So this is a snippet from a recent reading from my class, Human Dimensions of Climate Change:
There is a well-known account of an old man who refused to move into a settlement. Fearful for his life and hoping to force him off the ice, his family took away all of his tools and weapons. So, in the midst of a winter gale, he stepped out of their igloo, defecated, and shaped the feces into a frozen blade, which he sharpened with a spray of saliva, With the knife, he killed a dog. Using its ribcage as a sled and its hide to harness another dog, he disappeared into the darkness. (Page 167 from, Light at the Edge of the World: A Journey Through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures, by Wade Davis.)
This guy makes survive man look like a cub-scout!
(Photo of an Inuit man by Curtis Noatak in Alaska.)