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Old 11-19-2020, 09:20 PM   #1
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when you take what's always been taken

as gear for the alone show, you're stuck with dong what's always been done, and except for a couple of lucky flukes, that's always lead to failure. So you have nothing to lose and a million $ to gain by taking different stuff and doing different things than the failures did.

It should be obvious that you dont want to have to process and haul lots of wood. Once you figure out how to not have to do that, you save a pick by taking the saw edged E tool instead of the axe and saw. By staying warm with insulation and a sealed shelter, rather than by using a fire, not only do you save all that time and work, you also save yet another pick, not needing a sleeping bag.


Because you have a "big knife" in the form of the E tool (without a handle) it's feasible for the modified Crunch to do everything else, so you dont need a belt knife. Yet you gain file blades, gouge, scoop knife, chisel, awl/drill, visegrip, wire cutter. The latter two aspects of the multitool let you convert 24 big fishhooks into 48 smaller hooks. That leads to catching more bait-fish as you weave netting and will lead t catching more fish thru the ice later.

. It should be obvious that the 2 qt pot is much too small. Once you learn how to make pottery, the tiny metal cookpot is a wasted pick..You also get the baked clay balls for use as ammo for the slingbow, which is another reason to take one, instead of a regular bow. Another reason is that, with take down arrows, the slingbow can always be on your person, no matter what else you are doing. The bow is a major hindrance to always carry.So you can just skip taking the cookpot.

it should be obvious that the 1500 ft of rope in the 2 persson rope hammock is going to let you make far more cordage and netting than you're allowed to take. So, not only do you save one gear-pick, you have MUCH more potential by doing so.

By knowing to bed your coals, cover your fire pit and fire roll a bit of your shemagh, you dont have to waste a pick on a ferrorod.

These 5 saved picks let you take the 12x12 tarp, the duct tape, the salt block the pemmican. The latter two make great bait. The salt helps you choke down all the fish you'll have to eat. It helps keep you hydrated. They all suffer horribly from dehydration, cause they dont want to have to mess with chopping ice and boiling water in that little cookpot. Cause they are too dumb to figure out how to use the sleeves of the outer shelll jacket as water containers and make pottery, then make snow molds and stack up pre-boiled brisk of ice, made in snow molds, they dont drink enough water, and it degrades their performnce, both mentally and physically.

they (and you) "think" that you just GOTTA have an axe, saw, belt knife ferrorod, sleeping bag,paracod, gillnet, cookpot. Many still waste a pick on a belt knife, too, even tho two winners have proven that the multitool is a better choice. When you dont take the 12x12 tarp, and the rope hammock, you can't make much netting, and that severly limites how much food you can gather.

Without enough food, you dont do the amount of scouting and other work that lets you have a much higher % chance of scoring a big animal. It takes time and calories to make, set and check a trapline. Jordan set dozens of snares for rabbits and caught 28 of them in the 25 days before he got the moose. Big whoop, 700 calories per rabbit. You burn 100 calories per mile walked. He probably burned more than 700 calories per day chacking 50 snares twice a day.

The odds of your getting a decent bow shot at an animal are not reduced by doing things my way and the dozen foot snares and vertical junglewips, all baitd, have a much better chance of scoring a big animal than you do with your bow. Simply by always having your slingbow with you as you do other things, you'll have given yourself better odds of scoring an animal.Several have had the chance, but didn't have their bow. Several others have lost or damaged arrows, wasted time looking for arrows or didn't take shots at small game, birds, etc, because of such risks. The slingbow and the baked clay balls remove those problems and later, in your igloo, you can use the slingbow to shoot ice balls at a snow pile for entertainment.

By making some field-expedient arrows, you can lauch them at distant flocks of waterfowl, feeding where you dont have traps. you can make fishing arrows, too. The duct tape swifly fletches arrows and mounts fore-shafts for fishing arrows. Then when (not if) you break such arrows, you can just swiftly swap out the fore shafts and not have to make an entire new arrow. it's pretty common to be walking along the shore and set a big fish that could be snagged, if you had a fishing arrow ready for such a chance. Nobody would risk a broadhead on such a shot, eh?

You can and should bait that shoreline heavily with fishheads/guts. you'll be there a lot tending your nets and your trotlines, The pontoon raft might well let you paddle up to a moose or caribou that's swimming to or frrom an island, making it an easy catch. with the slingbwo or the spear.(ie, shovel mounted on a long pole)
 
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Old 11-19-2020, 09:54 PM   #2
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Melvin, give it up, you haven't done it which gives you little credibility, also since when does salt "hydrate" you? Seriously Melvin, we all would like to know what is the coldest temperature that you have slept outdoors in?
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Old 11-20-2020, 06:51 AM   #3
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Melvin, give it up, you haven't done it which gives you little credibility, also since when does salt "hydrate" you? Seriously Melvin, we all would like to know what is the coldest temperature that you have slept outdoors in?
He needs to get a yard before he can tell you.

Also, being on disability pretty much guarantees he will not be on the show, ever. Plus hed never make it out of the boot camp
 
 
Old 11-20-2020, 08:42 AM   #4
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He needs to get a yard before he can tell you.

Also, being on disability pretty much guarantees he will not be on the show, ever. Plus hed never make it out of the boot camp
 
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