History Channel “Alone” Randy Champagne
Josh “7P’s of Survival”
This week we will have Randy Champagne from History Channel Alone on the show and we will be talking about his life’s journey leading up to his choice to take part in ALONE. Once we learn a little about his background we will dig into what he decided to take on the show, why he made those decisions and why he thought they would be most effective.
Randy grew up in southeast Michigan. As a young boy, he would travel north every year with his family for bow-hunting season. It was during these wilderness retreats that he learned to hunt and found a love for archery and a deep appreciation for the natural world. Today, Randy splits his time between Utah and Arizona, teaching month-long wilderness survival courses. He feels that the skills and principles he’s learned and taught over the years will help him survive Vancouver Island. Although he will miss his friends, family and favorite traveling companion, his dog, he is motivated by the support of his family and his community.
The thirteen episode series places ten hardcore survivalists alone on northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The contestants have one mission: to stay alive. There are no camera crews, no teams, and no gimmicks. At stake is a $500,000 cash prize awarded to the person who can last the longest. Equipped only with limited gear, their wilderness experience, and cameras to self-document their journeys, these brave men and women are completely separated from one another in harsh, unforgiving terrain. To survive, they must find food and water, build shelters and fend off predators. They will face extreme isolation, psychological distress, and treacherous environmental conditions as they descend into the unknown.
Each episode of “Alone” features the nerve-wracking thrill of watching individuals face the fury of Mother Nature while plunging into a state of isolation unimaginable in today’s hyper-connected world. These participants must battle everything from territorial black bears and cougars, to punishing winds and incessant rain. Determined to thrive in any environment, many of the men and women on the second season display incredible ingenuity by building elaborate creations such as a functioning stove, gravity-fed plumbing system, primitive weapons, boats, and much more.
Here are the ten items Randy selected to bring on his survival journey to Vancouver Island:
- Full Tang stainless steel knife
2. Ferro rod
3. 2 quart pot
4. Fishing lines and 25 assorted hooks
5. Crosscut carpenter saw
7. -20° rated sleeping bag
8. Gill net
9. Handmade bow and 6 arrows (4 broad heads, 2 field points)