The 9 remaining contestants from Season 8 of History Channel’s “Alone” survival series, including Rose Anna Moore of Wellsboro, passed day 12 of their endurance challenge in the third episode of the season last week.
Moore, the owner of Moore Sports Center in Wellsboro, continued to fight the disease that gripped her towards the end of Episode 1, apparently by eating kinnikinnick berries that she picked.
Also known as bear berries, kininikinnick berries are small, red, edible but tasteless berries that grow in clusters on a low, creeping evergreen shrub. It grows in northern Eurasia and northern North America south to the mountains of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Virginia. It was rediscovered in Pennsylvania in 2013 after not having been reported here since 1941. Different parts of the plant, including the berries, have a range of medicinal uses.
Moore’s argument with the berries, and whether it was the berries that caused his digestive distress, again has not been resolved. For tonight’s episode, she remains one of 9 contenders still in the running to last the longest and win the $ 500,000 prize.
Showrunners keep tabs on the show’s upcoming events, even to the point that contestants don’t know what will be shown next. Like viewers, contestants will know more about the Historical channel. The show airs at 9:30 p.m.
“Alone” challenges competitors to endure hunger, loneliness, the elements and one of North America’s deadliest predators, the grizzly bear. As the name of the show suggests, each of them is on their own, without even the film crews.
Each of them comes equipped with a camera kit and 10 pieces of survival gear that they chose to take to Grizzly Mountain.
So far only one competitor has tapped the satellite phone to request an emergency withdrawal, Tim Madsen, a 48-year-old thug from the Laramie, Wyoming oil rig, suffered a heart attack and was evacuated from his campsite in episode 1.
Moore grew up in Tioga County, spending much of his childhood hunting and fishing the trout streams of the beautiful Pine Creek Gorge area.
She believes that learning these skills and interest in a sustainable lifestyle has helped her develop an adaptable and agile nature.
As the mother of a 25-year-old daughter and 22-year-old son, she wanted to raise her children with the knowledge they would need to lead sustainable lives. This included teaching them how to garden, hunt, trap, fish, and raise and harvest farm animals.
Now that her children are grown, Moore spends most of her free time teaching local youth the importance of hunting, trapping and an understanding of conservation.
Whether through community-wide courses or her own pursuit of the North American Archery Super Slam, which involves the harvest of 29 game species, she encourages understanding of every animal. and directly shows how important conservation is.
Some of the hunts she has featured include muskox in Greenland and invasive species like pythons in the Florida Everglades.
Moore, who places particular emphasis on sharing her message and experiences, hopes to use the exposure she gets from the show “to help me reach a bigger platform.”
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