“TV abstracts the real ugliness of survival,” said [wilderness instructor Gino] Ferri, who runs a school called Survival in the Bush and trained Stroud back in the day. “They make the wilderness look like it’s a romantic place. Well, it’s romantic, as long as you have all your gear and you’re camping and enjoying it. In a survival situation, it’s a nightmare.”
Do TV programs like Survivorman and Alone in the Wild bear any responsibility for the death of Richard Code?
≡ photo of Richard & Mel Code via thestar.com