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Old 02-20-2010, 08:24 PM
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That's a good one, truly primitive survival. I saw it as a kid. It was in a double feature (tells you how long ago that was!) with Caveman, starring Ringo Starr
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I did'nt see mention of the old Ray Milland classic "Panic in the year Zero". A family on vacation out of L.A. are faced with surviving the aftermath of a nuke strike. Realistic possibility for then and again now. A must see for all respectable survivalists
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Swiss Family Robinson, Call Of The Wild, First Blood, to a certain extent the Grizzly Adams TV series, Mountain Family Robinson series, these are just my favorites
I loved Grizzly Adams as a teen but never could figure out how he survived in the mountains during the winter without eating any of his little animal friends.
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Here's what I've watch over the past 2 months. I love Netflix!

The Snow Walker
Far North
Death Hunt
Southbounders
The Canyon
Walkabout
Survival Quest
River's End
Alone in the Wilderness
Jeremiah Johnson
The Edge
Into the Wild
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Defiance.
One of the best surival movies ever. Seriously.
It shows what it takes to live off the grid with the constant threat of danger and death. It also shows what problems and difficulties will come up with a community in post-eotwawki.
Seriously, if you were to see ANY movie related to survivalism watch this one!
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Are you just looking at movies or tv shows too? What about books? Little House in the Big Woods was a favorite of mine growing up (as a book), and is what Little House on the Prairie was based off of. Not necessarily "Wilderness Survival", but a lot of great info on country living. The first boxcar children book was another favorite of mine growing up because it was about children being out on their own in the woods in a boxcar. Not as many great tips in that one, but I think it's one children could start out with.
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I did'nt see mention of the old Ray Milland classic "Panic in the year Zero". A family on vacation out of L.A. are faced with surviving the aftermath of a nuke strike. Realistic possibility for then and again now. A must see for all respectable survivalists
`That was the one I was trying to think of! `Thanks....
This movie was the one that really got me .. with survival thinking.....A movie...about tough situations...supplies...weapons.....emotions.... What to do.... And..how...A must see...Oldie...
Ray Milland played an excellent role in this film...Seen this one about 16 months ago Turner Classics...
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As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me Currently available for streaming on Netflix.

"After escaping from a Siberian labor camp in the wake of World War II, German soldier Clemens Forell (Bernhard Bettermann) makes his way toward his wife and children, traveling more than 8,000 miles over the course of three long years to reach his final destination. Hardy Martins directs this critically acclaimed adaptation of the best-selling book by Josef Martin Bauer, a true story of survival and courage."
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I loved Grizzly Adams as a teen but never could figure out how he survived in the mountains during the winter without eating any of his little animal friends.
Yeah especially BEN
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I was greatly anticipating "Into The Wild," but alas, it disappointed. There was actually very little wilderness in the movie. Mostly it was just a kid traveling from town to town like a hobo.
The book is better, but even it doesn't have as much wilderness time as one would hope. But the reason should really be obvious... There were no witnesses to his wilderness time after he was dropped off at the road leading into the magic bus. Much of it had to be pieced together from what little diaries he kept and notes scrawled at the site. The activities leading up to his walking into the wilderness had witnesses, and so people could be interviewed to gather facts.
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wilderness : Jeremiah Jonhson - Into the Wild - Dersu Uzala - The Last Trapper
urban : I am legend - terminator
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Not sure if this is directly on topic but the site is about nonfiction adventure books and includes related movies if they exist. They are all true stories, so the books and movies give some amazing insight into the will of the human spirit. Many are not survival books, but a few are and make for great reads and great movies. Ones like Touching the Void, Alive, and I Shouldn't be Alive are a few examples. For those interested the site is http://www.trueadventurebooks.com

I agree with previous posters that Misquito Coast was a good one, not a good movie, but a good example of survival.
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Into The Wild was one of the best movies that I have ever seen. Even though some events might have been slightly exaggerated, it was still a really good movie. I can't imagine roughing it out in Alaska for that long with almost no supplies and no previous hunting experience.
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Grizzly Adams is my idol! That guy was awesome. I used to watch him all the time as a kid.
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Not sure if previously mentioned.

"The Long Walk." a true story of a trek to freedom by Slavomir Rawicz.

He was a Polish Cavalry officer in WW2.

I did a paper on this in college. Very good read!
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Cleary Rambo .


Just kidding, the only real movie that comes to mind is Castaway; I still cringe during the tooth removal scene.
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I didn't see the movie.

The book: "Into the Wild" was sad and then, grim, and stupid.

I didn't even think it even qualified as tragic loss. Pointless loss, yes.

He was disenchanted with college, but he "lost it". Then, he died of stupidity.

Not a "mistake". Stupidity.

Read the book.

I like the movie better where the scientist is left off in Alaska, and eats mice.

Does that give you an idea how I rate "Into the Wild"?
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the road....out on video now
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There are a lot of good books out now for "young adults" in the library( we have a very small one so i kinda have no choice in what to check out)... but some good books even for Adults is

Life as we knew it- about an astroid hitting the moon and one family's survival

Among the Hidden - a series of books

My all time favorite movie on survival would be Lost in the Barrons- About a boy and an Indian boy who get lost in the Barrons and have to survive- the boy is more of a preppy city guy and the other boy(indian) is on his first hunt.
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