Nope Lucas has a Jason Hawk custom knife. But yes it is a hollow handle style like the CS bushman.gunsandrockets wrote:Just caught up on all but one episode, interesting stuff! I'm also enjoying the commentary of this thread.
Question: is that a Cold Steel Bushman knife I see Lucas using?
Regarding predators, it seems to me something like a Bushman knife would be really useful if used as a spear for predator defense.
At least I know I would feel a lot safer carrying a spear in that environment.
As for the other knives in the show.
Dustin is carrying a BECK WSK
Joe is using an Adventure Sworn Mountaineer
Wayne's knife is BK2 and he had a leatherman multitool
Mitch is using a Jacklore that he designed... calls it the Native Survival Knife
Chris had an L.T. Wright Genesis
Allan is toting the Condor Kukri
Sam is using a Green River Hunter
I don't think we ever saw Brant use a knife
Josh didn't bring a knife
Yes, now the cast has been whittled down a bit to those who are really going to make a serious go of it out there and have the skills to back it up it is making it get interesting.Hopefully there will be a lot more skills demonstrated now. I was a little disappointed they followed Lucas in the boat build for days without showing what others were doing at all.JackBauer wrote:Last night's episode was the best. As others mentioned the commentary is getting interesting as their time alone progresses. Loved Alan's little operatic segment
Hurrah! For Lucas on the canoe, but next episodes trailer suggest some trouble with navigating currents in his AO
I mean they had to have been doing something in all those days. Before Lucas's boat build Mitch was saying he was going to work on improving his shelter, and they never got back to what improvements he might have made. Is it really cougar safe now? Similarly what about Sam? He needed to secure his shelter a bit better after that storm, and we didn't get to see that.
Don't get me wrong it was cool seeing Lucas do the boat and a bit more concentrated Lucas this episode. But I felt like ok we know he is building a boat, so now what is happening with the other guys.
As for the preview, yes it looks like he might have hit some strong current that wont let hm go where he wants. But that could be just a few minutes of problem and it is resolved, it is a teaser preview to build drama. A good question is he said he had never built a boat, but how much experience does he have with boats in general? And does he have any experience with ocean boating, it is a lot different than rivers and lakes? Oceans you get rip tides and currents that can really make it hard to move in the direction you want, then they suddenly stop and reverse pushing you the direction you want. Or if you travel a ways to the side you can find the current resistance gone. But without experience with boating on the ocean he wouldn't know these things.
It sucks Dustin tapped out, we never really got to see much of him and I know he is a knowledgeable guy for bushcraft skills. I can't blame him though. That storm was not typical. AS I mentioned in my other comment, that was around the time of a tornado that hit WA. There were some sever thunder storms in the PNW that fall that were not typical. While the trees swaying might seem scary to folks not used to those forests, the swaying itself is not really a danger. Those trees are built to sway like that. It's when they hit eachother or get stuck somehow and can't more they have problems. Now that sort of swaying does cause branches to be shed. Not just dead ones but large live branches get snapped off as the trees brush eachother. So while the swaying itself is normal, it can be a sign of serious issues with widowmakers coming down.