here is the show's homepage, note the gear you have to choose from. There's half a million $ riding on this, it's not a joke. Every one of them has lost 1/2-over 1 lb of bodyweight per day. Only fat guys have won (so far) I would take a Kukri, the ration of sugar and salt, a wool and oilcloth sleeping bag, the 12x12 tarp, the Silky (non folding) saw, the pot with lid, the hooks and line, a paracord hammock, a nylon gillnet and a big roll of duct tape. The bear canister is no longer an option, and the 20x20 tarp is no longer given to you. You have to get by on just a couple of 10x10's, and one of those is supposedly just for sheltering the camera. Which is why I chose the 12x12 as one of the picks. A wool and oilcloth sleeping bag can be dried out with hot stones. Seasons one and 2 were shot on Vancouver Island, in Canada. Season 3 was shot in Patagonia, Argentina. AFAIK, nobody knows where season 4 will be shot. It might well be getting shot as we speak. They say that they've already chosen the cast for it. Please note that firearms are not allowed, compound bows and x-bows are not allowed airguns are not allowed, nor are steel traps, modern snares, water treatment, bug- netting or bug dope. You will be stuck in a 5 mile radius of your drop off point, according to Larry Roberts, and you have to film yourself, all the time, or be kicked off of the show. They get replacement batteries and a physical exam once a week. They have to constantly lug around batteries, a couple of cams, tripod, satellite phone, etc. The having to film yourself all the time is a horrible handicap. Apparently, they drop you in the late fall, like October 1, in the Northern Hemisphere. So lots of the stuff that you'd normally eat just aint there and you need to gather hundreds of lbs of food in just 2 months, cause once snow and ice hit, you wont be doing much of any food-procurement. There's no way to film yourself while hunting, so that's out.