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Title: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on June 15, 2018, 08:24:02 pm
New series of Alone started. I kinda like this show and this series looks like it has the potential to be a good one. Anybody else watching?
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: DC on June 15, 2018, 08:43:08 pm
Yup, I'm recording them. Got the second one recorded but haven't watched it yet. It looks like a lot better land. More game apparently but I think the cold will get everyone. If you have to spend 25 hours a day cutting firewood you're going to get hungry.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: DC on June 15, 2018, 08:44:48 pm
Oh, be sure to start with "spoiler alert" if you're going to spill stuff. Sometimes my recording watching gets a few days behind ;D ;D
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on June 15, 2018, 08:48:31 pm
I wasn't planning on spilling the beans yet DC. I agree 100 percent with your assessment. Should be interesting.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: osage outlaw on June 16, 2018, 06:25:24 am
Looks like it's going to be a good season.  I hope to see more bow hunting.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Ryan Jacob on June 16, 2018, 08:43:59 am
If you have to spend 25 hours a day cutting firewood you're going to get hungry.
Unfortunately sums up my bowmaking experience in a nutshell. Iíve only watched a few bits and pieces so dont spoil me on it ;D
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on June 16, 2018, 09:16:41 am
Looks like it's going to be a good season.  I hope to see more bow hunting.
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Sure hope so Clint. Lot of bows brought along last season but never saw anyone even try to hunt with one. Looks like moving around should be much easier in this series. More open ground.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: aaron on June 16, 2018, 09:48:45 am
I dont have tv but excited to get it online later. Nicole is a friend of mine.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on June 16, 2018, 08:28:41 pm
Sometimes I wish I didn't have a tv either Aaron. Especially when the dish bill comes. Absolutely nuts what it cost.
If I'm remembering right Nicole is the one that released the salmon. They really gave her a good razing over that. She took it pretty good. Seems like a very nice well rounded lady.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Weylin on June 17, 2018, 01:53:29 am
I know Nicole personally, and she's an amazing person.  I haven't started watching this season yet. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Swampman on June 17, 2018, 07:07:16 am
I am recording and watching it.  It should be interesting. 
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Post by: JW_Halverson on June 19, 2018, 08:44:09 pm
Where are they this season? I have been avoiding television lately, but binge watched the first two seasons. 

Seems to me that Vancouver Island Canada might be a good place to spot and stalk black bear with a bow.

Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on June 19, 2018, 08:56:01 pm
Their in Mongolia JW. They are gonna have to prepare for winter. It's gonna get brutal. Sure looks like could be better Hunting and fishing. Lots more open space.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on June 20, 2018, 07:10:00 am
I have not yet seen any episode but had a look at the items list chosen by the competitors
what striked me is no one took insulation tarps
they could be in a very dry location but they all should be very confident in building waterproof shelters
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: JW_Halverson on June 21, 2018, 02:13:25 pm
I have not yet seen any episode but had a look at the items list chosen by the competitors
what striked me is no one took insulation tarps
they could be in a very dry location but they all should be very confident in building waterproof shelters

