Alone
General Topic
Contributors to this thread:
fastflight 27-May-22
deerhunter72 27-May-22
Bou'bound 28-May-22
Dano 28-May-22
SteveBNY 28-May-22
Dale06 28-May-22
cnelk 28-May-22
Pete In Fairbanks 28-May-22
Hackbow 30-May-22
azelkhntr 03-Jun-22
Scrappy 03-Jun-22
Jebediah 03-Jun-22
groundhunter50 03-Jun-22
Chuckster 03-Jun-22
LFN 04-Jun-22
Mike B 04-Jun-22
Chuckster 04-Jun-22
azelkhntr 04-Jun-22
eBike John 10-Jun-22
Dano 10-Jun-22
milnrick 10-Jun-22
Dano 11-Jun-22
Chuckster 11-Jun-22
Dano 11-Jun-22
azelkhntr 11-Jun-22
Dano 11-Jun-22
Snag 17-Jun-22
LBshooter 21-Jun-22
luckychucky 22-Jun-22
cnelk 22-Jun-22
luckychucky 23-Jun-22
deerhunter72 23-Jun-22
jcneng 23-Jun-22
RK 23-Jun-22
Jeff Holchin 23-Jun-22
RK 23-Jun-22
azelkhntr 24-Jun-22
luckychucky 24-Jun-22
SDHNTR(home) 24-Jun-22
thedude 24-Jun-22
Aspen Ghost 24-Jun-22
Dano 24-Jun-22
badbull 24-Jun-22
Dano 24-Jun-22
From: fastflight
27-May-22
I know a bunch of us were watching and rooting for Clay on season 8 of Alone. Anybody have someone they are rooting for this year? Any bowhunters?

From: deerhunter72
27-May-22
I love the show and enjoyed watching Clay last season. I haven’t had a chance to watch the new season opener yet.

From: Bou'bound
28-May-22
No

From: Dano
28-May-22
I did in pre selection. It's like a game show in pre-selection. Hollywood wants what sells or looks good on the tube. Dano

28-May-22

From: SteveBNY
28-May-22
NO

From: Dale06
28-May-22
No

From: cnelk
28-May-22
Im betting a woman wins it this season

28-May-22
Funny to watch the public get all twitter-pated over what a bunch of Alaskans do on their traplines every season!

Pete

From: Hackbow
30-May-22
Not pulling for anyone in particular yet. Watched the first episode of the new season and it's enjoyable to see some bow kills already. So far, no one is thanking their gear sponsors - so that's different than 99.95% of hunting shows or videos. I enjoy seeing the resourcefulness.

From: azelkhntr
03-Jun-22
Well, they're 2 weeks in and the first dropout has happened. Only took day one last year. Jacques called it. I knew the minute he put up his wifes or was it GF's pic in his shelter that he wouldn't make it. Everyone else I gave 1-2 stars for so far. I think Benji has the best shot so he got 5 stars. IMO Teimojin is the sleeper who is probably going to go the distance. Hes got a great attitude and is resourceful.

From: Scrappy
03-Jun-22
I don't know anything about the show which this thread is about.

I was hoping someone finally started a thread about hating to be around people. If my wife tells me I have to go peopling I get anxiety.

From: Jebediah
03-Jun-22
What channel is it on?

03-Jun-22
So last nite I watched that show,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,WHAT A JOKE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Harmless TV, but the real world,,,,,,,,,,,,,, NO

From: Chuckster
03-Jun-22
Jebediah, History Channel

From: LFN
04-Jun-22
groundhunter50, whats the joke, and who said anything about real world. you watched one show and probably don't even know the rules they are playing by. they are on their own to solve their problems, they could chose 10 items from a approved list to bring with them. the one who lasts the longest wins. most seasons it lasted about 70 to 80 days. one went 100 days. sure there are the weak who get weeded out pretty quickly. if they ask for help they are out, they have had their shelters burn down in the middle of the night and have to wait until morning for rescue in sub zero temperatures. they have been forced out by sever frost bite, falling on an axe, fishhook stuck in tendon, heart issues, and excessive weight loss. until the last few seasons they survived on mostly mice, fish, and rabbits. then one got a big game animal with his bow and ever since every winner has scored a big game animal. one guy finished off a musk ox (still on its feet) with his knife! another killed a wolverine with his bow because it was stealing his meat. it may be a tv show but its a lot more real world then most hunting shows now days.

From: Mike B
04-Jun-22
Well said LFN. While the show may be what the editors make it to be, there's nothing scripted, fake or over-dramatized about what goes on.

With how good the fish are biting I am surprised no one's made a smoker, and put in the effort to fill it. Make hay while the Sun shines, 'cause when winter rolls in, food is going to get scarce in a hurry.

From: Chuckster
04-Jun-22
Finished watching episode 2 last night. Pretty impressed with the guy who colored his hair with some green and pink so he could cut some off to tie a fly. Actually caught fish with it. Down to 9 now.

From: azelkhntr
04-Jun-22
^^^^ That was unexpectedly clever right. ^^^^

From: eBike John
10-Jun-22
It makes for great tv. something very compelling. especially nearing the end when the mind starts playing tricks on them from being out there so long.

From: Dano
10-Jun-22
Brookies spawn in fall. It will slow down some as it gets later into fall.

It’s Hollywood they select people to do almost exactly what you going to see in the bush. They profile them hard.

Older guys and hals who’ll go pretty far and go out late .

Multi year yukers with plenty skills and high probability to win.

