This week on “Live Free or Die,” our favorite primitives are in for a bit of bad luck that puts a pause on their plans and their survival skills are put to the ultimate test. Flexibility, adaptability, and creative problem solving is the only way to brave nature’s course.
Check out some highlights from this week in the wild. How do you think you’d deal with a day in the life?
Can you survive this?
With spawning season at its peak, it’s a perfect time to take the canoe out and bring back some fish. However, with nature always changing, Colbert is caught off guard by a sudden storm and has to decide whether to head home or keep pushing through.
The key to Colbert’s survival is good judgement.
While the wetness is no bother, Colbert knows thunder and lightning brings great danger and decides to head back to land to wait out the weather. While time is of the essence, a little bit of caution and reason goes a long way in the wild and listening to your instincts can be your saving grace.
What about this?
In the Colorado Rockies, Derik works hard to live free. However, the spring snow that has been gathering up on his work house roof finally caves in, putting a pause on his projects. He needs to head into the woods and gather some lumber for repairs, relying on his mules for the heavy lifting.
The key to Derik’s survival is adaptability.
He ties the lumber to the saddle and is ready to head home until his mule gets spooked and refuses to cooperate. While Derik is left to do the heavy lifting on his own, he knows that in the wild you need to adjust your plans when obstacles arise and get the job done however you can.
In the Blue Ridge Mountains, woodsman Thorn is on the move for his next meal. With a homemade spear and a torch in hand, he sets out in the night to catch some frogs. However, the night is chillier than expected and it seems the cold has scared many away.
The key to Thorn’s survival is determination.
Despite the conditions, Thorn stays focused and listens closely to locate a few frogs. His patience, precision, and positivity helps him push through the challenges and successfully gather enough to make a meal.
It’s the dog days of summer in the Arizona desert and Tobias’s water source that is drying up. To make matters worse, what’s left of the pool has caught the attention of other wild critters, bringing in more bugs and a greater chance for contamination. He needs a solution to stay hydrated and healthy, fast.
The key to Tobias’ survival is creative problem solving.
He digs a well nearby in the hopes that groundwater will seep through the sand for a natural filtration process. After letting it set for a while, Tobias returns to find his survival skills have paid off and he’ll have enough clean, clear, and crisp water to last at least a little while longer.
Do you think you have what it takes to live free? How would you survive in the wild? What is your key to life? Comment below! We’d love to hear from you!