I agree but the show Alone had folks living under a tarp in a forest full of straight trees. It would have been so simple to build a real small one room cabin with a good dirt floor and even a damn fireplace with that much time on your hands. Maybe they restrict what you can do but good shelter and fire to me would be number one priorities. You have to admit that kid that was the star on that Peru show we did had guts. No way I would have drank that much Masato!