Summary - they lived mostly off fish and some "gophers" (ground squirrels?) and it seemed - to me - they did real well.
They each lost 20-30 pounds of weight, probably from eating a lot of lean fish.
I would have taken a very lightweight .22 rimfire rifle, as that airgun probably was not very light, but maybe that is all the guy had? I don't know. I could have taken plenty of ammo for the weight of the airgun.I skimmed it and stopped at the part where they shot the two ground squirrels with the air rifle.
I remember when I was young thinking I could live off the land hunting fishing and foraging and quickly realized I would starve.
I also thought that Canada allows guns for hunting, so why didnt they just use a 22 or whatever but then this is TV.
One of the guys in this video competed in Alone30 days is easy. Most North Americans can survive off their existing blubber reserves for that long alone.
Going beyond that when real starvation kicks in is when it becomes truly tough.
Watch the series "Alone" sometime.
Curious, if you need to boil collected rain water. Asking for a friend.Yeah, I noticed that they seemed to just take drinking water right from the stream - I did not see them filter or boil it.
I saw at least one of them filling a water bottle from a stream. The use of water from a tarp was for cooking, so by definition it probably got boiled, but probably did not need to if it was from a fresh rain shower, which it appeared to be.Curious, if you need to boil collected rain water. Asking for a friend.