All-New Series “The Legend of Mick Dodge” Premieres Tonight!

Twenty-five years ago, Mick Dodge left the modern world behind. He ventured deep into the Hoh Rainforest in the Pacific Northwest, kicked off his shoes (literally!) and made his home in the trees, hidden in the moss. He was only rarely seen by the outside world, until he agreed to let our film crew record his unusual life.

Tonight at 10P, National Geographic Channel follows the wild life of Mick Dodge, a quirky character whose unique brand of Zen comes from living off the land and off the grid, in the new series The Legend of Mick Dodge. Every day in Mick’s life is a different adventure; some days are spent hanging in the trees, others are spent bedding down with elk, building a mountain-man raft or running barefoot for miles. Nights are spent in tree stumps.

He has been called “the Forrest Gump of Middle Earth,” “Tree Beard,” “the Barefoot Sensei,” “the Hobbit” and “Big Foot.” Whatever you call him, Mick lives life by his own unique philosophy. Pinecone on a stick? A toothbrush. Candy Cap mushroom? A water fountain. Fern leaves? Toilet paper! A long white beard drapes his face and tattoos of roots adorn his feet, marking the connection he feels to the path he walks.

Mick explains, “My family’s perfected the art of dodging civilizations for hundreds of years. And all I have to do is follow my feet.”

Though he lives far from civilization, Mick’s world is populated by a unique breed of outdoorsmen with names like Sunray, Moss Hopper and Will of Stone. And when he does venture out from the woods into the modern world, it is to spread his message of being one with nature, before he quickly disappears back into the natural world. His true home is in the forest community made up of men living life on their own terms. From searching for food to diving into rivers and scattering his father’s ashes from a mountaintop, come along for an epic journey and meet The Legend of Mick Dodge.

New Series Premieres Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 10:00 and 10:30 PM ET/PT


  1. Troy Graphenteen
    January 7, 2014, 10:15 pm

    I’d like to know who Mick’s dry cleaner is. He has the cleanest clothes and supplies I’ve ever seen. This man has not been in the woods for 25 minutes, yet alone 25 years. Come on Nat Geo. who actually approved this BS to air.

  2. Outrageous Older Woman
    An island off the coast of NC
    January 8, 2014, 12:17 am

    My husband believes this show is just like Animal Planet’s Mermaid show and the infamous Alien Autopsy show. We shall see what we shall see.

    • Meg Gleason
      January 8, 2014, 9:59 am

      No way! Mick Dodge is the real deal! Enjoy 🙂

  3. Outrageous Older Woman
    The same place
    January 8, 2014, 12:18 am

    Check the gold dental work. Nice.

  4. Kacy Irons
    Forks, Wa
    January 8, 2014, 10:57 am

    This show is a joke! My family = long time pioneers of the Hoh. Why does Nat Geo lie about the locations? I call BS! The berry stomping juice……..I just had to shake my head! Nothing more than store bought blueberries! Disappointed to say the least in Nat Geo!!!!!

  5. Elizabeth Hatcher
    Topeka Kansas USA
    January 10, 2014, 9:24 pm

    Topic: The Great Global Bigfoot Quest

    Seems to me your DNA man Brian & footwork man Mark have unknowingly stumbled on a method for conducting surveys of all manner of hairy species, without harming targeted critters: supplement those expensive cameras with strategically placed strips of chicken wire trimmed to expose the open or branched edges. These would act as combs to catch wisps of fur from passing animals on the trail. All sorts of scientifically useful info could be gained from that.
    ERH md

  6. shannon
    January 11, 2014, 10:28 pm

    The “Legend of Mick Dodge” is basically a self created myth,
    He can play the character quite well, be cause he has none.

  7. shannon
    January 11, 2014, 10:32 pm

    Really National Geographic, this series is such a joke,
    please redeem yourself and end this.

  8. Grover Woodward
    United States
    January 13, 2014, 4:15 pm

    I watched the show last night and actually enjoyed it. I agree with some of the posts above, but what I can not figure out is what happened to his dog. It disappeared right after Mick discovered his bow was gone from his cache, did not see the dog anymore on that episode.

  9. jacquie chandler
    Lake Tahoe
    January 13, 2014, 8:25 pm

    You are right! Maybe reality TV has lost its way?

    Mick will tell you straight out, he is not the legend, the land is the legend. Mick never said he was a “survivalist”, he is a “thrivalist”. He sleeps in trees, cabins and gets on computers to answer your questions at and the fb page.

    He runs 3 terrains: The “Wastelands” (City), the “Open-Fenced Lands” and the “Gated Wild”. And shares the training and power of the Middle Path that connects and separates them.

    But let me ask you this…

    If Nat Geo had promoted a show about a man who walks the middle path – would you have tuned in?
    Maybe not…
    but a guy who ‘lives in a tree with a pine cone to brush his teeth” THAT got your attention :)?!

