Alone Gear List

Each Alone participant brings clothing, safety, and survival gear to Vancouver Island. Here’s a list of all of the standard items the participants are given, as well as the master list from which they are allowed to select ten special items.

 

CLOTHING/APPAREL/PERSONAL EFFECTS

 

*These items do not count towards the 10 special items, but may not exceed the approved quota for each.

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  • 1 pair high leg Hunting boots
  • 1 Pair water shoes (crocs/sandals/keens)
  • 1 T-shirt
  • 2 fleece or wool shirts (hooded or unhooded)
  • 1 wool sweater
  • 3 pairs wool socks
  • 2 hats (brimmed, wool or baseball)
  • 1 bandana or shemagh or buff/face mask
  • 2 Pairs of Gloves (one insulated and one leather work style glove)
  • 2 pairs underwear
  • 1 warm outdoor jacket
  • 1 rain jacket
  • 1 rain pant
  • 1 pair thermal underwear (long top and bottom)
  • 1 pair of gaiters
  • 1 leather belt (or synthetic equivalent)
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 1 pair of eye glasses (with proof of prescription)
  • 1 personal photograph
  • 1 Multi-seasonal Sleeping Bag (should be a minimum of a -10 degrees Celsius rating and synthetic)
  • 1 Fixed Blade Knife
  • 1 Ferro Rod (must not be longer than 6in, and must have plastic handle)
 

SELECTION LIST

 

*Each Team may select 10 items from the following list (5 items per person).

*Participants may only choose up to 2 Food items each.

*Non-Hunting Items are limited to 1 of each item listed per Teammate.

*The Hunting Items are limited to 1 of each item listed per Team.

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Shelter

  • 12x12 ground cloth/tarp (grommets approved)
  • 8 mm climbing rope - 10M
  • 550 parachord - 20m
  • 1 hatchet
  • 1 saw
  • 1 ax

Bedding

  • 1 bivi bag (Gore-Tex sleeping bag cover)
  • 1 sleeping pad
  • 1 hammock

Cooking

  • 1 large pot (no more than 2 quarts; includes lid)
  • 1 steel frying pan
  • 1 enamel bowl for eating
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 canteen or water bottle

Hygiene

  • 1 bar soap
  • 1 8 oz tube of toothpaste
  • 1 face flannel
  • 1 40 m roll dental floss
  • 1 small bottle bio shower soap
  • 1 shaving razor (and 1 blade)
  • 1 towel (30” x 60”)
  • 1 comb

Hunting (Note: only 1 item can be chosen between each pair of participants)

  • 1 300-yard roll of a single filament fishing line / 25 assorted Hooks (no lures)
  • 1 primitive bow + 6x arrows (must be predominately made of wood)
  • 1 small gauge gill net (12' x 4' with 1.5" mesh)
  • 1 slingshot/catapult + 30 steel ball bearings + 1 replacement band
  • 1 net foraging bag
  • 1 3.5 lb roll of trapping wire
  • 3 lbs of one solid block of salt

Food

  • 2 lbs of beef jerky (protein)
  • 2 lbs of dried pulses/legumes/lentils mix (starch and carbs)
  • 2 lbs of biltong (protein)
  • 2 lbs of hard tack military biscuits (carbs/sugars)
  • 2 lbs of chocolate (Simple/complex sugars)
  • 2 lbs of pemmican (traditional trail food made from fat and proteins)
  • 2 lbs of gorp (raisins, m&m's and peanuts)
  • 2 lbs of flour (starch/carbs)
  • 1/3 lbs rice/ 1/3 lb sugar / 1/3 lb of salt

Tools

  • 1 pocket knife
  • 1 Leatherman multi-tool or similar
  • 1 sharpening stone
  • 1 roll of duct tape or 1 roll of electrical tape
  • 1 small shovel
  • 1 small sewing kit
  • 1 carabineer
  • 1 LED flashlight
  • 1 pair of ice spikes
   

NAVIGATIONAL AID

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*This will be provided by Producer to the Hiker and will be removed once a team is reunited.

  • Compass and compass bearing