Alone, Season 3

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  1. RickWA

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    *sigh* I'm sorry, but that, to me, is just... so... sad. And I've heard the same story from others. My four kids are all grown, but if I had a family in this present time, I would absolutely lay down the law on that one. No phones at the dinner table. Ever.
     
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    welcome, callie, from alabama. it is, indeed, difficult to remember the intense editing ...
     
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    thanks for coming on the site and posting mam. very interesting to hear from you. Fowler posts on a different web site I read and offers some of his own perspectives.

    I know ya'll can't say everything, but when it is all said and done I hope you keep coming around and sharing stuff not only about the show, but just whatever.

    My brother has a favorite saying: there is no knowledge not worth knowing. I'm of the same way of thinking.

    Jim
     
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    It was great of Callie to clear up some of the questions about the show. It is frustrating to me that they are not allowed to move around the lake. There definitely seems to be differences in the "quality" of starting locations. If I was Fowler, I probably would have want to move on the first day.
     
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    Hi Callie

    Welcome to the forum. I signed up a few days ago after finding this thread on the Alone show. Love the show! I have a quick question. How much training did they give you on the local plants? I would think that it would be tough and potentially dangerous to eat the local mushrooms without some local training for example.

    Zivjeli
     
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    Hello and welcome from Kansas Callie. Thanks for the very infomative post. Should my marital status change you may expect a proposal from me.
     
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    Thanks for checking in Callie. Your description of the soup made it sound almost good enough to eat!
     
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    It's like Christmas all over again! Callie is here! This season you are mine and my daughters favorite! My daughter(Hunter) is 22 and is quite the free spirit very similar to you. In fact she is the reason I found this web site and got involved in this. 30 years of military and USG service in unsavory places I thought I was done sleeping on the ground! LOL!!

    So glad you joined here at BCUSA and look forward to reading your posts:)
     
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    I'm divorced. Alas, I have children older than Callie. Really couldn't see that going anywhere. Besides, I'm too stuck in my solitary ways these days. So, I shall relegate myself to simply being an enthusiastic fanboy. :59:

    Although, I certainly wouldn't mind just hanging out with her on Lopez Island. I was stationed at NAS Whidbey Island for nine years. I love that region. It's beautiful. You can see Lopez Island from the base just nine (or so) miles away.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome~ I will try and write when I can but I have read all your posts!

    Re: mushrooms and plant life. We had a half day class and walk with a local biologist which was fairly informative. I learned a few things but relied mainly on my previous knowledge and the studying I had done of the local flora. There was a lot of cross over as well. In terms of mushrooms I found around 8 familiar species including cauliflower, coral, orange peel, cow tongue, and I even found one morel! Happy day that was.

    The plant life was fairly limited but there was some familiar friends that provided sustatance. Dandelion, plantain, chickweed. Also fuchsia berries and some other native berries were ripe for the picking. Some people like Megan were lucky with Rose Hips!


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    Well this just got interesting. ...
     
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    Gotta love a woman with a free spirit! And hooray for parents who nurture that part in their child. ~
     
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    I'm with you! - Not my kids (my nieces) not my house (my sisters), so not my rules. All I could do is show them how silly is all was by texting them while sitting across
    from them. In my own house, we don't even answer the phone at meal time.

    Now back to your regularly scheduled thread starring Callie North.
     
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    I saw some orange peel on one of the branches that you were surrounding your site with. I almost jumped out of my skin when I saw that being ignored.
    I guess you likely circled back to that!


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    I thought it was the Forester/biologist that surrounded her sight with brush .
     
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    It was. Megan Hanacek.

    And I take it this is the orange peel being mentioned?

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    Remember what Callie told us earlier, "Just because you don't see it doesn't mean it's not happening." Not seeing the mushrooms get picked doesn't mean they were ignored.
     
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    Oops, you guys are right.


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    There will be a quiz later .
     
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    As some of you are aware, I am profoundly deaf. Whenever at family events, one of my sister-in-law's likes to text me the context/content when the subject changes during spontaneous conversations. Helps me with lip-reading and placing any (aided) sounds I can accumulate. Kind of a running joke, because other family members will text me intentional misinformation.

    My skills would not make me a candidate for ALONE, however my inability to hear spooky noises at night sure would help me sleep soundly.

    So thrilled to have Callie Blue onboard. Dave made all the difference last year and Callie will make the difference this year. Strikingly, both Dave and Callie are so well-spoken and author easy reads. Refreshing!
     
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    Some of us are kindred to the bighorn sheep, "No hear thunder, no smell dead horse, see through thin rock,,," The first two of these traits make for good camp fellows,,,
     
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    I had a question for you @Callie North. If you had to choose one skill (Plant ID, Shelter building, etc...), which would you have spent more time focusing on in order to better prepare yourself?
     
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    Welcome Callie, good luck! Regarding the plantain - "White Man's Foot" (Plantago major) or some other variety?
     
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    We have lots of Plantago major here but that's the first time I have heard the common name "White Man's Foot" we just call it "Plantain" but I like your
    common name better as it seems appropriate.
     
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    Welcome @Callie North , it's great to have someone for us to root for. Good luck
     
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    Callie, what was your first big "return to civilization" amazement? We'll assume normal shower/new clothes would be welcome, but any food item? Any fresh realizations about normal life? If you knew where you were going, would you have adjusted your allowed items?
     
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    Thank You @Callie North for letting us in on the goings on in Patagonia. Looking forward to learning more from you.
     
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    Hi Carlie,
    My wife and I rented a house on Lopez Island twice. It was on the ferry landing peninsula on the west side on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Lopez Island was such a peaceful place. I would love to go back again.

    Sorry for being judgemental about the contestants and the show. All we know is what the producers tease us with. All of us would love to see more of the video that was shot.

