CASTING CALL: New Reality Show – what does it take to LIVE, EAT AND BREATHE WILD LIKE PIONEERS!

Source: SurvivalRing  (from my website contact form)

Good afternoon, 

My name is Nicolas Parra and I work for Orion Entertainment. I was looking at the website and thought you might be a great organization to reach out to regarding a new show we’re developing at Orion Entertainment, featuring modern day frontiersmen and women.

We’re presently searching North America, far and wide, for outdoorsmen, homesteaders, adventurists who plan to build their ultimate, remote dream getaway in the farthest and most isolated areas of North America this year. 

In the past, professional associations like yours have been instrumental in finding great participants to feature in our programs.

I’ve attached a copy of our presser below. If you think this opportunity might be of interest to your membership, perhaps you can run a blurb about our casting call on your website or e-newsletter. 

I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks so much.



A mainstream national cable TV network is currently casting outdoorsmen, homesteaders, adventurists who plan to build their ultimate, remote dream getaway in the farthest and most isolated areas of North America this year.

This new television series will track dynamic men, women or families as they head beyond the end of the road to build their ultimate escapes in wild and distant locales as modern day homesteaders. We will follow you as you tackle the remote and dangerous areas by building make shift shelters as you build your off-the-grid cabins. During the course of filming we will also see you fish, hunt and trap food from the remote build site.

A big part of the show will focus on moving men and materials into impossible locations under crazy weather conditions, and traveling to their remote locations by any means possible: snow machines, dog sleds, float planes, boats or even a pack string of horses. What we want to see next is milling the lumber on site, setting up solar and/or waterpower for off-grid sustainability. 

During the build, the challenges of the construction itself will be minimal compared to the daily tasks of securing food, water, materials and chasing off bears, wolves and other predators. When all is said and done, what does it take to LIVE, EAT AND BREATHE WILD LIKE PIONEERS!

Outdoorsmen, homesteaders, fishing/hunting guides, trappers and adventurists are encouraged to apply!

To be considered for this new docu-reality series, please send the following information to
* Name, cell and email
* Area of build (sample areas include Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, the Louisiana bayou and all remote locations in between!)
* Brief description of cabin or homestead (square footage, off-grid features)
* Area danger concerns and potential obstacles: i.e. weather, animals, transporting materials.
* Please provide at least 2 – 3 photos of yourself and others involved in the build
* Timeframe of build – estimated date of start and estimated date of completion. 
* Why you’re a big, dynamic character that would be perfect for this new series!

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BEWARE: Reality Television volunteering and involvement can lead into a wide range of long term issues, and non for the better. Get involved, at your own risk. I have been approached directly many times with these kind of  “interesting propositions”, including by the producers of “Doomsday Preppers” most recently…twice. Learn what OPERATIONAL SECURITY (OpSec) is all about BEFORE you ever think of *sharing” your most intimate secrets on national television (which WILL go international). YMMV…

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Updated: February 15, 2014 — 10:25 pm

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Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 24th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural southern Wyoming, just below the continental divide (long story, that...). Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, many social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises.

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