Sheboygan Wilderness Training Distinguishes Real from TV

In today’s world, one of the newest and most popular crazes are shows that supposedly teach survival skills and other skills that will help you out of perilous wilderness misadventures. While many of these programs have a firm basis in truth, the fact of the matter is that almost all of them are dramatized to some degree.

The difference between dramatization and reality is often subtle, and it is quite difficult for the average viewer to distinguish between the two. In situations such as building a shelter or starting a fire, a few camera edits can make it seem as though those two tasks take only minutes. In reality, anyone who has actually had to craft a shelter or build a fire will tell you that such is simply not the case. At the end of the day, these shows may convey the wrong messages, and that could end up being deadly.

Luckily, for some folks from the Lake Michigan town of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, wilderness survival expert Nick Gordon is coming to help people understand the difference between what is real and what is fake. Some other skills Mr. Gordon will teach include prioritizing in a survival scenario, building a shelter, and filtering water such that it is suitable for cooking. These survival skills may seem negligible to many, but if you are ever thrust into a situation where your life is being threatened by Mother Nature herself, they can and will increase your chances of making it out alive.

At the end of the day, it is extremely important to realize that everything you see on TV is not real, and should be taken with a grain of salt. These shows are entertaining, but only tell half the story as it relates to wilderness survival.