Alone Season 6 - The Arctic

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  1. heresay1

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    I don't recognize any of the cast members. Anyone familiar with any of them?
     
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    Never heard of any of them before, but then, I had never heard of any of the Alone cast members before they were on the show. Now I follow many of them regularly on YouTube and Facebook. And here. Watching Alone and searching for bushcraft web sites is how I found BCUSA.
     
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    Gear lists are up! I've updated my site too, but I'll copy and paste the diligent work someone is doing on reddit (thank you user AGingham):
    The lists are also in their bios on History's site: https://www.history.com/shows/alone/cast

    Here are the ten items Tim selected to bring on his survival journey to the Arctic:
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    1. Bow and arrows
    2. Sleeping bag
    3. Ax
    4. Knife
    5. Fishing line and hooks
    6. Saw
    7. Ferro rod
    8. Pot
    9. Shovel
    10. Paracord
    Here are the ten items Nathan selected to bring on his survival journey to the Arctic:
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    1. Sleeping bag
    2. Pot
    3. Knife
    4. Fishing line and hooks
    5. Pocket knife
    6. Gill Net
    7. Ax
    8. Emergency ration
    9. Paracord
    10. Bow and arrows
    Here are the ten items Donny selected to bring on his survival journey to the Arctic:
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    1. Sleeping bag
    2. Bow and arrows
    3. Paracord
    4. Saw
    5. Pot
    6. Emergency ration
    7. Knife
    8. Ferro rod
    9. Fishing line and hooks
    10. Ax
    Here are the ten items Jordan selected to bring on his survival journey to the Arctic
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    1. Paracord
    2. Saw
    3. Ax
    4. Sleeping bag
    5. Frying pan
    6. Ferro rod
    7. Fishing line and hooks
    8. Bow and arrows
    9. Trapping wire
    10. Multitool
    Here are the ten items Barry selected to bring on his survival journey to the Arctic:
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    1. Sleeping bag
    2. Ferro rod
    3. Knife
    4. Saw
    5. Pot
    6. Paracord
    7. Trapping wire
    8. Tarp
    9. Bow and arrows
    10. Fishing line and hooks
    Here are the ten items Ray selected to bring on his survival journey to the Arctic:
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    1. Multitool
    2. Saw
    3. Ax
    4. Sleeping bag
    5. Pot
    6. Ferro rod
    7. Fishing line and hooks
    8. Bow and arrows
    9. Trapping wire
    10. Knife
    Here are the ten items Brady selected to bring on his survival journey to the Arctic:
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    1. Ferro rod
    2. Saw
    3. Multitool
    4. Ax
    5. Pot
    6. Sleeping bag
    7. Trapping wire
    8. Fishing line and hooks
    9. Emergency ration
    10. Emergency ration
    Here are the ten items Woniya selected to bring on her survival journey to the Arctic:
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    1. Sleeping bag
    2. Pot
    3. Ferro rod
    4. Knife
    5. Bow and arrows
    6. Saw
    7. Multitool
    8. Fishing line and hooks
    9. Paracord
    10. Emergency ration
    Here are the ten items Nikki selected to bring on her survival journey to the Arctic:
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    1. Knife
    2. Pot
    3. Ax
    4. Sleeping bag
    5. Saw
    6. Paracord
    7. Bow and arrows
    8. Fishing line and hooks
    9. Ferro rod
    10. Trapping wire
    Here are the ten items Michelle selected to bring on her survival journey to the Arctic:
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    1. Ax
    2. Multitool
    3. Folding saw
    4. Sleeping bag
    5. Pot
    6. Fishing line and hooks
    7. Trapping wire
    8. Emergency ration
    9. Ferro rod
    10. Paracord
     
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    Looks as if we have our first contestant (Nathan) to try it without a ferro rod! Brave man!
     
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    And he took a gill net. Wonder how long he can use it before the water freezes.
     
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    Good point. I vaguely remember watching a video, but don't remember the location, where the locals would go out on a lake while the new ice was clear and find an area with a slight current. One hole was cut then a float with line attached was placed in the water and allowed to float under the ice. With enough line played out, another hole was cut to pull the float up. The gill net was then pulled between the two holes. Neat trick if you can make it work and in the video, it worked well.
     
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    Jordan’s decision to take a frying pan rather than a pot has me scratching my head. Little harder to process water. Reckon he likes fried food
     
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    He may be planning on drinking the lake water.

    Has anyone seen a list of what they will be provided, like a tarp or?
     
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    5 are taking multi tools....nathan also chose a pocket knife...i believe he is first ever on alone for that item?
     
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    No list on the History web site. Hope this is not like Season 5, where they never put one out.


    Yes, its a first. Could mean anything though. Have to wait and see what it is. A Swiss army knife is a pocket knife and a multitool; also what I have been looking at for a multitool. (Had a bad experience with my one and only Leatherman many years ago.)
     
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    Larry Roberts found one sticking into a tree - there were questions asked when the footage showed him using it as to its provenance
     
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    After the embedded fish-hook in Mongolia, I suspect most participant have been practising the trick of removing them with the line, or being prepared for a bit of field-expedient surgery. I was told by one of the participants from a previous season that locking forceps are not included in the First Aid Kit.
     
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    Lots of bows and arrow this season.
     
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    I like the show, and seeing what people chose to bring for tools and clothes. My negative thought is it's a flawed premise to limit hunter gathers to their range. But it's a show I get it. Looking forward to it.
     
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    Should be fun to watch. I would love to be on the show and give it a shot.
     
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    Is it going to be barbless hooks only? It is Canada, where I think it is required. And Carleigh's incident might have changed the rules.
     
