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Old 11-18-2020, 09:00 AM   #1
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alone contestants can't even figure out

that the 30 lbs of gps, satellite phone and camera gear (that they must carry everywhere)should be converted into a backpack by attaching the needed cordage to do so, leaving their hands free to use trekking poles. This would have saved several who have been hurt by falls over the 7 seasons. Nobody's ever made a set of trekking poles, which would take them at most an hour to do.

Because they are too dumb to take the 2-person rope hammock instead of the gillnet and paracord, they have had no ability to tie a rope at the top of any steep slope, and use it to help them safely ascend/descend the slope. This is a big deal then the slope leads down to your source of drinking water and your fishing spot, when that water is ice-cold.

This is especially true when they have not had the brains to be wearing just longjohns and the tarp-made poncho and leggings, with debris stuffed in between them and the poncho tied around them. Then if they get dunked, it's no big deal to dump the debris, shake the water off of the tarp clothes and dry-out the longjohns by wrapping them around hot stones. However, in cold weather, you're in big trouble if all of your clothing gets wet. This is just one reason why you need to take the 12x12 tarp and the rope hammock and nobody's had sense enough to do so.

This sort of grief is caused by 'thinking" that they need the ferrorod, cookpot, axe, saw, belt knife, gillnet, paracord, and sleeping bag, when they do not. When you take the wrong gear, you can't do what needs to be done. 3/4 or more of this challenge has to be won while you're still at home, picking your gear and deciding what to do.

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it is disgraceful that given two months+ of prior knowledge that they have been chosen that they dont give more thought to their gear and tactics. 20 of them know to go to boot camp, and the 10 finalists are chosen from those 20 people. They are supposed to be knowledgable about this stuff, but none of them have shown much of such knowledge. I mean, when you dont even know to not bother with fire for warmth, you're in a world of hurt already. Add to that the fact that you dont know to make and use netting and the pontoon outrigger raft, only luck gets you to 100 days. There lots of big fish in Great Slave Lake, and they get to be 20 lbs or more in size. Such a fish is 7000 caloies. So your nets may not need to catch all that many fish in order to provide you with plenty of fat and protein calories. The small amount of carbs that you need can be fulfilled by picking berries and peeling cambium off of spuce and pine trees. Contrary to popular misconception, your body cannot digest uncooked cambium. You have to boil it in several changes of water, to remove as much of the turpentine as possible. Then you roast, or ideally, fry the cambium in animal fat or fish oil

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Old 11-18-2020, 09:54 AM   #3
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If you are such a ****ing know it all, why don't you get your ass off the couch an do it instead of just pushing buttons on your phone like a ten year old.
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Old 11-18-2020, 10:05 AM   #4
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it is disgraceful that given two months+ of prior knowledge that they have been chosen that they dont give more thought to their gear and tactics. 20 of them know to go to boot camp, and the 10 finalists are chosen from those 20 people. They are supposed to be knowledgable about this stuff, but none of them have shown much of such knowledge. I mean, when you dont even know to not bother with fire for warmth, you're in a world of hurt already. Add to that the fact that you dont know to make and use netting and the pontoon outrigger raft, only luck gets you to 100 days. There lots of big fish in Great Slave Lake, and they get to be 20 lbs or more in size. Such a fish is 7000 caloies. So your nets may not need to catch all that many fish in order to provide you with plenty of fat and protein calories. The small amount of carbs that you need can be fulfilled by picking berries and peeling cambium off of spuce and pine trees. Contrary to popular misconception, your body cannot digest uncooked cambium. You have to boil it in several changes of water, to remove as much of the turpentine as possible. Then you roast, or ideally, fry the cambium in animal fat or fish oil
the highlighted part will kill you, or worse somebody foolish enough to listen to you.

You'd know this if you actually tried to do any of the things you claim, though we find out you haven't done because as you put it, you don't have a yard.

before you discount the ability to make a fire for warmth, why not go through the list of things that could go wrong making you need one? You have such a list for not using an axe, why not for your other stuff?

you could fall out of your pontoon boat, or more likely it will sink. You get wet and are now facing hypothermia. you won't generate enough body heat in your debris filled shelter to make up for the loss in core temp. You need a fire asap.

your advice can kill people. I'm not making fun of you or trying to show how inept you are. I'm trying to prevent someone not very knowledgeable from getting themself killed.

do it a few times and then post your results, after you get your yard, of course.
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Old 11-18-2020, 12:25 PM   #5
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that the 30 lbs of gps, satellite phone and camera gear (that they must carry everywhere)should be converted into a backpack by attaching the needed cordage to do so, leaving their hands free to use trekking poles. This would have saved several who have been hurt by falls over the 7 seasons. Nobody's ever made a set of trekking poles, which would take them at most an hour to do.

Because they are too dumb to take the 2-person rope hammock instead of the gillnet and paracord, they have had no ability to tie a rope at the top of any steep slope, and use it to help them safely ascend/descend the slope. This is a big deal then the slope leads down to your source of drinking water and your fishing spot, when that water is ice-cold.

This is especially true when they have not had the brains to be wearing just longjohns and the tarp-made poncho and leggings, with debris stuffed in between them and the poncho tied around them. Then if they get dunked, it's no big deal to dump the debris, shake the water off of the tarp clothes and dry-out the longjohns by wrapping them around hot stones. However, in cold weather, you're in big trouble if all of your clothing gets wet. This is just one reason why you need to take the 12x12 tarp and the rope hammock and nobody's had sense enough to do so.

This sort of grief is caused by 'thinking" that they need the ferrorod, cookpot, axe, saw, belt knife, gillnet, paracord, and sleeping bag, when they do not. When you take the wrong gear, you can't do what needs to be done. 3/4 or more of this challenge has to be won while you're still at home, picking your gear and deciding what to do.
Melvin is it just the level of your retardation kicking in or are you really this stupid? If you had watched the show for the entire 7 seasons you would realize that the contestants have NO CHOICE in where they are dropped. The are NOT ALLOWED to go outside of a small area, there is NO Guarantees that there will be game to hunt in the area you are assigned, its a TV show! You know for entertainment, NOT real life.
 
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