For fans of the Weather Channel's reality-based survival show "Fat Guys in the Woods," sad news. The Weather Channel has decided to cancel the show.
In a bid to stem a massive fall in profits this year ($335 million dollars according to the Washington Post), the Weather Channel decided to dump any non-weather related reality shows and return to a purely weather-related format.
This is unfortunate, because as I've said before, I think "Fat Guys" was one of the better survival shows that didn't go overboard with producer-induced drama and fake scenarios.
Jason Schwartz is the founder and senior editor of Rocky Mountain Bushcraft. He is a former Red Cross certified Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor, and has taught bushcraft and wilderness survival techniques to the Boy Scouts of America, interned with the US Forest Service, and studied wilderness survival, forestry and wildland firefighting at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, Colorado. Jason has also written for magazines such as The New Pioneer and Backpacker, including writing the "Tinder Finder" portion of Backpacker's "Complete Guide to Fire," which won a 2015 National Magazine Award (NMA). Email him at rockymountainbushcraft @ hotmail.com (without spaces)