ALONE – to premiere on History Channel on 22 June – is the boldest and longest survival experiment ever captured by television.
Ten hardcore survivors with only one mission
This captivating and gripping ten-episode series places ten hardcore survivalists alone in the Vancouver Island wilderness. They will have no camera crew, no teams, no producers. They only have one mission – that is, to stay alive.
An attractive prize of $500,000 will be given to the person who can last out there the longest.
Airing in more than 200 territories around the world
ALONE will air in over 200 territories worldwide on HISTORY and other channels from the A+E Networks’ portfolio at the same time.
Carrying only what they can fit in a backpack, the survivalists are completely separated from one another and will be placed in harsh, unforgiving terrain. The must hunt, build shelters and fend off predators. They will face extreme isolation and psychological distress as they enter the unknow and will self-documenting their experience. ALONE is the ultimate test of man’s will to survive.
Witness man’s challenges of survival in the wild
Said Michele Schofield, SVP, Programming & Production, A+E Networks® Asia,“We have seen survival shows before but never this extreme. Our series has no gimmicks or camera crews. It’s an enthralling experience to witness the challenges of survival in the wild and see the very real psychological challenges of being truly alone for an extended period.”
Survival tips adopted by the ALONE contestants
Here are survival tips and videos that the survivors on ALONE may be adopting. Should you ever be stranded in the wilderness, it will be useful to remember these too.
1. Bubble wrap keep you warm
The air bubbles in bubble wrap create insulation. This conserves your body heat when you use it like a blanket.
2. Eat bugs
Bugs contain more proteins than fish and meat. Black, green and brown ones are safe to eat. But stay away from bright colours like the red, orange and yellow ones. These are usually poisonous.
3. Make your own compass
To make your own compass, rub a needle onto your clothing. When you put it into water, it will point north.
4. Spit fishing
Hold your shirt like a net under water and spit. Fish will gather because they think it’s food. Once this happens, swing your shirt up and you have successfully caught a fish.
5. Stay afloat
If you can’t swim, use your pants. Tie off the legs and fill them with air. Once submerged in the water, they will float.
6. Take a mud bath
To create your own insect-repellent, cover any exposed areas of your body using mud. This blocks off the smell of lactic acid, which attracts insects.
Things in their Backpacks
Besides staying alive, the ten survivors on ALONE only get to bring a small backpack to fit a few essential items into the wilderness. What are some likely things they will bring?
1. Sleeping bag
A sleeping bag doesn’t only provide you a shelter for sleeping. It also provides you warmth to ward off hypothermia – which can kill you quicker than you may think.
Anything can happen in the wilderness. An axe doesn’t only help you in numerous survival tasks, it also increases your chance of survival in the wild.
3. Large 2 quart pot
It is important to have a container to hold and transport food and water. Moreover, a metal pot can also provide the opportunity to heat water over a fire.
4. Ferro rod
A ferro rod helps you to start a fire, which you can use to keep yourself warm, cook the food, light in the darkness and keep the wild animals away from you.
5. 300yds single filament fishing line and 25 assorted hooks
Fishing is one of the ways to get the food, energy, proteins and other nutrients in the wilderness, with help of the fishing tools, it will make your life easier.
ALONE will air on Mondays at 11pm (SIN/HK) on HISTORY (StarHub TV Ch 401). It premieres on 22 June.