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March 13, 2019 News Extra

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This Discovery Channel photo shows Jon Hart inspecting a potential meal on a stick. Hart appears on the “Naked and Afraid” episode airing Sunday.

Butler man appears on reality show

Not many people can say they have braved the elements in an unknown wilderness.

However, Butler resident Jon Hart knows the naked truth of survival. Literally.

“I’m confident in my body and knew in my mind there was going to be far more things to worry about than being naked in front of someone you’ve never met,” said Hart, 34. “There’s no reason to let any awkwardness get in the way. ... You look where you’re supposed to look and get after it.”

Hart, a photographer and optician, will be featured on Sunday’s episode of Discovery’s “Naked and Afraid” wilderness survival series. In its 10th season, the show tasks contestants to survive extreme challenges in locations including Alaska’s frozen tundra, Florida’s alligator-infested swamps and an African Kill Zone where they are stalked by lion. They need to create shelter, forage for food and find water to last 21 days.

A viewing party will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Hardwood Cafe, 646 Pittsburgh Road. The show will air at 9 p.m.

There’s more to this story! Read it in Thursday’s print edition of the Butler Eagle.

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