    So watch again, look below the surface and maybe you will see or feel the water he is really stirring within (just using the power of TV bring it to you)

  10. dr hope fay
    United States
    January 13, 2014, 10:14 pm

    hey everyone, i would just like to put my 3 women’s sense in here…i trained extensively with mick for several years 5-7 days a week…all this hype is nat geo trying to take what is very real and what they think will sell. if you want the truth, talk to mick yourself…he is real but he is not a legend and has never claimed to be. his story that he has lived and breathed for 25 plus years is that the land is the legend and we should learn from it. he is not a survivalist, he does not live for years in the mountains eatting berries and grubs and grunting like the elk…however he has run and lived with the elk for periods of time to learn what they had to teach about the land. i am telling you he is authentic but the real story is how to ground our lives into our Mother the Earth and bring balance both in our lives and hopefully to the land that has been raped and abused. mick has never wanted to be in the limelight. he has fought every step of the way to DODGE the box that society tries to put us in. sure he has learned to live simply and in the mountains, but the real story is his love of the land and what it has taught him. he has also lived in houses and altho not a fan of the city life, has walked many miles thru cities and farms to bring his training to those who want to touch the earth and feel their joy..hey…he shits in an indoor toilet just like you and i…except when he is in the mountains of course….i can speak from experience that after my work with mick i live as much of my life barefooted as possible. i have felt the difference in my health and in my joy factor. if i could i would never put another shoe on my feet…my connection to the earth and my body has deepened because of my earth practice…sooo, what i am saying is as you watch these episodes…READ BETWEEN THE LINES that mick keeps trying to DODGE…and if you really want to learn something…go to the HOH and train with mick in person…then you will really change your life…

  11. Rachel Flower
    Lake Tahoe
    January 14, 2014, 8:35 pm

    Ditto to Jacquie and Hope in their messages above. Having trained extensively with Mick myself I know that is real mission is that nature takes center stage. This isn’t really about him – it’s about what we are all capable of when we remember our connection with nature. We all need to look past him and see what the real message is that he wants us to see. Connection, awareness, being present to your self and your surrounds. Mick is the real deal. He has never professed to have lived only in the wild for 25 years. He flows between different worlds as an example and a messenger. And yes, he’s a thrivalist, not a survivalist.

  12. bernardo
    new york
    January 15, 2014, 12:19 am

    Didn”t think I could watch it twice but I did. What a clunker. What does he feed his very healthy dog? Fern leaves, nettles. Maybe he has dog food stashed throughout the rain forest but doesn’t want to look like he has to enter civilization to purchase it. I love Nat Geo but this is seriously hokey. Maybe next they can do a reality show on Godzilla.

  13. Ed medina
    January 15, 2014, 3:59 am

    Everything this man does is fake! He is the only human in WA that can catch a dead Dungeness crab in a fresh water river. He ate mealworms growing inside a dead beaver LOL! Everyone knows they eat plants. He picked blackberries barefoot with pith getting punctured by the vine needles on the ground. I’m really disappointed at NatGeo over this show. I watch this show just to get a good laugh! It should be on the comedy channel!

  14. CQ
    January 15, 2014, 10:53 am

    Yea this show is a total sham. Store bought blueberries (obvious if you’ve ever picked wilds). Meal worms in the beaver pelt. Watch him as he catches those crabs and the way he hold them coupled with the shakey camera work. They are obviously dead or mostly dead and he is shaking them to make it look as if they are moving. His is also WAY too clean to be living outdoors Sorry NAtGeo, I usually like your prog

  15. Kate
    January 16, 2014, 12:13 am

    The Wastelands, the Open-Fenced Lands and the Gated Wilds aren’t they in Middle Earth? Where’s Frodo, Gandolf, and Samwise? Too funny!

  16. Kate
    January 16, 2014, 10:43 am

    I quess those of us that are grounded in reality, and are able to live our lives in peace and love, with deep regard for nature
    are just not buying the whole show, perhaps he should have
    “Dodged” a little more. He is selling a product that he wants you to buy, no more no less.

  17. dr hope fay
    January 17, 2014, 11:26 am

    hey guyes, as i have said dont judge mick by the choices nat geo corp made about which parts of the hundreds of hours filmed that they choose to show the parts where mick becomes the clown to get his message across…mick is a serious jokester, and if people try to distort his message he will be the forest gump they want. it is safe and easy to sit here on a computer and make judgements about another person, i would like to see any of you do what i have seen mick do. THIS IS NOT ABOUT MICK….look at the underlying message…and if you cant see that far then get off your chair, take your shoes off, put everything you need on your back and take a walk about …and since when is TV real??? you want real, get out there and live it…

  18. Bobcat
    January 17, 2014, 11:40 am

    Even Big Foot is laughing at this one, let “Mother Nature”
    speak for herself, she has greater wisdom than any human,
    Regardless of who they think they are.