They may also be limited by the volume of their choices, too. I have often wondered about those insulation tarps used by concrete layers in winter...
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on June 29, 2018, 10:09:58 am
I wrote insulation tarp but I meant tarp. that one used to cover shelters.
I saw the first episode and they all have one so maybe it was something apart the 10 items list
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on August 27, 2018, 02:08:50 am
Finally saw the entire season.
Interesting show.
What amaze me is how big the loneliness factor is compared to traditional survival obstacles.
It also strikes me how every man (and woman) has different attitudes and approach to a similar problem
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on August 27, 2018, 08:24:01 am
I watched it now to Glis. It is interesting show. It's interesting how the mental part of being able to tap at anytime and being so alone messes with their minds. I'm betting if there was nobody coming to get them when they tapped things would play out differently. I do enjoy the show though.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: DC on August 27, 2018, 10:59:45 am
What is interesting is how unsuccessful they are at hunting and trapping. The tracks in the snow showed that there is lots of game about but other than a few grouse it was fishing that kept them going.
 I'm not sure how it would play out if there was no one to get them. Humans being a social animal I'll bet they would slowly go wacko and starve to death or get killed doing something wacko.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on August 27, 2018, 11:08:50 am
You could be right DC, I think the survival instincts might take over the social needs if you knew nobody was coming to get you. I did think hunting would play a bigger part this season and to some extent it did, but it wasn't as big of a deal maker as I thought it might be. One successful large game hunt might have done it though. I'll watch the next season.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on August 28, 2018, 04:02:09 am
I often tought of Ishi story while watching the series.
When he was left alone and without tools he almost starved to death
Alone players had tools but I bet their survival skills weren't up to Ishi's
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Will Tell on August 28, 2018, 08:39:18 am
The last episode I saw they were having a hard time catching fish. I'm surprised you never see anyone tying flies in survival situations. A waxed spool of thread and a dozen hooks and some fishing line and you could tie up some nice flies with a little fur or a few feathers.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on August 29, 2018, 02:53:57 am
One of the participants made an artificial lure out of some paracord and apparently it worked.
As long as the season was good they used natural lures. Mainly grasshoppers
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on June 04, 2019, 06:12:21 am
Season 6 will air on june 6.
Place is a canadian lake far in the north
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: DC on June 04, 2019, 07:31:29 am
It seems that they have reduced this show to a starvation contest. The fatter you are before you go in the better your chances. I guess shortening the winners time cuts production costs. I guess if they put them in a survivable location the show would last to long for a 13 episode series(or whatever it is). That said I'll be glued to the set this Thursday :D :D
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Hawkdancer on June 04, 2019, 10:14:51 am
That "alone" factor is what set the mountain men apart.  Many of them linked up with various native bands for the winter.  The Rocky Mountains were called the High Lonesome" for a solid reason.  Some of them were plumb crazy, if they survived!  Haven't seen any of the show, though.
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Woodely on June 04, 2019, 08:30:04 pm
I saw snow on the previews,  only place I want to see snow is while I'm driving down the freeway looking West at the mountains.  Although I saw a woman carrying a takedown bow, might make it interesting.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on June 05, 2019, 06:08:08 am
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It seems that they have reduced this show to a starvation contest. The fatter you are before you go in the better your chances. I guess shortening the winners time cuts production costs.

The extreme cold may introduce the need to collect more wood and build more comfortable shelters altough starting with a lot of fat strapped on yourself seems to be a great benefit
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on June 05, 2019, 07:42:37 am
Haven't seen any previews yet. Should be set up to record the show though. Got my curiosity peaked. Wondering where exactly they are and when they get dropped off. If it's on the sea ice I'd be sitting by a blow hole.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Pat B on June 06, 2019, 06:44:44 am
Where can I see "Alone"?  I tried Googling it but came up with naked people and they weren't in a survival situation.  ::)
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: DC on June 06, 2019, 07:11:39 am
It's on the "History Channel" tonight.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Pat B on June 06, 2019, 04:25:05 pm
Thanks.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on June 07, 2019, 03:30:31 am
It looks like there will be some serious hunting this season !!! )P(
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on June 07, 2019, 04:37:02 am
I didn't get chance to watch yet. It should be recorded. I'm hoping your right GlisGlis.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on June 07, 2019, 06:24:37 am
there's a small catch in the first episode but much better prey announced for next episodes   (SH)
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Marc St Louis on June 07, 2019, 05:56:20 pm
The guy who mocked the trees was the first to go  :OK
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Deerhunter21 on June 07, 2019, 07:51:54 pm
Ohhh im excited!!!
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on June 08, 2019, 02:32:03 am
The guy who mocked the trees was the first to go  :OK

