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Alone Season 8: Participant Gear List

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Each Alone participant brings clothing, safety, and survival gear to the Arctic. Here’s a list of all of the standard items the participants are given, as well as the master list from which they are allowed to select ten special items.

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Clothing/Apparel/Personal Effects

*These items do not count towards the 10 special items, but may not exceed the approved quota for each.

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How does one keep warm in the arctic? Participants are allowed to bring 2 hats.
  • 1 pair of high-leg hunting boots
  • 1 pair waterproof Arctic winter boots
  • 1 T-shirt
  • 1 fleece/wool shirt
  • 2 wool, fleece or cotton 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
  • 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 un-insulated 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

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10 Items Selection List

*Participants select 10 items from the following list.

*Participants are responsible for sourcing and purchasing their 10 items.

*No duplicate items can be taken from the following list.

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Knives come in very handy in the wilderness, both for building and hunting.

Shelter

  • 12x12 ground cloth/tarp
  • 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
  • 1 sleeping pad
  • 1 hammock

Cooking

  • 1 large pot
  • 1 steel frying pan
  • 1 flint or ferro rod set with standard-sized striker
  • 1 enamel bowl for eating
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 canteen/water bottle

Hygiene

  • 1 bar of 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
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Participants need food to survive. The bow is one tool that helps them get it.

Hunting

  • 1 300-yd roll of a single-filament fishing line up to max of 20 lbs weight test + 35 assorted barbless hooks (no bigger than size 7/0, no lures.)
  • 1 Primitive Bow Recurve or longbow + 9x Arrows
  • 1 small-gauge gill net
  • 1 slingshot/catapult + 30 steel ball bearings + 1 replacement band
  • 1 net foraging bag
  • 2 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)
  • 2 lbs of flour (starch/carbs)
  • 2/3 lbs rice / 2/3 lb sugar / 2/3 lb of salt (all separated)

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 (Blade no longer than 3 feet)
  • 1 ax

Prohibited Items

*This list is not exhaustive, any item not listed in the preceding lists inclusive above are prohibited items; this list serves as illustration.

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Don't get caught with a compass on 'Alone.' It, along with the items below, is forbidden.
  • Fuel, lighters or matches
  • Bug spray/mosquito repellant
  • Sunscreen/chapstick
  • Sunglasses or prescription transition lens eyeglasses
  • Goggles
  • Beauty products
  • Map (detailed topographical)
  • Compass
  • Unapproved technology (anything with a battery or an engine, e.g. cell phones, computers, watches, etc.)
  • Professional snares
  • Firearms of any kind
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives or gunpowder
  • Animal poison
  • Professional fishing rods
  • Fishing lures, flies, bait kits
  • Fishing traps
  • Food / beverage (except as explicitly listed above)
  • Decoys
  • Animal calls
  • Tree stands
  • Professional bows/crossbows
  • Scopes of any kind
  • Tents or shelters
  • Stoves, pressure cookers or other cooking appliances
  • Hydration packs
  • Fire pits
  • Electric or propane lanterns
  • Inflatable boats
  • Filtration, purification devices, iodine tablets
  • Coolers or food storage boxes (except optional bear canister)

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