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Re: Alone [Re: DuxDawg] #7307509
07/16/21 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by DuxDawg
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100% of what's on all "survival" shows, including Alone, is staged.
100% staged drama just like any movie or tv show.


I can guarantee you, Alone is the one show that isn't staged. Not saying they don't add some audio (animal sounds). But the show itself isn't staged. A friend of mine won season 7 he said it is 100% the real deal.

Re: Alone [Re: Deerhunter51] #7307521
07/16/21 05:04 PM
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I thought it was a #5 SN Kenwood...


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Re: Alone [Re: Deerhunter51] #7307641
07/16/21 08:51 PM
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You are correct, it was a #5, Kenwood pan. Had to play it again on the big tv - looked bigger the first time the way she was holding it close to the camera. Sure would like to get a closer look at the springs..

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Re: Alone [Re: Law Dog] #7307902
07/17/21 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
A trap in the woods and not even anchored down that seems odd as chicken lips.

Yep


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Re: Alone [Re: Deerhunter51] #7307921
07/17/21 09:34 AM
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It could have been left, the steel in those would last a long time under the right conditions. Low humidity being one. The trap would have been attached to a log for a drag, so being unattached isnít a problem. My question is if she found it did she get to keep it.


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Re: Alone [Re: Deerhunter51] #7307989
07/17/21 11:22 AM
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The drama. Let's have a panic attack because we got lost. Only snowed the last night and the only tracks to follow are the ones you made. A couple of the contestants are legit, but where do they get the rest of the whiny, lazy bums?????? Get some real contestants for once.

Re: Alone [Re: Deerhunter51] #7308053
07/17/21 01:28 PM
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I've seen the #6 and I doubt she could have held one up...Those wondering if she will be able to use the trap, I'd say she'd need to look around for the setting claps...You don't set those over your knee...


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Re: Alone [Re: Deerhunter51] #7308054
07/17/21 01:29 PM
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Below is a link to the ALONE segment showing the finding of the bear trap.

https://play.history.com/shows/alone/season-8/episode-7

The bear trap is found at 7min 38 seconds into the episode- The trap pan is shown a 8 min 14 seconds.


Note to self- Engage brain before opening mouth (or hitting the ENTER key/SUBMIT button).

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Re: Alone [Re: 330-Trapper] #7308055
07/17/21 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Originally Posted by Law Dog
A trap in the woods and not even anchored down that seems odd as chicken lips.

Yep


Having trapped bear with that sized trap before, I can tell you that you don't carry them around like you do fox traps...So if someone was bear trapping many years ago,it took great effort to get that trap to such a remote site. So stashing it for the next season might have been just what the trapper did...Perhaps he never made it back in for the next season...


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Re: Alone [Re: Deerhunter51] #7308073
07/17/21 02:08 PM
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I stashed gear along a River before when beaver trapping and gear in the cat hills I still do but laying gear on a trail on flat ground would not be the way to go but thatís my opinion. I find brush piles, fallen trees odd trees to place a stash, no way a guy could find that trap in the ferns if they were up or other growth.


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Re: Alone [Re: bankrunner] #7308076
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They pick those type of people on purpose to have a bit of drama on the show. The producers know pretty much who Is going to tap before they even get started.

Once they start talking about family you know It won't be long before they tap out.


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Re: Alone [Re: Deerhunter51] #7308258
07/17/21 08:18 PM
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You don't set those over your knee, but a smart contestant could surely figure out how to make a makeshift setter for them with wire and paracord in their kits.

From what I understand they are not allowed to molest the bears per local game regulations so I'm not sure what she could possibly set it for.


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Re: Alone [Re: beaverpeeler] #7308263
07/17/21 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by beaverpeeler
You don't set those over your knee, but a smart contestant could surely figure out how to make a makeshift setter for them with wire and paracord in their kits.

From what I understand they are not allowed to molest the bears per local game regulations so I'm not sure what she could possibly set it for.


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A lot of the old timers used to remove one spring from bear traps and set them for beaver.A lot of the old beartraps and wolftraps that are found in the bush and at old trapping cabins often only have one spring-they were used for beaver.

