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TV show: Alone
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Thunderflight 28-Aug-17
RutnStrut 28-Aug-17
Grubby 28-Aug-17
sticksender 28-Aug-17
BIG BEAR 28-Aug-17
Bowriter 28-Aug-17
OFFHNTN 28-Aug-17
BIG BEAR 28-Aug-17
PECO 28-Aug-17
PECO 28-Aug-17
BIG BEAR 28-Aug-17
Thunderflight 29-Aug-17
HerdManager 29-Aug-17
HerdManager 29-Aug-17
HerdManager 29-Aug-17
razorhead 29-Aug-17
BIG BEAR 29-Aug-17
BIG BEAR 29-Aug-17
Mr.C 29-Aug-17
Ucsdryder 29-Aug-17
Bowriter 29-Aug-17
Bowriter 29-Aug-17
BIG BEAR 29-Aug-17
BIG BEAR 29-Aug-17
Bowriter 30-Aug-17
BIG BEAR 30-Aug-17
Bowriter 30-Aug-17
28-Aug-17
The TV show "Alone" has been on for 4 seasons. One season was filled in Patagonia and the rest were on Vancover Island.

Are there no deer, squirrels, or rabbits on the island? There are definitely bears and wolves on the island. The last season one of the contestants tried to kill a grouse.

I've always wondered why you see contestants bring out bows, but never seriously hunting with them.

From: RutnStrut
28-Aug-17
"I've always wondered why you see contestants bring out bows, but never seriously hunting with them."

Because it's fake.

From: Grubby
28-Aug-17
Ding ding ding.... fake is right, I liked the show at first so I did a little googling. Not much to like about it after that.

From: sticksender
28-Aug-17
It's one of the few survival shows that actually appears to be real IMO. They probably wouldn't loose that much weight if they were gnoshing cheeseburgers every night off-camera. Thunderflight I'm not sure about the bows, but I assume they bring the bows for small game. They have blacktail deer on that island, but NR's can't hunt big game in British Columbia w/o a guide, so that's off the table for most of the contestants. Of course any small-game or bird species they did shoot would have to be during open season for that species, and they'd have to hold a valid hunting license.

From: BIG BEAR
28-Aug-17
The 2 people they pulled at the end in Patagonia looked dangerously close to starvation..... I figured the show was going to be done after that. The newest one seems a little fake to me. I don't see how anyone could traverse that terrain for 10 miles with nothing more than a compass heading and find the person they are looking for. I would guess that they had a GPS with go to headings.

From: Bowriter
28-Aug-17
All I can say is, those are some of the sorriest fishermen I have ever seen. As for the compass deal, all they have to do is shout and the other one answers. Kinda like being old and married. I just wonder how long before they have a same sex couple and one that is not sure which sex fits. At least, they won't get confused about which restroom to use.

From: OFFHNTN
28-Aug-17
I've watched all 4 seasons and have always been intrigued. They have all lost a ton of weight. How anyone can make it 70+ days is amazing. What "fake" things have you guys found?

From: BIG BEAR
28-Aug-17
Shout ?? They were dropped 10 miles from the other person.... You aren't going to hear someone shouting 10 miles apart in that terrain.... no way

From: PECO
28-Aug-17
All of it is fake, WWF and "Naked and Afraid" is real.

From: PECO
28-Aug-17
All of it is fake, WWF and "Naked and Afraid" is real.

From: BIG BEAR
28-Aug-17
The young girl that got forced off in the end last season .... Carly I think her name is. I also saw her on a few episodes of building Alaska...... she is a carpenter in Alaska. Tough girl with a ton of heart.

29-Aug-17
Man, what a let down. I really liked that show but after reading a few articles about the roads and some of the meing dropped off in actual campsites i doubt i watch it anymore.

From: HerdManager
29-Aug-17
Some of it has to be staged. No way anyone finds a spot 10 miles away in that terrain with a compass. They had to have help.

It's TV entertainment. Not the real world. Odd to see the people having a hard time being alone. Did they see the previous shows, and the name of the show??

From: HerdManager
29-Aug-17
Some of it has to be staged. No way anyone finds a spot 10 miles away in that terrain with a compass. They had to have help.

It's TV entertainment. Not the real world. Odd to see the people having a hard time being alone. Did they see the previous shows, and the name of the show??

From: HerdManager
29-Aug-17
Some of it has to be staged. No way anyone finds a spot 10 miles away in that terrain with a compass. They had to have help.

It's TV entertainment. Not the real world. Odd to see the people having a hard time being alone. Did they see the previous shows, and the name of the show??

