LAST EDITED ON 03-06-12 AT 02:17 AM (EST)
But at least they (cough) changed the rules (cough cough) after Na'Onka and Purple Kelly to cut down on quits, and quits have been (um) well just rumors since then. Medical evacuations have been on the decline as well, which I consider a very good thing.
Getchen Cordy was a great survivor; before Survivor she taught survival for the Air Force, building shelter and making fires and finding food and such. She was a natural.
They do still give these folks some minimal training, what to watch out for, what to avoid, prior to sending them out to play the game. And, based on the availability of food that can be foraged or caught at the game site, adjust for reality; sometimes providing them with rice, sometimes not; sometimes providing them from the outset with fishing gear, sometimes not.
Four (cough) wild chickens roaming the campsite on day one, men had a chicken coup they'd taken off the truck (per Kourtney's interview). Nothing against Chelsea, but actual wild chickens can fly.