Friday, August 16, 2013

Inspired to Make a Life Change

Sharing a note from a fan who was inspired to make a powerful and positive change in his life...

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you. While it may sound trite and I'm sure you hear it often, you really have helped inspire me to be a better me. You see, I was massively overweight and shaking hands with the end until recently. My minions got into survival shows, Man vs.Wild at first and then Man Woman Wild. We all enjoyed your show because my girls enjoyed being able to relate to someone they watched doing what interested them (Ruth is the only female we have seen in this arena). So, I pulled my head out of my butt and started trying to be a better dad and get back to the soldier I once was. While many factors were involved, I find you and Ruth very inspiring and it helps drive me to be that better dad. Now, 4 1/2 months later I am down 115 lbs and planning some hiking and camping with my girls who are all practicing their fire and land nav skills! Not bad for 6,8, and 13.  I still have a way to go, but when I'm on a hill doing my walks or hitting that last set of reps, "Captain Hawke" very often inspires me to find that reserve I need. So, no matter what anyone may say trying to rain on your success, just remember that somewhere out there is someone who sees you, and Ruth, as an example not only for himself but for his children. Thanks again Cap. Stay Frosty. Hoo-ah!


Sunday, August 4, 2013

More Young Fans


I just wanted to shoot you a message and tell you how much my kids enjoy Man Woman Wild. They are 6 year old twins Connor and Cara, and my 9 year old Owen. Since having Netflix we have been exposed to a lot of great programming, including your show with your wife. I never caught it during it's original run and have to say that it's a great concept. My daughter especially loves Ruth. Considering the dangers you faced on the show, it was refreshing to have a female role model for her on a show like that. It has sincerely helped with their interest in the outdoors and at least start being mindful of preparedness and their surroundings. It's funny when you ask your kids what they would like to watch during TV time and they request a reality based survival show! They will literally chant for it! MAN WOMAN WILD!!! They have sat through each season at least 3 times over the last few months. We eagerly await your next projects!

Thank you for your service!