10 Items Survival List (Alone TV show concept Based)

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  1. RocketmanDane

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    Didn’t see one, So a consolidated thread for the 10 item concept :)

    For those who have not seen the “Alone” TV show. The idea is you are allowed to choose 10 items in addition to a provided gear list. You then must survive Alone in isolation for as long as possible.

    What 10 items would you choose?
    Why would you choose these items?
    Specifics such at “type of saw” is even better.


    The Time of year is usually fall and fast approaching winter.
    Assume opportunities to hunt small game.
    Assume opportunities to possibly hunt “larger game”
    Assume opportunities to fish and depending on location to harvest sea life.


    The list to choose from:
    Shelter

    • 12x12 ground cloth/tarp (grommets approved)
    • 8-mm climbing rope - 10M
    • 550 Paracord - 80m
    • 3-mm cotton cord - 40m (non waxed cord)
    Bedding
    • 1 multi-seasonal sleeping bag
    • 1 bivi bag (Gore-Tex sleeping bag cover)
    • 1 sleeping pad
    • 1 hammock
    Cooking
    • 1 large pot (no more than 2 quarts; includes lid)
    • 1 steel frying pan (no more than 2 quarts)
    • 1 flint or ferro rod set with standard-sized striker
    • 1 enamel bowl for eating
    • 1 spoon
    • 1 canteen or water bottle
    Hygiene
    • 1 bar soap
    • 1 8-oz tube of toothpaste
    • 1 face flannel
    • 1 40-mm 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-yd roll of a single-filament fishing line up to max of 20 lbs weight test + 25 assorted barbless hooks, no bigger than size 7/0, no lures.
    • 1 Primitive Bow Recurve or longbow + 9x Arrows + simple quiver OR arrow attachment.
    • 1 small-gauge gill net
    • 1 slingshot/catapult + 30 steel ball bearings + 1 replacement band
    • 1 net foraging bag
    • 1 roll 3.5 lbs of 20 or 21-gauge trapping (snare) wire
    • 3 lbs of one solid block of salt
    Food (2 items max)
    • 2 lbs of beef jerky (protein)
    • 2 lbs of dried pulses/legumes/lentils mix (starch and carbs)
    • 2 lbs of biltong (protein)
    • 2 lbs of hard tack military biscuits (carbs/sugars)
    • 2 lbs of chocolate (simple/complex sugars)
    • 2 lbs of pemmican (traditional trail food made from fat and proteins)
    • 2 lbs of GORP (raisins, chocolate, peanuts)
    • 1 lb of flour (starch/carbs)
    • 1/3 lbs rice / 1/3 lb sugar / 1/3 lb of salt
    Tools
    • 1 pocket knife
    • 1 hunting knife (blade edge length no larger than 10”)
    • 1 Leatherman multi-tool or similar
    • 1 sharpening stone
    • 1 roll of duct tape or 1 roll of electrical tape
    • 1 small shovel
    • 1 small sewing kit
    • 1 carabiner
    • 1 LED flashlight
    • 1 pair of ice spikes (studded walking aids for icy conditions
    • 1 scotch-eyed auger
    • 1 adze
    • 1 2-handed draw knife (blade no longer than 5 inches)
    • 1 hatchet
    • 1 saw
    • 1 ax
    Provided Items/ Does not count against 10 items.
    CLOTHING/APPAREL/PERSONAL EFFECTS
    *These items do not count towards the 10 special items, but may not exceed the approved quota for each.
    • 1 pair of high-leg hunting boots
    • 1 pair waterproof Arctic winter boots
    • 1 T-shirt (short sleeved)
    • 1 fleece/wool shirt
    • 2 wool sweaters
    • 6 pairs wool socks
    • 2 hats (brimmed, wool, fur, Arctic or baseball)
    • 2 buffs or neck gaiter (no balaclavas)
    • 1 shemagh OR scarf
    • 4 pairs of gloves (1 insulated, 1 leather work-style glove, 1 over mitt, 1 thin glove liner)
    • 2 pairs of underwear/briefs
    • 1 insulated parka-style jacket
    • 2 pair of outdoor pants/bibs (can unzip into shorts)
    • 1 pair of fully insulated or waterproof winter pants/bibs
    • 1 waterproof uninsulated shell/Jacket
    • 2 pairs of thermal underwear (long top and bottom)
    • 1 pair of gaiters
    • 1 leather belt (or synthetic equivalent)
    • 1 toothbrush
    • 1 pair of eyeglasses
    • 1 personal photograph

    If I am missing anything please let me know!
     
