Can Adam and Jamie escape from the desert through a canyon using duct tape and bubble wrap?

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Can Adam and Jamie escape from the desert through a canyon using duct tape and bubble wrap?

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19 June 2013 (USA)  »

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Very disappointing.
13 August 2013 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Conveniently carried in the trunk of their car, they had enough duct tape to carpet a small country. They had enough bubble wrap to pack the entire population of dinosaurs that ever lived. And like the dinosaurs, their story today is just as alive.

While rappelling down the cliff, you can see on one of the closeups, they are using regular climbing rope that was wrapped in duct tape (the knotted rope and carabiner can be seen). Also, it is clear they had assistance at the top of the cliff face. While climbing down a knotted duct tape "rope", you can see their "duct tape" safety harness was taught the entire time - they were being let down gradually. Even the remaining ropes can be seen as spirally, neatly and uniformly wrapped in duct tape, rather than the type they shown to manufacture.

When they made their rafts from bubble wrap and duct tape, they could have never fit all that bubble wrap into their drag pack on the way to the river. Nor the trunk of their abandoned car for that matter.

Although the view is pretty, the science and engineering in this episode is entirely missing, the tests were not really tests at all - not hard to tell it was entirely fake.

If you want my advice, there are MANY nature programs that show the same/similar footage, and are actually informative. You're better off with any of those and skipping this episode.

Considering they usually get their feats of engineering right in just about every other episode, this is very disappointing - I hope it's just a one-off.


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