Pick your 10 items for the tv show "Alone".

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Pick your 10 items for the tv show "Alone".

Post by moab » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:47 am

Here's my 10 items. Post yours. (Assume it's for the Arctic. Like this seasons location.)

tarp
550 cord
saw
sleeping bag
large pot
ferro rod
water bottle
fishing line and hooks
bow
leatherman

I had a hard time giving up snares. I had one to many items. I figured I could rig up some snares from the inner 550 cord or with the fishing line. But I'd need to check them more often. I also gave up a fixed blade knife for a Leatherman. I can do a lot with a Leatherman. And even a lot with their surgically sharp blades. But that was a tough decision to make.

Thank god they give you the bottom list of things you get to take for free. It doesn't count towards your 10 items.

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"SELECTION LIST

*Participants select 10 items from the following list.

*Participants are responsible for sourcing and purchasing their 10 items.

*Participants may only choose up to two food items.

*No duplicate items can be taken from the following list.


Shelter

12x12 ground cloth/tarp (grommets approved)
8-mm climbing rope - 10M
550 Paracord - 80m (Only 550 military-style paracord allowed. Nothing with core strands that can be used as trapping wire, tinder, etc.)
3-mm cotton cord - 40m (non waxed cord)
1 hatchet
1 saw
1 ax

Bedding

1 multi-seasonal sleeping bag
1 bivi bag (Gore-Tex sleeping bag cover)
1 sleeping pad
1 hammock

Cooking

1 large pot (no more than 2 quarts; includes lid) (no substitutions)
1 steel frying pan
1 flint or ferro rod set with standard-sized striker (no longer than 6”, must have a plastic handle, and small striker no longer than 3”)
1 enamel bowl for eating
1 spoon
1 canteen or water bottle

Hygiene

1 bar soap (standard size)
1 8-oz tube of toothpaste
1 face flannel
1 40-mm roll dental floss
1 small bottle bio shower soap
1 shaving razor (and 1 blade)
1 towel (30” x 60”)
1 comb

Hunting

1 300-yd roll of a single-filament fishing line up to max of 20 lbs weight test + 25 assorted barbless hooks, no bigger than size 7/0, no lures. (Must arrive on location with 300 yds of line pre-measured.)
1 primitive bow (recurve or longbow). Draw weight must be at least 20kg (44.09lbs) at 700mm (27.56”) draw + 9 Arrows (must be predominately made of wood or be made of wood-finished carbon fiber. Arrows must have a broad head point of at least 25mm (1”) at the widest point, or a barbless three-bladed bodkin head. Or have a rubber blunt or similar recognized arrowhead designed for small game. Do not paint arrows with any type of high-visibility paint. Simple quiver OR arrow attachment which must be approved by producer, simple finger and arm guards are permitted)
1 small-gauge gillnet (12’ long x 10 meshes wide or deep. Mesh size 5" when stretched lengthways and measured from knot to knot)
1 slingshot/catapult + 30 steel ball bearings + 1 replacement band
1 net foraging bag
1 roll 3.5 lbs of 20/21-gauge trapping (snare) wire
3 lbs of one solid block of salt

Food (2 items max)

2 lbs of beef jerky (protein)
2 lbs of dried pulses/legumes/lentils mix (starch and carbs)
2 lbs of biltong (protein)
2 lbs of hardtack military biscuits (carbs/sugars)
2 lbs of chocolate (simple/complex sugars)
2 lbs of pemmican (traditional trail food made from fat and proteins)
2 lbs of GORP (raisins, m&m's and peanuts)
1 lb of flour (starch/carbs)
1/3 lbs rice / 1/3 lb sugar / 1/3 lb of salt

Tools

1 pocket knife
1 hunting knife (blade edge length no larger than 10”, straight spine with no other built-in blade added i.e. no skinning blade on spine.)
1 Leatherman multi-tool or similar
1 sharpening stone
1 roll of duct tape or 1 roll of electrical tape
1 small shovel
1 small sewing kit (containing 6 needles no longer than 3 inches of varying types, glovers, standard straight needle, or curved; one pair of scissors no longer than 3"; one small sewing awl no longer than 5”; variety of thread, no more than two bobbins; one 1" cube or smaller of beeswax; all contained in a small leather or canvas-style bag)
1 carabiner
1 LED flashlight
1 pair of ice spikes (studded walking aids for icy conditions

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CLOTHING/APPAREL/PERSONAL EFFECTS

*These items do not count towards the 10 special items, but may not exceed the approved quota for each.

