Gyro Gearloose, growing bitter about the way all of his inventions meant to assist mankind end up malfunctioning and being more trouble than they're worth, decides to foreswear all machinery and go off to live in the desert. Predictably, Gyro is clueless about how to survive in the wilderness, and only lives through his first few hours thanks to the help of the Little Helper… and a chance encounter, too.
Behind the scenes
The story was first printed in 1964 in Uncle Scrooge #47. It was reprinted in Walt Disney Comic Giests #37, in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #537 and #638, in the Australian Giant #320 and the British Disney Magazine Special #1987-2, and, of course, in all versions of the Carl Barks Library.