Heads up for all you fans of the Discovery Channel’s Survivorman television show. The last episode will air tonight at 9 PM EST/8 CST and will drop host Les Stroud into the jungles of Papua New Guinea.
The show became very popular, in no small part thanks to it’s host, Stroud, who sets off alone in remote places, and demonstrates how to survive in those environments. Les goes completely alone and does his own camerawork, doing his best to give an accurate indication of the challenges he faces while living off the land.
A few months back it was announced that Les was hanging up his survival gear after three seasons. He admitted that the grind of filming took it’s toll on his body, and that he was ready to move on to other projects. It’s a shame to see him go, as I always liked his approach, but it’s also quite understandable. How many of us would want to starve ourselves for a week, while trying to escape from a remote place, only to reach civilization, and then go do it again the following week?
We’ll see Les again. He has reportedly already pitched a new show, and I’m sure Discovery is happy to have him in any capacity that they can. Of course, this being Discovery, Survivorman will continue to live in re-runs for a long while yet as well. Good luck Les, can’t wait to see your next adventure!
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