  19. Eddy Smith
    Las Vegas Nevada
    January 21, 2014, 3:10 pm

    after seeing 5 min of Mick Dodge I knew it was another “reality” tv show. in other words phony as a 3 dollar bill. A supposed guy that has been barefoot for 25 years in the bush and yet his toes are together like only wearing shoes will do to feet. Such an obvious fake. So sad that National geo would stoop to these levels.

  20. Steve
    January 21, 2014, 9:29 pm

    Fake. And let me give another example. He lives ‘in the woods’ does he? Well as a former Special Operations soldier that has had operations experience in over 15 countries – he is the CLEANEST homeless/forest dweller/tree stump homeowner etc that I have ever seen.

    So NatGeo let everyone in on the joke that is too moronic to figure it out. Is he a Marriott or Holiday Inn kind of guy? Reason I ask is because I have been dirtier than he has ever been in the two episodes I unfortunately watched in 8 hours of working in my yard on a summer’s weekend doing landscaping. Another in a long line of tv shows that are solely written for the idiots of America.

  21. harry clauss
    ny state
    January 22, 2014, 3:55 pm

    I’m a little older and wiser and this is just plain stupid. Another one of your stupid reality shows that consider people with little inteligence.

  22. Robert Buck Elk
    January 25, 2014, 10:19 am

    He’s too clean and his feet would be all scarred from all the cuts he would get from going barefoot all those years

  23. Outback Joe
    United States
    January 25, 2014, 10:30 pm

    Why even put this on TV without a disclaimer that this is someone selling something totally fabracated? NatGeo should be ashamed of this tripe.

    No way he lives in a rain forest with up to 100″of rain and no cabin. He has to have someplace to dry out or he would turn into a pile of fungus.

    What a load NatGeo!

    January 26, 2014, 1:07 am


  25. steeleo
    lake havasu city arizona
    January 28, 2014, 11:59 am

    I haven’t even see this show yet . But dang you people are f ing haters yo . I live in one of the harshest places on earth the mohave desert . I have hunted and lived in the desert for long stays. It is completely possible. I kind like the thought that someone said f the government f the clones of the world and just get back to basics … Yea that’s it mick need to come chill with us desert rats for a bit we’ll scar them feet up or lol burn them off being that our highs in the 1/3 of the year is anywhere from 115 on a good day to 130 at our highest of highs the black tops can range at over 250 degrees

  26. Carol stewart
    January 28, 2014, 8:08 pm

    I live on acreage – use my hands to pull weeds, plant, pick, etc. couldn’t help but notice the softness of his hands & the cleanliness of his nails, no callouses anywhere. Hmmm. Fake?

  27. Dave
    Vienna VA
    January 29, 2014, 5:44 pm

    I’ve watched 2 or 3 episodes and know it’s phoney baloney, but I’ll keep watching because it’s entertaining. Gabu looks just like my dog WooWoo.

  28. John
    Gilbert Az
    January 30, 2014, 10:47 am

    Great, fun show to watch. Love the Mick and his buddies.
    They should bring back the dog. Nice selection for buckskin and foot wear.

  29. Bill
    February 1, 2014, 10:58 pm

    Just another phoney Left Wing propaganda show, trying to force their agenda on us. Agenda 21 to be exact. They won’t be happy until we are all living like a third world countries, all of us except the obama’s and pelosies.

  30. Nick
    Shohola PA
    February 1, 2014, 11:29 pm

    What happens to his dog

  31. Nick
    Shohola PA
    February 1, 2014, 11:29 pm

    What happens to his dog dose it die or he never finds it

    February 2, 2014, 2:37 am

    If he has no cabin or house and “lives in the woods” i wonder where his dog is most shows? does he tire her up to a tree and go on his lengthy treks/adventures,,,i smell BS!

  33. Green go
    San Diego
    February 2, 2014, 1:03 pm

    My thoughts on real ness….in gabu the dog episode he spends the whole show in earnest and desperate search of his dog. Very emotional….haven’t seen the dog in any other episode…c’mon..also agree about cleanliness and his clothes

  34. judith tuminello
    glen burnie,maryland
    February 2, 2014, 3:28 pm


  35. Bobcat
    February 3, 2014, 1:34 am

    I agree Judith, so many important things than Mick,
    A well marketed story that has little to do with anything, except
    getting you to buy something, the fact that it is so scripted and
    not based in anything factual, you know what they say” money
    talks and bullshit walks”, maybe he can buy some shoes now

  36. Johnny Sparrow
    February 4, 2014, 11:08 pm

    I have watched this show, and learned of a man who likes to work hard and be off the radar, but I must say and point out, Mick seems to think its all his, “oh the gates”, “oh the people that are hiking”. That’s the what I took from the last show. Well, some of us do still pay attention to everything during their passage along the 101. Some of us busted our asses to have our piece of the pie! doesn’t mean we are inferior to your way of life, we may still be passionate that way, and for good reason! We also contribute to the society that has kept “your home,”, mostly free and clear of all people with no contribution from you personally in many many years! The blue collar workforce keeps it going for ya, so loggers show up, so there are roads, you still come to the city! take advantage of that! Youre reasoning escapes me! You don’t like modern man, but modern man pays the taxes on your “home”?! when you chippin in? Lord knows your makin cash off the show!

