Naked And Afraid: Cambodia Recap. Season 3, Episode 3

When I imagine Naked and Afraid: Cambodia, I think mosquitoes, and rain, and snakes. So much fun. Do you think areas that Naked and Afraid visits ever tout the amount of misery that is shown in the show? I would never like to visit any of the places shown on N&A, it all looks so desolate and even the places that are lovely, are infested with plague-carrying bugs. I once got over 350 mosquito bites while visiting Minnesota and that ended my desire to visit nature … ever.

Let’s meet this week’s people who are braver than me…

Carrie Booze (that’s right, Booze. Says the woman with the last name “Freeze.”), age 25 from Denver, Colorado. This single lady is a former Marine who currently works in nightclub marketing. And she’s a part-time model. She learned to build shelters and to fish from her brother, and studied emergency survival operations with him. What made her want to learn survival was the desire to travel the world and live in self-sustaining environments.
Skills: Land Navigation, Building Shelters, Plant identification, Fishing

Tom Touw, is a 40-year-old defense contractor who was born in the Netherlands but was raised in Arizona. This dude loves to travel and has traveled the world. Tom was a boy scout and a member of the military and has served in Kosovo, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Skills: Tracking, Land Navigation, Bow Drill and Fire Plow, Fire Starting, Shelter Building, Trapping, and Water Collection.

It’s pretty awesome that we have two former military survivalists. I expect that their skill sets will be high, and hopefully they can bother keep their egos in check.

It’s kinda funny that this episode, we’re introduced to Tom and Carrie at their homes while they’re getting ready for their adventure. Tom and Carrie both have access to their survival items, so when we see that awkward moment where they peek into their burlap tote bags like it’s Christmas morning,those liars already know what’s inside.

They also get to experiment with their video cameras. Tom’s has already been on other Naked and Afraid episodes because “It reeks. It stinks like B.O. and campfire. That will be me.” I am so glad I don’t have a smellavision.

Carrie selects a machete for her survival item and Tom has a fire starter. But not one of the garbage orange ones, he actually has a flint and steel.

My research-loving husband informs me that Carrie has appeared in’s Hometown Hotties. I’ll post a link to her photo shoot here. You’re welcome and thanks to my husband for “sacrificing” his time looking at nearly-naked pics of Carrie. I’m going to make a wild guess that Carrie’s bosom isn’t natural. Just a guess. Who knows if having saline-filled chest will keep her warmer at night.

At the start of their adventure, both survivalists are given PSRs. Tom’s is 6.6 out of 10 and Carrie has a 6.4 out of 10.0. This seems low to me because they both earned automatic 5.0s because they each have served in the military. So if their own skills only added a 1.6 and 1.4 to their scores, these two must not have much experience.

At this point I’ll pause. This episode was a total bore except for the fact that Tom and Carrie loathe each other. I’m going to be very light on the rest of the episode and try to highlight their conflicts.

Day 1
Tom is chatty. Carrie says that she likes it now, but it may drive her F@#$ing bonkers soon.
After they step over an absolute army of ants, they locate running water and set up camp on a rock.

Tom mentions that he loves his wife dearly and doesn’t want to jeopardize anything. Tom’s Discovery bio says he’s single so I’m confused. His bio also says some of his skills are fire making and shelter building. He’s feeling awkward because his partner is smoking hot. On night one, When Carrie tries to snuggle for warmth, Tom thinks it feels wrong to be close to anyone but his wife. If you’re afraid of poking your partner, put your tote-bag over your man-bag!

Day 2
How is Carrie so dirty already? It’s day 2. But, she looks amazing covered in filth. She’s like a freaking Cover Girl.

Tom comes up with a plan to boil water. Even though the water they have access to is flowing, they still need to boil it to kill of the wicked, kill-you parasites that it’s infested with. Tom takes long lengths of thick bamboo, fills them with water and sets them in the fire. Once the water steams, on a few more minutes and the water is safe to drink. This is utterly genius.

Day 5
Tom’s obsessed with getting firewood, but not with finding food. Perhaps her royal hotness could look for food.

Day 6
Carrie is frustrated and wants to explore in search of a greater experience.
And she’s bored to death.

Naked and Afraid CambodiaIs it because I’m no longer 25, that she’s starting to annoy me? So far, she and Tom have the cushiest Naked and Afraid experience yet. They have fire … they have water … they have no rain … they have shade … they have no bugs … Why so much complaining?

Tom is shocked that surviving isn’t good enough for Carrie. I’m sure that much of the Naked and Afraid experiences are totally dull. There’s a lot of sitting around and lying around and walking around. When you’re surviving in a remote location you’re unlikely to come upon a circus.

Carrie decides to take a hike in search of food. And heads downstream to and area I’ll call, “Crocodile Cove.” And finds clams. A bunch of them (like 8). This would be a great appetizer in a restaurant, but for them it’s the first food we’ve seen them consume. Tom rigs a cool bamboo contraption where they can steam the clams, but he is pissed off because Carrie didn’t bring back firewood with her.

