Friday, August 5, 2016

Motivation: Food (Site Post #1)

In the Book, Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage, the passengers and crew on the ship had to hunt for their food. They were known to eat seal and dog meat. This reminds me of a television show called, Naked and Afraid. Two partners (both the opposite sex) would go in the wild to live for 21 days. They would face daily challenges such as finding water and food, building a shelter to protect them and watching  out for dangerous animals. Some of the partners would get into fights if one of them felt like they were doing more work than the other. Food neophobia even played into the show. I saw one episode where one partner was a vegetarian and her partner found them food but she still refused to eat it. Instead, she ate edible plants. 


  1. I thought the same thing when I was reading through that part. The only difference is I was imagining Dual Survival where two guys with completely different ideas need to survive together in the wild. It was interesting to see how they would work together even though they each had different views on what should be done and how it should be done.

  2. I was kind of reminded of Naked and Afraid too, but it also reminded me of the Journey of Hugh Glass in the early 1800's which is what they based the movie The Revenant off of. Basically after being nearly mauled to death by a Grizzly bear, Glass is left for dead by his fellow comrades part of General Ashley's fur trade Expedition in 1825. If you ever get a chance to watch the movie I recommend it. It's slow moving, much like Endurance but it is another good story based on actual history of a man trying to survive alone and miles from civilization in the wilderness.