  37. Stuphame
    February 5, 2014, 8:22 pm

    It seems to me that Mick and Nat’l Geographic have accomplished their mission. They have you talking, gawking and at the same time, they are making you aware of the increasing civilization of the Grand Ho Rain Forest and its potential long term consequences. You have control over your clicker….who has control over the rainforest?

    norcal hills
    February 7, 2014, 3:12 am

    what does mick eat? he goes on all these hikes and treks but they rarely ever show him eating. he eats leaves and berries or what? does he have a cabin or a house in the woods?

  39. ClaritySav
    February 7, 2014, 2:32 pm

    Nat Geo- based on the same framework you are using for The Mick Dodge show, why don t you just follow Bigfoot around in the forrest instead? I m sure your ratings would be higher than following a mear “Wildman”- Bigfoot is at least as real as “the Legend” you and Mick offer to your viewers.

    I hope no one ends up in the hospital or dead trying to use Mick s survival advise though- you could at leas bring in a consultant to make sure you don t insinuate any more advice that would get a person hurt or killed in the woods

    A general question for anyone? Just how blatantly misleading/dishonest will the FCC let TV shows go these days? What episode is Mick going to meet Bigfoot? Will he be courting Mermaids too?

  40. L.J. Hooten
    February 9, 2014, 1:05 am

    Legend of Mick Dodge, How stupid! Why would Nat Geo sink to the bottom for this? I’m sure next season he will team up with Bigfoot? Nat Geo needs to keep it real. Not “real fake”

  41. Backpack Jack
    Deep in the woods
    February 9, 2014, 1:33 am

    Really? Who does he think he is? He does not own the forest. Some of us backpackers believe in “leave no trace” and it’s not just our privilege, it’s our right. I like what Johnny Sparrow had to say. All I can say is “Mick Dodge, kiss my berries”

  42. Tony
    February 9, 2014, 6:25 pm

    I agree there is s lot of questionable content and scenes in the show but to suggest NatGeo should cancel it based on that is silly. One thing will cancel it, low ratings. Don’t you all realize we live in a world of phony made up reality tv shows and the only concern is the bottom line. Mick Dodge could be a CEO of a Fortune 500 company but if the ratings are there its staying on the air.

  43. Green Beret
    An island off the antebellum live oak laden coast of S.Carolina
    February 11, 2014, 9:00 pm

    Non believers …are you producing this show? Experts are we? I judge the show from Mick ‘s eyes. I’ve seen some extremely unique people ,places & faces ,situations. This could be FAR from fiction. But it is also highly believable compared to things I’ve witnessed!! It saddens me to think he is the end of a unique family! If one believes it to be fake , there is (believe it or not) this gadget called a remote!

  44. Special Ops
    coastal island
    February 11, 2014, 9:07 pm

    If this were truly a fake attempt to garner profit they would slip in a hot babe! Sex sells! Mull that around you spacious head!

    February 11, 2014, 9:47 pm

    New term,reverse gullibility! Some fake Special Ops guy commented on how clean he is? Private gullible ,have you actually seen an episode? He bathes in almost every episode! If you were a spec/op ghost you would know how easy it is for someone who was trained by his father & grandfather “old school” to survive ! Jerry “mad dog” Shriver” (heard of em?) (Google him) would consider this a vacation! We trained at the Air Force survival school!
    Now Miss “rough hands” w/binocular eyes & a 80″ HDTV. Can you see the remote? Please ,just go away!
    Mr Backpacker. Mick stated the difference between the forest users & abusers. His whole goal is to preserve the 101 forest for future extreme survivalist such as you and your “offspring”! Again everyone today has a remote. Use you survival skills to locate the remote from you cushy couch and and let your thumb do you walking!!

    Then there is MISS.ROUGH HANDS!

  46. MF
    Washington state in the Pacific Northwet
    February 12, 2014, 5:19 am

    Very realistic scene where Dodge made cart wheels out of ready made slices off a log found in a slash pile at an old landing site! Does Nat Geo really think that loggers spend time cutting nice little slices off of logs so mountain men can stop on by and make flintstone carts out in the middle of nowhere?. Dodge is a damn good fabricator tho. The wheels rolled perfectly true! But then one of the stories said he was a mechanic at Fort Lewis. But C’mon, at least rub a little grime on the gear bags before he pulls them out of the wet old growth stumps., Dodge isn’t really living out there with the skimpy clothing, and no protection from critters of the wilderness. Without a firearm, he’s not at the top of the food chain. If a bear or big cat didn’t get him, the elements would take him out. The WA coast is just plain nasty in the winter. And I don’t care how tough his feet are, the constant wet would make him a tenderfoot in no time. It must be true, because I saw it on TV. My two cents.

