Alone Gear List: Analysis of All the Seasons

Alone Gear List

These are the most popular gear choices from the alone gear list for all the seasons. Below, I put the detailed gear choices of the winners and runners-up of each season. There is also a list of the gear I would choose, the gear I would leave, and the rationale behind it.

Alone Gear ListSeason 1Season 2Season 3Season 4 (Pairs)Season 5
Vancouver IslandVancouver IslandPatagoniaVancouver IslandMongoliaTotal times chosen
Sleeping Bag1010107*1047
Ferro Rod1010107*1047
Fishing Kit with Line109107945
2 Qt Pot10897943
Knife9997*842
Axe101096641
Saw61087940
Food Rations31095936
Gill Net4915221
Paracord5182420
12×12 Tarp612716
Bow & 6 Arrows4122716
Multi-Tool2213412
Wire112812
Bivy Bag22138
Water bottle31127
Frying pan21115
Slingshot213
Sharpening Stone213
Hammock112
Extra Tarp11
Climbing Rope11
Shovel11
Soap11

Alone Gear List: Season 1 Winner and Runner-Up

Alone Gear list

 

Alan Kay (Winner)

Saw

Fiskars Axe

Sleeping bag

Large 2-quart pot

Ferro rod

Water bottle/canteen

Fishing line and hooks

Gill net

3.5lb wire

Condor Kukri Knife

Sam Larson (Runner-up)

12×12 ground sheet tarp

Axe

Sleeping bag

Large 2-quart pot

Ferro rod

Fishing line and hooks

Bow and 6 arrows

Slingshot

Emergency rations

Knife

 

Alone Gear List: Season 2 Winner and Runner-Up Gear Choices

Alone tv show season 2 cast participants

 

Dave Mcintyre (Winner)

US Army Gore-tex Bivy Bag

Sleeping Bag

Knife

Ferro rod

Axe

Silky Big Boy Saw

2Qt Pot

Fishing Line and Circle Hooks

Gill Net

Food Rations

Larry Roberts (Runner-up)

Sleeping Bag

L.T. Wright Genesis Knife

Husqvarna Axe 26”

Bob Dustrude Quick Buck Saw

2 Qt Pot

Ferro Rod

Gill Net

Fishing Line and Hooks

Paracord

Food Rations

Alone Gear List: Season 3 Winner and Runner-Up Gear Choices

Alone tv show season 3 cast participants

 

Zachary Fowler (Winner)

Fishing Line and Hooks

Sleeping Bag

Slingshot

Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel

Leatherman Multi-tool

2 Qt Pot

Ferro Rod

Crosscut Saw

Paracord

Felling Axe

Carleigh Fairchild (Runner-Up)

Sleeping Bag

64 oz Klean Kanteen Water Bottle

2 Qt Pot

Ferro Rod

Axe

Silky Katanaboy Saw

Fishing line and hooks

L. T. Wright Genesis Knife

Rations x 2

Alone Gear List: Season 4 Winner and Runner-Up Gear Choices

Alone season 4 participants competitors cast

 

Jim and Ted Baird

(Winners)

Crosscut Saw

Samick Sage Bow and arrows

Gillnet

Tarp

Trapping wire

Fishing line and hooks

Titanium Pot

Leatherman Surge Multitool

Rations

Fiskars X15 Axe

Pete and Sam (Runner-Up)

Tarp x 2

Fishing line and hooks

Gillnet

Trapping wire

Rations

Paracord

Silky Big Boy Saw

Estwing 26″ Camper’s Axe

2 Qt Pot

Alone Gear List: Season 5 Winner and Runner-Up Gear Choices

alone gear list

 

Sam Larson (Winner)

Leatherman Super Tool Multi-tool

Sleeping bag

Ferro rod

Wire

Paracord

2 Qt Enamel Pot

Bob Dustrude Quick Buck Saw

Hults Bruk Felling Axe

Ration x 2

Britt Ahart (Runner-Up)

Becker BK7 Knife

Leatherman Wave Multi-tool

Paracord

Fishing Kit

Pot

Ferro Rod

Sleeping Bag

Samick Sage 50# Bow & Arrows

Big Boy Folding Saw

Wire

 

What I would choose for my Alone Gear List

There are a few items that are location dependent but the core of my list would be:

 

GearModelRationale
Sleeping BagMountain Hardwear Lamina Z Bonfire -30°F / -34°CRated for extreme cold because starvation makes the body run colder. Synthetic so moisture build up and rain becomes less of an issue.
Multi-toolLeatherman Super Tool 300It’s the most most heavy duty Leatherman. Pliers, file, and knife in one.
Ferro Rod½” by 5” Ferro rodI’d rather have a simple, reliable firestarter, than using a bow drill.
Fishing Line and Hooks x 2Times two, because it’s the most effective food procurement tool, and for trotlines.
PotStowaway MSR Pot
AxeEstwing 16” AxeAll stainless steel for durability, not too long, not too short. It should be compact for carrying around, but effective.
Bow and ArrowsSamick Sage #50 Would prefer a survival bow, but only wooden bows are allowed 🙁 For hunting small & big game if lucky
Gill NetPassive fishing, it could be a great choice or a total bust, but I would take my chances
HammockAbundant source of cordage

 

I would not take:

 

GearItemRationale
SawSilky Big Boy (straight, medium teeth)Unless most of the logs are very wide an axe should be enough. In a place like Vancouver Island I might trade the axe for a saw.
KnifeMorakniv Companion Heavy DutyI can carve, skin, and fillet with the multitool.
Food RationsPemmicanI would rather put on more meat in my bones and have extra hooks.
ParacordAssorted colors for lures. Orange and pink are harder to lose. Also camo color for traps.The hammock can be a bigger supply of paracord.
WireWire is super handy to have, but fishing is my priority.

Viewers seem to focus too much on the tools, but I’d say that outdoor clothing is equal if not more important than tools. Also a few contestants have made poor choices of gear, but have won or stayed out there for a really long time. Sam didn’t bring hooks in season 5, but won, for example. Brooke and Dave brought soap. Clearly, attitude trumps gear in survival.

Alone Gear List References

priorproperplanningpppp.blogspot.combladesandbushlore.com , morethanjustsurviving.com , outdoorrealityshows.com , prepperhandbook.blogspot.com , thetruthaboutknives.comdavemcintyrewilderness.org , prepperhandbook.blogspot.com

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