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Alone Season 5
« on: June 09, 2018, 05:21:31 AM »
Alone gives everyone a chance to see what it's like to try to survive in the wilderness for weeks on end, even if you're like me and would certainly give up after the first drop of rain. In its fifth season, the History Channel reality show welcomes back 10 former cast members who are looking to take home the grand prize once and for all. The AloneSeason 5 cast is a group of heavy hitters who could all realistically thrive isolated from the world for any amount of time, but only time will tell who will be the last survivalist standing.

The show's premise is simple but unforgiving. Each cast member must survive as long as they can ? the catch is that they're in a remote, wild environment, without any human interaction and with just a few supplies at their disposal. They film their journeys on cameras they operate themselves ? not even a hands-off camera crew is around for support. According to the History Channel's website, Season 5 of Alone is set in Mongolia, adding another brutal habitat to the ranks of past seasons' locations, like Vancouver Island and Argentina. Below, check out each participant and how they might come out on top.

https://www.history.com/shows/alone/season-5/episode-0
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Re: Alone Season 5
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2018, 07:04:18 AM »

 I've enjoyed the series so far, more so when the contestants were doing it alone rather than coupled up,  but they've all been interesting and entertaining.

 This season is shaping up to be a real contest,  at least half of the survivalist are tough and savvy people,  my odds on picks are Larry Roberts, Nicole, and Sam Larson.

 I'd like to see a list of things that they have been given in addition to the camera gear and their allowed personal ten items such as tarps and clothing.

 Last season I got distracted and missed some of the episodes, this season I'll be setting my box to automatically record each episode, just in case.
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Re: Alone Season 5
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2018, 10:22:06 AM »
Thanks for the heads-up, GH! :cheers:
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Re: Alone Season 5
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2018, 12:11:37 PM »
I think this will be the best show yet! Nicole, Larry, Dave, Sam or Brooke will without a doubt be tough to beat.
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Re: Alone Season 5
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2018, 11:28:17 PM »
Sounds very interesting, and will definitly watch it.
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Re: Alone Season 5
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2018, 07:09:37 PM »
I really enjoy the Alone series.  Maybe it's living vicariously through others, or maybe it is something else.  Either way, I like it.

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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2018, 09:55:04 PM »
I don't have cable TV, and this one of the few times I kind of wish I did. :(

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Re: Alone Season 5
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2018, 06:42:42 AM »
I don't have cable TV, and this one of the few times I kind of wish I did. :(

  You can watch past episodes on your computer on line, they usually post them a couple of days or a week after they are aired on TV.
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Re: Alone Season 5
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 12:03:46 AM »
I'll have to check them out then.  I have seen a few really old episodes from the first season, figured eventually they're probably online.

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Re: Alone Season 5
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 06:16:27 PM »
FIRST EPISODE TONIGHT....8pm here, but check your local TV schedules. :popcorn:
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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2018, 06:42:23 AM »
  I have my Direct TV box set to record the whole series,  the last two seasons I did miss episodes through forgetfulness, this season if I forget it's on I can watch it when ever.

  Last nights episode one was a wake up call for two of the competitors,  Sam Larson had a momentary flash back of his first experience on Alone in which the stresses of the experience caused him to break down, the loneliness of missing his family,  and guilt of not being with his wife when their baby was born all came together to cause him to push the Tap Out button, but he rallied and got back to building his temporary shelter.
 Carliegh on the other hand (no pun intended) had a freak fishing accident right out of the gate,  I say freak accident because I've never seen an incident where a fish caught a fisherman with a fish hook,  she actually caught the fish, but in the process of trying to control the wiggling fish the hook came loose and buried itself deep into her right hand,  after a full day of trying to get it out (it was buried in the tendon that controls thumb movement) she was forced to tap out to avoid any further damage to her hand and prevent a serious infection.
 I felt bad for her,  it's got to be tough to have that much of yourself invested in something and be disqualified in just 5 days because of something like that,  on the other hand even though she stuck it out for a long time on her previous try (86 days),  she's young and has a certain innocents about her that robs one of the confidence that she could make it to the finish line.
 The survivalist that I have a tendency to route for is Nicole,  she did well on her first try (55 days),  like Sam,  the loneliness and missing her family got to her,  I also think her illness played a role in her decision to Tap Out and go home,  though she had been lamenting over her continuing on,  the decision to Tap came pretty quick.
 The thing for me that separates her in my mind from the rest is her resilience and fight,  back in 2003 she was diagnosed with MS,  it's a debilitating illness, one that robs the person affected of motor skills,  balance, speech, sight, and reasoning ability,  most people who have it don't survive or function for very long,  Nicole has taken an aggressive role in fighting the illness with diet and lifestyle changes, and has kept physically fit and emotionally strong,  at 50 years old and having fought a debilitating illness for the last 15 years (a lot longer than most MS sufferers survive) she's competing in a contest that most young people with her survival skills wouldn't even attempt, and deserves a lot of credit.
 Next week we get to meet more of the competitors and hear their stories.     
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Re: Alone Season 5
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2018, 02:19:53 AM »
Dang it!  I was hoping Carleigh would win it this time. :'(

