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Devil's Canyon
« on: June 14, 2017, 07:55:47 AM »
The Discovery Channel has a new series filmed in Canada.
Last night was episode 2
Self survival and gold prospecting rolled into one.

Watch episode 1: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/devils-canyon/full-episodes/lone-gold

Enjoy

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Re: Devil's Canyon
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 08:29:21 AM »
Well I have watched the first 2 episodes. My opinion:
1. 80% hiking, camping and survival.
2. 15% commercials
3. 5% very basic gold prospecting 101.
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Re: Devil's Canyon
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 10:15:28 AM »
its still better than watching millions in heavy equipment digging up thousands of acres. at least this show is about the same prospecting and mining we do. basic pan and shovel stuff. i like it.

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Re: Devil's Canyon
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017, 01:12:27 PM »
Well I have watched the first 2 episodes. My opinion:
1. 80% hiking, camping and survival.
2. 15% commercials
3. 5% very basic gold prospecting 101.

You are correct, Chuck.
And somehow, they seemed to have hired a Todd Hoffman double.

Six weeks into the "bush" and Ben takes a small processing pan. LOL
They each take, one #2 shovel with wooden handle. LOL
And Boyce, makes camp on a gravel bench at the river. Let's hope it does not come a heavy rain. Bye! Bye! Boyce

If the camera team left these guys by themselves, as they show in the first episode, then who is flying the drone?

Ben boxes himself in a small section of the canyon, he has a freezing river on one side to cross or a 60? ridge to climb up if a grizzly should happen to come along.

These shows are fun to watch, just to pick out the mistakes being made.




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Re: Devil's Canyon
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2017, 03:51:34 PM »
I noticed the wooden handle too,  but coming from a back packing background thought that it was a waste of weight to carry the handle when the woods are full of perfectly good handles growing right out of the ground... Different perspectives...  But yeah,  the campsite in the flood zone was too much for me too.  He's a floater, except he's not or we'd have heard by now.  So if for no other reason i want to watch just to see how much crap he loses when the water comes up... And we know it will.
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Re: Devil's Canyon
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017, 06:59:29 PM »
@Chuck I think you forgot 1 haha

1. 50% hiking, camping and survival.
2. 30% over-dramatization
3. 15% commercials
4. 5% very basic gold prospecting 101.

They may be packing in those mavic pro drones.  You can fix them on you and they will straight up follow you for up to 25 minutes without you controlling them.  They've even got a new one coming out that you control with hand gestures.  It's like voodoo.  If gold products were advancing like they are the gold might dig itself. If I get a Mavic Pro you know I'm gonna have to try it on the creek while I pan!

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Re: Devil's Canyon
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 08:25:48 PM »
I sold my Phantom 4 Pro+ to a friend and am also thinking about the Mavic Pro. I love the way it folds up. The 4 Pro is just too large. It was fun while it lasted.
LOL, yes lots of drama on this show. Not sure if I will continue watching it.
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Re: Devil's Canyon
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2017, 05:09:14 PM »
I have a friend with Mavic Pro and it is something else.  I keep wanting to get one, but haven't because I barely have time for the hobbies I already have, much less a new one.lol  They have a new one the Spark about to come out, but only does 1080p and is controlled by gestures.  Looks like it would be neat to just carry around as a companion though for interesting shots and wouldn't be as bulky or as expensive, thus as scary to use around water. 

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Re: Devil's Canyon
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2017, 07:45:14 PM »
Every review I read on the Mavic Pro is great. The Phantom 4 Pro+ I had was fantastic but just too large to easily carry on a plane. I will get one soon.
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Re: Devil's Canyon
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2017, 05:14:13 AM »
I really want a drone, but for all the cool shots they take i just can't seem to figure a way to justify that cost yet... Yet.
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Re: Devil's Canyon
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2017, 08:15:17 AM »
Really out of topic here, but you can find a lot of mint condition drones on eBay and Craig's List. People buy them and rarely use them. 
Most even come with the original warranty.
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Re: Devil's Canyon
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2017, 07:58:02 AM »

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Re: Devil's Canyon
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2017, 01:32:06 PM »
That is pretty cool. Guess gold does tell you a lot about itself. No wonder you've been talking to the gold Tim. LOL
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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2017, 03:34:49 PM »
When dude cut that tree down last night and I guess thought it would create a bridge I must have laughed for 5 minutes.  Are you freaking kidding me.  The river looked like it was about 100ft wide there with a heavy current in 60% of it.  bwhaha

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Re: Devil's Canyon
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2017, 03:44:34 PM »
Still too much camping drama for me.
 
I suggest we do a TV show about Allen and Bryan. THEN we will really see how to find GOLD!
The only problem with having these two as a team, is Allen won't tell Bryan where he finds his gold and Bryan won't tell Allen where HE finds his gold,,,,,,,.
Ok, I withdraw the suggestion,,,,,,,, sigh.
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Re: Devil's Canyon
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2017, 04:14:34 PM »
Hahaha, everything on the show is over dramatized.  Their adding of random stock bear footage and eluding to accidents to add suspense crack me up too.  I bet I've rappelled a 100x with swiss seat way higher than that guy on the show and it was never that suspenseful. lol  I need to convince my wife to let me buy a gold claim up north and go work it a couple months out of the year.  The prospects on her agreeing to that are pretty low....extremely low....non existent. :)

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Re: Devil's Canyon
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2017, 04:28:49 PM »
...I bet I've rappelled a 100x with swiss seat way higher ...
I didn't know there was anything but a swiss seat for years.
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Re: Devil's Canyon
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2017, 04:30:49 PM »
...I suggest we do a TV show about Allen and Bryan....
Is it scary i thought that seriously?
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« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2017, 05:06:31 PM »
I had to laugh when Boyce unzipped his tent to deal with the grizzly bear... I mean a can of bear mace might not save you from getting mauled by a 600lb grizzly bear. Instead, it might make the bear even more angry... and hungry. LOL
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Re: Devil's Canyon
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2017, 05:27:51 PM »
As most gold shows do, they will wait until the last episode to show you all 9or most) of the gold they found. There should be a LOT of gold in that area but the Producers want you to watch every episode to the end to see what they actually found. You might even see some video taken the first few days of mining in the last episode! Forget the real time-line. Bring on the drama and commercials!
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« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2017, 11:34:59 PM »
Exactly, and its not that way just in a few episodes too, they waste like 10-15 minutes of each episode recapping old episodes, instead of showing new footage.
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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2017, 08:42:32 AM »
When I worked full time shooting TV shows, I hated it when the Producers did that. Shows like 20/20, and Dateline are the worst at showing the same scenes 2-3 times over and over during the show. Then in the next episode, they re-cap them AGAIN???
Most everyone has DVRs now and can re-play scenes if they forgot what happened in a previous show. The best part of a DVR is that we record the entire series, the FF through 30% of the stuff we already saw plus ALL the commercials. A 1 hour show ends up with about 35 minute of new material.
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