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General Discussion / Re: Alone Season 5
« Last post by greyhound352 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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Help Desk / Re: wanted red palm wood
« Last post by Spyder1958 on June 18, 2018, 05:24:21 PM »
Not sure about red palm. Buts lots of different palms here.
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Country and Rural Living Skills / Re: Friends
« Last post by Spyder1958 on June 18, 2018, 05:22:08 PM »
Glad you an Kelly are enjoying your peace an quite. you've earned it.
I'll be heading out to glacier park then to yellowstone this july for two weeks, to spend with the oldest daughter and grandkids camping, hiking, fishing, rafting, horseback riding, and what ever we can do. Still want to hook up with you one of these trips when I'm on the Tenn. side.
Have fun an enjoy buddy.
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Wilderness Survival / Re: The Knife, the most important survival item 2.
« Last post by Spyder1958 on June 18, 2018, 04:55:00 PM »
Sounds cool Moe, glad your getting out and having fun. To damn hot here and work an life gets in the way. look forward to hearing your report.
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Country and Rural Living Skills / Re: Lightning rods
« Last post by wsdstan on June 18, 2018, 01:50:03 PM »
You're sort of right that the lightening rods were not put on barns to keep strikes away from adjacent buildings but that turned out to be the result.  If the adjacent building is close enough to the other structure there is a much smaller chance of it being struck than the barn.  There is some formula to calculate the distance that involves the height of the lightening rods and the distance away the adjacent structure can be.

Your comment about ungrounded metal roofs is worth pondering.  Most of the metal roofs are not grounded unless having a downspout off of the gutter counts (which it doesn't as it isn't buried in the ground in most instances).  Does adding a lightening rod system to a house with a metal roof make the whole roof a lightening rod? It might.

In Max's case he might be at higher risk of a strike just because he is on a ridge.   
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Wilderness Survival / Re: The Knife, the most important survival item 2.
« Last post by Phaedrus on June 18, 2018, 01:43:00 PM »
That sounds like fun!  I'll have to see what resources exist in my new home area around CDA once I get settled in.  Maybe I can try something like that.
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General Discussion / Re: Alone Season 5
« Last post by Phaedrus 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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General Discussion / Re: Alone Season 5
« Last post by OutdoorEnvy 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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General Discussion / Re: Alone Season 5
« Last post by greyhound352 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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Country and Rural Living Skills / Re: Lightning rods
« Last post by Old Philosopher on June 18, 2018, 12:08:50 PM »
We have predominantly metal roofs around here, and a lot of lightning on occasion.  I have yet to hear (in 20 years) of a house with a metal roof being hit.  The believe is that a metal roof is no more conductive than a shingle roof, the reason being that in most installations the metal on the roof is insulated (by the wooden house) from the ground. Not being grounded, it's not an attractant.
That said, it's true the higher structures are more vulnerable.  Evidence points to attractants being "sharp pointed" (e.g., lightning rods, tree tops, etc.). If a metal roof was grounded to the earth, it would be a big "Welcome!" sign, but it's not (hopefully).
It's always been my understanding the lightning rods were attached to the high points on barns, not to keep lightning away from other structures, but to provide a path for a possible strike without getting your barn blown up!
Just my 2-cents.
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