That is why I said it depends a lot on location and skill level, It maybe very hard to survive in Northwestern Quebec, but in wooded areas of the lower USA in the early part of our history for many it was a way of life.He was in northwestern Quebec. Not in the woods of Kentucky or something. Also, he had little gear because a bear destroyed most all of it. ALL of us would have a hell of a time surviving in that situation. Give the man his props.