1 pair of high-leg hunting boots
1 pair waterproof Arctic winter boots
1 T-shirt (short sleeved)
1 fleece/wool shirt (a hooded fleece is acceptable)
2 wool sweaters
6 pairs wool socks
2 hats (brimmed, wool, fur, Arctic or baseball)
2 buffs or neck gaiter (no balaclavas)
1 shemagh OR scarf
4 pairs of gloves (1 insulated, 1 leather work-style glove, 1 overmitt, 1 thin glove liner)
2 pairs of underwear/briefs
1 insulated parka-style jacket (should cover back side and have a hood)
2 pair of outdoor pants/bibs (can unzip into shorts)
1 pair of fully insulated or waterproof winter pants/bibs
1 waterproof uninsulated shell/Jacket
2 pairs of thermal underwear (long top and bottom)
1 pair of gaiters
1 leather belt (or synthetic equivalent)
1 toothbrush
1 pair of eyeglasses (with proof of prescription)
1 personal photograph (no bigger than 4x6 and one-sided)
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Re: Pick your 10 items for the tv show "Alone".

Post by SCBrian » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:42 am

My list is pretty similar to yours.

tarp
550 cord
sleeping bag
large pot
ferro rod
water bottle
gill net
Leatherman
hatchet
2 lbs of dried pulses/legumes/lentils mix (starch and carbs)

Ultimately I went with the net over the line due to the barb-less hooks. Barbless hooks mean active fishing, not passive. If I'm going to be active, I'd rather sweep the stream than wait with a single hook.
Leather man/hunting knife was a tough choice, but went with overall utility.
I'd take all the 'extra's they offer (even the 4 pairs of gloves) since it's 'free' supplies. they can always be repurposed.
Went with the 2# of beans since an emergency food source is always a good thing, and can supplement any grub I acquire.
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Re: Pick your 10 items for the tv show "Alone".

Post by Stercutus » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:50 am

High hard boots
10' pole
50' of hempen rope
Grappling hook
Water skin

The below items count as one item:
10 Torches
Flint and Steel
7 Days of Iron Rations
Thieves Tools
3 flasks of oil
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Re: Pick your 10 items for the tv show "Alone".

Post by moab » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:10 pm

"1 pair of high-leg hunting boots"

What are these exactly? And why are they required in the Arctic? Sounds like those knee high logger boots!
"Ideas are more dangerous than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why would we let them have ideas?" Josef Stalin

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Re: Pick your 10 items for the tv show "Alone".

Post by Lettuce Pray » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:39 pm

I love this show and seem to think about the ten items thing often. Mine would be....
1. Leatherman
2. Pot
3. Ferro rod
4. Sleeping bag
5. Fishing line and hooks
6. Silky katana boy saw
7. Gill net
8. Forrest axe
9. Bow
10. Snare wire

They are in order of priority that reflects both my opinion of usefulness and my level of skill (I have never trapped and am not the greatest with a bow). Food procurement seems to be consistently the biggest physical challenge among the seasons. BTW, I don't think that I would take a picture of my family. During my last deployment, I pretty much stayed in a mild state of depression and looked at pictures and video of my family as much as possible. In an ALONE scenario, it would be easier to just shut out the world and forget it existed.

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Re: Pick your 10 items for the tv show "Alone".

Post by Lettuce Pray » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:43 pm

moab wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:10 pm
"1 pair of high-leg hunting boots"

What are these exactly? And why are they required in the Arctic? Sounds like those knee high logger boots!
I would assume they would come in handy during warmer parts of the year if the contest lasted that long. This year seems to have the group work the best skill so it actually may last more than a few weeks.

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Re: Pick your 10 items for the tv show "Alone".

Post by moab » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:07 pm

Lettuce Pray wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:43 pm
moab wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:10 pm
"1 pair of high-leg hunting boots"

What are these exactly? And why are they required in the Arctic? Sounds like those knee high logger boots!
I would assume they would come in handy during warmer parts of the year if the contest lasted that long. This year seems to have the group work the best skill so it actually may last more than a few weeks.
Any idea what they are?
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Re: Pick your 10 items for the tv show "Alone".

Post by Lettuce Pray » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:50 am

moab wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:07 pm
Lettuce Pray wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:43 pm
moab wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:10 pm
"1 pair of high-leg hunting boots"

What are these exactly? And why are they required in the Arctic? Sounds like those knee high logger boots!
I would assume they would come in handy during warmer parts of the year if the contest lasted that long. This year seems to have the group work the best skill so it actually may last more than a few weeks.
Any idea what they are?
Google brings up pictures of tall leather boots when I do a search for it, do I am guessing that is what they mean. Darn Yankees....

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Re: Pick your 10 items for the tv show "Alone".

Post by MacWa77ace » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:29 am

Stercutus wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:50 am
High hard boots
10' pole
50' of hempen rope
Grappling hook
Water skin

The below items count as one item:
10 Torches
Flint and Steel
7 Days of Iron Rations
Thieves Tools
3 flasks of oil
What's your character Class again? Thief? How's that going to work were there's nothing to steal?
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