I suggest you first up try surviving a night in a tent then go from there. I have been camping since I was in nappies, 40+ years. I have pretty fair survival skills, can light a fire without matches, have no problems catching and killing animals, have a good knowledge of first aid but im not sure on doing the whole survival thing, especially if nature turns nasty on you. Over Christmas my family and I were in the Chichester forrest, rained for 10 or 11 days and nights pretty much non stop, I was one of the few of the campers around us that who could maintain a fire, wood was wet, ground was wet and rain put out the coals. Animals and birds were scarce because of the weather, water in the creek was in flood and the only animals I seen was 1 bush turkey, easily caught because it was near tame and a 7' long diamond Python. I did catch the python to show the kids took some pictures and released it, eatable yes but thats 1 days meals only, turkey would be 2 but a wild, wild turkey would be harder to catch.
If it is just yourself buy a swag, buy some of that space food stuff camping stores sell, a small portable stove a flint then go away for a weekend to one of the many state run forrests but dont go to the set camping grounds, trek in about an hour, see how it goes.
Thinking of the Bush Tucker man, he would be a good choice of research.
Ps Saftey gear, UHF radio, an epirb maybe and first aid kit.
PPS canned food is very heavy to cart about.