Well, I complained in my last post regarding the Alone in the Wild show on Nat Geo about how unprepared and unskilled Ed Wardle appeared in the pilot, and I was more right than I wanted to be:

However, friends following his progress on Twitter – including long-term girlfriend Amanda Murray who lives with him in Islington, North London – became increasingly concerned when he appeared to start losing his grip on reality, hallucinating and talking to insects as starvation set in.

I don’t feel that anyone should have to go through something like that, but what on earth were the producers thinking? Anyone who has even a passing knowledge of Alaska or ANY survival situation would have known that this result was a likely outcome. Hopefully next time they’ll send someone who has at least watched an episode or two of a Les Stroud show.