I guess if your going to talk to trees. Well you know. If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: DC on June 08, 2019, 08:15:54 am
If you break a leg just for insulting a tree, what happens when you cut one down? Do we all have some kind of impending doom? ;)
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Woodely on June 08, 2019, 10:07:19 am
He shot the Tree rat but I could not tell what distance it was.  10-30 yards ..???   was a good shot right thru the ears...  :)
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Marc St Louis on June 09, 2019, 01:44:12 pm
I talk to trees all the time.  I apologize for having to cut them down for heating my home, for harvesting them to make bows, harps and other things as well as just having to cut them period.  Not having respect for something can make one sloppy.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Stoner on June 10, 2019, 07:44:52 pm
Love this show, haven't missed it yet. John
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on June 24, 2019, 02:16:58 am
episode 3 shows a very skilled participant. Let's see if other factors will shuffle the deck
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Hawkdancer on June 24, 2019, 10:24:59 am
I agree with Marc - also make smoke for the animals I kill for food or skin!
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Woodely on June 29, 2019, 08:54:00 am
Same deal as shooting that tree rat,  she shot a grouse and I could not make out if it was shot on a tree, on the ground or where and what distance.  Anyone know..???
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: aaron on June 29, 2019, 03:32:08 pm
I'm so excited to see this show again. Nicole and Jose from previous seasons are friends of mine and now Woinea is on and also an acquaintance. Psyched she got the grouse. I'll get to see her this year at Echoes In Time gathering in OR in July!
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on June 29, 2019, 07:42:41 pm
I like her Aaron.
I think she's got a great additude and some good skills to go with it. Kinda routing for her. Sure hope that doesn't Jinx her. So far I don't think anyone I routed for has won.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: txdm on June 30, 2019, 07:42:14 am
Only a few episodes in, and this season has more archery action than all the previous ones combined.  (SH)
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on July 10, 2019, 09:39:20 am
I missed last week. My tv didn't record it. Was it on?
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on July 10, 2019, 10:16:28 am
nope
they skipped a week
I'm starting withdrawals symptomes  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on July 10, 2019, 10:32:00 am
The Gils. I was wondering if my recorder was at fault.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: sleek on July 10, 2019, 11:54:05 am
Before I'm too old, I'd like to do a survival show like this. I dont know too much about it as I haven't seen an episode,  but it sounds better than Naked and afraid. I wonder how to get considered for casting?
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on July 12, 2019, 02:05:23 am
I think you should apply trough history channel recruiting page
Search google for "alone series want to be on alone"
you should find it in the first results

in my opinion Alone is by far the best of this kind of shows.
You should watch at least some episodes if you're planning to participate :D
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: DC on July 12, 2019, 08:05:58 am
It seems that the fattest person has the best chance.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on July 12, 2019, 08:26:43 am
It seems that the fattest person has the best chance.

It seems like it could be different this season. Been more game taken. Not just fishing. Some fairly productive snare lines and some success bow hunting to.
I'm not so sure their shelters are up to a winter in the artic though. Maybe with some of the success hunting some might have more time and energy to work on shelter. I could be wrong, but I'm thinking it won't be someone who started out with a extra 70 lbs and sits around camp conserving calories.
Bjrogg
PS I've been wrong every other season so don't put your money on anything I say. I am enjoying the show though.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: DC on July 13, 2019, 08:25:10 am
Some of the shelters are pretty well ventilated. :D I've wondered over the years what they would do with meat if they got a surplus. You start to get into competition with other animals and as near as I can figure the best they've got is snare wire to hang it in trees. I'm also wondering why they don't stew all the meat they do get. They all seem to roast it on a stick. If they stewed it wouldn't it be safer. And you would have all that nourishing hot broth(that needs salt ;D) to drink at bed time.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: RyanR on July 13, 2019, 04:26:52 pm
Definitely the best archery action so far.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on July 15, 2019, 12:39:08 am
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I'm not so sure their shelters are up to a winter in the artic though.

that's my concern too. Some of their shelters seems made just to keep rain out
when they record inside you usually can see light  trough walls. that's a bad sign in artic in my opinion
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on July 20, 2019, 02:43:16 am
seen episode 06. best season ever in my opinion  :OK
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on August 26, 2019, 12:00:19 pm
seen all. BEST SEASON EVER !!

will wait to make considerations to avoid spoilers
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: sleek on August 26, 2019, 12:02:02 pm
I need to find a way to binge watch this show, season one episode one. Never seen it. yall know where I can go to watch em all?
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Post by: Deerhunter21 on August 26, 2019, 12:23:11 pm
Hulu sleek. has season 1 untill season 6(?) maybe 5? me and my dad have been binge watching it. (-P im only on patagonia so i havent been reading this. no spoilers for me! >:D
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on August 26, 2019, 05:38:31 pm
For some reason my receiver didn't record the final episode. All the other lame TV programs they show reruns over and over. Can't find it on the schedule anywhere.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: TrevorM on August 27, 2019, 08:06:32 am
If you have cable you should be able to stream it directly from the history channel.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on August 27, 2019, 10:01:33 am
If you have cable you should be able to stream it directly from the history channel.

