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Alone: New Survival Show with 500K to the Winner.

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posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 03:22 AM
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a reply to: Goldcurrent

Yea, no application available
would love to be the ATS member on a tv show like this. Instead I'll just point out the survival mistakes

* they ventured from the water. always establish your camp a few feet above high tide

* they didn't immediately build shelter

* they couldn't start fire

* they didn't establish fishing as a source of food

* they didn't establish crustacean habitats as a back up food

I'm just starting 2nd episode so maybe they will get those basics. i saw a guy in the first episode chop a tree down, but he had no fire....thats pretty damn stupid




posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 03:44 AM
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originally posted by: Kratos40
a reply to: SpongeBeard

It's a beautiful place. We hiked quiet a few kilometers and encountered about two villages. We came up to the folk, they were busy doing their daily routines and offered us water, food (smoked salmon!), and some kind of distilled stuff. There are small little towns and enclaves all over the place. There is no way this a good place to test yourself. They should have done this in the Yukon.



Dude. These guys aren't really within walking distance to any civilization. They are completely isolated. Sorry to burst your bubble.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 03:50 AM
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I'll reserve more judgement until episode 3, but so far 1.5 hours dedicated into watching it. Not only am I not impressed, I'm disappointed. You placed simpletons in the forest with no clue what a tree is. I'm literally telling my moniter what to do, hoping these knuckle-heads will do it.

But of course I'm just saying it, I've never camped lakeside for weeks. Nope never did that...



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 03:57 AM
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a reply to: Vector99

I've never been forced to camp lakeside with the minimal tools afforded to these men. Also of note is the extreme wetness of this region. 12 ft of rain in wet season. I've never really dealt with that.

What I think is most of these guys were psyched out to begin with. They were trembling as soon as the plane dropped them off.

I had a buddy who went fly-in fishing at a remote uninhabited lake and the bush pilot honestly forgot to pick him up for 3 days. Imagine that. He only brought enough for the day and had no shelter haha. Could you imagine that psyche job?

It seems the history channel just said one day, hey...we're dropping you guys in the bush, you don't know where and we leave in 3 days. These guys seem seriously freaked out.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 04:04 AM
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watched 1&2. really liked it for it's honesty.

One guy has his own youtube (nativesurvival) show so should do well. it's mind over matter in that situation.

If they last 3 weeks i will be surprised. loneliness knowing you can just pick up that phone will be a major factor in this show.

Here's Episode 2...you will find episode 3 from there...cant find episode 1 on YT..


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posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 04:08 AM
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originally posted by: Goldcurrent
a reply to: Vector99

I had a buddy who went fly-in fishing at a remote uninhabited lake and the bush pilot honestly forgot to pick him up for 3 days. Imagine that. He only brought enough for the day and had no shelter haha. Could you imagine that psyche job?


Yes I can! Except the fly-fishing, I've never been good at that.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 04:25 AM
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originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: Kapusta

It's crap if they selectively pick people for it.

yeah, just like every other show they have a selection process. they pick people who will make good TV, not just because they have great Bushcraft skills.

People with zero survival skills have in the past managed to survive situations that some so called survival experts might not even get close to. it's a mind game, not a friction fire/prusik knot game. Knowledge of Bushcraft will only take you so far,will power will take you the rest of the journey.


Then you will die eventually..

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posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 05:22 AM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol

originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: Kapusta

It's crap if they selectively pick people for it.



Then you will die eventually..


Ahh the crappy of the 2 life guarantees, death and taxes.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 10:42 AM
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a reply to: Goldcurrent

A friend of mine just applied for this show and sent a video in to them the other day.
If you ever see a "Ted" who is an ex marine, that would be my buddy although he just went through the interview process.
I'm hoping he makes it onto the show so I can see if he walks his talk....lol





posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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Episode 3 if anyone is interested. Still cant find a youtube link to episode 1 though.




posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 01:26 PM
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originally posted by: Vector99

originally posted by: Goldcurrent
a reply to: Vector99

I had a buddy who went fly-in fishing at a remote uninhabited lake and the bush pilot honestly forgot to pick him up for 3 days. Imagine that. He only brought enough for the day and had no shelter haha. Could you imagine that psyche job?


Yes I can! Except the fly-fishing, I've never been good at that.



Sorry. I didn't mean 'fly fishing'. I meant he flew in (due to there being no roads) to a lake in the north and was dropped off by a twin otter type aircraft. I believe he was actually fishing for Walleye.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 01:42 PM
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Dropping like flies...Sam seems positive enough.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Dropping like flies...Sam seems positive enough.


Yeah. It almost seems like a vacation for him haha.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 02:19 PM
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originally posted by: Goldcurrent
Dude. These guys aren't really within walking distance to any civilization. They are completely isolated. Sorry to burst your bubble.

You're joking right?

None of these guys were more than a 2 day walk from a commercial airport.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 02:20 PM
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originally posted by: peck420

originally posted by: Goldcurrent
Dude. These guys aren't really within walking distance to any civilization. They are completely isolated. Sorry to burst your bubble.

You're joking right?

None of these guys were more than a 2 day walk from a commercial airport.

Which airport..?



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 02:29 PM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol
Port Hardy.

If you are lazy, hoof it to Holberg (about half the distance). There is always a seaplane or two, there.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 02:50 PM
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a reply to: peck420

I don't know if the terrain allows for that but I'm not from the region so can't say for sure. I'm pretty sure the guys don't know that though.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 02:56 PM
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originally posted by: peck420
a reply to: Soloprotocol
Port Hardy.

If you are lazy, hoof it to Holberg (about half the distance). There is always a seaplane or two, there.

Yeah, but the purpose of the show is to stick it out for the longest not make your way to civilization.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 03:30 PM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Yeah, but the purpose of the show is to stick it out for the longest not make your way to civilization.

So, basically, whomever can tolerate being Alone the longest?

That would be the 'hardest' part of surviving on Vancouver Island.

I still can believe they advertised it as 'harsh', lol.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 03:54 PM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

Thank you for sharing those above videos. I must admit I wish there were some women 'experts'. I am enjoying the vids, but even I am face palming at some of the so-called experts. I must admit that having to video tape yourself would become a real pain in the *ss when you want to focus on surviving. Certainly, we all can second guess what others do, so I certainly can't laugh at them. I was not there and definitely not an expert, just an adventurer.

I enjoy hearing the one guys awesome description of slugs. Yummy. I could handle bad kalimari. Lol. Never tried a slug myself...snakes and frogs where I backpack have more meat and easier to find. I will now have to try slugs sometime.

Looking forward to seeing more episodes, I hope you continue to share them here. My old iPad will no longer play YouTube vids directly for some reason.

a reply to: peck420

I have to admit it does seem like the winner will be the one who can creatively entertain themselves and enjoy their solitude. My husband is not able to do this...goes crazy within a day let alone one night. I find it meditative on the other hand. Mother nature is truly awesome and inspiring. Rainy wet and cold trips can be somewhat of a downer...one just needs to have natural achievable hobbies to entertain oneself.

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