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Source: National Geographic

Freeze! ‘Life Below Zero’ May Not be as Real As You Think

By Gabrielle Bernardini

Survival of the fittest is the name of the game on the National Geographic reality television series, Life Below Zero. Viewers are transported to the Alaskan wilderness where the cast members on the show give you an inside look at how they live. 

Surrounded by nothing but the great Alaskan wild, which includes extreme temperatures (60 degrees below zero to be exact), wild animals that are ready to kill at any moment, and surviving with nothing but the bare necessities, fans are taken on an epic journey.

The show initially aired in 2013, and though audiences may be captivated by people who choose to live in the Alaskan outdoors, is Life Below Zero as "real" as it claims to be? While the dangers of the great outdoors are very much real, some of the series and stunts have been said to be scripted by the producers.