  47. Kimberly Frazee
    February 24, 2014, 6:08 pm

    Sure am missin seeing the show. I just love it. All you guys out there who don’t have anything better to do than set on this thing and bad mouth people – go get yourselves a job because you have way to much time on your hands. He never said he has always lived in the woods and never said he never goes into town. You don’t think he cant wash clothes ect… in the river and himself and so flippin what if he has someone come pick up his laundry. Itd be a disaster if he used the phone while he was in town too huh or got on the internet at a friends. Go get yourselves lumped somewhere seriously and get over yourselves. You guys really need to find something better to do with your time. I bet its a crime huh that he doesn’t live the life that’s in your imaginary worlds. Leave him alone and let him live his life however it may be. Boy your a sad sick bunch and it don’t surprise me a lil bit he don’t want much to do with todays society. The way people act makes me want to run for the woods. Ill tell ya what Mick if ya see a crazy lady walking thru the woods barefoot ya know one more has had enough of it too.

  48. Hambone
    United States
    February 25, 2014, 10:34 pm

    I love the show. Missing the episodes!

  49. Barbarian
    February 26, 2014, 3:07 am

    Live free

    February 27, 2014, 5:13 pm

    Those who WATCH with both eyes realize he bathes in clean water cleans his clothes in same H20
    And if you still wanna laugh our government passed a law making it illegal to “live off the grid”!!! Keep laughing wads

  51. justin smith
    parkersburg wv
    March 1, 2014, 5:02 pm

    ok yall whats up with putting mick down if you don’t like the show then don’t watch it. don’t need a hot babe don’t need to go film people on the streets been done countless of times. mssing the show it is real in my opinion id be right thee with him and all his friends out there b better than being tied down by the system I tell you that stay strong dodge and ill be waiting…

  52. Eric
    March 5, 2014, 5:30 pm

    Anyone know anything about a second season?

  53. mike
    March 6, 2014, 12:54 am

    Enjoy show,he never claimed to only live in forest w/o leaving- Google him you will see he grew up in the world & forest.He is honest about outside connections.Cool dude,would like to see him in season about winter.Agree is way easy to sit on your butt & critique.for real .Get up & see what you can accomplish if you can leave your insulated world behind for any amount of time.

  54. Justin Douglas
    April 3, 2014, 12:53 am

    Well, as a Life Member of N/G, a outdoor/survival enthusiast, and a disabled war Vet. w/ PTSD; after watching several episodes, I can now say: Mr. Dodge, I will not bad mouth you, I just don’t agree with some of your opinions. In regards to the shows authenticity….very questionable. I haven’t researched the shows accuracy, and I never call another person a liar without getting the facts lined-up, so I’ll bite my tongue in that regard. Seeing as I feel that something is amiss with the show, and TV shows run on money/ads/people need to watch ads…..I will take the advice of some of the other commenters here, i.e. I found my remote, I changed the channel, and hopefully the show will be cancelled. I wish you the best in your endeavors Mr. Dodge and your next 25 years keep you in good health doing whatever it is that you really do that the show doesn’t show us, the audience.

  55. Canadian island girl
    April 3, 2014, 9:40 pm

    Unfortunately Nat Geo Corp has lost any integrity it had left, canceled the channel, will no longer buy magazine. As for Mick, you sucked from the corporate teat willingly as evidenced by your complicit fraud on the show…too many to list. Any integrity you had, your friends had, is gone. Too bad there was a better story about the crafts they made, nature itself. But now if I met any of you from the show, I would turn my back and shun you. Hope the few bucks was worth the loss of your reputation and integrity. To everyone who participated in this farce. Shame

  56. Canadian island girl
    April 3, 2014, 9:58 pm

    I would add that many of us who rightfully criticize what nat geo has passed. Off through mick as actual experiences and knowledge to living off the land in the pacific rim, do so ourselves and know better to say…bs. I dont catch dead crabs, nor crabs in estuaries and say its truth…live from ocean. Mountain blueberries in highest elevations, not in season with some portrayed. Picked at same time, not a beaver pelt carcass, bugs larva not right kind for enviroment or where they are found..etc etc etc. Mick must know this if he lived anytime out here… so why not say what this show is… a fairytale for citified folk. Apparently by a few supportive comments above, they dont know the difference and will never care to know. The rest of us are especially betrayed by the bastardisation of the National Geographic legacy… may it rest in pieces.

  57. Theforestguy
    April 20, 2014, 5:34 pm

    Fake or not I find this way more educational and entertaining than all the other reality TV that’s around.. so NGC please keep it coming.

