- Fan Dumb: Aside from people complaining about how Ruth is always stressed out and jumpy, and why doesn't she just calm down for five minutes? They complain about how nobody's in real danger since the camera crew is there to help. The camera crew is there to call the medic in case of emergencies and look out for themselves, not to make things easier for Myke and Ruth. Never mind the obvious disclaimer at the beginning of the show stating that this show is educational, and that some events are presented to the Hawkes to show the audience what to do if they find themselves in similar situations.
- The complaining about Ruth's attitude is also a bit hypocritical considering that many of the fans are not survival-trained themselves and would, put in her place, probably do no better at best.
- Harsher in Hindsight (or "Funny Aneurysm" Moment): Myke mentioned that he prefers foraging when possible, because "plants don't fight back." When he had Ruth help out with hunting an opossum to get her used to killing, it fought back instead of playing dead like he expected. His reaction was "Oh Crap" and Ruth was practically in hysterics. To her credit, she still forced herself to cut its head off.
- Nightmare Fuel: Tasmanian Devils making a kill and eating it several yards away from camp. No wonder Ruth couldn't sleep.
- Squick: The swamp water in Louisiana is seething with insects and snakes.
- Their time on a tropical island where Ruth finds eggs, which turn out to have been fertile after she boils them. Mykel gets the one with the three-fourths-developed embryo. They also briefly resorted to sea-cucumbers, which are not at all vegetable-like and resemble lumpy sacs of goo.
- Tear Jerker: In one episode in the American Southwest, Mykel and Ruth are unable to find drinkable water by the end of the first day. By the next morning, they have to cancel the rest of the trek because Ruth has become dangerously dehydrated. The whole sequence in generally is truly nerve-racking and it speaks volumes for Mykel's training that he's able to stay as calm and collected as he does while his wife goes into convulsions and starts vomiting.
- After Ruth finishes crossing an ice-cold river for the third time, what does she panic about when she stops vomiting? Nearly losing her wedding ring. It really strikes home how important it is to keep morale up, and married viewers must have gotten a nasty reminder of how much stock they put into a piece of jewelry.