I have satellite. I can't imagine why yet as much as they charge for it and losing channels all the time.
I think I should be able to watch it on demand but I need to get receiver to recognize my internet. Might have to look into it. Guessing that takes a lot of data to?
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on September 08, 2019, 08:19:03 pm
Well I finally got around to setting up my receiver so I could watch the final episode.

I do enjoy this show and I gotta say this was a really well deserved win. In fact second and third were really winners to. Nobody won this one just because they were carrying a extra 70 lbs of belly fat. They didn't sit around in their shelter conserving energy. I thought it was really interesting and I really would have been happy for any of the final three.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on September 09, 2019, 03:05:11 am
yes they where indeed skilled and motivated
One thing that struck me was the fire/shelters issues
We all know that fire is dangerous but i tend to forget it (and apparently not only me  ;) )
Really questioning me what shelter/fire setup could be best in a primitive very cold situation
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on September 09, 2019, 06:06:02 am
Yes Gils and I'm pretty sure the cold climate compounds the problem. Not only is it colder and you want more fire, but I'm sure the air is very dry to when the temperature drops that low. Once they had a little fire it very quickly got out of control.

Another thing that was a little surprising was how important eating something with fat was. It sure is interesting the things we just take for granted that are so vital to our survival and wellbeing. One thing that becomes very clear from watching any of these shows. We are very blessed to eat like we do.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on September 09, 2019, 06:49:05 am
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Season 7, if commissioned, will have a fresh set of contestants from diverse backgrounds.

 :OK



..and if you are interested in participating:

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To apply for Alone, please email alonecasting@itv.com with your name, age, contact information, location, and a brief description about your survival expertise!

You will be emailing Leftfield Entertainment, the producer of Alone. Leftfield Entertainment may use your information to contact you about the show or other opportunities that it believes may interest you.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on September 09, 2019, 07:25:18 am
My wife and daughter are always telling me I should go on that show. Maybe they just want to get rid of me for a couple months? I've got a little extra belly fat stored up already.

Seriously I'd really like to try it. I think I'd do ok. I'm use to spending a lot of time by myself. I'm sure I'd spend any time I was try to gather food tinkering and making stuff to better my odds. It would sure be a interesting opportunity.

I'll probably just watch someone else though. I've got to many things to do here before I go
Bjrogg


Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: sleek on September 09, 2019, 08:44:57 am
I want to go and do this very much. I have been binge watching this with my wife and son. This is such a fun show, I even dream about it at night
 I'm going to spend this year learning traps and how to I'd edible plants. Plants are my weak spot really. Also, at 250 pounds, 5'9", I'd like to loose a bit of weight and get my cardio up before going on the show. Maybe get down to 220 pounds would be good.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Hawkdancer on September 09, 2019, 11:57:08 am
If I recall my survival training correctly, you need a fairly tight, but ventilated shelter, and a small fire, maybe the size of a baseball cap, and a heap of firewood including some thick enough to bank the fire.
I'm too old to try to do that any more, but I do teach some survival in Hunter Education.  Fat is extremely important in the diet, as well.  Good luck if you apply!
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Deerhunter21 on September 09, 2019, 12:22:11 pm
Too young :'(
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Post by: Hawkdancer on September 09, 2019, 01:05:28 pm
That gives you time to hone your skills,  and learn to avoid "dumb attacks"! >:D (lol) (lol)
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on September 09, 2019, 03:06:59 pm
Too young  :o

