I have seen the shows.. looks like to me, a lot of overestimation of their skill levels and not enough prep work. Real honest research is a must in the field before you commit.
in my years of primitive skills I see this a lot, most think they are way better than they think they are when reality smacks them in the face.
the goal is not to just survive but to live and thrive and a dead flat fried rat is not thriving. but is a base survival need. Not a goal .
The one guy had been in pace for about 8 months but his so called shelter was a shelter that was pitiful , after 8 months in place.
but will continue to see what is what.
The thinking I see is that they are moving out of the confusion .. I think the idea is you are moving in.