rescue range.[2] However, Stroud has stated that while videotaping several episodes, there were times when his emergency phone did not work, leaving him totally alone[3] and has mentioned his concern that his rescue crew may become stranded with him. On a few occasions, Stroud has also been provided with a rifle for safety reasons or as part of the survival situation; In Season 1 Episode 05 - "Canadian Arctic," the local experts he consults insist that because of Polar Bears they would not let him go without a rifle.

Survivorman can be considered a sequel or spin-off to Stroud's earlier project, Stranded, a five-part series that was shown on the Canadian Discovery Channel in 2001.

Les Stroud stopped videotaping Survivorman after the third season due to what he described as the significant physical toll of videotaping each episode.[4] As of fall 2009, reruns are still broadcast on OLN.

List of Survivorman episodes:

01 "Canadian Boreal Forest" April 06, 2005

Info: Les Stroud simulates becoming stranded after a canoeing accident in a Northern Ontario forest.

02 "Arizona Desert" April 13, 2005 (2005-04-13)

Info:A broken down dirt bike provides the scenario for surviving in the Sonoran Desert.

03 "Costa Rica" April 20, 2005 (2005-04-20)

Info:Marooned on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, Les must survive on a tropical beach and in dense jungle.

04 "Georgia Swamp" April 27, 2005 (2005-04-27)

Info:Les is stranded in the swamplands of Georgia's Altamaha River Basin.

05 "Canadian Arctic" May 04, 2005 Info:Les must survive after his snowmobile breaks down in the Canadian arctic, near Pond Inlet.

06 "Mountain" May 11, 2005 (2005-05-11)

Info:Hiking gone wrong leads to a week in the Canadian Rockies.

07 "Canyonlands" May 18, 2005 (2005-05-18) Info:A broken bicycle strands Les in the Utah canyons.

08 "Plane Crash" May 25, 2005 (2005-05-25) Info:Les simulates survival as a plane crash survivor in Temagami, Ontario in the winter, simulating a broken arm.

09 "Lost at Sea" June 01, 2005 Info:Les must survive on a raft in the middle of the ocean near Belize for several days in temperatures of 102 °F (39 °C), then washes ashore on an uninhabited island.

10 "Behind the Scenes" June 08, 2005 Info:Les presents clips and outtakes from the previous nine survival episodes.

Note:Two extra videos are there with this post.

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