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Ken Brock
09-25-2010, 09:58
I ran a search but didn't see it mentioned anywhere else

my daughter loves to watch the survival shows. I sat down with her last night to watch Man, Woman, Wild

I noticed that both the man and his wife were using Spartan Blades products

I'm pretty sure they were carrying the Spartan/Harsey #1 but may have had a different model as well because when the show started they both were carrying the knives in coyote nylon sheaths

then later I noticed the guy was carrying what may have been a different model in a black sheath

anyway, good deal on getting your products out there

wet dog
09-25-2010, 11:23
I ran a search but didn't see it mentioned anywhere else

my daughter loves to watch the survival shows. I sat down with her last night to watch Man, Woman, Wild

I noticed that both the man and his wife were using Spartan Blades products

I'm pretty sure they were carrying the Spartan/Harsey #1 but may have had a different model as well because when the show started they both were carrying the knives in coyote nylon sheaths

then later I noticed the guy was carrying what may have been a different model in a black sheath

anyway, good deal on getting your products out there

My kids too enjoy the survival shows. While some seem over the top, Mykel Hawke at least starts were most survival situations begin. "Our vehicle has broken down and we are seperated from the others. We're at least 20 miles from any support, it's getting dark, let's make shelter, fire, water a priority. Tomorrow we will attempt to find something to eat. Let's get started."

I'm glad to see Spartan Blades getting more exposure. Hawke has a link to Spartan Blades from his website.

My oldest did say, "Why would someone put their own family member in a potentially dangerous situation?" My answer was, "Marketing, Myke had to do something different from the 'other' programs, besides, there is a small army of technicians, filmers, etc., to assist and support when needed".

The best episode thus far, was the "Alaska Thaw", tough environment.

HaveBlue
09-25-2010, 11:23
Great shots of the Spartan/Harsey MOD 1 spliting the bamboo

mcarey
09-25-2010, 13:43
Yes, that was a Spartan Harsey Model 1 carried by Mr. Hawke and his wife had a Horkos. When he was here at Bragg doing his retirement, he gave us a call. He told us about his show and asked if we would want have our knives used in his show.

So it was a chance contact it it worked out for us.

I was happy to see it performed well.:D

Pete
09-27-2010, 10:26
All the survival programs show how important a good knife a container and a cup (canteen & canteen cup) are in a survival situation.

Unless you can chip your own out of a river rock like the Hippy in Dual Survival.

With the knife you can prepare the wood for making a friction fire. Something that should be practiced in the back yard before you make your life depend on it.

Gotta give Hawke's wife some big credits. She took a couple of big hits, one in the desert and the Alaska episode.

albeham
09-27-2010, 19:25
I watched tonight.

Love it!!!

I agree a good knife is always needed.

I drive this home to the Scouts that I lead.

wet dog
07-13-2011, 22:42
All the survival programs show how important a good knife a container and a cup (canteen & canteen cup) are in a survival situation.

Unless you can chip your own out of a river rock like the Hippy in Dual Survival.

With the knife you can prepare the wood for making a friction fire. Something that should be practiced in the back yard before you make your life depend on it.

Gotta give Hawke's wife some big credits. She took a couple of big hits, one in the desert and the Alaska episode.

Who saw the new "One Man Army", epsiode, caught it tonight.

A former Delta boy, lost to a non-prior service gay guy.

TV production has hit a new low....

http://tv.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/arts/television/one-man-army-on-discovery-channel-with-mykel-hawke-review.html

War May Be Hell, but a Competition Show Awaits

By JON CARAMANICA

Published: July 12, 2011


The best propaganda doesn’t tip its hand. Want to make a show that engenders respect and sympathy for the armed forces without complications? Take it out of the theater of war. Afghanistan is no closed set.

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New York Times Review July 12, 2011

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“One Man Army,” a competition show that begins Wednesday on the Discovery Channel, reframes military men, hard-core law-enforcement officers and the occasional outsider as relatable heroes, fighting for a cash prize just as if they were on the soon-to-return “Fear Factor.” Sometimes they face challenges that aren’t much tougher than those on “Fear Factor,” and sometimes they have to break through a cinderblock wall with a sledgehammer while getting doused with cold water.

This show is part of the passive militarization of popular culture: not the lionizing of active-duty soldiers that would come directly from the armed services, but rather using people with military and paramilitary backgrounds as a casting pool for sympathetic characters.

These men, some decommissioned, have already been through the fire and have little at stake beyond upholding the principles they’ve imbibed over their careers. (So far, there are no plans for a “One Woman Army.”)

Hosted by Mykel Hawke (“Man, Woman, Wild”), a former Green Beret who narrates in a voice that suggests Casey Kasem as a hostage negotiator, “One Man Army” puts participants through challenges that test speed, strength and intelligence. “The most important weapon of war is the mind — battles are won or lost with that tool,” Mr. Hawke says in a sexy whisper.

But what’s more important than the challenges here are the ethics. When one contestant struggles to complete the strength challenge, the others nobly cheer him on to finish, even after Mr. Hawke tells him, “This war’s over, buddy.”

