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#174539 - 06/08/09 02:02 PM Re: The Alaskan Experiment [Re: benjammin]
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Originally Posted By: benjammin
Resurrecting this thread because the last episode of the season is on Tuesday night, and also because I saw the supply list here:

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/out-of-the-wild/supply-list.html

and wondered what others would bring for their "one" personal item.

For me, it was a bottle of high potency multi-vitamins. Or maybe a bottle of Ibruprofren, or maybe a bottle of rum (the girls seemed particularly fond of it).


I'm not going anywhere without my Leatherman (except maybe the grave).

I asked my wife to bury me with it and she quickly insisted that she wasn't going to put a perfectly good Leatherman in the ground.

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#174540 - 06/08/09 02:02 PM Re: The Alaskan Experiment [Re: benjammin]
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The list doesn't include the fire starter (sparker) that they were seen using on the first (or second) day. Huh.

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#174546 - 06/08/09 03:41 PM Re: The Alaskan Experiment [Re: benjammin]
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Originally Posted By: benjammin
a bottle of rum (the girls seemed particularly fond of it).

I laughed at the condoms after reading Ben's post. Yes I know condoms can be used to carry water, or to protect small items from wetness! (pun intended):)
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#174547 - 06/08/09 03:43 PM Re: The Alaskan Experiment [Re: KenK]
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Originally Posted By: KenK
The list doesn't include the fire starter (sparker) that they were seen using on the first (or second) day. Huh.

Wasn't that a doans tool or a clone?
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31MAPqsZvmL._SL500_AA280
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#174551 - 06/08/09 06:06 PM Re: The Alaskan Experiment [Re: Stu]
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Yup. The woman who left first (I think) was the one who shaved off some magnesium and got the first fire going.

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#174569 - 06/09/09 05:13 AM Re: The Alaskan Experiment [Re: benjammin]
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After watching all the episodes so far, I have to say that the “Yukon pack” is what would make me tap out. That thing is reason enough to stay put in a survival situation.
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#174583 - 06/09/09 03:15 PM Re: The Alaskan Experiment [Re: JCWohlschlag]
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Doesn't look comfortable to me! I know I'd hate to carry one. Also looks like they have no idea on how to pack, or ways to lighten their gear. smile
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#174584 - 06/09/09 03:21 PM Re: The Alaskan Experiment [Re: Stu]
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Originally Posted By: Stu
Doesn't look comfortable to me! I know I'd hate to carry one. Also looks like they have no idea on how to pack, or ways to lighten their gear. smile


True.

On their first day I bet if there'd been a BRICK in the pile of stuff they would have carried it.

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#174595 - 06/09/09 05:09 PM Re: The Alaskan Experiment [Re: JCWohlschlag]
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Does anyone know where the shoulder straps for these Yukon Packs came from? I've been toying with the idea of using my sleeping tarp as my backpack but didn't know what to use/how to attach the shoulder straps.

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#174603 - 06/09/09 06:59 PM Re: The Alaskan Experiment [Re: Blast]
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Blast, If i have watched the show correctly and recall some backcountry lore, after everything is wrapped up in the tarps they use whatever lengths of cordage available to secure the load and create the shoulder loops.

A few of them have wrapped some burlap around the cordage straps and then duct tape on top of that for some padding on the upper chest, shoulders.
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