Reality TV take note: Carrying a shotgun does not make you a survival expert

    The Daily Mail reports:

    It promised to stretch reality television to the limit: one man pitting his wits against the Yukon wilderness with just a camera for company.

    But hopes for an epic three-month contest between man and nature were dashed when adventurer Ed Wardle failed to go the distance.

    Seven weeks after striding out into the rugged forests of western Canada armed with a rifle and a fishing rod, Mr Wardle had to be airlifted back to civilisation suffering from starvation.

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    This first thing that crossed my mind when I saw the photo was the fact he was using an extended magazine tube on this shotgun. What use is that in the wild? I have no idea. Seems to me like extra weight and one more aftermarket part to break.

    Jim Downey has also blogged about it.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!