One of the FORT's members has some BIG IDEAS.Get me on this show so I can show everyone how it's done.
I am confident that the ever-helpful FORT folks can come with TONS of suggestions to get on, and just as important, stay on the show.
Maybe together we can write a FORT instruction manual for beoming a lean, mean, Survivor machine.
I'll lead off:
If you've never done any camping, try it. Before you go too far, make sure this is the right show for you.
If possible, get one or more "extreme" things in your resume. The producers eat that up. Motorcycling across the continent, triathalons, mountain climbing, etc.
If you have a common first name, consider going by your middle name if it's unusual, or give yourself a catchy nickname. I've noticed that quite a few contestants, particularly the men, have unusual first names. I don't think this is an accident.
Take up poker. Play for stakes.
Work out and swim laps regularly. Make sure you won't be the tribe's weakest link, taken out of the game before you even get started.
Must do reading: Sun Tzu's, "On the Art of War." This is perhaps the first military treatise ever written, and remains topical to this day.