F&S;: How does hunting fit into your show?
LS: When the show first came out there was a method to my madness as far as what I caught and what I ate. I started off by saying that if you had to survive, you could scrounge for grubs and snails. I wanted to point out that you start small because sometimes that's all you can get. During that period, I'd get emails from people who were into hunting, saying, Come on, why don't you kill something, what's wrong with you? And I'd have to say to them that it ain't easy to kill something with no knife, no bow, no rifle. It's not easy even if you're a skilled hunter to hunt with nothing but your bare hands--it's brutally hard. Now, I'm getting into bigger animals, so I got a squirrel in Utah, and I took a rabbit in the plane crash episode. (As an aside, the reason I showed snaring rabbits is because it's so simple. A lot of survival books give you these big elaborate traps, and the average person can't just pull something like that out of their hat.) Once I started getting these bigger animals, all the anti-hunters emailed saying, Why are you killing a rabbit? And I thought, I just can't win.