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 1-6.

 

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

Jordan Jonas (Winner)

Jordan (season 6)

  1. Paracord
  2. Folding Saw Silky Katanaboy
  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
Woniya Thibeault (Runner-Up)

Ferro Rod

Leatherman Surge Multi-tool (modified)

Saw Silky Katanaboy

Sleeping Bag

Morakniv Companion Knife

Paracord

Fishing Kit

Pot

Pemmican

Bow and arrows

Alone Gear List: Season 7

Based on the first 2 episodes of Alone season 7, the contestant’s bios, their gear choices, and my experience and intuition, I think that the top contenders will be Kielyn and Joel. So I’ve put their gear loadouts below:

 

Kielyn Marrone

1. Snare wire
2. Fishing line and hooks
3. Gill net
4. Axe
5. GSI Aluminum Dutch Oven
6. Sleeping bag -40C
7. Paracord
8. Ferro rod
9. Super Grizzly Bow
10. Multitool
Joel Van Der Loon

1. Bow Saw
2. Samick Sage 50# Bow & Arrows
3. Fishing line and hooks
4. Snare wire
5. Ax
6. Leatherman Surge
7. Ferro rod
8. Pot
9. Sleeping bag -40F
10. Gill net

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 BagWiggy’s Antarctic Bag -60FRated 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. This is an item that someone highly skilled in friction fire might decide to forego, but I think survival common sense and murphy’s law applies.
Fishing Line and Hookscircle hooksIt’s the most effective food procurement tool, and for trotlines. Not very useful in winter.
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. An ice chisel-axe combo for NWT.
Bow and ArrowsSamick Sage #50 Would prefer a survival bow, but only wooden bows are allowed 🙁 For hunting small & big game if lucky
Gill NetCustomMono line with float line (floaters) and lead core line(sinkers). Passive fishing, and it’s how fishing for sustenance is done. There’s a reason why commercial fishing is done using nets.
Wiresnare wireFor fishing leaders, hooks, and snares.
Saw or rationsDepending on overall strategy I would choose a Big Boy silky saw or rations.

 

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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21 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.

    • Don’t care about any of those things. Just want to know the make and model of each person’s overcoat. That’s where everyone needs to start anyway.

  2. Glen Vickery | April 15, 2020 at 07:51 | Reply

    List of Mitch Mitchell’s 10 survival items brought on Alone season 1

    Knife
    Axe
    Sharpening Stone
    Bow with six arrows
    Sleeping bag
    Bivi Bag
    2 quart pot
    Ferro rod
    Gill net
    300 yards of fishing line with 25 fishing hooks

    But when I am watching season one, I see he has a large tee-pee tent and a tarp?

  3. Glen Vickery | April 15, 2020 at 07:56 | Reply

    And all contestants seem to have headlamps even though none of them chose to even have a LED flashlight!
    Here is a list of all gear: history.com/shows/alone/articles/gear-list

    This list does not have any headlamps as achoice, and its not in the ten item list either??

  4. Glen Vickery | April 15, 2020 at 08:10 | Reply

    And Sam Larson (Runner-up) chose one 12×12 ground sheet tarp. but I see he has the one large tarp and 2 smaller tarps?

  5. Glen Vickery | April 15, 2020 at 21:11 | Reply

    LUCAS MILLER items
    1. 12×12 ground sheet tarp
    2. Saw
    3. Axe
    4. Sleeping bag
    5. Large 2-quart pot
    6. Ferro rod
    7. 300 yards of single filament line with 25 assorted hooks
    8. Extra Tarp
    9. Extra emergency rations
    10. Knife

    Yet he has 3 big tarps also? Apparently these look like they have been taken from the:
    TRACKING/SAFETY ITEMS
    1 canister wild animal repellant
    1 air horn
    1 backpack
    1 camera pack
    Camera equipment
    1 emergency flare
    1 satellite phone
    1 emergency personal flotation device
    1 first aid kit (military type – tourniquet, wadding, ace bandage, alcohol, plastic bag, etc)
    1 small mirror
    1 20×20 canvas tarp
    1 10×10 canvas tarp for camera gear
    1 head lamp
    1 gps tracking device
    1 emergency rations pack to include water and food.

    So it seems that some contestants were helping themselves to the safety items they were given. Although the extra tarps look different between contestants? Not sure if they were allowed to do this, but it them is clearly not just a ten item choice now is it! well not how we were all led to believe. I knew something was not quite right with the amount of gear they had. It took me a little while to figure it out. But that is where it is at, they or some have dug in and helped themselves to these extra pieces of gear.

    Specifically the:
    1 backpack
    1 20×20 canvas tarp
    1 10×10 canvas tarp for camera gear
    1 head lamp
    1 emergency rations pack to include water and food. (Of which we have no idea how much or what they were even given? My guess would be 24 hours worth)?

    And the two extra tarps, Holly molly, those are two big ticket items right there! So yeah you do get to chose ten items, but this is on top of these extra safety items that you can obviously use how and when you want. This is where you can use the 1 20×20 canvas tarp for shelter and the 1 10×10 canvas tarp as additional shelter or as a ground mat etc.

    I had to figure this out because it was quite stressful seeing people with extra gear that they had not chosen and I was like WTF?
    Now I know whats going on, I can now visualize what each contestant is doing and using the items for, whilst realizing where they came from.

    I hope this helps others that may have also been confused, frustrated and questioning these same things. 🙂

  6. Steve Jackson | May 6, 2020 at 04:34 | Reply

    Glen Vickory.
    Relax man. It’s not rocket science how to figure it out. And by all means go on the show and then show us all how it’s done. Until then, just enjoy it!!

  7. Kate Florio | June 8, 2020 at 11:02 | Reply

    What do the women bring?

  8. Michael Baldacchino | June 16, 2020 at 10:57 | Reply

    In season 7, a tarp is a “1 of the 10” item which no one chose, but they have them. What’s up with that? A freebee.
    Alone does not have a comment section to ask about that.

  9. I want to know what is the brand of camo Jordan was wearing in season 6.

  10. Will this list get updated with Season 6 & 7 soon?

  11. I take my hat off to all of those that have been on the show as well as those Who have applied to go. It is no easy thing to plan out and leave your life and family for an undermanned amount of time.
    I truly hope to a chance at this someday!!!

  12. So who is your new runner up for this season? I’m like Roland for winning.

    • Juan Pablo Q. | August 5, 2020 at 08:10 | Reply

      Yeah he seems to have what it takes, I’ve only watched up to episode 6 so far. I think anyone could win.

  13. Hi
    Sam Larson (Season 5 Winner) used LEATHERMAN SURGE, not SuperTool

    • Juan Pablo Q. | August 5, 2020 at 07:48 | Reply

      The video shows the Surge, but it bent before the show, and he swapped it for the Super Tool.

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