  58. Shirley Gordon
    Fresno, CA
    May 30, 2014, 6:09 pm

    What happened to Will of Stone? Mick Dodge took him up on
    a high mountain and left him.

  59. Shirley Gordon
    Fresno, CA
    May 30, 2014, 6:19 pm

    Will of Stone was more interesting than Mick Dodge.
    I say to feature him in upcoming episodes.

  60. Allen Bauer
    Seattle Washington
    July 1, 2014, 5:27 am

    Mick is REAL!!!! It is hard to believe that Mick is real, but Mick is very real, one of the most real. I have never seen the show, I got to know Mick a bit in 2007, well maybe 2 or 3 bits. The word SLUG is our permanent connection!! Love you Mick. He does not wear shoes,the condition of his feet is a miracle . Mick is real!

  61. bean
    July 30, 2014, 7:26 am

    Lol cant beleave all the jealous haters on here I spend a lot of time on the land and live by the law the of the land for mick to know the stuff he does he must spend a lot of time out on the land not saying he, s there 100% of the time but he makes a good show and I see no bullshits jest a good family show that hopefully gets peaple to think about Wyoming we were put on this earth and are job to take care of and respect this to all the haters go suck your thumb and cry in the corner and keep your sissy comments to your self.

  62. johnny
    August 3, 2014, 1:22 am

    I do agree it does look fake. But it is ibterrsting

  63. Hubydoll166
    September 5, 2014, 9:23 pm

    Maybe its a lil bull involved because he is too clean but its also possible that from all that time there and experience that he knows how to stay clean. I would think nat geo would have known that would be looked at but having said that, is it any worse than those bogus “ghost haunting shows”? Those alien abduction shows and that really bogus house wives crapper? At least attention is being brought to a great national and world WONDER that we are losing because of pollution, water pollution, air contamination. The fact is that people today hardly even cook anything for themselves versus buying prefabricated junk food and have forgotten to even begin to live like those in the days of our past. I agree that nat-geo is pumping him up a bit more but I personally would like to get back to a healthier way of life. Our country is overweight and sick and I wonder why? Honestly. Now that “Naked and Afraid is a real reality check of a show.

  64. Justsomeguy
    Okanagan, bc
    September 13, 2014, 1:19 am

    David Suzuki is rolling his eyes on this clown.

  65. debbie darnell
    lexington, north carolina
    September 30, 2014, 11:35 am

    i think this ma is awesome in everything he does. i love watching his show’s

  66. s12pilot
    October 2, 2014, 4:59 am

    I enjoy the show, I am sure there is a bit of ” flavor” added; but all in all I think the basic character exists and I am jealous of his ability to spend so much time in the woods. It is totally possible to keep quite clean in the forest, streams are abundant and he uses them often, He is walking in the woods not crawling . He wears boots often, when he wants. His sense of humor is enjoyable and he does not harm. He has a 9mm auto that his dad left him. I just hope he is not a democrat,

  67. brandon
    October 2, 2014, 8:31 pm

    How do you pull cloth or hide bags out of stumps that have sat in there a year and they look like he just pulled the out of the dry cleaners. The stuff he’s digging up that his grandpa buried, first off that I’d a new map and the the pan, hammer and the lid to that jar would have been rusted to hell. Come on at least make it believable. What a joke natgeo

  68. fn49fan
    October 3, 2014, 1:18 pm

    Why can’t the critics in this world who just can’t find happiness in anything just sit back and enjoy the show for what it is, a man running through some beautiful country. Some of the stuff might be fake, some might be real, all I know is I enjoy the show because of the sights and sounds and because it isn’t one of those “me, me, me gotta spend money” shows.

  69. fn49fan
    October 3, 2014, 1:24 pm

    P.S. For those who are booing National Geographic for this show. If they removed Mick Dodge and just wandered around in the beautiful scenery, it would be a nature show right? So, just think of it as a nature show with a tour guide!

  70. farmrdean
    October 12, 2014, 2:19 am

    I love the show ,think its great entertainment, you haters need too go back to watching your zombie shows and keep your mouth as closed as your mind, many of us appreciate Nat geo and there shows are very refreshing ,much better than the mind numbing shows on every other channel .

  71. highlander descendant
    upstate NY
    October 22, 2014, 2:12 am

    Don’t sweat these haters Mick, most of us know anything filmed for TV have to be taken with salt. I love your philosophy and beauty of the forest. Been spending more time barefoot and learning mushrooms, trees, and wild herbal remedies. Thanks for the inspiration and fodder for daydreams far from this urban jungle. Tell Will he looks real sexy in the kilt. May your blessings out number the fern leaves.

