“Alone” Gear Lists

Alone Season 4 – History’s hit survival series ‘alone’ returned with a new twist for season four Thursday, June 15 at 10pm et/pt.

The adage goes, misery loves company and HISTORY is putting that to the test in a brand-new twist of its hit nonfiction survival series “Alone,” premiering Thursday, June 15 at 10PM ET/PT. In season four, seven teams of two will be separated and dropped miles apart with two ultimate goals: navigate the brutal, unforgiving terrain of Vancouver Island in an attempt to locate their isolated partner and, once reunited, survive as long as they can. For these seven pairs of family members will having a partner help or hurt their chances of going the distance?


“Alone” Season 3 from Patagonia, South America – Season Premiere Thu Dec 8, 2016 at 9/8c on History

DESCRIPTION FROM HISTORY CHANNEL: Ten brave participants travel to Patagonia, a wild and remote region of South America, known simply as the “Edge of the World.” There, they will be put to the ultimate test of will and human endurance–surviving as long as they can, completely isolated and alone, with nothing but the contents of a small backpack. Each individual must create their own shelters, catch food from the land, overcome harsh terrain, bitter cold, and contend with a host of deadly predators. They will truly be on their own. No camera crew. No gimmicks. Last one standing wins.

Alone Season 3 Gear Lists

youtubeBritt Ahart – Britt’s 10 Items
1. Sleeping Bag: 0°, synthetic
2. Ax: 31-inch felling ax
3. Saw: 24-inch bow saw
4. Pot: 2 quarts q/ handle
5. Fishing Line & Hooks: 25 hooks
6. Ferro Rod
7. Paracord
8. Knife
9. Rations
10. Rations
youtubeCarleigh Fairchild – Carleigh’s 10 Items
1. Sleeping Bag: -30°, synthetic
2. Water Canister: 64 oz metal water bottle
3. Pot: 2 quarts w/handle
4. Ferro Rod
5. Ax: short-handled 2 lb ax
6. Saw: folding pruning saw w/ long handle
7. Fishing Line & Hooks: 25 hooks, 100 lb test & 20 lb test
8. Knife: full tang
9. Rations
10. Rations
youtubeZachary Fowler – Fowler’s 10 Items
1. Shovel: Spetznas (Russian Special Forces) model w/ sharpened edge
2. Sleeping Bag: -20°
3. Ax: felling ax
4. Pot: 2 quarts w/ handle
5. Ferro Rod
6. Slingshot: custom-made, 2 elastic bands, 30 pieces of ammo
7. Fishing Line & Hooks: 25 hooks; 20 lb test & 50 lb test
8. Paracord
9. Saw: crosscut saw
10. Multitool: pliers, guthook, screwdriver, blade, spoon gauge, file, scissors, sewing awl