Enjoy it Russell. It flies by :o
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: sleek on September 09, 2019, 03:33:08 pm
If I recall my survival training correctly, you need a fairly tight, but ventilated shelter, and a small fire, maybe the size of a baseball cap, and a heap of firewood including some thick enough to bank the fire.
I'm too old to try to do that any more, but I do teach some survival in Hunter Education.  Fat is extremely important in the diet, as well.  Good luck if you apply!
Hawkdancer

I think I will apply for the Season 8. That gives me time to prepare and learn.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Deerhunter21 on September 09, 2019, 04:05:23 pm
Wohoho! seeing that just made my day for some reason!  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on September 10, 2019, 04:02:22 am
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If I recall my survival training correctly, you need a fairly tight, but ventilated shelter, and a small fire, maybe the size of a baseball cap, and a heap of firewood including some thick enough to bank the fire.

Yes. the difficult part is to balance ventilated and warm enough, tight shelter but not so small to catch fire at every spark, small fire but not so small to be difficult to mantein

that is another subject for debate
in the show I've seen many times participants saw piles of ten inches  twigs and logs for fire
while is indubitable that well chosen and prepared wood make a better fire I see millions of calories burned in a substantial emergency situation
I doubt that in ancient times cutting wood was such a surgical action
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Marc St Louis on September 10, 2019, 07:17:34 am
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If I recall my survival training correctly, you need a fairly tight, but ventilated shelter, and a small fire, maybe the size of a baseball cap, and a heap of firewood including some thick enough to bank the fire.

Yes. the difficult part is to balance ventilated and warm enough, tight shelter but not so small to catch fire at every spark, small fire but not so small to be difficult to mantein

that is another subject for debate
in the show I've seen many times participants saw piles of ten inches  twigs and logs for fire
while is indubitable that well chosen and prepared wood make a better fire I see millions of calories burned in a substantial emergency situation
I doubt that in ancient times cutting wood was such a surgical action

Yes wasting that much energy making such a shelter doesn't make sense.  Instead of a plastic tarp they would be better off bringing a canvas tarp, much heavier but much more resistant to sparks and heat.

A really small fire is nice but not much use when temps get well below freezing

A good shelter is important but stockpiling food is another.  What I don't understand is why the guy who shot the Moose didn't keep the important food (fat) with him in the shelter.  I wouldn't have let it out of my sight.  Also I sure hope he didn't leave all the Moose meat in the bush when he left, that would be disrespectful.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on September 10, 2019, 11:10:44 am
What was even crazier was when he put all the snares on the post for his platform to keep the wolverine from getting his supplies and then left the ladder leaning against the platform.lol.

I'm thinking he took all his meat, but can't say for positive. They always put everything back as close to the way it was when they got there before they leave. I'm thinking the wolverine wouldn't mind if he left something for him. I know if it was me I'd want to take it back. Along with a few other reminders of the adventure.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: DC on September 11, 2019, 09:55:42 am
He talked a lot about what a disaster losing his fat was. It was almost like he was saying that shooting the moose was a waste of time because he lost the fat. But he did win :D. I think his experience in Siberia was a big help in his win but having a stash of moose and wolverine meat clinched it. I think the other contestants would have killed for a big moose steak. When they edited the show they seemed to downplay the fact that he had this big pile of meat and could fill his stomach every day.
I think I noticed that any house fires they had(previous seasons too) were in shelters where they built the fire pit against a wall with some kind of chimney. Some of them just had a little fire pit in the centre of the shelter with no attempt at a chimney at all. That looked to be the way to go.
This was the best season IMO. There was lots of game taken and some amazing archery shots. I did wonder how many arrows they took. I'm sure that if I was shooting at a squirrel in a tree in that country I would lose an arrow every shot.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: sleek on September 11, 2019, 10:11:45 am
GEE spoiler alert! I'm still on season 5! Actually,  I'm learning that even if I knew who won, it really is the story of how that makes the show good. I find myself disappointed almost everytime someone taps, because I wanted to see how this new thing or situation they had set up was going to serve them, or I was fascinated by how they were handled g the situation and wanted to learn more from them.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: sleek on September 11, 2019, 10:13:27 am
I sent an email requesting consideration for Season 8, if they get their contract renewed.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: DC on September 11, 2019, 10:15:54 am
GEE spoiler alert! I'm still on season 5! Actually,  I'm learning that even if I knew who won, it really is the story of how that makes the show good. I find myself disappointed almost everytime someone taps, because I wanted to see how this new thing or situation they had set up was going to serve them, or I was fascinated by how they were handled g the situation and wanted to learn more from them.