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  2. FAL'ER

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    1) 12 x 12 Tarp - Most of the area's they put these people in are super wet
    2) 550 cord - It's a pain in the ass to make large length's of it, takes up a lot of time.
    3) sleeping bag - Maybe the most important thing on the list. It'd be a Wiggy's subzero
    4) 2 qt pot w/lid - hard, time consuming to make
    5) Ferro rod - Fire
    6) fishing line - Probably my main food getter
    7) gill net - secondary for food
    8) Snare wire - third for food
    9) Multi tool - Leatherman Wave+, 2 blades, a saw, pliers, I'd potentially modify the flat screwdriver into a cutting chisel of some kind.
    10) Axe - to cut the pike's to put the heads of my enemies on.

    Traded a big saw for the gill net. I have no skill with a bow. Gonna miss a fixed blade knife.
     
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  3. RocketmanDane

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    I’ll have to think more about the list as this is the “new” Updated list from season 7 of the show. But what I keep coming back to. I’ll add explanations later.

    1. 550 cord
    Craft, Gill net, Building, Trap component
    2.Saw
    Shelter building, Area clearing, Game processing
    3.Axe
    Crafting, Tree chopping, self defense,
    4. Pot 2 quarts
    Boil water, Cook, Improvised canteen
    5. Ferro Rod and striker :
    Because I $uck at making fire any other way..
    6.Fishing line
    1/2 of food plan
    7. Trapping wire
    1/2 of food plan
    8. Fixed blade knife
    9. Sleeping bag.
    Sleep :)
    10. *Undecided*
     
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    What knife are you taking?
     
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    I'll have to think on this tomorrow and get back to y'all.
     
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    @FAL'ER
    I am not 100%... I am having a slight “conflict” of blade profiles.. With a Ax and a Saw there is no need to a “chopper”, so a smaller under 6 inch blade is my thought.

    Big picture, I have not found a “perfect“ knife for me. I really like the feel and the abilities of the PR4 for extended use. I have put it through the paces and can say it’s a awesome knife.. But I have a hard time with the blade profile. If it was possible to to put a more scandi grind type edge on it then that would be my chose.

    2nd option would be a old fashion Mora. I have serious concerns about long term use and durability but the blade shape And profile enables me to do the small more delicate tasks that I could not do with a PR4..
     
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    sounds like you are a scandi grind fan like me. However, for the sake of debate and since this is all hypothetical, for this situation (and most survival situations), my feeling is to stay away from scandi. Once you start getting into chipped edges and need to resharpen (not just strop on your leather belt) you are likely going to end up with something leas desirable than a flat or saber grind where you have to remove much less metal. My thoughts anyway.
     
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    My 10 item list:

    1. Expat Cleaver
    2. Disposable enemas
    3. Glitter pills to make my poo sparkle
    4. Lisa Frank stickers to brighten up my shelter
    5. Gay porn
    6. More gay porn
    7. Cocaine
    8. A paperback copy of Atlas Shrugged
    9. Flesh light
    10. Wallet sized photo of Jeff Randle.
     
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    My 10 items list:
    1) 550 Paracord - 80m
    2) bivi bag (Gore-Tex sleeping bag cover)
    3) large pot (no more than 2 quarts; includes lid)
    4) flint or ferro rod set with standard-sized striker
    5) LED flashlight
    6) 8-oz tube of toothpaste
    7) 1 small-gauge gill net
    8) 2 lbs of pemmican (traditional trail food made from fat and proteins)
    9) 1 hunting knife (blade edge length no larger than 10”)
    10) 1 Leatherman multi-tool or similar
     
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    1 tarp
    2 550 paracord
    3 bivy bag
    4 large pot
    5 canteen
    6 gil net
    7 hunting knife
    8 ferro rod
    9 flour salt sugar
    10 hard tack
     
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    Hmm... You've got me rethinking parts of my list. Not so much Cocaine, but glitter is festive.
     
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    @mmbackpacker
    I here what your saying on the grind. I would not be 100% committed to the Scandi if I had to choose.

    The wifey and I have been watching the show together and for the scenario I don’t think we have spotted a single scandi blade ( A ESEE 4 thou! )

    What knife to bring would probably the hardest choice of any I picked..

    @BobbyRatTail
    IDK Yours Sounds more like the packing list for field survival class :)
     

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