youtubeZachary Gault – Zach’s 10 Items
1. Sleeping Bag: -40°
2. Pot: “13 cm billycan”
3. Fishing Line & Hooks: 25 hooks; 80 lb test & 20 lb test
4. Sharpening Stone: 2 sided: coarse diamond & smooth ceramic
5. Ferro Rod
6. Saw: small folding handsaw
7. Paracord: 40 meters
8. Ax: 25-inch w/ 2lb head
9. Knife: full tang
10. Rations
youtubeMegan Hanacek – Megan’s 10 Items
1. Sleeping Bag: -14°, synthetic
2. Bivvy Bag
3. Ax: 31-inch, 4.5 lb head
4. Knife: W2 bowie knife, 10-inch blade
5. Pot: 2 quarts w/ handle
6. Gillnet
7. Fishing Line & Hooks: 25 hooks; 2 different weight tests
8. Paracord – ½ light and ½ dark
9. Ferro Rod
10. Rations
youtubeDave Nessia – Dave’s 10 Items
1. Sleeping Bag: -20°, synthetic
2. Tarp: clear poly tarp
3. Ax: medium felling ax
4. Knife
5. Ferro Rod
6. Fishing Line & Hooks: 25 hooks; 8 lb test & 50 lb test
7. Frying Pan: steel
8. Bow & Arrows: 4 broadhead points & 2 judo points
9. Rations
10. Rations
youtubeCallie North – Callie’s 10 Items
1. Knife: handmade, 1095 carbon steel, bone handle, with silver & abalone inlay
2. Ferro rod
3. Sleeping Bag: -40°, dry down
4. Pot: 2 quart w/ handle
5. Fishing Line & Hooks: 25 hooks, 10 lb & 40 lb test
6. Paracord: 40 meters
7. Tarp: heavy-duty, handsewn, 40 mil, military-grade
8. Saw: folding long-handled pruning saw
9. Rations
10. Rations
youtubeGreg Ovens – Greg’s 10 Items
1. Knife: high carbon steel archer knife, giraffe bone handle
2. Paracord
3. Pot: 2 quart stainless steel w/handle
4. Fishing Line & Hooks: 25 assorted hooks, 60 lb test & 15 lb test
5. Bow & Arrows: laminated maple recurve, 62 inch, 55 lb pull; quiver w/ 6 carbon arrows w/ broadhead tips
6. Ax: 60 year old German steel ax
7. Saw: 60-70 year old crosscut saw
8. Sleeping bag: -40°, down-filled, waterproof
9. Ferro Rod
10. Rations
youtubeJim Shields – Jim’s 10 Items
1. Sleeping Bag: -20°, synthetic
2. Ax: Scandinavian forest ax
3. Saw: bow saw
4. Knife: 5-inch carbon steel bush knife
5. Ferro Rod
6. Paracord: 40 meters
7. Pot: 2 quart bush pot w/ handle
8. Fishing Line & Hooks: 25 hooks, 300 yards of fishing line
9. Rations
10. Rations
youtubeDan Wowak – Dan’s 10 Items
1. Ax: full-size felling ax
2. Knife: high carbon steel
3. Saw: 30-inch bow saw
4. Sleeping Bag: -20°, synthetic
5. Hammock
6. Paracord
7. Pot: 2 quart bush pot w/ handle
8. Ferro Rod
9. Fishing Line & Hooks: 25 hooks; 20 lb test & 8 lb test
10. Rations

