Naked & Afraid

We get close and personal.. but not too close!! .. with Discovery's infamous series as it comes to Thailand.

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Well, we're quite glad to be out of the bush! 

Local Fixers Asia spent 2 months researching and scouting for suitable hardship locations, and then another 2 months on location in jungle and remote islands, for the production of 2 episodes of Discovery's popular Naked & Afraid survivor show series.

The show chronicles the lives of two survivalists who meet for the first time on day 1 of the shoot, and are given the task of surviving a stay in the wilderness -- NAKED -- for 21 days.  After they meet in the assigned locale, the partners must find and/or produce water, food, shelter, and clothing within the environment.

Did we mention they were naked?

Obviously, the remoteness and/or seclusion of the location is very important.  And while this proved easy enough to achieve for the Jungle episode, it was a little more difficult with the Island of episode 2.   After visiting several paradise islands (the job has its perks), our fixer was able to nail down a suitable location closed off from civilization by thick jungle and vertical limestone cliffs.

As mentioned before, the entire shoot took just under 2 months.  Our team of production assistants, drivers, boatmen, jungle experts, park rangers and medics spent the entire time staying nearby the survivalists, although in arguably more comfortable accommodations.  

Naked & Afraid can be seen on the Discovery Channel.  The Thailand episode should air some time in 2015.  More information can be had on their official site