Even so, Turner said she would do it all again, with the caveat that she would prefer a warmer climate. By the end we were pretty happy. Primitive survival skills play well into this sport because runners often find themselves alone in the wilderness, and a wrong turn during a race can lead her tens of miles off course, which can lead to many days spent alone in the wilderness. Cassie Turner recently found out she can do anything through pure will and stubbornness, including survive three weeks in the wilderness of Canada without food, shelter or clothing. A Case of Jungle Rot. Close Window Loading, Please Wait!
I was later surprised to learn that villagers from the surrounding islands had spent an entire week cleaning the island for the show, boating away of tones of trash.
Big Island resident appears on Discovery Channel's 'Naked and Afraid'
Turner, 23, is currently a graduate student and marine biologist at the University of Hawaii. Unable to dry her feet for days, Kaila's skin begins to show signs of trench foot. While the first week of the challenge was miserable, by the end Turner and Wells were much more comfortable with food, shelter and fire. But the experience would change her life forever. After earning her degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, she traveled to Cameroon where she conducted independent research on the insects of West Africa and worked for 6 months as a school teacher. Big Island… almost born and raised.