“Alone” Season 2

DESCRIPTION FROM HISTORY CHANNEL: Ten people enter the Vancouver Island wilderness carrying only what they can fit in a small backpack. They are alone in harsh, unforgiving terrain with a single mission–stay alive as long as they can. These brave men and women must hunt, build shelters, and fend off predators. They will endure extreme isolation and psychological distress as they plunge into the unknown and document the experience themselves. No camera crew. No producers. It is the ultimate test of human will. Read more about the participants in season 2.

Watch full episodes on the History channel’s site.

Alone Season 2 Gear Lists

NOTE: Each contestant had a list of 40 items to choose from. The brand and model numbers of each item they chose was not disclosed.

Nicole Apelian
1. Full Tang curved carbon steel knife with maple handle
2. Ferro rod
3. 16-inch stainless steel pan
4. 200 yards of 30 lb test fishing line, 100 yards of 80 lb test fishing lines and hooks
5. Folding saw
6. 23-inch splitting ax
7. -30° rated sleeping bag
8. Gill net
9. Emergency rations
10. Emergency rations
David McIntyre
1. Stainless steel knife
2. Ferro rod
3. 2 quart pot
4. 270 yards of 50 lb test fishing line, 30 yards of 100 lb test line, 25 circle hooks
5. Straight-blade folding saw
6. 2 lb ax
7. 0° rated sleeping bag
8. Bivy bag with US Army-issue Gore-Tex cover
9. Gill net
10. Emergency rations
Randy Champagne
1. Full Tang stainless steel knife
2. Ferro rod
3. 2 quart pot
4. Fishing lines and 25 assorted hooks
5. Crosscut carpenter saw
6. Ax
7. -20° rated sleeping bag
8. Gill net
9. Handmade bow and 6 arrows (4 broad heads, 2 field points)
10. Wire
youtubeLarry Roberts – “My items from Alone”
1. Bushcraft knife
2. Ferro rod
3. 2 quart pot with lid
4. 300 yards of fishing lines and 25 assorted hooks
5. Collapsible saw
6. Ax
7. -20° rated sleeping bag
8. Gill net
9. Paracord
10. Emergency rations
Mary Kate Green
1. Bushcraft knife
2. Ferro rod
3. 2 quart cast iron pot
4. 300 yards of fishing line and 25 hooks
5. Bow saw
6. 26-inch axe
7. 0° Rated sleeping bag
8. Gill net
9. 12 foot x 12 foot tarp
10. Emergency rations
Justin Vititoe
1. Multi-tool with 17 different tools
2. Ferro rod
3. 5 quart pan
4. 10 meters of 8mm climbing rope
5. 1-piece handsaw
6. Ax
7. Down sleeping bag with sleeves
8. Nylon netted hammock
9. Emergency rations
10. Emergency rations
Mike Lowe
1. Full Tang hunting knife
2. Ferro rod
3. 2 quart pot with lid
4. 300 yards of 50 lb test fishing line and 25 assorted hooks
5. Curved blade saw
6. 2.5 lb hickory handled axe
7. 0° rated sleeping bag
8. Gill net
9. Emergency rations
10. Emergency rations
Desmond White
1. Full Tang knife
2. Ferro rod
3. 2 quart pot with lid
4. 300 yards of 40 lb test fishing lines and 25 assorted hooks
5. Folding saw
6. Ax
7. -10° rated sleeping bag
8. Bivy bag with Gore-Tex cover
9. Gill net
10. Emergency rations
Jose Martinez Amoedo
1. Bushcraft knife
2. Ferro rod
3. 2 quart cast iron pot with lid
4. 300 yards of fishing lines and 25 assorted hooks
5. 1-piece handsaw
6. Ax
7. Canvas and flannel sleeping bag
8. Gill net
9. Woodworking multi-tool
10. Emergency rations
youtubeTracy Wilson – Tracy’s 10 Items
1. Hunting knife
2. Ferro rod
3. 2 quart pot
4. 200 yards of 40 lb test fishing line, 100 yards of 20 lb test line and 25 hooks
5. Collapsible saw
6. 3 lb ax
7. -40° rated sleeping bag
8. Gill net
9. Emergency rations
10. Emergency rations

What 10 Items Would You Have Chosen?


History-Channel-Alone“Alone” Season 1

History Channel premiered “Alone” season 1 on Thursday June 18th, 2015.

About “Alone”

DESCRIPTION FROM HISTORY CHANNEL: Ten men enter the Vancouver Island wilderness carrying only what they can fit in a small backpack. They are alone in harsh, unforgiving terrain with a single mission–stay alive as long as they can. These men must hunt, build shelters and fend off predators. They will endure extreme isolation and psychological distress as they plunge into the unknown and document the experience themselves. No camera crew. No producers. It is the ultimate test of man’s will.

Alone Season 1 Gear Lists

Each man was allowed to pack 10 items for this adventure (Read their BIOs). Below are their list of items. Now that the first season is over, History Channel has revealed the Full Gear List and Prohibited Items that each contestant had to choose from.

NOTE: Each contestant had a list of 40 items to choose from. The brand and model numbers of each item they chose was not disclosed.

