Alone Gear List: Analysis of All the Seasons

Alone gear list seson 1 season 2 season 3 season 4 season 5 season 6

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.

Attention: There are spoilers of seasons 1-5.

 

Season1234 (Pairs)56
Alone Gear listV. IslandV. IslandPatagoniaV. IslandMongoliaArcticChosen
Sleeping Bag1010107*101057
Ferro Rod1010107*10956
Fishing Kit10910791055
2 Qt Pot108979952
Knife9997*8749
Axe1010966849
Saw610879949
Food Rations310959541
Gill Net49152122
Paracord51824828
12×12 Tarp6127117
Bow & Arrows41227824
Multi-Tool22134517
Wire1128618
Bivy Bag22138
Water bottle31127
Frying pan211116
Sling Shot213
Sharpener213
Hammock112
Extra Tarp11
Rope11
Shovel112
Soap11

Alone Gear List: Season 1 Winner and Runner-Up

Alone Gear list

 

Alan Kay (Winner)

Saw

Fiskars/Gerber 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

Alone Gear List: Season 6

alone gear list season 6

Based on the first episode of Alone season 6, the contestant’s bios, their gear choices, and my experience and intuition, I think that the top contenders will be Ray, Nikki, and Jordan. So I’ve put their gear loadouts below:

Ray Livingston (season 6)

  1. Sleeping bag -40 degrees
  2. GSI aluminum dutch oven (great for cooking and baking without tending the fire)
  3. Ferro rod
  4. Fishing line and hooks
  5. Trapping wire
  6. Knife custom
  7. Custom axe, full size
  8. Folding Saw Silky Katanaboy 650
  9. Multitool Leatherman Surge
  10. Wes Wallace takedown longbow 57 lbs and arrows

Nikki van Schyndel (season 6)

  1. Knife 5in
  2. Pot
  3. Axe
  4. Sleeping bag, -35 degrees down
  5. Saw custom
  6. Paracord
  7. Bow and arrows
  8. Fishing line and hooks (circle and J hooks)
  9. Ferro rod
  10. Trapping wire

Jordan (season 6)

  1. Paracord
  2. Folding Saw Silky Katanaboy 650
  3. Siberian forest hatchet medium length
  4. Sleeping bag -40 degrees down sleeping bag
  5. Frying pan
  6. Ferro rod
  7. Fishing line and hooks
  8. Bow and arrows takedown recurve
  9. Trapping wire (brass and steel
  10. Multitool Leatherman Surge

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, instead of wasting calories using a bow drill.
Fishing Line and Hooks x 2circle hooksTimes two, because it’s the most effective food procurement tool, and for trotlines. If you can only bring one kit, then I would choose a silky big boy saw.
PotStowaway MSR PotOr a GSI aluminum dutch oven
AxeSchrade SCAXE2L 15.75”Not too long, not too short. It should be compact, but effective. I used to think a full steel axe was better, but they are too heavy for winter use with mitts.
Bow and ArrowsSamick Sage #50 Would prefer a survival bow, but only wooden bows are allowed 🙁 For hunting small & big game if lucky
Gill NetBraided line, not monoPassive fishing, and it’s how fishing for sustenance is done.
Wiresnare wireFor fishing leaders, hooks, and snares.

 

I would not take:

 

 

GearItemRationale
SawSilky Big BoyUnless most of the trees are very very wide an axe should be enough. In a place like Vancouver Island I would trade the axe for a saw.
KnifeMorakniv Companion Heavy DutyI can carve, skin, and fillet with a 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.A hammock can be a bigger supply of paracord. And wire is more useful.

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

Alone Gear List: Analysis of All the Seasons
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2 Comments on "Alone Gear List: Analysis of All the Seasons"

  1. I like this. It seems to me they have changed the gear list this year. I was trying to see if I could find list from each season. I was thinking there were more items provided in basic gear that are now on the 10 item list?

    • Juan Pablo Q. | June 10, 2019 at 11:20 | Reply

      Yeah each season is different, but it seems that season 6 is back to having minimal basics provided.

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