Fowler had no idea what was what. If he hadn't had 70 lbs on carleigh, she'd have beaten him within 2 months. He had 80 days of staying power on her, right there, and caught 60 fish, to her 6 fish. he wasted all sorts of time and energy, on a shelter, on firewood, on traps, on a fishing dock, on steps and handrails. What he should have done was make a pontoon outriggger raft, using the pants of the rainsuit, the backpack, the camera case, the life vest the spare pair of clothes, the airhorn, the bear spray, as pontoons, so that it wouldn't matter if his local wood floated well. The above items provide 6x the needed flotation potential for a man. So just use the craft to move on down the lakeshore with ease, including all your gear It can be built in one day, so why not? he's supposed to be a 'boat-builder", eh? Get where the hills next to your lakeshore aint so steep. Stick to a small tarp shelter, until it's really cold, then use a dugout stuffed full of debris, so you dont need to heat it with wood. If he'd put in 1/4 as much effort, making netting out of the 2 person hammock, the 12x12 tarp and half of the 20x20 tarp, he'd have caught 600 fish and burned a lot less calories while doing so.