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Re: Alone (reality TV survival show)
« Reply #60 on: August 25, 2021, 01:46:54 PM »
Spoilers for winner:

Probably the poorest and most predictable season overall. Won by a boring man and very average contestant, who managed a solitary big kill early in the run. I felt for Biko who clearly needs the money, but he (and Theresa) had no plan B. It did look to be taking a turn with Colter,'s deep-water gill net, but they kept his poor condition well hidden (as did his beard). One thing that'll come from this season is Colter and his tarp boat. It's the first time anyone has built a boat properly capable of fishing deep water, and I feel we will see more of that next season

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Re: Alone (reality TV survival show)
« Reply #61 on: August 25, 2021, 05:05:11 PM »

Is it just the last few seasons that they were allowed a significant amount of wire/cordage?

Why is the internet not abuzz about Theresa's brows? Are tweezers in the first aid kit? Theresa was dragged off for medical reasons still with amazing eyebrows.

N.B. I am not even one of those eyebrow perverts (yet)


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Re: Alone (reality TV survival show)
« Reply #62 on: August 25, 2021, 05:08:28 PM »
Season 1

List of 40 Items to Choose from for “Alone” (Gear Selection Choices)
**Update – History has published the list of 40 items. They are as follows –

(*Each participant was allowed to select up to 10 items from the following list.)

12×12 ground cloth/tarp (grommets approved)
8 mm climbing rope
550 parachord – 20m
1 hatchet
1 saw
1 axe
1 multi-seasonal sleeping bag that fits within provided back-pack
1 bivi bag (gortex sleeping bag cover)
1 sleeping Pad
1 hammock
1 large (no more than 2 quart) Pot, includes lid
1 steel frying pan
1 flint or ferro rod set
1 enamel bowl for eating from
1 spoon
1 disposable lighter
1 canteen or water bottle
1 bear canister
1 bar soap
1 8 oz tube of toothpaste
1 face flannel
1 40 m. roll dental floss
1 small bottle bio shower soap
1 shaving razor (and 1 blade)
1 towel (30” x 60”)
1 comb
1 300 yard roll of nylon single filament fishing line and 25 assorted hooks (No lures)
1 primitive bow with 6 Arrows (must be predominately made of wood)
1 small gauge gill net (1.5 m deep x 6 m long and 2 inch [50 mm] mesh)
1 slingshot/Catapult
1 net foraging bag
3.5 lb roll of trapping wire
5 lbs of beef jerky (protein)
5 lbs of dried pulses/legumes/lentils mix (starch and carbs)
5 lbs of biltong (protein)
5 lbs of hard tack military biscuits (carbs/sugars)
5 lbs of chocolate (Simple/complex sugars)
5 lbs of pemmican (traditional trail food made from fat and proteins)
5 lbs of gorp (raisins, m&m’s and peanuts)
5 lbs of flour. (starch/carbs)
2 lbs of rice or sugar and 1 lb of salt
1 pocket knife
1 hunting knife
1 leatherman multi-tool
1 sharpening stone
1 roll of duct tape or 1 roll of electrical tape
1 small shovel
1 small sewing kit
1 carabineer
1 LED flashlight
1 pair of ice spikes
Banned/Prohibited List for “Alone”
The banned/prohibited items list;

Fuel or matches
Bug spray/mosquito repellant
Sunscreen/Chap stick
Beauty products
Map (detailed topographical)
Unapproved technology (anything with a battery or an engine, eg. cell phones, computers, watches, etc.)
Professional snares
Firearms of any kind
Explosives or gunpowder
Animal poison
Professional fishing rods
Fishing lures, flies, bait kits
Fishing traps
Food or beverage (except the options from the selection list)
Animal calls
Tree stands
Professional bows or crossbows
Scopes of any kind
Tents or shelters
Stoves, pressure cookers or other cooking appliances
Hydration packs
Fire pits
Electric or propane lanterns
Inflatable boats
Filtration, purification devices, iodine tablets
Coolers or food storage boxes (except optional bear canister)
Additional Items “Alone” Contestants Were Given
All the men got to take many pieces of gear that were not counted toward the 10 item limit. These included:

