The Question and Answer section for Hatchet is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
he book's epilogue explains the context of Brian's rescue and what comes after. The pilot was a fur buyer mapping trapping camps. Brian had been stranded for fifty-four days. There were extreme changes in him that would prove to be permanent: his...
"His stomach tightened into a series of rolling knots and his breath came in short bursts. . ."
If I were Brian I would think it a disaster!