I've given it a try anyways, and I think I can beat that 44 hours already in this run. 24 hours in, already at hat creek, everything I need for a snow shelter .... this run could go a week or more.  Also: Mountain town is gonna be rather lengthy. I can think of staying alive there for a month or and more. Update: 29 hours, 80ish percent, snow shelter done, 10 matches left and food for roughly 8 days. Update 2: Progress so far: Ah right... a short summary how I got here.