Oh I agree with you. Just pointing out that for a 72 hour pack, you mainly need water and something warm to sleep in. Most other stuff is a luxury. Most people can easily survive 3 days without food, but you will be hungry. Fires are dangerous because of light and smell.
There is a lot of that in LE. I’ve heard some horror stories of troopers jamming up town cops etc just for the lols.
There is also the element of not being used to being on the receiving end of the boot. I think both sides didn’t act 100% correctly, but ATF guy kind of got the shit end.
It was a completely avoidable arrest, the ego overrid the brain as happens often. As soon as he said he was a fed, the cop should have asked for ID and then wished him a good day once he was satisfied the dude was legit.