Alone in the Wild

Alaska: The Last Frontier is an American reality cable television series on the Discovery Channel , currently in its 7th season of broadcast. The papers show the extended Kilcher family, descendants of a Swiss immigrant pioneer Alaska, At Their homestead 11 miles outside of Homer . [1] By living without plumbing or modern heating, clan things to subsist by farming, hunting and preparing for the long winters . [2] The Kilcher family are related to the Jewel singer, [1] [3] who has appeared on the show. [4]

Alone in the Wild is a 2009 documentary television series commissioned by Channel 4 and produced by Tigress Productions, a UK independent producer. It was co-produced with theNational Geographic Channel . Ed Wardle , an accomplished extreme photographer, created and filmed the series. Throughout the adventure, where he never saw another human, Ed,tweeted daily outgoing-only messages about his experiences. The goal was to survive for a few months.

The series was produced by Dick Colthurst of Tigress Productions, Bristol. It was commissioned by Tanya Shaw of Channel 4, London. The multiplatform aspect of the project (including the use of Twitter) was commissioned by Adam Gee at Channel 4.


In Episode 1, he was dropped off by an amphibious aircraft, along with essential supplies and rations, at Dog Pack Lake in the Yukon Territory of Canada . He found a few fish, greens, and some berries, and managed to kill, butcher, and eat a porcupine , but quickly lost weight, and his heartrate dropped to as low as 28 bpm .

Episode 2 focused on a more general food-laden site at Tincup Lake, which, although only about ten miles away, where salmon would hopefully be found. He often commented on the serene natural beauty of the lake and montane scenery. For psychological enhancement, he also tried meditation , but it came to provide little or no benefit.

During Episode 3, he was interviewed at Tincup, following the outflowing stream downhill in search of salmon. During the expedition, he saw several moose, a caribou , and ducks, but Canadian law did not allow him to kill any of them. Tincup proved to be even worse than Dog Pack. Although he is still a rabbit, only one or two rabbits were ever collared. He shot another porcupine, but worried that a bear might smell the flesh and attack him. He was frequently overtaken by trepidation to bears. Although managed to capture a few trout and graylings at Tincup, and found some blueberries, he never spotted one salmon. The most serious issue, however, may have been his loneliness, which caused him to cry at some point in all three episodes. The combination of social isolation and Undernourishment , as he ran out of rations at Approximately day 50 of the outing, finally forced _him_ to call for a flat rescue to take _him_ to Whitehorse , Where he reflected on the trip in the comparative luxury of a hotel room.

See also

  • backpacking
  • Bushcraft
  • Ecopsychology
  • Expeditionary education
  • Wilderness survival