Josh Chavez
1. 12×12 ground sheet
2. 550 paracord – 20m
3. Saw
4. Axe
5. Sleeping bag
6. Bivi bag (gortex sleeping bag cover)
7. Large 2-quart pot
8. Ferro rod
9. 300 yards of single filament line with 25 assorted hooks
10. Bow and 6 arrows
Dustin Feher
1. 550 paracord – 20m
2. Axe
3. Sleeping bag
4. Large 2-quart pot
5. Ferro rod
6. Water bottle/canteen
7. 300 yards of single filament line with 25 assorted hooks
8. Small gauge gill net
9. Slingshot
10. Knife
youtubeAlan Kay – Alan’s 10 Items
1. Saw
2. Axe
3. Sleeping bag
4. Large 2-quart pot
5. Ferro rod
6. Water bottle/canteen
7. 300 yards single filament line with 25 assorted hooks
8. Small gauge gill net
9. 3.5lb wire
10. Knife
Sam Larson
1. 12×12 ground sheet tarp
2. Axe
3. Sleeping bag
4. Large 2-quart pot
5. Ferro rod
6. 300 yards of single filament line with 25 assorted hooks
7. Bow and 6 arrows
8. Slingshot
9. Extra emergency rations
10. Knife
Brant McGee
1. 12×12 ground sheet tarp
2. 550 paracord – 20m
3. Axe
4. Sleeping bag
5. Large 2-quart pot
6. Ferro rod
7. 300 yards of single filament line with 25 assorted hooks
8. Bow and 6 arrows
9. Extra emergency rations
10. Knife
Lucas Miller
1. 12×12 ground sheet tarp
2. Saw
3. Axe
4. Sleeping bag
5. Large 2-quart pot
6. Ferro rod
7. 300 yards of single filament line with 25 assorted hooks
8. Extra Tarp
9. Extra emergency rations
10. Knife
youtube-20x20 Mitch Mitchell – See Mitch’s video on why he chose these items
1. Axe
2. Sleeping bag
3. Bivi bag (gortex sleeping cover)
4. Large 2-quart pot
5. Ferro rod
6. 300 yards of single filament fishing line with 25
assorted hooks
7. Small gauge gill net
8. Bow and 6 arrows
9. Knife
10. Sharpening stone
Joe Robinet – youtube-20x20See Joe’s video on why he chose these items
1. 12x 12 tarp
2. 550 paracord – 20m
3. Axe
4. Sleeping bag
5. Large 2-quart pot
6. Ferro rod
7. 300 yards of single filament line with 25 assorted hooks
8. Small gauge gill net
9. Extra emergency rations
10. Knife
Wayne Russell – youtube-20x20See Wayne’s video on why he chose these items
1. 12×12 ground sheet
2. 550 paracord – 20m
3. Saw
4. Axe
5. Sleeping bag
6. large 2 quart pot
7. Ferro rod
8. 300 yards of single filament fishing line and 25 assorted hooks
9. knife
10. Leatherman multi tool
Chris Weatherman
1. Saw
2. Axe
3. Sleeping bag
4. Ferro rod
5. Large 2 quart pot
6. Water bottle canteen
7. 300 yards of single filament fishing line with 25 assorted hooks
8. Bow and 6 arrows
9. Knife
10. Sharpening stone

What 10 Items Would You Have Chosen?

Who will survive? Did they pick the right gear? Can you pick a winner by looking at his gear list? Use the “Talk about it” comments section below to list 10 items you would have chosen for this adventure… you can also share your comments on twitter using #AloneYouChoose

 

 

32 comments

  1. The guys selecting bivi bags were simply brilliant given the area in which they’ve been dropped.
    The guys selecting the sharpening stones were also super genius. You can’t do anything with dull tools.

    Lori

  2. I think I would have chosen a hammock and blanket instead of bivvis or sleeping bags. Plenty of trees to hang from …I like the idea of staying off the ground and away from critters.

    I hadn’t thought about the sharpening stones because a good Axe and knife blade should stay sharp for some time. If all else fails, use a rock to sharpen on.

    Considering the location and conditions, I would have chosen the following:

    Fire:

    1) BlizeTec Survival Magnesium Flint Fire Starter, 6-in-1 Emergency Fire Starter with Luminous Green Handle, Mini Ruler, Bottle Opener, Serrated Edge and Rescue Whistle (“hello bear”) (0.3 ounces)
    http://bestbugoutgear.com/blizetec-survival-magnesium-flint-fire-starter-6-in-1-emergency-fire-starter-with-luminous-green-handle-mini-ruler-bottle-opener-serrated-edge-and-rescue-whistle/

