SpongeBob and Patrick are seen running and screaming. They run into Sandy, explaining that a beast is chasing them. The "beast" is really a cricket from the surface. SpongeBob and Patrick notice that Sandy is packing food, water, dynamite and tents in her jeep. SpongeBob and Patrick ask why she's packing. Sandy explains that she is packing for a camp in the wilderness. SpongeBob and Patrick ask if they could come and Sandy says no because the camp is dangerous for the,. When Sandy gets in her jeep, SpongeBob and Patrick sneak in her trunk to try to go to her camp. SpongeBob and Patrick fall out of the jeep when they are on their way there. The good news is that they fall out with food, water, and a tent. They are in the wilderness. SpongeBob tells Patrick that he will set up the tent while Patrick starts a campfire. When the tent is set up, Patrick is finished with the campfire. SpongeBob then noticed that Patrick did not make a campfire, he burned their food. SpongeBob tries to put out the fire with the tent, but that just sets the tent on fire. He pours water on it which makes it go out. SpongeBob drinks the remaining water. By now, SpongeBob and Patrick burned their food, ruined their tent, and lost their water. Then they notice a cave. They go in the cave and find an old man. The old man explains that they are stuck in the cave now and that he was there for over 40 years. SpongeBob and Patrick try to make shelter. SpongeBob is then convinced that Patrick wants to eat him. The old man explains to SpongeBob to eat Patrick before he eats SpongeBob. SpongeBob and Patrick then make attempts to eat each other. The old man is impressed, and he then reveals that he is really Sandy. Sandy then gives SpongeBob and Patrick survival badges. SpongeBob and Patrick suddenly get an interest of eating Sandy. The episode ends with Sandy saying "Next time I'll bring more granola."
This was the first episode that Luke Brookshier and Nate Cash worked on together. They wrote a total of 36 episodes together.
There are 25 visible acorns on the title card.
In SpongeBob's flashback, it's revealed that Squidward has voo-doo dolls of SpongeBob and Patrick.
Despite the title, ironically, neither SpongeBob or Patrick actually saved Sandy.
Patrick and Spongebob fighting over the ketchup seems similar to the three prehistoric neighbors fighting over the fire in the episode "Ugh."
This is the second episode where it falsely appears that Patrick is eating SpongeBob. The first time was in "The Smoking Peanut."
SpongeBob and Patrick appear to be able to survive through two seasons without eating.
SpongeBob sitting in a kettle of hot water and thinking it's a bath, plus Patrick cutting up and adding carrots, may be a nod to a number of classic Bugs Bunny shorts in which an enemy attempts to cook Bugs in a similar fashion.