From: razorhead
29-Aug-17
It is always some special ops guy, and some girl, and the ops guy ends up crying etc,,,,,, what a dumb show,,,,,,,,,,,,, of course its staged

From: BIG BEAR
29-Aug-17
I think they ruined it by making it teams...... Half of the mental battle has to be being ALONE..... that was clearly evident in every season when people tapped out on the very first day before it even got dark once. The black guy told his family if he saw a bear he was going to eat well..... He didn't even make it to nightfall on the first day. I think that was season 2. Several more people did the same.

From: BIG BEAR
29-Aug-17
There might be parts of it that are staged.... But if you watched last season when they were in Patagonia..... The 2 people they ended up pulling off the show at the end were starving to death. There was no staging how much weight they lost. I think the show almost went too far and I think it was the reason they backed off a little and made it 2 people....... JMO

From: Mr.C
29-Aug-17
I like the show but do plan on reading some about it, its actually very close to my home ,its only 13 mile from Washington state , it gives you a good idea what PNW hunter must battle if on the west side....if it were me and I was starving I would kill a deer or whatever I could and face the fiddler after I won the 500K ..unless it got you a DQ MikeC

From: Ucsdryder
29-Aug-17
The guy stock piling fish while starving to death. It was amazing to watch.

From: Bowriter
29-Aug-17
"Shout ?? They were dropped 10 miles from the other person.... You aren't going to hear someone shouting 10 miles apart in that terrain.... no way"

What? They build a giant megaphone our of birch bark, kinda like calling moose. of course you can hear someone shout from 10 miles away. Your foot never slipped off a bicycle pedal? There is no reality show on television. Only television shows. Ever wonder where the guys in the remote cabins in Alaska get the gas for their new snow mobiles?

From: Bowriter
29-Aug-17
I have a good friend who is one of the stars of Mountain Man so, I won't use that as an example. But think about this. The show Below Zero: All but one of the "stars" uses a variety of equipment that requires gasoline. Now the ones in town, obviously can buy it and Sue gets hers flown in. But how about the ones in the really remote cabins? Now, consider this: The camera crew also uses machines needing gas. How are they getting that much gas? If they are all about to starve, why don't they just eat with the camera crew? It is all entertainment. Nothing more.

From: BIG BEAR
29-Aug-17
There is no camera crew on Alone. In that dense foliage I still say there is no way you just shout and hear someone 10 miles away.... Sure they use gas in Life Below Zero..... They don't claim to be living off the land without power...... Except Glen Villenue that is. So who is your friend on Mountain Men ?? I watch that one too and my perception is that Marty in Alaska is the real deal.... a bad ass trapper. Please don't tell me the wolf he caught was a fake wolf...... What about Deadliest Catch ????? I suppose that's totally fake too...... The recent filming of the sunken Fishing Vessel Destination........ Fake ?? I imagine the US Coast Guard was in on the fake reality television..... Right ???? How about the Coast Guard rescue of the 3 crewmen off the fishing vessel Predator that ran aground on tonight's show ??? Fake ??? No such thing as reality TV......... RIGHT ????

From: BIG BEAR
29-Aug-17
Another good one is the Last Alaskans. Not fake. If you want fake watch Alaskan Bush People.... a fraudulent family of trailer trash.

From: Bowriter
30-Aug-17
My God! Big Bear, do you not understand sarcasm? My friend is Tom Oar, we rodeoed together for years. I wrote a magazine article about him in 1973. They are all the real deal. The show is not. It is scripted. You do understand, those poor folks who are trapping to make a living are quite well paid to do the shows, aren't you. The Last Alaskans is a good show. I watch it regularly. As with most shows like that, after the first year or so, they have to "invent" story lines. I happen to know about how much the Mountain men are paid. Trust me, none of them are in danger of starving. Quite often, as they did with the Last Alaskans, they introduce new "stars" to provide new material.

From: BIG BEAR
30-Aug-17
I hope Tom makes millions of dollars...... He's a wealth of trapping knowledge and yes....the REAL DEAL......

From: Bowriter
30-Aug-17
Two weeks ago, he found the article I did on him in 1973 and sent me a copy. It would still fit, today. I'm trying to talk him into making me bow and three arrows but he has a backlog of about two years. I'm glad he and Nancy decided not to move to FL, just yet.

Tom has a phone-a landline but no computer or copy machine. I told him I did not own a cell phone or a watch and he said, "HeXX, you can't tell time anyway." Just about right, too.

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