Naked and Afraid CambodiaAfter they eat, Carrie freaks out at Tom and questions his survival skills. We’ve seen a lot of Tom’s fire maintenance skills and his wizardry with bamboo, but he hasn’t made much of an effort to find food. But if you can’t have food, at least you have a bad-ass fire and lots of cool bamboo kitchen stuff. Carrie can twirl bamboo like a majorette while she yells.

I’m totally impressed that Tom took Carrie’s rant a lot better than most people would have. If Carrie would have been partnered with Justin from Episode 2, he would have gutted her. But Tom was calm, and perhaps he has experience dealing with volatile personalities.

Day 9
At this point, Naked and Afraid introduces the Twitter hashtag, #RumbleInTheJungle and I get a little excited that the tension might boil over into a Thunderdome situation.

Tom and Carrie hate each other. Tom wishes he was given a different partner.

Day 11
Carrie says Tom is a weight dragging her down.

Day 14
Tom is overworking himself to spite Carrie, and Carrie lays there doing nothing out of spite as well.

Day 15
Carrie says being with Tom is being with an ex-boyfriend who you won’t leave because he still has your CDs in his truck. I’m not sure this makes sense because no one has CDs anymore.

Day 16
Nothing happens other than Carrie and Tom still hate each other.

Day 18
Tom is going to hike back to Clam Beach (I like Crocodile Cove better) leaving Carrie to tend the fire. He finds a whopping 7 clams, but after boiling them, they find that most of them are dead and inedible. Wah-Waah.

Carrie: “We have a saying in the military. “Officers can give orders and do nothing.” Ouch!

I wonder if the Melissa depicted in Tom’s shoulder tattoo loves how much eyeliner the tat has. It’s righteously foxy.

Day 20
Naked and Afriad CambodiaCarrie is so ready to be done with this experience.  She loves doing selfies in the confessional camera.

Day 21
Just before Carrie and Tom are about to leave camp, Tom spills all of the water that they’ve prepared for their extraction hike.

Then Carrie makes more water and she spills water. Hunger makes them stupid and grouchy.

Carrie “You’re diluted.” Obvs she’s not a genius. Deluded. Or delusional. But not diluted.

Carrie nakedly stomps off, leaving her partner. Alone with lots of water, but no map to the extraction point. When he finds her, she’s 2 miles upstream.

Naked and Afraid CambodiaTo reach their extraction point, they need to travel downstream, so Carrie Boobs has headed in the wrong direction. Headed in the correct(ish) direction, they emerge on the cove in the wrong spot. With the time running out in the episode, the helicopter decides to pick them up anyway.

Afterwards, Carrie says “Hate is a strong word. We strongly dislike each other.” Are they still going to be Facebook friends or follow each other on Twitter?

Over the course of 21 days, Tom lost 24 pounds and Carrie lost 11 lbs. But the songle most shocking aspect of the show was the change in their PSRs.

Tom’s fell to a 5.4 out of 10 and Carries dropped to a 4.8 Yikes! They must have mega-pissed off the producers of Naked and Afraid!!

What did you think of this week’s episode? Was Carrie a bitch? Was Tom a wimp? Who would you have rather had as your partner?

Like Naked And Afraid? Check out these recaps:
Season 3, Episode 1: Namibia,
Season 2, Episode 1: Peru, Episode 2:Madagascar, Episode 3: Fiji, Episode 4:Belize, Episode 5:Malaysia, Episode 6: Bolivia
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  1. They both made it absolutely miserable. With even the smallest amount of good humor and upbeatness (and Tom assuming the role of the man), it could have worked fine. This was not one of the harsher deployments — though I realize it certainly wasn’t easy. Look at the way some of the other men behave — they are upbeat, fair, and can take the lead without being domineering. I realize Carrie is pretty hard to deal with it, but you’re on the right track if you can actually act like a man and be somewhat fun.

  2. Carrie total princess! “I thought I was going to come out here with the man that had skills, that could…” then she breaks into whimper! She’s a model, I wasn’t expecting too much out of her honestly! A little too much on the b***hy side for me. Lol ha! Her expectations we’re too high poor Tom.. Oh poor Tom! He seemed very honest in character to me. A bit of a smuck, but likeable guy.. For our survival you don’t go to the jungle to Thrive, you survive! There’s a reason why most native populations didn’t.. Mother Nature is one tough mother..

    • Tom is a total wuss! You know his wife was gonna leave his Pu $$ y ass! Native populations were wiped out almost exclusively by European diseases and weapons!

  3. I just found these review a few days ago and they are great.

    Tom is obviously a lazy man. I heard that his wife filed for divorce while he was away. His claim to fame is his Military Service. Hummm, 12 years in the Service, 40 years old and he is already a First Lieutenant???? Pretty slow advancement. Does Tom have an actual personality.

