Alone - Season 6 Episode 1 - "Ice Breaker"

Alone is an American reality television series on History. The first, second and fourth seasons were filmed on northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and the third near Nahuel Huapi National Park in Patagonia, Argentina. It follows the self-documented daily struggles of 10 individuals (7 paired teams in season 4) as they survive in the wilderness for as long as possible using a limited amount of survival equipment. With the exception of medical check-ins, the participants are isolated from each other and all other humans. They may "tap out" at any time, or be removed due to failing a medical check-in. The contestant (or team in Season 4) who remains the longest wins a grand prize of $500,000.

Season 6 started airing June 6, 2019, with 10 participants being dropped in Canada's Arctic region around Great Slave Lake.

 I have been watching Alone since the beginning of Season 2. My good friend, Skinny Tha Producer told me about the show and I ripped through Season 1 in two days, which then put me in the shitty position of having to wait several months until the new season premieres.

I consider myself very adequate when it comes to being in the wilderness but after watching this show, I realized I had a lot to learn. I don't think the being alone aspect of the show would be an issue for me, I have spent a lot of time alone and would almost welcome the months away from society as it stresses me out considerably.

The seasons have been getting more difficult and they are recruiting more talented people with a wide variety of skills and experiences. Season 6 is for sure the most difficult, as it is set in the Arctic.

Season 6 Episode 1: Ice Breaker

"Our food lies ahead and death stalks us from behind." - Ernest Shackleton

 In episode 1, they start out by only introducing us to 4 of the 10 contestants. We get to meet and see the first few days of surviving from contestants Nathan, Barry, Nikki and Tim.

Barry starts of the season by getting dropped of by the helicopter and forgetting his toque. 5 minutes later the helicopter returns and throws him his hat. Good start Barry!

Nikki is 1 of 3 women on the show this season. She tells about her experience living off the land near Vancouver Island for 1 and a half years with a friend. While surveying the land she spots a Lynx, which is good for her because Lynx mostly eat hares which Nikki can trap for herself.

We meet Nathan just as he attempts to shoot a squirrel and he gets his arrow stuck in a tree. He has to chop the tree down to recover the arrow. He starts talking about how great he is at making fires but struggles to make a fire and has to sleep in the cold the 1st night. He continues to try to make a fire the 2nd day and not until 6pm does he see any success. Hahaha. Made me laugh.

Tim made a point of gaining a bunch of weight before he came out. In previous seasons, some contestants have tried this and have all had success doing so. His plan is to take down some big game animals, so he might not eat for a few weeks, so this may help a lot.

Barry makes several squire traps around his camp. While setting up the traps he lines up and shoots a squirrel with an absolute perfect head shot with his bow and arrow. Dinner for the day! He is visited around midnight by a huge moose that walks right in front of his camp camera that has a motion sensor.

They switch over to show Tim as he mocks the other spiritual contestants abou their need to talk to the tree before cutting it down. He goes out on a trek around his camp and along the way finds a shovel. You are allowed to keep anything you find during the competition. A few minutes later Tim slips and falls and hurts his knee so bad that he has to call in the emergency team and has to quit the show on day 4. 1st person to quit!

Nathan set out a gill net a few days prior and he finally has a fish in it while checking on day 4!

The episode comes to an end while showing a steady snow coming down on all of the contestants individually. Nobody expected snow so quick.

9 People Remain.

Welcome to the Canadian Arctic!

 

 

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