Have you ever wondered how you would survive if you found yourself in the middle of nowhere with nothing but the clothes you were wearing? I can’t imagine that this is a scenario many of us will ever experience but there are plenty of TV shows that are gearing us up for that very challenge.

The “Naked Truth” of Outback Survival

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Bear Grylls has become a household name in what has now become a very popular genre of TV reality shows ranging from very useful essential survival skills to people being dropped naked into some of the most inhospitable climates known to man.

Some of the first programs were about world travel and meeting indigenous peoples. A fascinating subject and it’s clear to see that viewers would gain a lot of information from this type of program. However, the recent craze for pushing things to the ever more extreme finds viewers being able to watch naked men and women surviving for 21 days with nothing but one survival tool!

But can we ever really get an idea of what it is like to survive in the wild? There is always a suspicion that the crew are never that far from a cosy hotel or that one mayday call would quickly bring a rescue helicopter and a nice mug of hot tea!

If you do fancy testing your limits and pitting yourself against the wilderness then be absolutely sure that you don’t go in your birthday suit. Make sure you have all the right equipment and seek the advice of an outdoor survival store at http://www.angloforro.co.uk/. These are the professionals that can kit you up with the kind of gear that will make you look like Bear Grylls but without the unnecessary risk.

What you must remember is that celebrities like Bear Grylls, Ray Mears, Ed Stafford and special forces survivalist Mykel Hawke Pierce are professionals with many years of experience and training.  It is one thing to watch them help contestants but without the back-up of such professionals and medics and stand-by helicopters, surviving in the wilderness would be a dangerous thing to achieve on your own.

Of course there are some people who think that all these shows are publicity stunts and that no respectable survivalist would put themselves into an intentionally dangerous situation. Media stunts maybe to promote a new book release? Whatever your views are, these shows don’t appear to be going anywhere so let’s hope that someone somewhere has gained a piece of information that could one day save their life!