We’re not used to this kind of story of winter survival today. I take it from Saskatoon’s The Daily Phoenix of 2 March 1907, courtesy of Google News.
After a long winter, two men set out from Saskatoon for a 17-day trip to check up on families living far from anyone else. As the article notes, one family had not had a visitor for four months. It’s also interesting to note that the woman mentioned had lived in South Carolina and South Africa before finding herself deep in the Canadian wilderness. How did that happen?