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Naked Castaway

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Informative survival series has nudity and graphic hunting.

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Stafford, who spent nine months preparing for this challenge by working with doctors and by traveling around the world learning ancient and new survival tips, shows viewers how he prioritizes basic needs, stays focused, and uses primitive ways of meeting his needs. He is also honest about the frustrations he feels throughout his journey, especially when he gets sick or hurt, or when he begins to feel overwhelmed by loneliness.

It isn't always pleasant, especially when Stafford must kill and eat raw reptiles, snails, and other creatures in order to meet his body's needs for protein. The physical and psychological changes he undergoes throughout the process is also interesting. It might make you squeamish, but his experience teaches us important lessons about how little we really need to survive in the wild, and how nature can help us if we learn how to both use and respect it correctly.

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