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    I'm still wondering a bit about Nathan's fire plans. Is anyone here familiar with the rocks in the lake area? Are there good spark producers or will he be relying on his friction fire skills. If he's thinking "rock" and steel knife blade, it will be interesting to see what he comes up with to catch the spark for that first fire... I believe he is also the only one who chose not to bring a saw. That will really test his skill with an ax (and the ax that he chooses).

    Randy did OK with bow drill on VI in the rain but I don't think he saw the kind of cold these folks will be experiencing.

    Looks like everyone plans on fishing, half plan on hunting with bow and arrow and six will be trying their hand at setting wire snares. Most but not all of those who brought wire also have a multitool to make cutting and twisting the wire easier.

    I really hope we get a run down of what clothing choices were made. It seems as if that may be a critical factor as the cold descends.
     
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    I'm thinking that there'll be a few early tap-outs this season.

    Having read the bios of the cast members, the guy who lived in the Siberian Taiga, Jordan Jonas, seems to be the best prepared for the winter landscape this season presents. However, from his bio, it seems that he's quite accident prone. This could be due to recklessness. We'll see.

    Steve
     
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    Barbless hooks confirmed by a contestant on another forum.

    Does that mean anything significant from a survival catching fish aspect? With zero experience to back me up, my thinking is that it would be hard to hold tension on the hook while pulling a fish in with hands or primitive gear and many fish will get off the hook.
     
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    Any word on whether the Leatherman Signal (which comes from the factory with a ferro rod) would be approved?
     
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    I’ve wondered that too. Surely not, but would for sure make my ten items list if it was.
     
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    let the fish swallow natural bait, and no issue with barbless hooks. barbless lures will require constant pressure, but a good hand won't have much problem ...
     
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    It all depends on the province. Each one has different regulations.
     
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    I would still like to see a season where they put the people in at a better time. Spring or early summer. Something like the person was out, got lost and had to survive. That would be a more realistic scenario to me. Let’s see a real outdoorsman stay out for a year or so. It would be possible with time to prepare food and shelter and heat.
     
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    I agree that would be a much better opportunity for long term survival. I remember reading an interview with one of the producers of the show saying he was genuinely expecting someone to last the whole year when they started the first season of the show. I know a lot of people have speculated that "they" want the contestants to fail so the show ends earlier, is cheaper to run, etc. but I wonder if it isn't more of a combination of wanting to drop people when local game laws allow hunting, plus a lack of direct experience with this stuff on the part of the people running the show.
     
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    Northeast of Great Slave hmm, Can you skin Grizz Pilgrim.
     
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    Well one would be quite correct looking at just where Alaska's northernmost border is ;)
     
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    Sorry... north of the US/Canadian border on the lower 48... :rolleyes:
     
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    I knew of Donny Dust from Paleo Tracks Survival on youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrbAnPwWsPKuadQ94wNORvw. I always thought he was a very underrated channel considering to me at least the detail he puts into concepts in his videos, which I've found larger mainstream channels to lack in a little. I know I will envy every single moment of people freezing their a$$es off.
     
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    Barbless hooks only as I assume they are following regulations.

    I looked up the fishing regulations published by the government of the Northwest Territories where the show takes place.

    On page 27 it states "The use of barbless hooks is mandatory"
     
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    It's nice to see it taking place in an area that I'm familiar with. I'm really looking forward to this season.
     
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    I am curious if you found any other fishing / hunting regulations that might affect the show?
     
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    https://www.enr.gov.nt.ca/en/services/trapping-and-harvesting

    Trapping in Canada is only for Canadians. The trap wire they allow on the show is the 20 gauge wire allowed for trapping only non-fur-bearing critters, such as hares and squirrels. And mice.
     
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    looks like someone has success with gill net....arctic char i believe.


    alone 6.png
     
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    It was netted whatever it is. I think it may be a lake trout. Whoever is holding that fish in the olive sweater has a few successful snips in the teasers.
     
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    So I met up with the moderator Skab at an outdoors event last week and he encouraged me to get back on this forum. I've been looking around at things to contribute to and then I was like 'oh yea, I can talk about alone on this thing!' HA! Anyhoo, I'm excited for this season. One of the executive producers who I am facebook friends with is crapping his pants about it, so that's probably a good sign. From what I can gather, this sucker went WAY longer than it probably should have
     
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    Now that is a teaser for sure.
     
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    Way longer:33: Now that does sound interesting!
     
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    Glad you're back!! Bushcraft USA is a great lil corner of the internet. So excited for season 6, and that teaser!!! Gah, I'm so excited!
     
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    Hey Sam! Welcome back and I look forward to reading your posts!!!
     
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    My vote is for Woniya!

    Win, loose or draw I cant help but wonder if shes single and willing to relocate to Alaska :D
     
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    I bet the mosquitoes would drive you mad in the summer. But it looks like an interesting season. My interest in the show comes and goes but I’ll try to follow this one.
     
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    Well, I dumped DirecTV and am only streaming from the internet now so I'd better figure out where I can watch the show! Maybe this will be a good one!
     
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    @samexplores great to see you here.

    Well, we've always heard how participants say they are prepared to spend a whole year out there. We've had discussions on what that would be like. I'm definitely interested in this season now. :cool:




    She looks like she could be a very interesting character. :33:
     
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    On the plus side, preserving the food you do catch is easier when you're living in the freezer :D
     
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    Not familiar with the area at all. What kind of large predators will they have to deal with? I see wolves in one clip, how about bears and cougars? And are they in the range of polar bears? Wolves, cougars and black bears make me uncomfortable but not scared since most attacks on humans are incidental in nature. But living outside in a tarp draped hut with polar bears patrolling the area would make me terribly uncomfortable since they are known to hunt and kill humans.
     
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    Barren ground Grizzly bears.
    Likely too far south of the arctic coast for polar bears.
    Wolverines. (not a large predator but nasty if you piss one off).
     

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