Re: Alone [Re: Deerhunter51] #7308266
07/17/21 08:34 PM
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The one downside of Alone is they have to abide by all the game regulations. Can't kill bears, can't kill squirrels (considered a protected furbearer) et etc. Doesn't look like there are any beaver to be had regulation or no.


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Re: Alone [Re: beaverpeeler] #7308275
07/17/21 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by beaverpeeler
The one downside of Alone is they have to abide by all the game regulations. Can't kill bears, can't kill squirrels (considered a protected furbearer) et etc. Doesn't look like there are any beaver to be had regulation or no.


yet non residents are required to be accompanied by a guide outfitter for big game so not sure how the deer was allowed to be taken.

Re: Alone [Re: Deerhunter51] #7308286
07/17/21 09:21 PM
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Would be interesting to know what the story is with that trap. Iíve found about a dozen traps here and there. Some appeared to be wired to trees before being pulled out. 6 Triumphs in 1 pile once!

Re: Alone [Re: beaverpeeler] #7308321
07/17/21 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by beaverpeeler
From all I have seen and heard of the Alone show I don't think it "stages" anything. But I admit it was surprising to see what great condition that trap was in. My question is since you can use anything you find....will she start trapping with it?

One further comment on this year's show: On the point of pure best use of your resources, wouldn't the guy that got the deer have been better served to have eaten those brains than smear them all over a deer skin? Lots of fat/calories in brain tissue.

And Mick Dodge was real too. LOL


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Re: Alone [Re: Law Dog] #7308345
07/18/21 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
A trap in the woods and not even anchored down that seems odd as chicken lips.


There was an old fellow that was a customer of mine that trapped bear near here when he was a young fellow. He'd actually made a bear trap because he couldn't afford to buy one. He somehow welded it together. The springs were from either a Model A or Model T, I forget which. After the last time he used it he stashed it in a spot deep in the swamp so he wouldn't have to lug it home and back. Than a couple months later a little thing happened in Pearl Harbor and he inlisted in the Marines. It was about 4 years before he made it back to set the trap.....it was gone. Then, about 45 years later, he found his trap in a small local museum! Seems it was donated by another old-timer. When he asked for it back, he was denied because he couldn't prove it was his. He was bummed out big time. The guy that donated it had died years earlier.
The bear he caught he got a $15 Missaukee Co. bounty for, plus the dressed carcass he sold to the Lake City Hotel for $50 each. That $65 for each bear happened to match the salary his bear trapping mentor was paid per month to herd sheep for a local sheep ranch. They were targeting sheep killers. He used the proceeds from his bear trapping to buy a 40 acre chunk of cut-over ground and built a shack on it to live in. He spent the rest of his life living in that neighborhood and passed away in his 80's. To say that old guy was interesting to talk to is a bit of an understatement. His WW2 stories were enough to make a movie from. He witnessed the flag going up on Mt. Suribachi first hand.

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Re: Alone [Re: Deerhunter51] #7308346
07/18/21 12:12 AM
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I love cool stories like that. Thanks for sharing it.


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Re: Alone [Re: beaverpeeler] #7308621
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Originally Posted by beaverpeeler
I love cool stories like that. Thanks for sharing it.


You bet, Beaverpeeler. This old guy was a one-of-a-kind. He had an equally neat wife. I believe she is still living. They were married about a zillion years too. High school sweethearts....nope, they married 4 days after they met! Together they built a little "village" on their place....it had all manner of buildings.....sheriff office, one-room school, trapper's cabin, etc., etc. One room of one building was nothing but the WW2 stuff he sent or brought home from the Pacific. He had a smallish wooden canoe hanging from the rafters in one building of personal memorabilia. It's significance was simply that he'd paddled 11 diferrent moose out of the Ontario Bush in that canoe. Just plain interesting folks. They gave tours of their "village" to many dozens of classes of school children from all over the place. I wish I would have sat him down and recorded his stories instead of just standing there with my mouth open!


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