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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2018, 04:20:08 PM »
We watched an episode last night while working the night watch.
Two of the guys on my watch starting giving me the gears to apply.
Not sure if the Navy would give me leave to do it. hahaha
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Re: Alone Season 5
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2018, 07:16:03 AM »
Yeah that sucked to see Carleigh go home so early over something like that.  Really makes you see the value of a multi-tool being handy for tasks you can't even think of before hand.  I was looking forward to seeing how she would do especially if she was able to sustain a food source.  She's tough though.  Can't fault her for not wanting a permanent injury the rest of her life.  I am looking forward to seeing who might be the first to harvest big game and how far they can make it go. 
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Re: Alone Season 5
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2018, 12:09:12 PM »
Here are their 10 items for those that wanted to know.

Here are the ten items Britt selected to bring on his survival journey to Mongolia:

1. Knife
2. Multitool
3. Paracord
4. Fishing line and hooks
5. Pot
6. Ferro Rod
7. Sleeping Bag
8. Bow and arrows
9. Folding saw
10. Trapping wire

Here are the ten items Nicole selected to bring on her survival journey to Mongolia:

1. Knife
2. Saw
3. Sleeping bag
4. Ferro rod
5. Multitool
6. Pot
7. Fishing line and hooks
8. Gill net
9. Trapping wire
10. Food ration

Here are the ten items Jesse selected to bring on his survival journey to Mongolia:

1. Sleeping bag
2. Knife
3. Ferro rod
4. Food ration
5. Canteen
6. Pot
7. Bow and arrows
8. Fishing line and hooks
9. Saw
10. Axe

Here are the ten items Randy selected to bring on his survival journey to Mongolia:

1. Knife
2. Axe
3. Sleeping bag
4. Cooking pot
5. Bow and arrows
6. Trapping wire
7. Fishing line and hooks
8. Ferro rod and striker
9. Saw
10. Food ration

Here are the ten items Carleigh selected to bring on her survival journey to Mongolia:

1. Paracord
2. Saw
3. Sleeping bag
4. Pot
5. Ferro rod
6. Canteen
7. Fishing line and hooks
8. Bow and arrows
9. Knife
10. Food ration

Here are the ten items Sam selected to bring on his survival journey to Mongolia:

1. Saw
2. Axe
3. Pot
4. Ferro rod
5. Multitool
6. Food Ration
7. Food ration
8. Sleeping bag
9. Paracord
10. Trapping wire

Here are the ten items Dave selected to bring on his survival journey to Mongolia:

1. Axe
2. Sleeping bag
3. Pot
4. Ferro rod
5. Fishing line and hooks
6. bow and arrows
7. Gill net
8. Trapping wire
9. Knife
10. Food ration

Here are the ten items Brad selected to bring on his survival journey to Mongolia:

1. Axe
2. Saw
3. Knife
4. Trapping wire
5. Fishing line and hooks
6. Bow and arrows
7. Sleeping bag
8. Ferro rod
9. Frying pan
10. Food Ration


Here are the ten items Larry selected to bring on his survival journey to Mongolia:

1. Knife
2. Sleeping bag
3. Pot
4. Ferro rod
5. Paracord
6. Saw
7. Fishing line and hooks
8. Trapping wire
9. Food ration
10. Food ration

Here are the ten items Brooke selected to bring on her survival journey to Mongolia:

1. Axe
2. Saw
3. Sleeping bag
4. Fishing line and hooks
5. Ferro rod
6. Multitool
7. Pot
8. Bow and arrows
9. Food ration
10. Trapping wire



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Re: Alone Season 5
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2018, 12:53:16 PM »
That's interesting.  Sam is the only one who didn't bring fishing line and hooks, he didn't even bring the gill net either.  He must be counting on a quick winter to set in where trapping will be more of an option than fishing. 

I like Brooke's list of items. 

I gotta say from watching all the seasons, with this 10 item limit,  I feel like the multi-tool is more valuable than a stand alone knife.  It just brings so much versatility to the user that it's worth the trade off of not being quite as indestructible as a quality fixed blade knife.
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Re: Alone Season 5
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2018, 01:40:49 PM »
Yeah, in a situation where you have a daft arbitrary limit on the number of items the multi-tool can be a great option, especially if you already have a saw and axe.

