Barry Karcher from Alone

Barry Karcher

Age: 39

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

Profession: Self Defense Instructor

Barry Karcher is a self-defense instructor, teaching Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Fort Collins, Colorado. A minimalist bushcrafter, Barry has been hunting, fishing, and trapping since he was nine. The opportunity to be on Alone is a dream come true for Barry, but he’ll be leaving behind his lovely wife and four children, including his newborn daughter. He’s looking forward to a long future of sharing all the survival and primitive skills he’s acquired over his lifetime.

Here are the ten items Barry selected to bring on his survival journey to the Arctic:

1. Sleeping bag
2. Ferro rod
3. Knife
4. Saw
5. Pot
6. Paracord
7. Trapping wire
8. Tarp
9. Bow and arrows
10. Fishing line and hooks