    Carrie was bratty which became worse as her frustration mounted in the passing days. She needed a stronger partner and not a POS.

  4. Honestly, becuz Carries part in the show seem to have a negative theme after she was unable to get body warmth I would honestly say one of two things occurred and maybe both: 1. She was legitimately perturbed at not being able to get body warmth and or sex warmth 2. The editing saw a theme they could follow after she couldn’t get warm with her partner and simply continued with it.
    There’s no way 21 days of survival edited down to 60 minutes, about 3 minutes per day, is a fair indication of either contestants.
    Carrie was beautiful. She did have a great figure and remember she caught clams easier than Tom and picked ones that were not dead. Carrie also built shelter and I think just felt comfy and wanted to explore and venture rather than just survive. She likely was hoping for a partner to have some fun with also and maybe a lasting friendship
    /relationship. Where as Tom to no fault of his own was just there to survive.
    I think even though editing showed her to be negative or bitchy I think Carrie was actually the better partner to have.

    • Carrie is the one who will survive I think tom should have stepped up and be a man. Instead of letting Carrie be the do all the survival needs for them.

  5. This is the second episode (the first being the “Double Jeopardy” from Season 1) where the casting agents must have visited an elementary school for casting. My 8 year old daughter acted with more maturity than this girl did. Her snotty attitude was appalling. I would be so embarrassed if I were her, or her parents. She behaved not even like a bitch, just a juvenile brat. Discovery Channel, at least please choose drama-free adults for this show. If we wanted to watch young people behaving like snotty brats we’d be watching Toddlers & Tiaras.

  6. Pitiful… Lady…why do this show..if u were going to be complaining about everything. Ur in the show to survive 21 day with ur partner.. Not leadership… Survival 21 days…she bitched about more and get higher score.. Just do more. And show the millions of viewers you made it happen for 21 days…but all I heard was complaint s

  7. As of 2008 Tom was divorced, or was at least telling his multiple
    girlfriends that he was. He’s lied so much he has confused himself. And he was raised in california not arizona. All the shadiness comes from working sigint which is basically just a free pass to lie to people under cover of a clearance. If ever there was a person who makes you facepalm and go “seriously, hollywood? You’re giving the green light to that guy??” it’s this guy. *facepalm*, Discovery.

  8. Carrie is such a worthless cunt I just had to comment on this miserable slag. A model? yea a car model maybe, she looks like shit and she has a serious butterface. Get a nose job honey youre hideous.

    Whoa shes single? no shit!

    Who could put up with her prissy princess bullshit.

    Carrie I hope you read this one day and I want to make this message loud and clear so even your cunty thick skull can absorb this:
    1. You are an insufferable cunt
    2. You are DEFINITELY not as pretty as you think you are fat nose
    3. You are so pig headed that you blind yourself from reason like a self righteous ignorant bitch
    4. Go fuck yourself

    • Tom was worthless, and lazy. He only wanted to gather firewood and keep the fire going – with a fire starter. She (Carrie) 25 year old and needed a real man. She deserved to have an attitude – Tom acted like a lil hoe. Carrie looked good, too. Ccount the number of times the camera man showed shots of her ass.

      • Your mind is blurred by the lust for her pussy.

        If he would have behaved like she did…

        Then I’ll hear ya.

  9. Could you imagine Carrie being with Shane who didn’t like young people. In their 20s thinking selfishly about themselves? 🙂

    • Hahaha, I love that one.

      She is what he hates from the bottom of his heart.

      It would bring some laughs for sure.

    • The IDEAL casting (I know it’s two girls, but still) would be Cassie from Season 1 Dbl Jeopardy, and Carrie. Both behaved like brats with poor attitudes.

  10. I can’t believe how big of a bitch Carrie was. Her constant whining and bitching, and emotional tirades really took the fun out of the show, which, I understand should include some relationship factors, but not have the bitching and whining almost completely overtake the survival aspect of it.

  11. Carrie was quite the whining useless bitch……but since she had a beautiful ass…..I can’t criticize her as much as she deserves…..

  12. When I saw what a bitch Carrie was, it made me embarrassed for my sex. Could you be more of a whining, useless individual. She is the epitome of all I despise. She wanted to sit around looking pretty and have him wait on her. She kept saying how he shouldn’t be there. What would she have done without him? She certainly wouldn’t have had a fire because she couldn’t be bothered to gather wood. I think I would have taken some of that cordage and tied her to a tree and stuffed that burlap bag in her mouth and left her.

  13. where can I see more photos of the chick from Denver? she’s hot. Also it sucks there is no other place to see her fully naked((( she should be in playboy. why they always wear those bags? I think its funny when they need shoes they never think about making foot wear out of those bags????

  14. Carrie was the epidomy of a 21 day Pms trip. Biaàaaaaaaaatch! My favorite rant was when she was griping about his constant water worrying she stated my God people go without water several days all the time. Dumb.

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