"Half of the series takes place in the United States and half is overseas," he added. And while people may argue that being dropped stateside would make for easy navigation given the populous, developed nation of the country, Hawke said viewers will be surprised.
He said he could find spots in any state where a resident would quickly be lost.
The fun in the show will be the push and pull between him and his wife, a British-born journalist.
"Everyone has gone somewhere with a significant other where they had a difference of opinion - I say go north and you say go south," he said, hinting at some husband-wife tension and perhaps a bit of shared misery.
"What's exciting about the show is you get to teach a lot of things people don't know about everyday life," he said, "like flora and fauna, following the moon and the tides - it's solving a mystery."
"What they do is they give us a rucksack full of weird stuff that we get to go MacGyver with, to see if we can use it along the way as a tool," he said.
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.
If you go
What: Mykel Hawke and Dave Canterbury survival tips
When: 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Clay Center
Info:www.theclaycenter.org or 304-561-3570
FYI: Hawke and Canterbury will offer special survival workshops at 10 a.m. and noon. Cost is $10 and space is limited. Call 304-561-3562 to register.
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