  72. Bertie-James
    Kootenay's British Columbia
    October 23, 2014, 1:37 pm

    Mick Dodge is not a survivalist. He is a naturalist. He represents the common interrests of humanity and nature. The closest thing to Mick Dodge is the true native elders, and inuit people.. These people are still intuitive to the spirit nature of all that is living. I experienced and relate to Mick Dodge from where I grew up in the Kootenay’s. I now live in the city of Calgary Alberta. Calgary is very modern and is regarded in the top ten cities to live in. Mick Dodge is a show.. and with a show there are producers. I’m sure Mick Dodge keeps them busy while filming.. and I’m sure things are staged somewhat… but the VALUES and PRINCIPALS are what the show is about. Mick Dodge is my hero….. his X military / CIA freinds hiding out in the woods Eh?

  73. PMan
    November 23, 2014, 7:41 am

    I just watched Mick Dodge “save” a herd of elk from evil trespassing hunters. He got help find his friend
    Mosshopper and snuck around, fired a pistol into a stump and “herded” a bunch of cow elk into the Olympic National Park. Did it occur to anyone that if the hunters were trespassing on private land, they could have been approached up front and asked to leave instead of the stupid antics that Nick and his goofball friend carried out to “save” the elk? This guy has the mentality of a 12 year old.

  74. Craig
    December 18, 2014, 7:22 pm

    Mick Dodge, total wanna-be hippie fraud. Most funny is the city jerks who think this turd is the “real deal”. Too funny. The “MACVSOG” guy (posting) is a fraud. I was in VietNam in 1972, your using the moniker if REAL warriors is sickening. You used all the “Mall Ninja”, “Gunstore Commando” buzz words. Instant fake. I spent my life in the PNW, but after serving in the Army, I never went back; love the land, hate the poser people.

  75. Shawn
    Maple Valley
    December 25, 2014, 2:14 pm

    This guy could not last one month in the Hoh without some sort of foot protection,his feet would rot.Why are his cloths so clean and hands so clean if he were really living out there.Everybody from this area knows you are a fraud.The lack of respect this guy has for the wilderness would end his life very shortly.Leave the Hoh to people who have respect for it,that includes loggers.Some of us have families to support and we don’t need phonies like you portraying how simple it is to make a living here.Your portrayal of life in the Hoh is shameful.Why don’t you crawl back to the city gutter that you came from.

  76. Amy
    January 6, 2015, 11:08 pm

    I love the show and Mick looks so cool with all the leather and long hair,,he’s my kind of guy, I hate to wear shoes too.

  77. Kathy Lathrop
    United States
    January 20, 2015, 11:57 pm

    I love the show. I would love to spend 3 days in the wild with mick. It would be a growing experience! And with all the other people that live there in the area, and the testimonies , its definitely a real show, genuine !!!

  78. Bob
    January 21, 2015, 1:07 am

    I understand it’s a “Reality TV” show from the now changed National Geographic of years gone by but I think the people wight the negative comments about Mr. Dodge need to do your research a little better. The very first comment I read of Mr. Doges about treading through the Hoh barefoot was along the lines of ” You’d have to be a fool to walk barefoot throughout this place, it’s dangerous!” It’s not that the man spends 365 days a year in the wild, he lives in and out of it and always has since he took a personal vow years ago. It’s a known fact that many of the men who served in Veitnam took to the Pacific NW east to Montana in order to get away from civilization to cope with what’s now known as PTSD. Most any service member that has been involved in Iraq or Afghanistan probably feels the same way. There’s a certain healing that comes from nature, much better and healthier than the medications our VA pushes on us to cope with everyday life after living in a combat zone. The outdoors teaches it’s own behavior modification process and a sense of calmness you can’t find talking to a therapist or taking your SSRI’s and /or SNRI’s.
    Mr. Dodge I hope,that some day before life gets to late we are able to cross path’s even if it’s only for a brief period. I’m in the process,of healing from my time serving our country and the toll it has had on my body. I know I could benefit, much The same as when I’m standing in a river, waving a stick, fly fishing. Thank you for your inspiration!

  79. Sonny
    North East
    February 10, 2015, 5:28 pm

    All the experts on here , all the know it alls – You need to learn to hate less and instead of finding negatives look for the positives
    If you listen closely and one has to really listen Mick gives some sage advice , that many pay alot of money to hear from their shrinks . He wears no shoes for he knows the benefits of grounding one self to Mother Earth

    I for one would enjoy shaking the man’s hand and drinking a couple cold brews

  80. Jim
    Boston Mass
    February 11, 2015, 12:55 am

    Most of the people who have posted have missed the point of what Mick is trying to teach. He never said he lived in the woods and he has devoted many years to teaching others and learning about the natural environment. How easy is it for others to judge, who sit at home and never venture into the outdoors. I work in the television industry and every show on tv has an element of what is going on controlled by cameras and the people operating them. If you want reality turn off your tv and go outside. If you want entertainment where you don’t have to do anything watch tv. Henry Thoreau the famous author about life and the outdoors often stayed in homes and ate dinner at a pub. It doesn’t diminish what he felt and wrote about nature and it’s influence on him.
    Did Mick Dodge entertain you, did he make you think, did he inspire you to turn off the tv and go do something? If he did any of those things he accomplished his task.
    In several episodes Mick has mocked television and how unconnected it is from reality by using his imagination while pretending to watch tv in the wilderness. The real lesson Mick is teaching is to be in the moment and enjoy life.
    If tv producers showed the actual realty of how much of the world lives in poverty and war no one would watch. If you don’t like Mick Dodge change the channel, or better yet turn off your tv. Then you actually have understood his message.

