Skills: Building shelter, primitive technology, primitive fire, hide tanning, hunting, trapping, plant identification. Laura became interested in survival as a way to connect to land in a visceral way, and gain freedom and independence in the wild. Though open to learning new skills and techniques from anyone she encountered, Laura is largely self-taught and believes that being humble enough to learn from failure is an important part of everyone's learning process. She spent a number of years traveling around North America, and putting herself into situations that would push her comfort zone and therefore force her to adapt and learn new skills. Laura believes that survival isn't necessarily about memorizing every technique in the book, but rather about learning what your needs are, and then using whatever is around you to meet them in any environment. She believes flexibility and the ability to improvise are some of the most important traits for any survivalist. Laura is an adventurer in every sense of the word, and uses her survival skills to push the boundaries of these experiences.
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On social media, Thompson-Nelson pointed out her displeasure with the show's final edit.
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By Tommy Cummings. Seven days into the day challenge of surviving the wilderness sans clothes, she is shown getting into a major disagreement with her partner, Nicklas Lautakoski of Sweden. Producers for the show intervened and asked Thompson-Nelson to "tap out" or withdraw, which, according to Thompson-Nelson, was a first for the show. She did tap out. But social media took her to task. Hundreds of Facebook comments and tweets were mostly critical of Thompson-Nelson's behavior, although many sided with her. A Discovery publicist, who arranged an interview for Thompson-Nelson to comment about her experience on the show, asked that Thompson-Nelson not answer a question about whether she was happy with the show's final edit.