While taking a road trip I was able to take the back seat and let others do the driving. Finally some time to watch the follow-up interviews with most of the Alone players from season one. Three things, three myths of bushcraft, sounded out loud and clear to me, and most of the Alone guys agreed on them, though each one articulated them in his own words. Myth number one: "the one tool..." For everything. It doesn't exist. A good knife, of course, but bushcraft-survival needs versatility and adaptability for surviving and thriving, living long term, not just a pleasant day in the woods. Other tools are needed, some can be made on site, others need to be included in the base kit. Various tasks must be done, various tools are needed, man is a user of tools. The worst cutting tool is one that has been poorly sharpened. Myth number two: " the one skill..." Essential, stand-alone, indispensable. It does not exist, skills come in sets, not in singles. Bushcraft-survival covers a broad spectrum of needs, food gathering, medical, camp skills, fire, water prep, shelter building, security .... No one individual Alone player had a preferred single skill. Because there just isn't only one that stands above the others. You need to be ready for anything and everything, head on a swivel, total awareness and multi-tasking is standard fare. Myth number three: " the one thing necessary ..." In re-thinking the experience, what was the one thing forgotten, or wished for, or wanting to have done differently, in hindsight. Again, it does not exist. What is essential for today, what is needed and what works for today might not be what will work tomorrow. Conditions can change rapidly in the wild, adaptability is the key to survival. The dynamics of the "here and now." Weather, health, accidents, successful or unsuccessful food procurement, a lot can change in a day. Positive and flexible strategy is essential. Look at everything as a resource, simplify your vision, get away from the hi-tech dependencies, they fail. And last of all, nature is powerful and beautiful, life-giving but sometimes deadly, or overwhelming, go out with total respect, stay humble. It was great to hear the re-caps, full of acquired wisdom. Thanks !