We've got livestock on the farm, so I feel like my urban hippie credibility is strong. What I need to work on is my old-timey survival credibility. I know a few things about wild edibles (lobed berries are always safe!), so I could survive in a temperate forest for a few days in the early summer. But what about longer-term wilderness life? Eventually I'd want something more delicious than fiddlehead ferns and the 3 mushrooms I can reliable identify.
You know what's delicious and also available in the woods? Maple syrup! You know what is a ridiculous process? Also maple syrup!
Step one: Drill a hole in your giant, 60+ year old tree. Hope that you're not accidentally killing it in the process!