Michael feels left out after he was not invited to a company wilderness retreat. Wanting to prove that he is an outdoorsy guy himself, he sets out and instructs Dwight to leave him in the middle of a forest. Just as he is to eat a poisonous mushroom, however, Dwight leaps out of no where to prevent him from doing so. Meanwhile, back at the office, Jim prepares to hold a combined celebration for four staff members whose birthdays fall on that particular month. When this is not received well by the staff, he resorts to go back to doing things the old-fashion way, that is, holding individual parties.