If you must watch network television or television at all the show Alone is a very interesting one. It is about as legit as survival shows get. Besides weekly contact to take weight and vitals these survivors are on their own all the time. This is no week long expedition in the woods. Some of these survivors have made it 50 days or more. They are faced with the realities of finding food, water and dealing with the struggles of true wilderness survival.
This author has pulled together 28 of the best long term wilderness tips from people who have survived it. These are all great tips and also not diluted with any kind of fairytale harmony between man and animal. I really enjoy this shot of reality. Be sure you sit down and take a look at this article.