Christopher Knight survived in the woods for 27 years by being picky in the food and gear he stole from nearby camps.
He would meditate on an overturned bucket while staring up at the sky and knew all the eagles that nested nearby. And in his 27 years of seclusion in the woods, Christopher Knight also refined his tastes in the food and gear he stole to survive, investigators said after dismantling the hermit’s lair in the northeastern state of Maine.
In the 47-year-old’s camp they recovered goods that included high-end LL Bean sleeping bags and a new tent.
He was wearing brand-new shoes and gloves, all believed stolen, when authorities arrested him after he tripped a surveillance sensor at a camp last week. They believe Knight may be responsible for more than 1000 burglaries of food and other staples during the nearly three decades he hid in the woods.