|Les Stroud for Prime Minister of Canada!|
There's the awesome Ray Mears and the *ahem* so-so Bear Grylls as well - plus a few others who have achieved less celebrity status. Like that guy on the Channel 4 series that cried about not wanting to kill a porcupine.
But all of these survival heroes are men, and I'd love to have a female survivalist to idolize - I'm not aware of any women who star in their own survival show though. I've done no research, but I bet most survivalist companies in Britain are led and taught by men as well.
When I realised this, it set me thinking - I'd LOVE to be 'Survivorwoman'!
A female take on wilderness skills would be fascinating. Women and men are different creatures, biologically and sociologically - and the result of watching a lone woman surviving and teaching an audience through the camera would be a new viewing experience. Plus, I want to do it.
|I could totes make one of these, man |
There's thousands of people in the UK that probably would have a much better CV suited for the star Survivorwoman casting role. I'm small and weak, and probably can't swim (I'm not sure, I have a fear of water and generally try to avoid testing an old skill! Is it like riding a bike?), and haven't even camped much since childhood. I struggle to light fireplaces. I've tried stone knapping, I put a hole in my jeans and got a blood blister.
BUT! That means I'm someone who needs to learn, right? And what better way for viewers to learn then watching another person repeatedly fail to light a fire? Identify plants and trees? Make a shelter in the woods?
So if you know anyone in a production company, please tell them my pitch and give them my name and details. I'd love to go without a shower for seven days and sleep on the cold rocky ground with the bugs. I'm an archaeologist after all.