Debb70, although the two girls sent home were obviously out of their element, they were still in good physical condition. They had to bush-whack for three hours and no one in the group had to be carried most of the way.
So, I think there may be a few people who are what one could call novices, but all of them seemed to be in fairly good physical condition and there are those in the group who obviously knew what they were doing... they will help support the group as a whole I think.
As for the deer, I found it a bit hokey, but my feeling is things will get tougher as the pack thins. I like that the group gets a day of rest between journeys... it will help prevent injuries.
I expect the leftover food is eaten by Bear and the crew. Also, I didn't mind that they had to drink the pee... it may have not been a necessity, but it's a show about survival and the challenge related to that. I like that they are learning survival stuff along the way... about the pee and muddy water, how to deal with hypothermia... those kinds of things.
I'm making a lot of excuses for this show, but I REALLY want to like it and it to turn out well. I don't get 72 hours or Eco Challenge... so this is all I have. :cry