Swiss man survives 300 days on remote Pacific island with knives, pig

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Melbourne, July 15 (ANI): A Swiss man has successfully survived 300 days with just two knives for cutting, and a baby pig for company on an uninhabited Pacific island.

Adventurer Xavier Rosset decided to isolate himself totally, surviving on food and shelter got by his own hand to challenge the modern way of life.

"It was hard, yes, very hard," quoted Rosset as saying.

He decided to start his adventure on Tofua, a 64-square-kilometre volcanic isle that has nothing except "some pigs, lots of coconuts, a lake and tropical forest."

He took with him just a Swiss army knife, machete, and a video camera to record his journey for a documentary to be aired later this year.

His aim was to relearn the natural survival skills.

"At the beginning I had to try hard to survive," said Rosset.

"I had to find the food and water, build shelter, learn how to fish, everything," he added.

During the journey, he learned how to trap and kill wild pigs, in the process making his only "friend", a tiny piglet.

"I couldn't eat it because there wasn't enough meat so I took it with me and she stayed with me for three months," he said.

"She was exactly like a dog. She was a very good friend for me but I didn't talk to her like (Tom Hanks) talked to the volleyball in the movie Castaway," he added. (ANI)

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