1 pair high leg Hunting boots
2 pairs of Outdoor Pants (can unzip into shorts)
1 t-shirt
2 fleece or wool shirts (a hooded fleece is approved)
3 pairs wool socks
1 hat (brimmed, wool or baseball)
1 bandana or shemagh
1 pair gloves
1 light outdoor jacket
2 pairs underwear
1 rain jacket and rain trousers
1 thermal underwear (long)
1 pair of gaiters
1 pair of Crocs, Teva sandals or Keen sandals
1 toothbrush
1 pair of prescription eye glasses
1 personal photograph
1 canister wild animal repellant
1 air horn
1 backpack
1 camera pack
Camera equipment
1 emergency flare
1 satellite phone
1 emergency personal flotation device
1 first aid kit (military type – tourniquet, wadding, ace bandage, alcohol, plastic bag, etc)
1 small mirror
1 20×20 canvas tarp
1 10×10 canvas tarp for camera gear
1 head lamp
1 gps tracking device
1 emergency rations pack to include water and food
1 woolen sweater
1 pair of gloves
1 trapper’s hat with ear protection or toboggan

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Re: Alone (reality TV survival show)
« Reply #63 on: August 25, 2021, 05:37:20 PM »

3.5# of 14 ga. wire is 350 feet. Probably double or more if 20ga.
Wonder if in early seasons nobody realized the value of wire in shelters? I don't remember anyone using wire in early ones.

Hope they go somewhere else for next one.

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Re: Alone (reality TV survival show)
« Reply #64 on: September 09, 2021, 01:12:21 PM »
Just finished Season 5. Yeah, not sure how I feel about Sam winning. On the one hand, he’s clearly a nice, wholesome guy; on the other, his skills aren’t as sharp as the others and he survived on body fat rather than actually catching food. I thought Britt probably deserved to win a bit more. It was nice to see how Larry had grown as a person, far less whiny and more stoic. Dave also seemed more relaxed and mature this time round.

I loved the landscape here. Those autumn colours were beautiful, as was the river and hills. There was enough forest for firewood and hunting but not much that it was oppressive, as in Vancouver. Really beautiful location.

Onto season 6!

Re: Alone (reality TV survival show)
« Reply #65 on: September 09, 2021, 09:14:45 PM »
This latest season proves the 'body fat is mostly enough to get very far' hypothesis. Biko managed to find very little food the entire time, but he was so fat he was fine for quite a long time.

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Re: Alone (reality TV survival show)
« Reply #66 on: September 15, 2021, 01:01:16 AM »

Alone S9 will be Labrador on E coast of Canada according to reddit who stalks me with email notifications about every word I have ever entered on my phone.

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Re: Alone (reality TV survival show)
« Reply #67 on: September 15, 2021, 08:45:57 PM »
I still haven't finished Season 8, not sure I will. With a couple of episodes left to go, the winner seems obvious and it's just a case of circling the drain until that happens. It's a shame, as it had been getting better and better as it went on. I think 6 and 7 might be the best seasons overall, although I really enjoy the scrappiness of the first season when they really didn't know how it would work. Also Alan is a gem.

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Re: Alone (reality TV survival show)
« Reply #68 on: October 07, 2021, 08:55:56 AM »
Just finished season 6. Yeah, I found the editing weird, how it made it seem like Jordan had less food than he did, when he was pulling giant fish out of the frozen water and had hundreds of pounds of moose left. He looked totally chilled when they got him. Comfortable, cheery, well-fed. Surely, the most successful contestant to date? Even when he was talking about his hardships you could tell he wasn’t really struggling. I guess he played it up a bit as that was what’s required. He could have lasted a year out there. Mind you, he lived with those traditional hunter people in Siberia so he had a huge advantage over the others.

Good season, just behind Mongolia and Patagonia for me. Onto 7!