Three of the four competitors on the first episode of “One Man Army” are in their early 40s, each a little past his physical prime, though still holding on to former glory. (Each episode will feature four new participants.)

Robert is a former Air Force pararescue specialist and Delta Force member; Kevin is a United States Marshal; and James, a former undercover narcotics detective, spent time in Iraq as a private security contractor and, as he recounts, was involved in an ambush in which three colleagues were killed.

Jeffrey, a hyperactive 28-year-old weapons instructor with no combat or law-enforcement experience, is the clear outcast.

The schism between those with combat and law-enforcement experience and those who merely like to shoot guns is a problem for shows like these, which aim to uphold military values, of which tolerance does not always appear to be one.

It’s not limited to “One Man Army.” The most compelling moments on the second season of the History Channel’s “Top Shot,” which concluded in April, involved the saga of the golf instructor Jay Lim, a naturally gifted shooter and a teddy-bear-soft competitor. For weeks he was ostracized and insulted by the military men in the house, who struggled to eliminate him. The more they hazed him, the better he shot.

The skills demanded on shows like these aren’t the preserve of men in uniform. Even “Special Ops Mission,” a “Man vs. Wild” of military tactics that aired on the Military Channel in 2009 and starred a former Army Ranger and Air Force pararescue specialist undertaking mock missions, played more like a special operations fantasy camp that anyone could join.

And sometimes what television asks of soldiers has — deliberately — nothing to do with their day jobs. That’s the case with military family-reunion shows like “Coming Home” on Lifetime and “Surprise Homecoming” on TLC, which depict soldiers not as instruments of war but as family pillars resuming their rightful roles.

Maybe some of those returning soldiers will have the itch to compete on “One Man Army.” Robert, now a family man, is clearly still chasing a high.

“I spent my whole career winning,” Robert says. “Everything I’ve done, I’ve won.”

It’s not revealing too much to say that in the end it comes down to Robert and his spectacularly symmetrical body — in a movie, Tom Cruise and Jason Statham would fight for the part — and Jeffrey, who would maybe be played by Conan O’Brien. Or the guy who played Screech on “Saved by the Bell.”

Late in the episode Jeffrey is revealed to be gay.

“I’ve been asked why didn’t I join the military and the truth is, when I wanted to go in they said that they didn’t want gays,” he says. “I’m a rule follower, and I wasn’t going to be able to lie.”

That he’s on this show, and extremely competitive, is an implicit rebuke to the military that kept him at arm’s length. Maybe it’s an inconvenient truth, or maybe it’s propaganda of a different sort.
ONE MAN ARMY

Discovery Channel, Wednesday nights at 10, Eastern and Pacific times; 9, Central time.

Produced for the Discovery Channel by Renegade 83. David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe and Maria Baltazzi, executive producers; Anna Geddes, executive producer for the Discovery Channel; Mykel Hawke, host.

JJ_BPK
07-14-2011, 05:19
TV production has hit a new low....

Hosted by Mykel Hawke (“Man, Woman, Wild”), a former Green Beret who narrates in a voice that suggests Casey Kasem as a hostage negotiator,



Nuff said.. :mad:

The Reaper
07-14-2011, 20:52
That review was all I needed to know that I do not need to waste my time watching it.

TR

ZonieDiver
07-14-2011, 23:46
That review was all I needed to know that I do not need to waste my time watching it.

TR

Nuff said!

Streck-Fu
02-10-2012, 12:38
All the survival programs show how important a good knife a container and a cup (canteen & canteen cup) are in a survival situation.

Unless you can chip your own out of a river rock like the Hippy in Dual Survival.

With the knife you can prepare the wood for making a friction fire. Something that should be practiced in the back yard before you make your life depend on it.

Gotta give Hawke's wife some big credits. She took a couple of big hits, one in the desert and the Alaska episode.

I only recently 'discovered' this show having missed the broadcast (most of my TV time is selective and on demand) on Netflix.

It seemed like the best of the survival type shows (I couldn't stomach the induced drama of Dual Survivor). As a bonus, my wife actually watched it and started to engage in conversation about what happens when you are not comfortably safe at home...She even noticed a few of the knives since she became a fan of Benchmade....

It was worth watching if for no other reason it opened the discussion with her that knowing how to survive must involve more than calling AAA on the cell.

One Man Army was crap.....:rolleyes:

The Reaper
02-10-2012, 17:30
Well, you are going to love the new movie he is making.:rolleyes:

TR

Streck-Fu
02-10-2012, 18:41
Probably not....:p

tom kelly
02-10-2012, 22:48
Hawke, The war is over before the first battle is fought....on TV Reality showes.
In war it is possible to go MIA and 7 years later the Government issues your next of kin a presumption of death; This does not happen on TV. I have never watched and never will the TV "Reality Showes"...Regard's, TK

Brush Okie
02-11-2012, 05:40
If you want someone with good survival information without the drama look at Ray Mears video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6GH-uZ57hY&feature=related

Barbarian
02-11-2012, 21:11
You know, I have yet to see any "survival experts" on tv who display any apparent ability to survive long term, on their own. I would probably take interest in a survival show that was actually realistic, but I guess reality isn't marketable even in "reality" tv.:rolleyes:

The Reaper
02-11-2012, 22:18
IMHO, Les Stroud is one of the best.

