The Rain Forest is filled with never ending stories of ways to die. In the Olympic rain forest, Cody uses cinder bark stuffed in his coat to keep his body warm. Just a three degree drop in body temperature will trigger hypothermia.
Their main concern now is to start a fire but the tinder bark is wet and makes it very hard to get a fire going. Finally after about an hour or so, they get the fire started. You can have a raging fire for 15 minutes, but, then all of a sudden the fire sucks the moisture out of the wood and it goes out. They both need to look for more wood.
It is very hard to get oriented in the rain forest. Cody’s bare feet could easily slip on the mossy underground. They find a piece of a broken antler from an Elk which can be used for anything that a wooden tool can be used for. They see elk, but, need arrows to go along with Dave’s bow.
They decide to make a base camp shelter to hunker down at while they get food. While Dave makes the shelter Cody gathers wood grubs but he eats most of them. Dave makes a fire in a dug out area in front of the shelter.
Cody brings the empty bottle for Dave to make an arrowhead out of the bottom. Dave has a three piece “game down” long bow that he brought with him! However, he looks for something to make arrows. Salmon berries provide long straight branches for arrows. Once the pith is cut out of the center it is a ready made notch for arrows.
While Dave is making the arrows for his bow Cody goes fishing with a gaft like the Indians used to use. Dave makes the arrow head out of glass from the bottom of the bottle Cody found by chipping off tiny flakes with the antler he found. The glass from the bottom must be perfectly straight so the arrow will fly straight and kill a bigger animal.
Dave Mounts the arrow head with duct tape and a sturdy vine with pine resin to hold the head onto the arrow. He finds a sap ball which is used as glue and hardens when put in the fire. Dave heats the pine patch to glue the arrow.
Dave uses a camouflage with leaves and makes a turkey call to get the turkey closer. This works! The turkey is down but Dave has to chase it because the arrow didn’t kill it right away. He catches it and cuts the head off to kill it. He must carefully remove the intestines so that the E. Coli will not drain into the meat.
Meanwhile, Cody brings back his dead, yet still fresh salmon with its eyes in tact and gills still red which he says is fresher than the grocery store. Once the gills become pink it is too old to eat. Due to the fact that the water is so cold, it also helps the salmon stay fresher longer.
They grilled the turkey and salmon! They ate as much as they could of the turkey while drying the rest so they could take the salmon with them. Constant snacking on the turkey and salmon during the day gives more calories.
They try to follow the canyon but found a 50 foot drop. They use a slick log to gradually belly climb down to get to the bottom. They keep as much of their body on the log as possible while climbing down. They go down one at a time and keep center of gravity low as possible.
The objective is to reach the coast by sundown and before another night of frigid air closes in. They are at the coast which may mean rescue. They spot a boat before they get to the coast. They see netting and fishing equipment on the beach which means this is a major fishing area! They light the fires for their three fire signals. The three fires are set apart in order to be seen as distress signals. You need a fierce bed of coals and a mass of vegetation all at once to make good smoke. While doing this they hear a plane and the plane comes back tipping their wings meaning they see them. When the airplane rocks its wings, you are probably going home.