  81. Jlp
    United States
    February 18, 2015, 4:03 am

    I love the show ! Why can’t anybody ever say anything positive, why are there always so many bully’s? He speaks a great message, just listen.

  82. Stefan
    Dallas, TX
    February 18, 2015, 7:59 pm

    I have read many of the comments about this show and would like to offer some thoughts that might help to reconcile the different points of view. It should be clear to all that this is not a “how to” survival show. You should watch “Naked and Afraid”, “Survivorman” or “Dual Survival” if you are looking for a dose of that. So what then could the purpose of the show be, other than pure entertainment? If you read between the lines and listen closely to what Mick says, you can recognize this man’s love for nature, his connection with nature, his great sense of humor and his caring attitude for his clan of fellow forest dwellers. Nothing bad to be said about that! Mick is a “thrivalist”, who has chosen to spend much of his time “playing” in the Hoh forest, much like other people choose to watch TV, attend a baseball game or play golf. So what if he sleeps in a cabin in the winter, eats real food off camera and takes a bath? Those of us who enjoy hiking and immersing ourselves in nature already know that this can be a very beneficial experience. To those who haven’t experienced it, it’s an invitation to give it a try and learn. Mick is respectful of nature and certainly appears to be smart enough to wear sandals or other footwear on quite a few occasions. The show offers a glimpse into one man’s nature-centric lifestyle as opposed to a city-centric one. NatGeo’s Reality TV approach to filming the show leads to some scripted oversimplifications; however, Mick still manages to get his message across and makes plenty of fun of his camera toting companions along the way. Based on what I have read, he has donated a good portion of the proceeds from the show to the EarthWisdom Cirlce, a non-profit organization. If you find “Mick Dodge” entertaining and interesting, watch it, if not then exercise your freedom of choice, which Mick through his service in the army years ago has helped to safeguard. Most importantly, Mick appears to be a happy and balanced individual who enjoys the life(style) he has chosen to live while respecting his surroundings. Shouldn’t that be everyone’s goal?

  83. Joyce Fenner
    February 22, 2015, 2:43 pm

    I wonder what the advantage is to wearing a kilt. I notice Nick is not the only one. It doesn’t offer leg protection. Perhaps access?

  84. Mountain man
    Las Vegas NV
    March 3, 2015, 11:10 pm

    Hey wutsup with the new episodes guys ?! For the past 2 tuesdays ive been trying to watch some Mick Dodge but all I see is Building Wild when is Mick next new adventure? Would appreciate a response thanks !

  85. Morgan
    rudy, ar
    April 8, 2015, 2:42 pm

    I love this show. I love everything about it, the way he lives, the things says. He is an incredibly wise man from a wise family. My fiance and I watch it all the time, and both of us long to live closer to nature like him.
    <3 Morgan

  86. Gabriel Dzelme
    May 11, 2015, 3:14 am

    To those who are blind and filled with hate, ego and no sense life, who will always make things worse and never come to light and accept that there are many things in this world and life that are real but your to egotistical to see past your own blindness, just because he agreed to let people film him means you can criticize someone who is actually doing the right thing in life something you can never do. You will always be stuck a slave of society and waste away your life for money and meaningless pleasures.Stop disregarding the truth, I feel so sad for those who are stuck thy really can’t see past themselves. Anyways I love Mick he’s an amazing person and gifted with knowledge that many will never have or even a chance to know/understand.

  87. Much rom here
    May 20, 2015, 2:19 pm

    How lone to u mick dodge are on TV. This year?

  88. Karen Curry
    Sacramento, CA
    September 24, 2015, 10:15 pm

    Why is the program “Legend of Mick Dodge” no longer being shown in California? I love that show and truly miss it! Please (someone) contact me with an answer? Thank you!

  89. Dan Mueller
    Citrus Heights, CA
    December 17, 2015, 1:15 pm

    I love this show! Please re-run all episodes! Is it going to return for another season? Hopefully so!

  90. Jim Albin
    Hammond, Indiana
    December 27, 2016, 6:40 pm

    I thought the show was great.. I seen to many bloopers.. In one scene his hair is in a bun and the when they show him again his hair is down.. He’s walking along the road pulling his cart and then he isn’t and then he is.. Very bad editing.. Pre watch it before it shows on TV.