Naked and Afraid has become one of the Discovery Channel's biggest hits over the course eight seasons. Its concept of dropping an unclothed man and woman to fend for themselves in the wild for 21 days is unprecedented. It's time to talk a look at some of the biggest behind-the-scenes facts and accounts from participants of the show in order to further analyze what is "real" and what isn't. The contestants who spoke out aren't to be necessarily trusted either, but most of these examples can be backed by more than one participant of the challenge. Continuing the rivalry between producers and survivalists, the participants stretched the meaning of doing whatever they could to last in the wild. When supplies are scarce and competitors grow weaker by the day, there's always an alternative they know they can count on: the supplies of the production team. Shane Lewis once again found himself the topic of conversation when he supposedly snuck away some peanut butter, chips, bread, trail mix, and Frosted Flakes from the crew. It was one of his last nights there, and he stashed most of the goods for teammates. The food would end up lasting four weeks for his fellow contestants. Honora Bowen also mentioned contestants stealing food, and admitted she stole packets of Emergen-C from a medic tent.
They're not quite alone
On Discovery's hit survival reality series Naked and Afraid , two naked strangers are dropped off in the wilderness and challenged to survive for three weeks. The official description of the show claims that "Each duo will be left high and dry with no food, no water…and no clothes. They must survive on their own for a full 21 days, with nothing but one personal item each and the knowledge that the only prize is their pride and sense of accomplishment. Let's take a look at some of the most damning evidence that Naked and Afraid is completely fake. The psychological impact of isolation is touted as one of the most important aspects of the show. Filming locations vary from episode to episode, and while some are more isolated than others, the contestants are never really alone.
They receive some medical help along the way
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For those who are unfamiliar with the name, Naked and Afraid is a reality TV show that can be found on the Discovery Channel. Like its name suggests, it sees its participants attempting to survive in the wilderness while being naked, though they do have access to some limited tools. With that said, a lot of people have wondered about how real Naked and Afraid really is, particularly since scripting is not uncommon in so-called unscripted series. First, Naked and Afraid seems to use much the same methods as other unscripted series to ensure more exciting viewing.