Sorry Sleek, I thought enough time had passed. It's hard to read this thread without wanting to comment about particular instances.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on September 11, 2019, 10:44:45 am
I did wonder how many arrows they took. I'm sure that if I was shooting at a squirrel in a tree in that country I would lose an arrow every shot.

Recurve Wooden Bow with 6 Arrows (Field or Hunting tips, your choice, it doesnít seem to matter)


I'm pretty sure he still had alot of food when his wife came.
Even without fat he could have lasted many more days
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: sleek on September 11, 2019, 10:48:03 am
GEE spoiler alert! I'm still on season 5! Actually,  I'm learning that even if I knew who won, it really is the story of how that makes the show good. I find myself disappointed almost everytime someone taps, because I wanted to see how this new thing or situation they had set up was going to serve them, or I was fascinated by how they were handled g the situation and wanted to learn more from them.

Sorry Sleek, I thought enough time had passed. It's hard to read this thread without wanting to comment about particular instances.

Not a problem! Like I said, it's the story of how they got to that point that makes the show. I knew there was a risk when I read this thread  no need to apologize:)
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on September 11, 2019, 12:47:42 pm
GEE spoiler alert! I'm still on season 5! Actually,  I'm learning that even if I knew who won, it really is the story of how that makes the show good. I find myself disappointed almost everytime someone taps, because I wanted to see how this new thing or situation they had set up was going to serve them, or I was fascinated by how they were handled g the situation and wanted to learn more from them.



Sleek I gotta say I'm sorry if I spoiled it for anyone, but it's pretty hard for us that have seen it not to talk about it to.
 It's interesting. When I grew up we had 3 tv stations. No record button. All of it free airwaves. Paid for by commercials. It was pretty good entertainment and the three stations really did complete for viewers. It really did help people have something in common and give them something to talk about.
Now we have all these options to watch whatever and record to watch later. The cost has become crazy plus we still have the commercials. My brother and I like a lot of the same proprams but don't watch them at the same time so we can't talk about them.lol  Strange how sometimes the more communication we have the less we communicate.

I agree with your conclusion though. It really doesn't matter if you know who won. It is the adventure that's the entertainment. Really most of the winners weren't who I was most entertained by. I was many times surprised when people just plain got lonely, proved to themselves what they needed to prove to themselves and decided it was time to go home
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: sleek on September 11, 2019, 01:02:24 pm
Anyone reading this thread knows darn well spoilers may happen. I'm not worried,  I'm even more excited to see it unfold now! This is gonna be great!
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Deerhunter21 on September 11, 2019, 01:39:30 pm
SPOILER: Sleek wins!
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on September 11, 2019, 02:37:20 pm
Anyone reading this thread knows darn well spoilers may happen. I'm not worried,  I'm even more excited to see it unfold now! This is gonna be great!

I was pretty sure of that Sleek.
I've often thought though how different things are now just because of how we communicate in this new world.
Bjrogg
PS I mean really if you think about it I'm in the middle of a field,driving my tractor, communicating with you and a whole bunch of other people I may never meet in person in my life
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: sleek on September 11, 2019, 02:55:57 pm
Anyone reading this thread knows darn well spoilers may happen. I'm not worried,  I'm even more excited to see it unfold now! This is gonna be great!

I was pretty sure of that Sleek.
I've often thought though how different things are now just because of how we communicate in this new world.
Bjrogg
PS I mean really if you think about it I'm in the middle of a field,driving my tractor, communicating with you and a whole bunch of other people I may never meet in person in my life

Texting while driving eh? Ain't technology great? I'm tugging at your leg...
By the way, we have met at Marshall,  we competed against each other in the jug shoot a few years back. I was shooting a very short recurve.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on September 11, 2019, 03:09:36 pm
Yup I remember you well Sleek. Babes and your son too. I meant other people that were maybe even just lurking.

