Duration of Escape Depends on New York Convicts' Survival Skills

The two murderers who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, have evaded capture for nearly two weeks but wilderness survival experts are skeptical they will be able to do so for much longer.
The U.S. Marshals Service has put escapees Richard Matt and David Sweat on its 15 Most Wanted Fugitives List and authorities on Friday pressed on with a widened search encompassing the entire country. But many believe the escapees remain in the heavily wooded regions of New York's Adirondack Mountains and Vermont's Green Mountains. Experts say the escapees' range is limited by their survival skills.
Pat Patten, who was hired to help with the 2003 capture of Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph after more than five years on the run in the Appalachian Mountains said
"They can disappear very easily but to survive is another story and that’s really predicated on their plan and their equipment and, of course, their abilities,” .