Here is the list of items each Alone contestant is given, the master list from which they can choose their 10 individual items and the list of prohibited gear items. [Last updated for Season 4]

Standard gear includes clothing, protective gear, safety equipment, camera gear, and some survival gear. Individual gear includes shelter, bedding, cooking, hygiene, hunting, food, and tools.

Clothing, Apparel, and Personal Effects

*These items do not count towards the 10 special items, but may not exceed the approved quota for each.

  • 1x Pair of high leg Hunting boots
  • 2x Pairs of Outdoor Pants (can unzip into shorts)
  • 1x T-shirt
  • 2x Fleece or wool shirts (hooded or unhooded)
  • 3x Pairs of wool socks
  • 1x Hat (brimmed, wool or baseball)
  • 1x Bandana or shemagh
  • 1x Pair gloves
  • 1x Light outdoor jacket
  • 2x Pairs of underwear
  • 1x Rain jacket and rain trousers
  • 1x Thermal underwear (long)
  • 1x Pair of gaiters
  • 1x Pair of Crocs, Teva sandals or Keen sandals
  • 1x Toothbrush
  • 1x Pair of prescription eyeglasses
  • 1x Personal photograph

Winter Packs

*These items were provided to each participant and did not count towards the 10 special items.

  • 1x Wool sweater (heavy)
  • 1x Pair of gloves (wool/Dachstein)
  • 1x Trapper’s hat or toboggan

Tracking and Safety

*We will provide the following items to each participant. These items do not count towards the 10 special items.

  • Camera equipment
  • 2x Safety tools (may consist of a canister of wild animal repellant, an air horn and/or 1 flare)
  • 1x Rules and regulations guide
  • 1x Backpack
  • 1x Camera pack
  • 1x Emergency flare
  • 1x Satellite phone
  • 1x Emergency personal flotation device
  • 1x First aid kit (military type – tourniquet, wadding, ace bandage, alcohol, plastic bag, etc)
  • 1x Small mirror
  • 1x 20×20 canvas tarp
  • 1x 10×10 tarp for protecting camera and equipment
  • 1x GPS tracking device
  • 1x Headlamp
  • 1x Emergency rations pack to include water and food

Individual Items

*Each participant must choose TEN total items from the following list. Selections are final. Once chosen, no items may be swapped out or replaced. These will be each participant’s unique tools used to survive in the wilderness on camera.


  • 12×12 ground tarp (grommets approved)
  • 8mm climbing rope (10m)
  • 550 Paracord (20m)
  • Hatchet
  • Saw
  • Axe


  • A multi-seasonal sleeping bag that fits within provided backpack
  • Bivy bag (Gore-Tex sleeping bag cover)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Hammock


  • Pot including the lid (2 qt max)
  • Steel frying pan
  • Flint or ferro rod set
  • Enamel bowl for eating
  • Spoon
  • Canteen or water bottle
  • Bear canister


  • 1x bar soap
  • 8oz tube of toothpaste
  • 1x face flannel
  • 40 m roll of dental floss
  • Small bottle bio shower soap
  • Shaving razor (and 1 blade)
  • Towel (30” x 60”)
  • Comb


  • 300-yard roll of nylon single filament fishing line and 25 assorted hooks (No lures)
  • Primitive bow with 6 Arrows (must be predominately made of wood)
  • Small gauge gill net (8 m x 2 m OR 1.5 m deep x 3.6 m long and 2” [50 mm] mesh)
  • Slingshot/Catapult
  • Net foraging bag
  • 3.5 lb roll of trapping wire


  • 5lbs of beef jerky (protein)
  • 5lbs of dried pulses/legumes/lentils mix (starch and carbs)
  • 5lbs of biltong (protein)
  • 5lbs of hard tack military biscuits (carbs/sugars)
  • 5lbs of chocolate (Simple/complex sugars)
  • 5lbs of pemmican (traditional trail food made from fat and proteins)
  • 5lbs of gorp (raisins, m&m’s and peanuts)
  • 5lbs of flour (starch/carbs)
  • 2lbs of rice or sugar and 1 lb of salt


  • Pocket knife
  • Hunting knife
  • Multi-tool
  • Sharpening stone
  • Roll of duct (or electrical) tape
  • Small shovel
  • Small sewing kit
  • Carabineer
  • LED flashlight
  • Pair of ice spikes


*The following items are PROHIBITED. This list is not exhaustive but if an item is not listed above, it is also prohibited.

  • Compass
  • Fuel or matches
  • Bug spray/mosquito repellant.
  • Sunscreen/chapstick
  • Sunglasses
  • Beauty products
  • Map (detailed topographical)
  • Compass
  • Unapproved technology (anything with a battery or an engine, eg. cell phones, computers, watches, etc.)
  • Professional snares
  • Firearms of any kind
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives or gunpowder
  • Animal poison
  • Professional fishing rods
  • Fishing lures, flies, bait kits
  • Fishing traps
  • Food or beverage (except the options from the selection list)
  • Decoys
  • Animal calls
  • Tree stands
  • Professional bows or crossbows
  • Scopes of any kind
  • Tents or shelters
  • Stoves, pressure cookers or other cooking appliances
  • Hydration packs
  • Fire pits
  • Electric or propane lanterns
  • Inflatable boats
  • Filtration, purification devices, iodine tablets
  • Coolers or food storage boxes (except optional bear canister)

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