    2) InstaFire Fire Starter, 18 Durable Mylar Packs (1 lbs / 16oz)
    http://bestbugoutgear.com/instafire-fire-starter-18-durable-mylar-packs/

    Shelter:

    3) Clark NX-270 Four-Season Camping Hammock (6 lbs / 96oz)
    http://bestbugoutgear.com/clark-nx-270-four-season-camping-hammock/

    4) Mambe Super Extreme Outdoor Blanket (6 lbs / 96oz)
    http://bestbugoutgear.com/mambe-super-extreme-outdoor-blanket-large-coyotebrown/

    Food (Hunting):

    5) Ghost Rider Survival Snare Package (1.8 lbs / 28.8oz)
    http://bestbugoutgear.com/ghost-rider-survival-snare-package/

    6) Mechanical Fisher’s Yo Yo Fishing Reels (11.2 ounces)
    http://bestbugoutgear.com/6-mechanical-fishers-yo-yo-fishing-reels-package-of-12-dozen-yoyo-fish-trap-flat-trigger-model/

    Tools:

    7) ESEE Knives ESEE-5 – Serrated Edge – Black (1.3 pounds / 20.8 oz)
    http://bestbugoutgear.com/esee-knives-5sbk-part-serrated-black-powder-coat-finish-model-5-survival-escape-evasion-fixed-blade-knife-with-od-green-canvas-micarta-handles/

    8) EKA Viking Combi Compact Saw, Black with Black Handle, 21-Inch (15.8 ounces)
    http://bestbugoutgear.com/eka-sweden-knives-eka-viking-combi-saw-with-integrated-in-the-saw-handle-80012/

    Other:

    9) Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp (8 ounces) w/ Energizer AAA 12-pack (5.6 ounces)
    http://bestbugoutgear.com/black-diamond-revolt-headlamp-matte-black/
    http://bestbugoutgear.com/energizer-lithium-aaa-12-pack/

    10) TOUGH-GRID 750lb Type lV Paracord (0.3 ounces)
    http://bestbugoutgear.com/tough-grid-750lb-type-lv-paracord-parachute-cord-mil-spec-750lb-mil-c-5040-h/

    Total weight (without backpack) 18.7 lbs (298.8 oz).

    I wanted to add water filtration but could not give up any of the other items. So if I could take 11, I would add:

    11) Renovo Trio – 3 Stage Water Filter & Purifier Straw (3.2 oz)
    http://bestbugoutgear.com/renovo-trio-3-stage-water-filter-purifier-straw-hollow-fiber-uf-membrane-with-activated-carbon-charcoal-filter-and-sediment-pre-filter/

    • I picked the items for my list above before I found out they only had a list of 40 items to choose from. Maybe we will find out what that list of 40 was after the first season is done. Best of luck to all the contestants!

  3. Knife, Axe, sharpening tool, 2qt pot, bow/6 arrows, biva bag, 2 12×12 tarps, ferro rod, 300yrds single filament fishing line/25 hooks. (I’m sure a woman could do this but I don’t see one) hmmmm

    • Amy, I like the way you think, and I agree — a woman could do this. Same rule applies: It’s not the woman in the fight, it’s the fight in the woman!

      I would pretty much follow your list, with the exceptions of:

      – rather than a sharpening tool, I’d rely on rocks out there. Granted, a rock is not a rock is not a rock, but a rock is a pretty handy, omnipresent tool for sharpening. I’d switch that out for a saw. On the surface that might seem redundant, given the presence of an axe and a knife, but when it comes to building a long term shelter, a saw can make finer work much less time-consuming or arduous. Just my take, nothing says I’m necessarily right, so it’s not argument.

      – I’d swap out the bivy sack for a sleeping bag. I say that fully realizing the bivy is a wonderful tool, and that Gore-Tex would be nice given the dreadfully wet environment; but with two tarps, I’d risk that wet surrounding and the possibility of my sleeping bag — which you didn’t list at all — getting wet. Maybe like me you’re from military background and think of the sleeping UNIT (bag and bivy) as one thing, but they’re not listed that way.

