Alone Gear List
Here are the ten items I selected to bring on my survival journey to the remote wilderness in Labrador, Canada:
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|Brand and model||Rationale|
|Ferro rod||1/2" by 6" + carbide sharpener||A 1/2" thick ferro rod is huge, but I didn't have to worry about using it up. The carbide sharpener was the scraper, but I used it mostly for field sharpening my axe and multi-tool.|
|Paracord||550 Type III MIL-C-5040 Parachute cord||
Genuine military parachute cord has seven (3-strand) inner cords. These 3-strand inner cords perform much better for survival uses than the 2-strand inner cords found in commercial-grade paracord.
I took mostly orange cord, and some red, white, and green for fish lures and traps.
|2-quart pot||Alpine Stowaway pot 1.5L||This lightweight, stainless steel pot is wide instead of tall for versatile cooking, and has a long handle that won’t melt. In addition, it can be closed tightly for food or water storage.|
Boreal forest year-round survival axe and ice chisel hybrid.
|Fishing line and hooks||Fly fishing hooks + fly fishing line + 20 lb test mono||Only fly fishing was allowed. 20 lb mono is very resilient and can be used for cordage and ice fishing|
|Saw||Tuff Camp Saw 30" + Bahco dry wood blade||Lightweight, versatile, and very efficient due to its length. Easy to use for cutting firewood on a bucksaw. The dry wood blade is best for cutting dry firewood.|
|Bow and arrows||Fleetwood Timber Ridge Takedown Recurve + Selway quiver + Black Eagle arrows + Grizzly broadheads + Hammer blunts||
Takedown for easy transport to the field. Recurve for slightly better performance. Bow-mounted quiver keeps both bow and arrows as a single unit when hunting opportunistically.
High-viz carbon arrows.
Arctic expedition-grade Spiritwest synthetic + down hybrid
Also check out the Snowy Owl EX -60
|Labrador can be moist and very cold, so I wanted a sleeping bag capable of offering lots of insulation while being able to manage condensation effectively.|
|Trapping wire||20 gage stainless steel wire + 22 gage bronze||Stainless steel for snares and crafts and bronze for crafts (more malleable)|
|Multitool||Leatherman G10 Charge Plus||More versatile than a knife. It is small enough to be comfortable for long-periods of use, and the composite handles are much more comfortable in the cold.|