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SurvivorMan Season 2 starts this Friday!

Les Stroud is back as SurvivorMan, willingly exiling himself in the middle of no where and surviving on meager tools and his survival skills. SurvivorMan is a great show, and if you're interested in S/P and/or surviving the end of the world, it's pretty much required viewing. Stroud usually gives sound advice, and is honest when he's taking a risk or makes a mistake...you won't find him scaling sheer cliffs or squeezing water from cow turds for entertainment value.

The brand-spankin' new episode premieres Friday night 9pm ET/PT, and sets SurvivorMan in the Kalahari, for one week of difficult survival. From Discovery.com:

Just when you think it can’t get any hotter, Les Stroud finds out it can. In this episode, Les dips his toes in the scorching red sands of the Kalahari Desert — one of the most extreme climates on Earth.

Leave it to Les “Survivorman” Stroud to come up with inventive ways of surviving the arid air and the oppressive heat in the Kalahari. With temperatures on the sand reaching 140 degrees Fahrenheit, Les has to tread carefully.

Zooming around the sand dunes is a fun way to get into the desert. But Les is driving a gasoline-challenged truck — one that runs out of gas by mid-afternoon. There, with his truck and 50 pounds of camera gear, he has to survive the heat of the Kalahari with just a few items.
Of course, he has his multi-tool and some items found in the truck, including a couple of empty pop cans, a nearly finished jar of peanut butter, a can of jam and a couple of buckets. He also has a single ostrich egg.

In these parts, a person needs to drink a gallon of water a day to stave off the debilitating effects of dehydration. Les will be there for a week, with only enough water for four days. In addition to the heat, he must watch out for an array of dangerous critters, like deadly scorpions and the highly venomous Cape cobra and puff-adder snakes.

Les learns early that the best way to avoid the heat of the day is to do what the Bushmen of the Kalahari do. Find some shade, and just sit still. The nights are another matter. Temperatures can drop down to as low as 44 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sounds pretty good to me! If you need to catch up on your SurvivorMan, Amazon has the season 1 DVD for a measly $20.