This episode was featured as a part of NBC's "Green Week" campaign, which was intended to promote environmentalism and encourage Americans to lead "greener" lives.
This episode takes place on Creed's birthday.
Stanley reveals that he is diabetic, and must take insulin.
B.J Novak is credited but does not appear.
Michael: I will only need two things: a roll of duct tape, and a knife.
Michael: When I return, I hope to be a completely changed human being.
Jim: That'd be great.
Jim: Yep, Phyllis called me 'Michael.' And I will always and forever be haunted by that fact.
Michael: I say stuff like that to lighten the tension when things sort of get hard.
Jim: That's what she said.
Michael: Hey.... nice! Really good! Bravo, my young ward.
Dwight: People say, oh it's dangerous to keep weapons in the home, or the workplace. Well I say, it's better to be hurt by someone you know, accidentally, than by a stranger, on purpose.
Dwight: I lied to Michael. I said that I would leave him alone but I will not. I will remain close by to provide unseen moral support. But I will never help him. I will let harm befall him. I will even let him die. But I will never let him lose his dignity.
Stanley: I took an extra shot of insulin in preparation for this cake today. If I don't have some cake soon I might die.
Oscar: Why don't you just have an apple?
Stanley: Why don't you mind your business.
Dwight: Do I believe that Michael possesses the skills to survive in a hostile environment? Let's put it this way... No. I do not.
Jim: When Michael plays the hypothetical game, I always say yes.
Pam: Do you want me to ask where you're going?
Michael: Dwight will be driving me deep into the Pennsylvania wilderness, where he will then leave me. To either die, or to survive. The choice is yours.
Jim: No. The choice is actually yours.
The episode title refers to the television show, Survivorman
, on which a man must survive in the wilderness for seven days without bringing any of his own food, water, or tools.
Michael: (singing) I'm lovin' it!
Michael is singing the musical catchphrase of MacDonald's restaurants.
Hello, I'm Broken Mountain.
Michael compares Ryan's wilderness retreat to the 2005 film, Brokeback Mountain
, starring Jake Gyllenhaal
and Heath Ledger
At the end of the episode, when he is talking with Jim, Michael wears a Battlestar Galactica