      Then again, given the way participants who have NO tarps listed seem to possess tarps, who knows what’s possible?

  4. I would bring knife,axe,sharpener,tarp,bow&6 arrows,fire steel,parachute cord,sleeping bag,gill net and my bible

  5. Pretty nice… i would like to do this ! History need to do this but with teenager … i’m 16 and i am passionate by survival !!

  6. I just finished watching episode 2… Mitch was putting up a canvas tarp shelter? Where did that come from? It wasn’t on the list.

  7. Indeed, and wasn’t he the one who used the PE tarp to raft across that body of water? But then maybe they all get a set list of gear not published (perhaps to include a battery powered light source of some kind, as well), Joe had a pretty big back pack for ten items & a single change of clothes, assuming they get a change of clothes that wasn’t made clear either. I would love to get that clarification, & to know what the original 40 item list is/was. What they all took only comes out to 20 unique items, counting extras as unique.

    • That was what caught my eye, too. It’s one thing to imagine maybe they had a list of staples NOT from the “choose-from” list — but then it doesn’t make any sense that 1) OTHER guys had their tarps listed, and 2) why emphasize “only 10 items” (with the pack itself as a given) and make such a big deal out of it IF these guys were going to get giant-sized, oiled cloth tarps?

      On the lists Lucas had a 12×12 ground tarp, plus “extra tarp”. Mitch has NO tarps listed, yet had a heavier, large tarp for his teepee and a plastic tarp to put over it as additional protection. And when Lucas put that shelter up (a very nice shelter, kudos for that) it looked much larger than 12×12, although perhaps he had both tarps up.

      Either way, Mitch had two tarps, neither of which was listed. And WHAT kind of monofilament is on that roll? Is that some crazy-heavy ocean grade stuff for catching marlin or half-ton tuna? Why in the world, given 300 meters of that, would someone else pick out 20 meters of 550-cord?

  8. I think they call the ten items “selections” but I know Joe said on youtube that he had a pair of scissors in his pack. IDK what else was there but I know they had stuff to film with and the headlamp might have been in that kit since I know they seemed to be able to film some at night.

  9. #aloneshow episode 4 – I guess we can add a flare and bear spray to the gear list!

  10. I just saw on another board where apparently HC provided each contestant with additional gear which did NOT count against their list: a 5×3 tarp, an 8×10 tarp and a 12×12 ground tarp, as well as pepper spray.

    From what I read, beyond this each contestant could choose items from a list BUT had to purchase their own, for example “knife” but determining on their own which brand, within certain specifications — fixed-blade or folding, but NOT multi-blade or multi-tool containing a knife (unless chosen from the list), saw but not a chain saw, etc.

    Part of me is bothered by this because why PUSH the deal about a dramatic “ONLY ten items, with which they must face the crushing, relentless embrace of Mother Nature herself”…? It turns the ordeal into something which it is NOT.

    It’s a couple of tarps and some pepper spray, thrown into the mix of a contest to outlast other guys in the woods. I honestly doubt too many folks would get bent out of shape over it if they said “Along with ten items, the History Channel has provided…”

    When items not listed after such promotion just start showing up, it makes the whole thing seem pretentious, scripted and just sad.

    Further, for so-called “survival experts” only a couple of these guys really seem to be effectively employing their gear, the rest seem to be eking out a bare minimum before giving up in one way or another. Only three guys, maybe four, seem to be determined to tough out the situation, make the most of it.

    • I agree for survivalists some of them do some really dumb things, things that if the really know what they are doing would be a no brainer !! I am not saying I could do this but this is suppose to be their gig and they are outta there in one day two days are you kidding? I truly would have thought they would have expected that it wasn’t going to be like sleeping in the back yard.

  11. I don’t know if the wood is strong enough but I would have put sharp stakes all around my sight to fend off bigger predators, they mentioned the squishy wood conditions but I guess I would have to try.

