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September 16, 2010

Wilderness survival expert Thomas Coyne and international stuntwoman Ky Furneaux will trek approximately 125 miles of wilderness from the Sierra Nevada in central California to the Mojave Desert carrying little more than pocket knives and packs filled with cameras and other technical gear, reports the The Los Angeles Times.

They will spend each moment after waking up gathering the food and water required to make the journey, as well as constructing tools and shelter, making fire and hygiene and medicinal remedies from the earth's raw materials. Their "Hike for Survival", which will be captured on video tape by each of their point-of-view cameras, will demonstrate how the wilderness can support human life in an effort to promote environmental awareness.

The only survival tools the pair will bring with them include:
  • Pocket knife
  • Water filter
  • A Gore-tex jacket and pants
  • A down jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • A first-aid kit
  • An emergency blanket (reserved for extreme conditions)
  • A toothbrush and toothpaste (the sole non-essential item)
The teams progress can be followed on their website as they are beginning their journey on September 15.
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