Originally Posted by SirThrivalist
The problem with Dave (for Discovery & Cody) was that he had too much wilderness survival knowledge and wasn’t
enough military-only for the show. He made it a two-wilderness survival experts show which it wasn’t meant to be.
For all my anti-Cody talk, I only hold one thing against him personally and that was how he dumped on his former
partner who never did anything bad to him, but fed him, sheltered him, hunted for him and never let him down even
though it was just a TV show. I firmly believe that if it had been a real life situation, Dave would do the same thing.
I could’ve lived with his barefoot mystical bush hippy talk. In fact, I found it amusing how he joked about converting
Dave. Damn. But Cody F’d up. He took a mole hill and turned it into a mountain and lost a friend in the process and
for what; To elevate himself in the eyes of the “community”. Not only that, Cody lost a lot of fans behind that.
I never liked the Discovery series. It was just a new spin on an old survival receipt that you can find dozens of shows built around.
I found mr. Cantebury on youtube and stuck with him there. I like his take on searching the past to prepare for the future, his common man approach that makes bushcrafting accessible for everyone and his focus on reviving old skills. I have found no other channel out there that focus on the whole like mr. Canteburys channel.
Also I am impressed with the community that he has been able to build over theyears,with members from 4 continents coming together to enjoy REALcommunity around something that isn't entirely consumer based, but touch somewhere deep into our psyche as people. Mr. Cantebury has revived the boy scout in us all and made important and life saving skills fun again!