THIS should be your first choice of items for the Alone show

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  1. argot

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    https://www.amazon.com/Extra-Large-Deluxe-Person-Hammock/dp/B0036WL5RG

    unravel it, unravel the resulting rope, weave the smaller strands into netting. You dont have to wait the entire 2 weeks to first put some netting into the water, either. You should be able to put 300 sq ft of netting to use every couple of days. Once you've got that food-income assured, you can branch out into trapping and plants. The fishing kit should be taken as 8 BIG treblehooks, baited with salted fishheats (you're not on a sea shore in Mongolia). Take one of Chief Aj's slingbows, with 6 of the 9 arrows featuring 4-tined fishing heads. Each tine can become 2 fishhooks in a couple of minutes, courtesy of the multi-tool. Take the Condor variant of the E tool , with a saw edge. Take the Crunch multitool, with a file for sharpening your saw. There's no big timber to be cut and no need to do so, either. Take the snare wire, braid it to catch deer. Hook it (the treblehooks, too) to draglogs, so that your "cordage" doesn't get tested before the animal is exhausted and so that you have an easy trail to follow. Make little bags for holding bait, so that can't just dissolve or nibbled-away.

    Netfishing will always outproduce hook and line fishing. You can make 1500 sq ft of netting, guys. Use it as baited weirs, with a seine to push the fish into the weirs. Make a pontoon outrigger raft. It can be done in one day. Put yourself into ketosis a week or more before you go. Get your body and mind accustomed to having only protein and a bit of fat. Once you've stashed 50 lbs of fish and eaten well every day, you can indulge in gathering and boiling tubers and cambium. Then fry those carb sources in fish oils. Your brain needs SOME carbs and fish and game offer none, but over 2/3rds of your food will have to be fish and critters. The fishing season is just a month long, cause the rivers freeze solid. Once the fish are no longer present in the river, you switch more heavily into plants, birds and mammals. Netting, around sapling frames will catch birds and mammals. So dont leave the netting out in the river, to be lost to the ice.

    Consider making 6 small treblehooks out of 18 of the 40 single hooks (made out of the wire tines of 5 of the fishing arrowheads), using the snare wire to wrap their shanks. Set these treblehooks for weasels, coons, possums, hedgehogs, and the like. Crows, magpies, gulls and ducks can be so caught, also, if you set it up properly.
     
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    I wouldn't bring that tbh. There is a media subforum and I think a thread for "what would you bring on alone".
     
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    every other method of food procurement has failed, miserably, every time. They've all averaged losing half a lb of bodyweight every day, every season. The only guy to do even halfway well on the food part of it (Dave M, season 2 winner) made a net out of flotsam rope. Fowler lost 73 lbs in 87 days.
     
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    I’m pushing 350...I could afford to lose half a pound a day.

    Being down 73lbs sounds like a gift from Heaven.
     
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    I'll echo @LazyPK and say I'm pretty sure there's already a thread for this and it should have been posted in the media forum.

    I could be wrong but I don't think they can just take whatever they want. Don't the items have to be from an approved list?

    Additionally, the contestants are still bound by hunting and fishing regulations. While some of what you mention would probably work great in a WROL situation, seining and using hooked snares/traps are illegal in a lot of places.
     
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    Hmmm,
    You sound familiar.
     
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    yep. been here under many names. always cut and paste ...
     
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    Bwahaha! Uh, no ...
     
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    You always know the people who wouldn't survive as the ones that offer unsolicited advice as a surefire way to do it.
     
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    Popping corn now.
     
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    I assume you'll be the winner of next season. Enjoy the windfall of money and start spending it now. LOL
     
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    Pass the popcorn please!
     
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    Want a coke while I’m up?
     
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    Ive wondered why no one has used their gill net as a bird/small game trap
     
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    I'll take a Dr. Pepper if you have any...
     
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    @argot Have you ever eaten crow?
     
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    I can't sleep in a hammock so why should it be in my inventory for Alone?:24::34:
    Dominick.........
     
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    This thread needed pictures. This isn’t me (obviously not me, way to skinny).
    This is the best combo item you could have on Alone. A Type 53 Mosin Nagant with a fishing reel mounted on the receiver. Dual purpose. It can catch fish, shoot deer, or other animals. Given 25 hooks and 25 rounds of hunting ammo, one could survive out there for 100+ days.

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    LOL, bro ! by now i have Supreme Confidence in my fellow good forum members to easily spot a JackTard when they see one ...
    -. but if some don't/can't , like they could have a Troll sitting in their lap and call them Mama and still don't acknowledge it ...
     
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    I'd want something with a chrome bore though if I was out for a while in himidity, gimme an SKS with a reel and we'd be in business
     
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    I was considering an AR platform with a picatinny rail mounted reel. After fishing season the reel could be removed.
     
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    What he said......what did he say.....a hammock that comes with 40 fish hooks and a snared Crow...….300 sq.ft. of salted Mongolians with multitools...…..I'm so confused!
     
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    That hammock is nice, I just wish it came in semi-auto.
     
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    I'll have a Dr. Pepper too, but would prefer and ice cold RC Cola or Mr. Pibb......
     
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    better to be a smartass than a dumbass imho.....:dblthumb:
     
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    And a loin cloth. (I keep coming back to that)
    Essential gear.
     
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    D3875FB0-BD95-4005-BBF7-5920E94D971C.jpeg While we are at it, I would just bring one of these along just in case fishing or hunting gets tough.
     
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    It must be frustrating being surrounded by incompetence.
     
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    I dunno, I think I'd bring a net, unravel it and use the resulting cordage to weave myself a hammock.
    Then I could sleep suspended up in the cold breezy air, twisting and turning like a rotisserie meal being prepared for the mosquitoes.
    But that's just me.....
     
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    What do you mean..... we are all enlightened now:dblthumb:
     
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    Yes,i want my 6 miles of frayed cotton....im not going on alone but i must have it...i will catch pidgeons and sacrifice them in the OPs honour
     
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    Now....to untie myself from this tree. ;)
     
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    I think he started another thread...same type of thing and I thought "This is gonna be FUN!"
    I like his threads...very entertaining. Seems we have more fun calling him out then the material.

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    It really is @Winterhorse I must ask you to step aside and give me room! :4::4::4: Ducking now!
     
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    POPCORN FIGHT!
     
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    Ive always wondered why contestants don't take magic beans as one of their items. Seems that would solve a lot of problems.
     
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