Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Alone Season 2 Pack List


Each Alone participant brings clothing, safety, and survival gear to Vancouver Island. Here’s a list of all of the standard items the participants are given, as well as the master list from which they are allowed to select ten special items. Finally, there is a list of prohibited items on their website.


Most all of these items are for substance, but it seems to me as time goes on, that it is loneliness that causes them to tap out.  With out a companion, even one like "Wilson" on Cast Away, they start to go crazy.  So what could we do or bring (besides a companion) that would help with this?

CLOTHING/APPAREL/PERSONAL EFFECTS

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

1. 1 pair high leg Hunting boots
2. 2 pairs of Outdoor Pants (can unzip into shorts)
3. 1 t-shirt
4. 2 fleece or wool shirts (hooded or unhooded)
5. 3 pairs wool socks
6. 1 hat (brimmed, wool or baseball)
7. 1 bandana 8. 1 pair gloves
9. 1 light outdoor jacket
10. 2 pairs underwear
11. 1 rain jacket and rain trousers
12. 1 thermal underwear (long)
13. 1 pair of gaiters
14. 1 pair of Crocs, Teva sandals or Keen sandals
15. 1 toothbrush
16. 1 pair of prescription eye glasses
17. 1 personal photograph

 

WINTER PACKS

*These items were provided to each participant and did not count towards the 10 special items.

1. 1 wool sweater (heavy)
2. 1 pair of gloves (wool/Dachsteins)
3. 1 trapper’s hat with ear protection or toboggan

 

TRACKING/SAFETY

*We will provide the following items to each participant. These items do not count towards the 10 special items.

1. 2 safety tools (may consist of wild animal repellent, an air horn and/or 1 flare)
2. 1 rules and regulations guide
3. 1 backpack
4. 1 camera pack
5. Camera equipment
6. 1 emergency flare
7. 1 satellite phone
8. 1 emergency personal flotation device
9. 1 first aid kit (military type – tourniquet, wadding, ace bandage, alcohol, plastic bag, etc)
10. 1 small mirror
11. 1 20×20 canvas tarp
12. 1 10×10 tarp for protecting camera and equipment
13. 1 GPS tracking device
14. 1 head lamp
15. 1 emergency rations pack to include water and food


 

INDIVIDUAL

*Each participant must choose TEN total items from the following list. Selections are final. Once chosen, no items may be swapped out or replaced. These will be each participant’s unique tools used to survive in the wilderness on camera.

I've listed my recommended items below in BOLD

Shelter
1. 12×12 ground cloth/tarp (grommets approved) #1
2. 8 mm climbing rope – 10M
3. 550 para chord – 20m
4. 1 hatchet
5. 1 saw #2
6. 1 ax


Bedding
1. 1 multi-seasonal sleeping bag that fits in provided backpack #3
2. 1 bivy bag (Gore-Tex sleeping bag cover) #4
3. 1 sleeping pad
4. 1 hammock - I might consider this (if mesh) as an alternative to a fish net to serve both needs)


Cooking
1. 1 large (no more than 2 quart) pot, includes lid #5
2. 1 steel frying pan
3. 1 flint or ferro rod set #6
4. 1 enamel bowl for eating
5. 1 spoon
6. 1 canteen or water bottle
7. 1 bear canister


Hygiene
1. 1 bar soap
2. 1 8 oz tube of toothpaste
3. 1 face flannel
4. 1 40 m roll of dental floss
5. 1 small bottle bio shower soap
6. 1 shaving razor (and 1 blade)
7. 1 towel (30” x 60”)
8. 1 comb


Hunting
1. 1 300-yards of nylon filament fishing line & 25 assorted hooks (No lures) #7
2. 1 primitive bow with 6 Arrows (must be predominately made of wood)
3. 1 small gauge gill net (1.5 m deep x 3.6 m long, 2” [50 mm] mesh) #8
4. 1 slingshot/Catapult
5. 1 net foraging bag
6. 1 3.5 lb roll of trapping wire


Food
1. 5 lbs of beef jerky (protein) #9
2. 5 lbs of dried pulses/legumes/lentils mix (starch and carbs)
3. 5 lbs of biltong (protein)
4. 5 lbs of hard tack military biscuits (carbs/sugars)
5. 5 lbs of chocolate (Simple/complex sugars)
6. 5 lbs of pemmican (traditional trail food made from fat and proteins)
7. 5 lbs of gorp (raisins, m&m’s and peanuts)
8. 5 lbs of flour (starch/carbs)
9. 2 lbs of rice or sugar and 1 lb of salt


Tools
1. 1 pocket knife
2. 1 hunting knife #10
3. 1 Leatherman multi-tool
4. 1 sharpening stone
5. 1 roll of duct tape or 1 roll of electrical tape
6. 1 small shovel
7. 1 small sewing kit
8. 1 carabineer
9. 1 LED flashlight
10. 1 pair of ice spikes


Here is the link to the Alone website and list of supplies: 
http://www.history.com/shows/alone/articles/full-gear-list-and-prohibited-items