Rocky Mountain Survival Expert On Staying Alive The Way Early Humans Did

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<p>(Photo: Courtesy of the National Geographic Channel)</p>
<p>Survival expert Cat Bigney collects materials to build a place to sleep during an episode of The Great Human Race on the National Geographic Channel.</p>

Imagine getting dropped into the African wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back. That’s what survival experts Cat Bigney and Bill Schindler did for the National Geographic Channel for a new show called “The Great Human Race.”

The show follows Bigney and Schindler as they travel through history along migration routes that eventually brought humans from Africa to North America. The two lived like our ancestors did millions of years ago. Bigney says growing up in the Rocky Mountain West helped prepare her for this. She spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.