I believe it has something to do with the believe that the last breath breathed by a person was supposed to become noxious at the time of death and moss was supposed to purify it as it leaves the body.Saw it yesterday. Crikey, it was grim. Beautiful, compelling and absorbing, but grim.
Does anyone know why he put moss/lichen in his dead son's mouth?
In the movie he had what looked like a little steel fork to strike with, it looked quite nice I'd like one of those.From a bushcraft standpoint, I liked that they showed a realistic way for how he could have made fire. I remember watching Ray Mears talking about Hugh Glass on one of his shows, and explaining how he used his razor, a piece of flint, and the magic of bushcraft to start a fire. I remember wondering how that was possible without him having prepared tinder. The answer given by the movie was...gunpowder, which makes a lot of sense.
One of the 2 that abandoned Hugh Glass was a youngster that gained a legendary status as Jed Bridger. Hugh caught up to both of them and killed the other one and spared young Jed because of his inexperience and youth.