Experts agree there are some very basic - and universal - rules for surviving in the wild. Find shelter, find water, find food, find help. Beyond that, there's not much they agree on. Meet ... See full summary »
Elite builders compete in a gruelling, seven-day race against the clock and so there's no hardware store in sight. The builders can only use the natural materials in their immediate ... See full summary »
Centers on the Kilcher family and their community outside Homer, Alaska. Begun by patriarch Yule Kilcher who immigrated from Europe during WWII, and currently led by his sons, Otto and Atz ... See full summary »
Atz Lee Kilcher,
I enjoyed the camaraderie of the show very much,
but the survival was not truthful and the entire show
was so produced that none of the scenarios were remotely possible.
But mainly, I was really put off by the Fake Colonel Moore Character.
Being a survivalist, veteran and host myself, I like to do my due diligence.
I found Moore had put himself in to be a "Kentucky Colonel"
back when you could "self-submit".
Their rules clearly say it is fraudulent to hold the rank out as real.
Yet, Thomas more, uses the rank to fool folks into donating money
to fund his trips abroad to other countries known for unsavory practices.
I did a FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) request on Moore
and his actual military record was far from stellar,
and explains why he misleads with his 'honorary' rank.
Moore served a few years on active duty on the 70's
and he tried out for Special Forces and failed.
He quit the military then joined the reserves a decade later
for a few years in the 80's and again, he quit and left for a decade.
Then after failing in civilian world again, Moore joined the Guard.
Again he served only a few years, then quit and his record shows
he did attend a few schools, but never anything elite or survival.
The most concerning fact is that he never obtained a rank higher than Specialist, and that he did something bad that warranted them to reduce his rank, usually, as the result of a court martial.
The bottom line is that Thomas Moore has a very checkered and inglorious past, and he managed to dupe KY into an honorary title which he has subsequently used to sell books and solicit funds, for what appears to be,
less than honorable activities in under developed nations.
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