Actually the tractor does most of the driving. I just have to make sure it's doing what it's supposed to be doing. And tell it what to do. It is amazing.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Deerhunter21 on September 11, 2019, 05:34:32 pm
How long are you normally on a tractor bj?
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on September 11, 2019, 09:58:36 pm
How long are you normally on a tractor bj?

Russell at times I pretty much live in one. I've spent over 36 hours straight in them before. That was when I was younger and they didn't drive themselves. I've been in them many times over 24 hours though. Like they say you gotta make hay when the sun shines. Sometimes you gotta keep going till the weather doesn't let you anymore. Normally I'm around 12 to 16 hours, but I don't do that year round. I have several "busy" seasons. Pretty much from April to November with a few short breaks in between. Sounds crazy but I actually kinda thrive on it. Gotta admit though, getting older is making it harder.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: txdm on November 28, 2019, 11:58:42 am
All I can say is I am still in admiration of the archery skills of all the participants who brought bows. A couple of them had traditional wooden bows, too. With respect to all the forms of archery, what was on this show is what I think of as my favorite kind.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on January 28, 2020, 05:34:50 am
there are some strange talking about Alone: the Beast  due on january 30 on history channel
you can search youtube for the trailer
3 people, 30 gg to survive, no tools
Dont know if that will replace regular alone season 7
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: sleek on January 28, 2020, 07:23:04 am
there are some strange talking about Alone: the Beast  due on january 30 on history channel
you can search youtube for the trailer
3 people, 30 gg to survive, no tools
Dont know if that will replace regular alone season 7

30gg?
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on January 28, 2020, 08:52:54 am
sorry I meant 30 days
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: DC on January 28, 2020, 10:27:17 am
I get two feeds of The History Channel and it's not there but I can find all the promos on Youtube. Strange.

Now I'm thinkin' that there's an American and a Canadian History channel. Rats :D
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on January 30, 2020, 08:29:26 am
I'm not in the usa but faking a us Ip  I can see the show in evidence in history channel site

they say

ALONE the beast
Series Premiere Tonight at 10/9c
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on January 30, 2020, 10:49:55 am
I'm not in the usa but faking a us Ip  I can see the show in evidence in history channel site

they say

ALONE the beast
Series Premiere Tonight at 10/9c


Thanks GlisGlis. I donít watch much tv but I did see that trailer. Thanks for the heads up. Have to watch tonight
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: DC on January 30, 2020, 10:59:27 am
I'm not in the usa but faking a us Ip  I can see the show in evidence in history channel site

they say

ALONE the beast
Series Premiere Tonight at 10/9c
I'm an old fart, I don't know how to do that. ;D I'm sure it will show up on the Canadian History Channel sooner or later.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on February 01, 2020, 01:55:11 pm
Iím not liking their new Beast Alone as much as their previous ones. Itís ok, but I liked it a lot better before.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: TrevorM on February 02, 2020, 03:45:44 pm
Iím not liking their new Beast Alone as much as their previous ones. Itís ok, but I liked it a lot better before.
Bjrogg

Yeah me too. I get why they changed it, but it's hardly alone if you're there with 2 other contestants and a camera crew...
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on February 02, 2020, 04:42:07 pm
Iím wondering why the change?

It totally takes away the biggest question. Whoís still in this? How long can I go before I tap? What do I need to do to make it in the long haul?

Now I just have to survive 30 days with this moose someone else shot for me. Iím not saying itís easy, donít get me wrong. But Iíd much rather see the contestants dropped off separately or even in pairs, but with their 10 objects and see who adapts and sticks it out for who knows how long? I think they took away the one question that made it the most interesting show. It always surprised me who tapped and for what reasons. Many times I didnít see it coming at all. Other times I didnít think someone would last a week and they went to the end.

Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: sleek on February 02, 2020, 06:22:41 pm
Hopefully this new version gets poor Mark's and they go back to the original version.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: DC on February 02, 2020, 06:29:44 pm
Is it a replacement for "Alone" or is it a spin off?
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on February 03, 2020, 05:46:19 am
Is it a replacement for "Alone" or is it a spin off?




