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Old 11-25-2019, 11:38 AM   #1
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not one of 60 Alone contestants has

dared to not bring a fire starter of some sort. 2 bought bow drill sets, the rest took ferrorods. If you can't even start a fire with the batteries that they give you, the fishhooks and the duct tape, you dont belong on the show. But none have known to take the duct tape, either. None have know to take a saw-edge e=tool (offset the teeth YOURSELF, lazy) and flatten out the curve of the shovel on that side, too. You'll still be able to dig with it 10x better than you can with a wooden shovel (after taking half a day to make one) much less with an axe or a saw! Even eating many lbs of moose per day, Jordan still lost weight, because there was no fat. A 3 lb duck is 2200 calories and half of it is fat, IF you know to dry pluck it, saving the down feathers, boil it, drink the broth and east the skin. Half of the calories in a duck are from fat and most of it's in the skin. If you can't make a big pump drill in a couple of hours, you dont belong on this show. The pump drill has so much torque that it always gives you an ember, no matter what wood is used, or how damp it is, IF you know to use 'drying cycles' at first. Once you get a fire, you have ashes and charred punk wood, which means you can get more fires with any hard rock and any carbon steel tool. kid stuff. A ferrorod is a wasted pick, just like the axe, the saw the belt knife, the sleeping bag, the paracord, the gillnet.
 
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:32 AM   #2
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actually, one was stupid enough not to bring a Ferro rod. It didn't work out like he expected.
 
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Old 01-27-2020, 05:41 PM   #4
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They have restrictions on what they can and can't do on the show. A lot of the "stupid" things they do is because of the limitations.
 
Old 01-28-2020, 06:10 AM   #5
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If they were not limited in the kit they could bring, if they were not limited to the area that they were dropped off in or the local hunting regulations, I'm sure there would a vast difference in the results on all seasons.
 
Old 01-28-2020, 01:05 PM   #6
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dared to not bring a fire starter of some sort. 2 bought bow drill sets, the rest took ferrorods. If you can't even start a fire with the batteries that they give you, the fishhooks and the duct tape, you dont belong on the show. But none have known to take the duct tape, either. None have know to take a saw-edge e=tool (offset the teeth YOURSELF, lazy) and flatten out the curve of the shovel on that side, too. You'll still be able to dig with it 10x better than you can with a wooden shovel (after taking half a day to make one) much less with an axe or a saw! Even eating many lbs of moose per day, Jordan still lost weight, because there was no fat. A 3 lb duck is 2200 calories and half of it is fat, IF you know to dry pluck it, saving the down feathers, boil it, drink the broth and east the skin. Half of the calories in a duck are from fat and most of it's in the skin. If you can't make a big pump drill in a couple of hours, you dont belong on this show. The pump drill has so much torque that it always gives you an ember, no matter what wood is used, or how damp it is, IF you know to use 'drying cycles' at first. Once you get a fire, you have ashes and charred punk wood, which means you can get more fires with any hard rock and any carbon steel tool. kid stuff. A ferrorod is a wasted pick, just like the axe, the saw the belt knife, the sleeping bag, the paracord, the gillnet.
first of all, it's a TV show.

Second, I'd really like to see a video of you demonstrating how build and use a pump drill, including using it on a variety of woods, include soaking wet...

seriously, I would like to see how you do it, and what tools and supplies you use in the process.
 
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The pictures have not happened in twenty years. I would be amazed at a single one. The Survivor shows are all faked to some extent.
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Old 01-28-2020, 05:26 PM   #8
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If they were not limited in the kit they could bring, if they were not limited to the area that they were dropped off in or the local hunting regulations, I'm sure there would a vast difference in the results on all seasons.
I think the limited area is the big killer. Soem people get lucky with an area with lots of food, and some get nothing. In real life, if there's no food, you move along.
 
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