As I sit here with a stack of bags packed next to me, I’m wondering what I’ve gotten myself into. Several months ago, I was a bunny’s hair away from being cast on Surviving Reelfoot, but I just couldn’t justify driving to the other side of Tennessee and being away from my family for an entire week.
As I was gaming with my closest friend one day, I let him know the deal. His reply? “I could put together a better show man, trust me. I’ve got all the equipment we need. Claytor Lake is nearby.” He also hit me with a bunch of technical terms that I, to this day, know nothing about. But here we are.
Will it compete with the other Survivor fan-made projects on YouTube? I don’t know. What I do know is that I’m about to set off on what should be an epic adventure. Nine cameras covering two remote campsites and, on the third and final day of filming (er, surviving), we merge together and take the Claytor Lake Festival by storm. Meaning yes, we’ll be filming our final day among an expected crowd of 15,000 people.
The lives of ten people (some family, others friends who are like family) including myself will be captured on video for 72 very tough hours. Will I find myself on Team Drake (Yellow), Team Hantz (Blue), or Team Kaos (Black)? You’ll have to subscribe to the official #SCL YouTube channel to find out!