Bear is the absolute worst, hands down.

TR

Streck-Fu
02-11-2012, 22:26
Bear is the absolute worst, hands down.

TR

So wait.....jumping 30 ft off rocks is not a solid survival necessity? :confused:......If you want to survive, do the opposite of Bear...

I'm Bear and I stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night....

Barbarian
02-12-2012, 15:54
IMHO, Les Stroud is one of the best.

Bear is the absolute worst, hands down.

I'm no survival expert, but common sense suggests it's a bad idea to eat uncooked seeds picked out of bear feces, or take a raw bite out of a living Puff Adder (which may or may not be carrying Salmonela among other things.)

Flagg
02-12-2012, 19:47
If you want someone with good survival information without the drama look at Ray Mears video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6GH-uZ57hY&feature=related

I would agree......I'd consider Ray Mears to be a true SME in survival as well as incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about local indigenous survival skills.

We've had a series of 1 hour videos broadcast down here with Ray Mears on bushcraft/fieldcraft in various environments learning how to build an old school bark canoe in Canada.....hanging out with an Aboriginal lady about Outback Aussie stuff(I think related to the link you provided)....and with Hadza Bushmen in Africa....etc.

Not sure if they have been broadcast in the US?

He also did the Real Heroes of Telemark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIJSVTYDye0

Good book associated with the video as well....great story behind the Telemark Raid.

I've taught basic/intro survival and when talking to candidates afterwards I've often referenced Ray Mears content as a "healthy meal" compared with the Bear Grylls as being more like "junk food".

I'm still learning about all of this stuff myself.......I learned heaps from the senior instructors teaching me on my lesson prep to teach at a very basic level.....but the night/day difference I noticed between Bear Grylls and Ray Mears is that Bear Grylls is full on "noisy, crazy, danger"; while Ray Mears is like listening to Enya...very peaceful and calm.....economy of effort is most noticeable...and I suspect that if things got all kinds of noisy and crazy in a real life survival situation with lots of risk taking I would probably be doing it wrong.

No offense to Bear Grylls.....my two young boys enjoy watching his show with their dad and if they're going to watch some TV I'd rather it be about outside stuff.....but I prefer watching Ray Mears for a bit more substance once they're in bed........different target audiences with different attention spans I suppose!

It's my understanding(2nd hand) that while Bear Grylls spent some time in UK SF as a Terroritial, it's Ray Mears who has contributed to UK Forces body of survival skills/knowledge.

Just my 0.02c

mdpatterson
01-02-2013, 16:07
Joe Teti is the new addition to Dual Survival. Pretty impressive resume on his website (At least impressive to a non SF guy like me). Will be interested to hear what the QP's here think about the show and it's new addition.

Mike

mark46th
01-03-2013, 13:49
People have been known to embellish resumes.

mdpatterson
01-05-2013, 06:24
I would love to see a show like this with a true Professional who has been there, done that and is able and willing to pass along his kowledge.

Lighthouse
10-10-2014, 10:17
People have been known to embellish resumes.

I was just looking him up here after I saw he was removed from the SFA. Very subtle comment which speaks volumes.

Team Sergeant
10-10-2014, 11:26
I was just looking him up here after I saw he was removed from the SFA. Very subtle comment which speaks volumes.

Joe Teti has brought shame to the regiment. His outright lies are what ended his short career.
This is the Discovery Channel and it's all about money, sponsorship.

The Reaper
10-10-2014, 11:40
I guess Hollywood is so impressed with a guy who claims to be SF, SAS, SOF, etc., that they don't even bother to do the least of vetting.

Or maybe these guys start out with modest claims, and they get bigger as they become more famous and try to impress.

I, for one, am tired of them showing people doing stupid stuff in the woods that would get them killed, if it were not for the 12 man support team trailing them around.

TR

mdpatterson
10-12-2014, 08:29
Anyone can scroll up and see what I said so I won't waste your time repeating it. The response from Mark46 was vague, but subtle enough to make me leave the topic alone.

Now that he has been discussed by numerous QP's and their thoughts about him, I'm now even more curious.

If whatever Teti did is none of my business, I won't ask again. If it is something open to speak about, I would like to hear what he did/or didn't do to shame your regiment. Was he even SF?

TS, I won't get offended if you tell me to mind my business and if it's out of line to ask, I will bring all the ammo when we shoot........weather is getting perfect:D

Mike

mugwump
10-12-2014, 10:19
Google is your friend.

PSM
10-12-2014, 11:47
Looks like he got snaquebit. ;)

Pat

Radar Rider
10-18-2014, 19:36
Google is your friend.

Google reveals this:

http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141007/NEWS/310070068/Major-sponsor-drops-Dual-Survival-star-Teti-fires-back-critics

I am honestly indifferent to the entire subject, but even after retirement I still get the Army Times every week and the article piqued my interest.

Quite frankly, I have better things to do than to watch a naked person try to cook a squirrel.