Guy i know well just went thru pre vetting for next years selections. Know two fellas that have been on.

Twice the show have medically pulled folks who could have made to last day. One girl with 48hrs or so to go. Did not wanna pay two people.

Its TV entertainment without popcorn.

Dano

From: milnrick
10-Jun-22
We enjoy watching the series. A couple of this year's competitors are very impressive.

I think the lady SERE Instructor, the Canadian Forces Dr and Adam have a very good shot at going far.

From: Dano
11-Jun-22
Just Hollywood entertainment to Woke for me. Dano

From: Chuckster
11-Jun-22
Overall, I think this season's participants have the most experience dealing with living in these conditions. This season may set a record for most days however the weather is the big X factor. Been a couple pretty impressive shelters made.

Dano, since you know someone who did this, do you know if they "medically" check everyone frequently. I've noticed sometimes on the screen it says someone has lost XX pounds since day one.

From: Dano
11-Jun-22
They do. It aint what you see.

I may have another guy i know in next season. He thinks they will weed him out however.

The process is like a Woke job interview. With videos etc. Casting producers pick exactly what you see.

Some you see all this “ i geel for the dead squirrel chit”, Thank “Rah for the sunshine and Pele for my fire”. The producers know by profile exactly what they are getting. You dont think for a minute they are picking all hardscrabble, pipe hittin wood boogers for the show do you?

It all casted, profiled, produced for general consumption by a wide base of viewers to sell a narrative of History Channel world views.

Enjoy it for what it is. Modern Day Flintstone entertainment, nothing more

Dano

From: azelkhntr
11-Jun-22
I looked into being a cast member for Alone. They make you pay $$ for the privilege of suffering. Seeing the celebrate the queers flag really disappointed me.

From: Dano
11-Jun-22
They say its “all about the suk” to make it in the casting net.

Dano

From: Snag
17-Jun-22
Funny to see a laxative commercial right after the guy talked about not pooping for 12 days!

From: LBshooter
21-Jun-22
You have to pay to be on, how much? I like watching it and it's nice to see some so called bushcrafters figure out there's a difference between your back yard and the real wilderness.

From: luckychucky
22-Jun-22
I think the beaver eaters have the advantage.

From: cnelk
22-Jun-22
One lady is a Military SERE instructor. A bit more than a so-called bushcrafter.

From: luckychucky
23-Jun-22
double post

From: deerhunter72
23-Jun-22
Everything on TV is produced and we see what they want us to see. My family has been Survivor fans since the beginning; we like the social aspect and challenges. I like to watch the Naked and Afraid XL shows; I'm sure it is really super produced and edited, seems like someone should've been eaten by wild game by now. I really like Deadliest Catch; no matter what how they produce and edit that show, it is an incredibly dangerous profession and I like seeing how they catch the crab. Alone has become my favorite show; I have no doubt that the selection process is geared towards a particular outcome, but I think it's as close to real survival as you can get and I like that they do it in a cold climate.

From: jcneng
23-Jun-22
I enjoy the show, love the shelters they build, some are very impressive!

From: RK
23-Jun-22
Never watched it until tonight

Probably did not give I a true chance. But WTH!

Even bow hunting society is crashing to the ground

Lmao, guess people need a life no matter what it is

From: Jeff Holchin
23-Jun-22
I don’t watch any of those shows but am friends with Clay Hayes and have heard him talk about his Alone experience. He’s a no-drama guy and the real deal, been living that kind of lifestyle for many years now. Btw, he’s got a book out now about winning last season’s Alone contest….twistedstave.com

From: RK
23-Jun-22
Never watched it until tonight

Probably did not give I a true chance. But WTH!

Even bow hunting society is crashing to the ground

Lmao, guess people need a life no matter what it is

From: azelkhntr
24-Jun-22
From: luckychucky22-Jun-22 I think the beaver eaters have the advantage. /// Unless its a rotten beaver LOL!

From: luckychucky
24-Jun-22
yes always eat fresh beaver. Though beaver fever is in the water.

From: SDHNTR(home)
24-Jun-22
Watching and rooting for a friend of mine currently on season 9. Hard core trad bowhunter, woodsman and physical specimen. He's got the chops to go the distance if he stays healthy.

From: thedude
24-Jun-22
Cnelk, being a SERE instructor isn't the deal that the show makes it out to be. 25% the instructors when I went through SERE-C were bush crafter hippies and the other 75% were active military or vets.

I'd put my money on a hill person who has spent a winter alone over most SERE trainers.

From: Aspen Ghost
24-Jun-22
The name of the show really gets to the core of it. Most tap out because they simply cannot be "alone" for extended periods. I'm guessing 75% (maybe more) tap out due to loneliness. The other 25% are comfortable enough being alone and those are the ones who have a chance to win if their survival skills are good enough and if they are fortunate enough to be dropped in a good spot.

From: Dano
24-Jun-22
Hollywood entertainment. Remember, none of the little you do see is real.

Most all you have solo’d in big country know this.

DanO

From: badbull
24-Jun-22
Agree with Aspen regarding "alone for extended periods". The few times that I have hunted completely alone for an extended period was a bummer. With nobody to share experiences, I find myself talking to myself and wishing a family member or friend was there with me. Not practical but a dog would have made the difference for me.

From: Dano
24-Jun-22
Ethos of a tap out man.

Red squirrel for food makes a man tap after a week in bush. We wonder why male DNA is doomed!

DanO

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