Outdoor television is sort of a paradox. After all, the two things don’t really seem to go together and while no two outdoor people are the same, no television channels are created equal either. Today, you may feel like there are thousands options snapping for attention both online and on television for programs but the question is – Are you really interested?
For most people who love to live outdoors, their lifestyle includes things tree cutting, hatchet throwing and off-roading. Let’s be honest though, nobody can take part in these types of thrills every day. There are days when we have to “adult,” and we can only live vicariously through watching other outdoorsmen and women on television.
What channel is it on? I’ll pass you the remote so you can watch these 5 best outdoor television shows.
1. Alaskan Summer. Check out this one-hour special. From Smithsonian Earth the visuals are nothing short of breathtaking as you might expect from the landscapes of Alaska. The complex wildlife and natural beauty is available in crystal clear imaging. Filmed in 4K, Alexander Archipelago creates a visual journey into Alaskan Summer like you cannot see anywhere else. Get your sneak peek here and don’t miss out on the chance to take in this scenery while you can. Alaskan Summer produced by Love Nature includes views you may never get to see again in the comfort of your own home like humpback whales, sea lions and salmon. Available on Apple, Roku, Amazon, Android and at SmithsonianEarthTV.com.
Watch as the Alaskan Summer takes hold of the ice and moves glaciers. Ripping them from their current hold on the land and breaking them back into the rivers and streams is an event to behold on Admiralty Island. Here is where super highways of salmon travel upriver to create a hunting ground that brings all types of predators from bears to bald eagles. https://smithsonianearthtv.com/
2. Yellowstone Live. Josh Elliott, host of the national Geographic television event takes you on a 4-day trip into the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Take the trek yourself Sunday, Aug. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, the unprecedented live broadcast will take over Yellowstone national park – the nations oldest and well-known park. Take in the event no matter where you are to create one of the most massive real-time viewing experiences!
The Yellowstone Live event will make its home base in West Yellowstone’s Bar N’ Ranch. Anchored there, the 7 live crews will also be supported by an eye-in-the-sky camera. Joining is animal expert, zoologist and naturalist Chris Packham, Jenna Wolfe (Fox Sports 1) to navigate, along with Emmy Award-winning cinematographers Bob Poole and Jeff Hogan.
“As the host of National Geographic’s YELLOWSTONE LIVE, I will help navigate viewers through this beloved destination filled with unparalleled wildlife and extraordinary natural wonders,” says host Josh Elliott. https://www.nationalgeographic.com
3. Casey Anderson’s Wild Tracks. In this 100-minute flick legendary free climber Tommy Caldwell takes on 3,000 feet of a seemingly impossible rock face: the Dawn Wall of El Capitan. Back in January 2015, the rock face located in Yosemite National Park, California was attempted by American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson. The Dawn Wall wasn’t just a climb to these men. It was more than obstacles on the mountain they were taking on here – it was life. After a divorce, Tommy Caldwell took the climb at the age of 22. It was then that he was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Then trying to escape the pain, Tommy tried to reach the top again. Follow the story as Caldwell meets his partner (Kevin Jorgeson) and blurs the line between dedication and obsession. Will he achieve success? Find out. https://smithsonianearthtv.com/
4. Fight to Survive. This is your go-to channel when you want to get in touch with your inner survivor. After a long day at work or simply for an adrenaline rush, check out the adventures on the Outdoor Channel. Inspirational stories of true survival men and women show just how hard people can fight when faced with death. Your host, Craig DeMartino is a survivor himself able to tell his own story of escaping a devastating 100-foot free fall in the Rock Mountains. Would you have what it takes to survive some of the most dangerous place on Earth? These people did. http://outdoorchannel.com/
5. Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing Show. The World Fishing Network takes you on a trip where the fish are always biting. Go along to Lake St. Clair and reel in a musk, then on another episode you can troll to the Grand Bahamas for mahi-mahi. Real deal, this show is not just about entertainment. Fishermen watch the Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing Show to get tips, target species and learn more every episode. So, if you love to fish why not watch to get even better in every way? If the fish aren’t biting Bob may be able to help. http://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/