All you need is a computer....click the link in the OP.I don’t have access to TV, netflix, or whatever it is that is showing this season’s Alone, but I have watched bits and pieces of old footage on Youtube and can get a general idea of the deal…
(I REALLY wish I could watch this with all y’all, but I will have to watch it vicariously through you by reading your comments, lol.)
That I would LOVE to see. I've never seen anyone who was a good shot with an atlatl. I've made a few myself....and am fascinated with them. But never figured out how to hit anything smaller than the literally broadside of a barn.But, I would not want to sacrifice the tarp over something like bow/arrows because I am also a good shot with an atlatl which can be quickly made in a couple of hours or less,
warning lots of pics ahead. to be clear i am not a craftsman or a tool maker by any stretch of anyone imagination. i am a redneck with a few tools and a bunch of ideas. this is what i came up several years ago. i like the surge but i found out something real quick the edges sticking out wear on your hands. if you use it any length of time without glove you going to have troubles. so i switched real fast as a base the old leatherman core.its smooth edges are a dream and it fits my large hand well. my second one will be much better if i get time and some money to have a few things done i am not able to do. i wish leatherman would work with some real folks to get a true survival or bushcraft type tool out. woniya that was on season 6 had access to extra tools and leatherman corp and they helped modify hers for tv show. its been a great hope they come up with a model based on hers and her input.i will show hers later.Really? I’ve carried mine for the past ten years recently just bought a new surge Where did you find the extra blades and tools??
That look fairly simple to do. I love the core that was my first. The only thing I did t like was not having replaceable wire cutters. I really like what ya did with the rapala blade. Gives me a few ideas we may even have to start a new thread for leatherman mods ?
This post puzzles me... When my grandson was 9 years old, I taught him how to throw an atlatl, and he nailed his target on the 4th or 5th throw he ever made. No accident because he played with that thing for hours and got better with every shot.That I would LOVE to see. I've never seen anyone who was a good shot with an atlatl. I've made a few myself....and am fascinated with them. But never figured out how to hit anything smaller than the literally broadside of a barn.
So sorry this has been your experience. Most people that I have talked with about their atlatl experiences say that it is much easier to learn and master than a bow, etc.Perhaps. But of all launched primitive weapons, I have found the atlatl the most challenging.
No idea. Probably just a glitch. I had to reload the page three times myself to get through it because the ads would glitch out.In the video in the OP, I got as far as Clay's mountain lion before an error message popped up saying that my "signature expired." Whatever does that mean?
I'm off to try to pick up where I was left hanging (off a cliff)!
Is this the first of the show you've seen?Well. I am hooked now. When is the next episode?
So as someone who has watched very season at least twice...I will give you a little hint about how the show usually works...Yes, my very first Alone show!! Loved it.
Crazy Biko is funny without meaning to be. I laughed way harder than I should when he explained (and demonstrated) why he was wearing overalls...lololol. I predict that he will draw half the Grizzlys in the land to him and will have to deal with the consequences. Or not. There is a possibility that the bears may think he is a force to reckon with, if he plays his cards right.
The wilderness can change a man.
There is a real transformation that can metamorphose within a man who is alone in the wilderness. He can exit the wilderness fragile, very fragile, he is no longer sure where that which is himself ends and that which is not himself starts.
Everything is kind of fuzzy, and has a softness about it, all things appear slightly blurred to the eye, like after one has been crying, and it can be hard to distinguish where one object stops and another object starts.
He feels weak and vulnerable, but centered. In fact he is stronger, but the feeling of weakness, and vulnerability comes from the loss of arrogance.
There is a clarity about the perfection of everything. Sounds are crisper, colors are different, there are so many more (new) colors now.
He feels as if he is looking through things and through people, this is a very uncomfortable experience, he tries to focus, but he just looks through everything.
Part of him wants to go back to the way it was, before being alone in the wilderness. But he also enjoys the bliss of how it is now. He wants to weep for no reason, but for the perfection of everything.
He has change, and can not change back to that which he was before, being alone in the wilderness.
I know not of drugs, but being alone in the wilderness, for long periods will change your perception of the universe. The universe is the same, but you have shifted to a place where you can see, with new eyes, a new heart, and a new empathy for all life. You have been born a second time, and are a child of the wilderness.
There was a time long ago, that a man was encouraged to go into the wilderness alone for a extended period, so that he might find wisdom about life. Sad it is discouraged today. Welcome home....welcome home. Home from the wilderness, for he is free to return at any time to your true nature.
NOTE: I wrote this based on my six months alone in the Alaska wilderness, in the early 70's. I was proving up on my federal homestead land grant.
Yep. I suspect a lot of us here feel that way.About the loneliness factor... This is a bit hard for me to grasp because I have been a hermit-ty recluse for decades and absolutely thrive on being alone.
Yes, we never really know ourselves until pushed to the max for an extended period of time. Then we discover the stuff we are made of!I've spent long times along...but also I always had books, games, etc with me. Alone with nothing.....could be different.
I can say I would do better than 50% of people on each season....but thats as far as I would go. I've never been tested to the degree the final five on these shows are.