    Thanks for the information you have shared with us.

    David Enoch
     
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    Masonry will to that to the digits.

    Looks like the gals all scored a sunny spot based on Fowler's position. Thanks for putting the map together!

     
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    Preview for tomorrow's episode now available on the History website: Watch Outfoxed Preview Video - Alone | HISTORY

    "A lack of food forces the remaining participants to get creative. One survivalist devises an ingenious method for getting protein while another battles Patagonia's wiliest predator."

    Looks like a cool episode! Greg battling the fox, and Fowler using the slingshot!

    Edit: not sure how the computer magic works, but I only entered a website address for the link not the "Watch Outfoxed....."
     
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    And Callie is showing that she puts a tonne of care into what she's doing. That shelter she is working on is so neat and tidy. Makes her look very strong.
     
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    Interesting article. One suggestion I have is to carry the axe handle-first. This seems awkward at first but there are a few reasons for this: you won't fall on the handle and damage it, in attempting to throw the axe during a fall the handle won't get in your way (ie. bump against your leg), and if you do happen to fall with it still in-hand the axe will be less likely to twist since you are not falling on the handle (this means you are less likely to move the edge into a dangerous position as you fall).

    I can't remember if this was in one of the old Boy Scouts manuals or one of the other old instruction books, but I always thought it made good sense.
     
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    @Pict ,i have been hand tying a dip net today.i have even more respect for that gill net you made in season2.

    whomever invented the machine to do gill nets and such...god bless them !
     
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    Tying net is addictive.
     
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    There is what might be considered a spoiler in this preview though. Might want to avoid if you really don't like spoilers (I was kind of annoyed with it.)
     
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    Welcome aboard Callie and greetings from Florida.
    Thoroughly impressed so far in the skills and knowledge you have brought to the show thus far.
    As far as some of us criticizing contestants or their skill set on the show, it's gonna happen, it's human nature, doesn't make it right or mean those on the show lack the skills to be there or that we don't have respect for the participants.
    I think most of us have reached the conclusion that the producers have selected certain participants with a breaking point, psychologically speaking.

    It becomes difficult to understand why a participant whom would "Tap Out" after a couple of days or in some instances, a few hours sign up for the show to begin with or more so,why they were selected over every other man or woman who tried out.
    I give credit to every one of the participants in this season and past seasons, the simple fact of the matter is that it's still a show, granted it's the best "Survival Show " out there but, a show nonetheless.
    I am always intrigued by the personalities,along with the skills and knowledge presented by everyone on there and before long I find myself rooting for a particular individual.
    I personally, just hate seeing individuals get taken out due to injury and feel horrible for those whom are just not catching a break such as lack of food or shelter material in their particular location.
    But, all that said, I'm enjoying the season thus
    far and am rooting for you, Callie.

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    Dude , you need more excitement in your life........ twisting corgage now that's addictive .
     
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    I was thinking about making a net. It's a bushcraft skill I can learn without having to go out into the bush.
     
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    @Callie North, Queen of the bushcraft twerk! Lol. Welcome and thanks for joining up and providing some insight. I'm rooting for ya!
     
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    My only observation in the last episode is this...

    It doesn't look like any of the shelters shown have been built with heavy winds in mind. The info blurbs say that Patagonia experiences winds in the 70mph range. None of the shelters look like they'd last through a 30mph breeze. It will be interesting to see how they hold up.

    One shelter looks like nothing more than a simple rain fly.

    Steve
     
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    I haven't seen S03E03 yet, so I'm not sure if it's covered, but I'm surprised that no one to date (s01, s02 or s03) seems to have constructed a large game (deer/boar) spring-pole spear trap or something similar. Were there rules against trapping? Certainly those traps would be extremely dangerous for anyone passing through the area (eg. support/rescue teams and/or locals), and that alone could disqualify them from use, but were they expressly forbidden? Track down a few active large game trails and given time, I'd think you've solved your protein problem.

    Am I missing something?
     
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    Same thing I was wondering earlier . Especially Megan with the boar rooting around her camp at night .
    You bring up an excellent point tho ,I had considered locals but much more likely would be rescue personnel .
    For that reason it couldn't be allowed IMHO
     
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    I would have thought that if they were allowed, some form of marking tape could have been used to warn off people.

    Just from an insurance perspective, spear/bow traps are probably out of the question regardless of the "safeguards".
     
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    The preview does show a larger log deadfall trap. We don't know yet if it was successful.
     
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    From what I understand about previous seasons, the contestants are given the hunting and fishing privileges of citizens. And they must abide by the hunting and fishing laws of the host nation. So basically it seems like it would depend on what Argentine's rules are for such things.
     
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    Looking forward to tonights episode , hopeing for some pig action . We know Megan at least has oppurtunity . Im not sure,was it her that declared on the first episode or so " Im no huntress , I wont be hunting down any big game " or words to that effect . Maybe the pigs can sense that , and thats why theyre messing with her .
     
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    Pretty sure it was Callie who said, "I'm no huntress." She was talking about hoping to live mainly by fishing and foraging.

    [edit] - Hmm... Now I'm not so sure which one said that. I tried a quick jump through the footage of the first 2 episodes but couldn't seem to find it.

    [edit 2] - Ah, found it (was being impatient earlier). It was Callie. Episode 1. :D
     
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    The only way anyone is taking a pig is buy making a BIG deadfall. It's not gonna happen with a spear on a green limb or any other fanciful way. And it is still a super longshot.
     
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    You could use a bow, ie dave and gregg
     
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    The guys with bows, have they hunted before?
     
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    Put some spikes on the deadfall and you will be eating bacon in the morning. Just think of what the Vietnamese did with bamboo sticks to our service men.
     

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