So I just have to add to this thread by mentioning that the most recent Survivorman episode in which he spends a week in Labrador with a pack of sled dogs was terrible. Not that I would personally enjoy such a week or have an easy time surviving it, BUT to see Les pack up a survival kit, thermal blanket, a friggen rifle and ammo for goodness sake! ... axe, saw, flint, etc. and then proceed to spend four nights in an insulated building ("emergency shelter") constructed by the Canadian government before proceeding to be rescued by helicopter because the snow got slushy... I was unimpressed.
He did make some snowshoes out of pine branches ... but with the rope, axe, and saw from his survival kit, even that wasn't a real stretch of genius.