Into the woods: how one man survived alone in the wilderness for 27 years - Michael Finkel - News - The Guardian
At the age of 20, Christopher Knight parked his car on a remote trail
in Maine and walked away with only the most basic supplies. He had no
plan. His chief motivation was to avoid contact with people. This is his
And once, when he was in an especially introspective mood, Knight seemed willing, despite his typical aversion to dispensing wisdom, to share more of what he gleaned while alone. Was there, the journalist asked him, some grand insight revealed to him in the wild?
Knight sat quietly but he eventually arrived at a reply.
“Get enough sleep,” he said.