Forget Tom Hanks. Telegraph blogger Charles Levinson's friend, Thayer Walker, who works for Outside Magazine is discovering how long he can survive "on a deserted island with a mask, a knife and the clothes on his back to see how long he could survive. ... In 11 short two-minute videos he eats slime nuggets, fails to build fire, and makes strange monster noises at the camera." Video. A castaway has video?
One of life's enduring mysteries has been how castaways on TV can suffer privations on a deserted island when there is clearly a camera crew around ready to film their every move. I mean if you were really dying of hunger couldn't you assault the camerman and his artistic director and loot their food? Plus, where does the camera get the power to keep going?