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Re: Alone Season 5
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2018, 05:42:12 PM »
What i haven't been able to find is clothing allowed and additional items provided by the show. I do believe they are giving a tarp. On previous seasons additional tarps were part of the contestants 10 items and I'm not seeing that this year.
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« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2018, 01:44:18 AM »
Yeah, a tarp, sat phone,  camera gear, FAK, bear spray  (where appropriate) are given to each contestant  IIRC.

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« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2018, 08:23:50 PM »

I found this list of the 40 items the contestants in season 3 were allowed to choose from, a list of prohibited items, and the provided items in addition to the 10 they chose from the 40.



List of 40 Items to Choose from for ?Alone? (Gear Selection Choices)

**Update ? History has published the list of 40 items. They are as follows ?

(*Each participant was allowed to select up to 10 items from the following list.)
SHELTER

    12?12 ground cloth/tarp (grommets approved)
    8 mm climbing rope
    550 parachord ? 20m
    1 hatchet
    1 saw
    1 axe

BEDDING

    1 multi-seasonal sleeping bag that fits within provided back-pack
    1 bivi bag (gortex sleeping bag cover)
    1 sleeping Pad
    1 hammock

COOKING

    1 large (no more than 2 quart) Pot, includes lid
    1 steel frying pan
    1 flint or ferro rod set
    1 enamel bowl for eating from
    1 spoon
    1 disposable lighter
    1 canteen or water bottle
    1 bear canister

HYGIENE

    1 bar soap
    1 8 oz tube of toothpaste
    1 face flannel
    1 40 m. roll dental floss
    1 small bottle bio shower soap
    1 shaving razor (and 1 blade)
    1 towel (30? x 60?)
    1 comb

HUNTING

    1 300 yard roll of nylon single filament fishing line and 25 assorted hooks (No lures)
    1 primitive bow with 6 Arrows (must be predominately made of wood)
    1 small gauge gill net (1.5 m deep x 6 m long and 2 inch [50 mm] mesh)
    1 slingshot/Catapult
    1 net foraging bag
    3.5 lb roll of trapping wire

FOOD RATIONS

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

TOOLS

    1 pocket knife
    1 hunting knife
    1 leatherman multi-tool
    1 sharpening stone
    1 roll of duct tape or 1 roll of electrical tape
    1 small shovel
    1 small sewing kit
    1 carabineer
    1 LED flashlight
    1 pair of ice spikes

Banned/Prohibited List for ?Alone?

The banned/prohibited items list
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    Fuel or matches
    Bug spray/mosquito repellant
    Sunscreen/Chap stick
    Sunglasses
    Beauty products
    Map (detailed topographical)
    Compass
    Unapproved technology (anything with a battery or an engine, eg. cell phones, computers, watches, etc.)
    Professional snares
    Firearms of any kind
    Ammunition
    Explosives or gunpowder
    Animal poison
    Professional fishing rods
    Fishing lures, flies, bait kits
    Fishing traps
    Food or beverage (except the options from the selection list)
    Decoys
    Animal calls
    Tree stands
    Professional bows or crossbows
    Scopes of any kind
    Tents or shelters
    Stoves, pressure cookers or other cooking appliances
    Hydration packs
    Fire pits
    Electric or propane lanterns
    Inflatable boats
    Filtration, purification devices, iodine tablets
    Coolers or food storage boxes (except optional bear canister)

Additional Items ?Alone? Contestants Were Given

All the men got to take many pieces of gear that were not counted toward the 10 item limit. These included:
CLOTHING/APPAREL/PERSONAL EFFECT ITEMS

    1 pair high leg Hunting boots
    2 pairs of Outdoor Pants (can unzip into shorts)
    1 t-shirt
    2 fleece or wool shirts (a hooded fleece is approved)
    3 pairs wool socks
    1 hat (brimmed, wool or baseball)
    1 bandana or shemagh
    1 pair gloves
    1 light outdoor jacket
    2 pairs underwear
    1 rain jacket and rain trousers
    1 thermal underwear (long)
    1 pair of gaiters
    1 pair of Crocs, Teva sandals or Keen sandals
    1 toothbrush
    1 pair of prescription eye glasses
    1 personal photograph

TRACKING/SAFETY ITEMS

    1 canister wild animal repellant
    1 air horn
    1 backpack
    1 camera pack
    Camera equipment
    1 emergency flare
    1 satellite phone
    1 emergency personal flotation device
    1 first aid kit (military type ? tourniquet, wadding, ace bandage, alcohol, plastic bag, etc)
    1 small mirror
    1 20?20 canvas tarp
    1 10?10 canvas tarp for camera gear
    1 head lamp
    1 gps tracking device
    1 emergency rations pack to include water and food

WINTER SURVIVAL ITEMS

    1 woolen sweater
    1 pair of gloves
    1 trapper?s hat with ear protection or toboggan