Shane Lewis, of Ansonia, has traveled all over the world, but it’s a safe bet that his latest adventure for the Discovery Channel is unlike any other trip he has taken in the past.
Lewis, 40, was on the TV show “Naked and Afraid,” where cast members are left in pairs for 21 days with no food, water or clothing.
Each episode is self-contained and focuses on one man and one woman who have been stranded with only one personal item each.
Reflecting back on three weeks in the wild, Lewis said he was most surprised by the temperature. With no clothing, it was very cold, he said.
Then there was the rain.
"It was supposed to be the dry season but that storm rolled in and it poured day and night for 7 of the first 9 days." Lewis said in an e-mail.
The experience would be painful for anyone, but Lewis embarked on the survival competition with three broken toes. One was at a 90-degree angle from where it should have been, Lewis said, and he was in excruciating pain.
You can also buy his book, “Growing Up, Institutionalized to Globetrotting.”