I donít know DC. They had trailers for more of this Beast style they showed. Iím hoping they do like sleek said and switch back to original Alone style. Iím thinking this is what we get for this season.

Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: TrevorM on February 03, 2020, 08:10:54 am
Iím wondering why the change?

It totally takes away the biggest question. Whoís still in this? How long can I go before I tap? What do I need to do to make it in the long haul?

Now I just have to survive 30 days with this moose someone else shot for me. Iím not saying itís easy, donít get me wrong. But Iíd much rather see the contestants dropped off separately or even in pairs, but with their 10 objects and see who adapts and sticks it out for who knows how long? I think they took away the one question that made it the most interesting show. It always surprised me who tapped and for what reasons. Many times I didnít see it coming at all. Other times I didnít think someone would last a week and they went to the end.

Bjrogg

I'm pretty sure it's 'the how long' that's driven the change. Too many contestants were pushing themselves to the the breaking point and it was getting dangerous. Add to that the PTSD symptoms a lot of them had after (a few of them talked about it in season 5). I do think something needed to change, I just think they went a bit far off of what made Alone great. The first episode was good though and I'll watch more, it just wasn't as good as the original.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: sleek on February 03, 2020, 08:16:28 am
Perhaps they could restructure it to be where they do a body mass index every week, with a goal of being the last to hit a certain percentage.  Say, a person lost 6% of their mass, but you cant loose more than 5% they are out. That would keep the spirit of the show alive, and keep people healthy.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on February 03, 2020, 09:08:20 am
I was kinda guessing for health reasons to. The people they actually pulled were some really tough people. They were also very depleted.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: DC on February 03, 2020, 11:02:31 am
It's coming on the Canadian History Channel on Feb 13.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on February 06, 2020, 02:15:58 am
I'm not sure the beast will replace the original version
It could be a spinoff sort of

I saw the show and it's not bad
the format could put enphasis on skills that are less present in Alone (flintknapping, fire making, primitive shelter and butchering)
There are things that I did not liked tough
the cameraman shooting takes away authenticity
Having external filmers I expected to see well documented skills sequences
they opted for a cutted scenes more narrative style that in my opinion gives the feeling of a made up story
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on February 07, 2020, 07:02:11 am
The second episode was much better in my opinion. I didnít see beginning of it. Missed first three days but like Glis said they did show much more survival skills and tool making.  Going to have to see if I can watch the beginning somehow.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Marc St Louis on February 07, 2020, 11:58:20 am
I have to say the 2 men were an embarrassment.  If I were the second guy that left I wouldn't show my face around too much  :-[

There seems to be some oddities about the show, maybe they have somebody on site filming
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: Deerhunter21 on February 07, 2020, 03:43:07 pm
what happened? I cant watch it. I dont have satillight tv so can you guys fill me in?
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on February 08, 2020, 02:52:20 am
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I have to say the 2 men were an embarrassment.  If I were the second guy that left I wouldn't show my face around too much
+1  just a few days and you miss the kids.  (A)
be honest. say you fear the predators or you cant handle the adversity

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, maybe they have somebody on site filming
sure. all the filming is made by camera crew
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on February 20, 2020, 01:11:01 pm
looks like episode 3 has been rescheduled but I cannot find a precise date
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: TrevorM on February 20, 2020, 02:30:52 pm
looks like episode 3 has been rescheduled but I cannot find a precise date

I heard a rumor it was canceled. You'd think they'd at least air the episodes they've done already, at least online.
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: sleek on February 20, 2020, 04:07:27 pm
Oh No! Just the season, not the whole program I hope!
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: bjrogg on February 20, 2020, 08:08:36 pm
I was wondering if there weíre anymore.
I thought maybe I just missed em.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: GlisGlis on February 21, 2020, 03:59:48 am
"Alone the beast" was supposed to be 10 episodes
Alone season 7 should be aired later
Title: Re: Alone again.
Post by: DC on February 21, 2020, 10:54:08 am
I just saw ep 1 of the Beast, I quite enjoyed it. Ep 2 was on last night after my bedtime. It's waiting in the PVR. Ep 3 is scheduled.