  12. See I seen some people got paracord and fishing line with hooks that made no Sense.. Any person who went threw military survival training knows Real true para cord you can break down turn 5 feet of paracord into 30 to 40 feet of nice strong fishing line plus a live line to hold your fresh fish in the water to keep them alive all out of 5 feet of true paracord.. Plus also on your Bags or even boots they have the metal eyes on them any type of cutting edge will allow you to use them as a hook or or even a soda can pull tab can be used as a hook or a hanger shoot Even a soda Can.. Can be used ie soda Can alone can be used in well over AT LEAST for 50 different ways and uses.. Can use a soda Can as a Lantern or a small mini cooking device or to warm your hands up also be used to hold water or fishing bait and cutting edge… Theses People have it MADE with picking 10 out of 40 items of their choice not including their own personal items… Smh..

    • Ronnie, much respect for your service brother!

      Your paracord, boot eyes and soda can references are good, but have you ever actually had to catch fish with only those items? I know military survival manuals cover those things, but doing them successfully is a whole different animal …but you know that if you have indeed used those items in this way.

      As far as them having it made with 10 items, have you really considered the conditions they are in? You could add another 20 items to the list, but how does one prepare for gale force winds breaking 60′ trees all around your shelter?

      If anything gives any one of them any kind of advantage over another contestant, I don’t think it’s their gear selection, but maybe where they were dropped off and the available resources within their limited areas. Then of course there’s mental aspect, which you can train for but never really know how that will affect you until you’re in this kind of situation.

      It’s not easy and I definitely have a lot of respect for these guys out there attempting this!

  13. Mitch Mitchell had at least 11 items, he had Tarp that is not listed in his items.

  14. Can’t wait for 2nd series

  15. Too many opiunions are combined with too detailed a description as to why the choice has been made tells me there is still way too little xperience out there obvious both in the contestants as well as the comments. Go out and use the stuff people and not at the beach or your backyard. If not then when ” the balloon goes up” and your gear is at home too bad so sad no second life like a video game guys come on , quit being Yankees.

  16. I’ve done some soils investigation for the windmills that are west of Port Hardy and north of Holberg. We would get dropped off on the plateau just east of Cape Scott and if it was too foggy we would have had to stay out there till the weather cleared. Of course, we had a crew of 4 guys..
    I was wondering if a brace and a 1 inch bit would have been allowed so they could create a secure shelter, using split log planks and 1″ pegs. It’s how the natives on the coast made their long houses. 4′ split logs on a frame with a smoke hole in the roof. I have also stayed in some of the remote villages doing work.

  17. Do you have the 40 item master list. I noticed a couple of items that were supposedly banned(wire snare and water filter)?

    • I don’t. I’ll see if I can get it from one of the guys. They are not allowed to say much until after the show is over but I’ll ask and post it here if I can get it.

  18. in my opinion… The most important things are definitely a fire steel, para cord, knife, cooking pot, and tarps! These are the MOST crucial items. (Did I meant ion tarps?… Can’t have enough of those) though other things can be helpful to be sure, these are fundamental. Tarps can be used for multiple purposes and utterly agree with previous comment on stretching out the use of para cord BIG TIME! Hell, considering that you can use foliage as a bedding/padding, a tarp can even double as a sleepingbag among the lengthy list of things of potential uses. (And it’d be waterproof to boot! With such a versatility of a few of the items, when carefully selected, a clever, think out-of-the-box type of contestants 10 item choices easily converts to become a much greater number of items in total. I was a balls-out, off the cuff, risk taking type of guy. I lived to overcome long odds and enjoyed problem solving very much. It brought a great deal of personal satisfaction. I’d love the opportunity to try my hand at such an amazing experience. Sadly, a few years ago, I’ve become permanently disabled, thus leaving it impossible to ever go for it. NO JOY!!! I will say this… I so far, have been the MOST impressed with Alan’s traps for “tiny” fish. Absolutely BRILLIANT! That is the kind of out of the box thinking it takes. The best part about it is that he didn’t even use any of his 10 items at all. I was quite impressed by it. BRAVO!

  19. can a machete be a substitute for a hatchet or axe?

  20. Cool thank you!!!!

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