Kel busted his butt while the rest of his tribe laid around feeling sorry for themselves. He ran into two bits of bad luck: 1- He was on the same team as Jerri, 2- He didn’t catch any fish.
If he had caught fish in the first couple of days, no one would have cared about Jerri’s story that Kel had beef jerky. If the rest of the team wasn’t so eager to take the word of a large breasted Hollywood bargirl over an active duty Army Officer, he would have gone farther.
This is not to be construed that I believe Kel’s claims that he didn’t sneak any jerky into the outback. I don’t see why you wouldn’t if you thought you could. Plus, production people have confirmed his jerky possession. I just don’t think he should have been kicked out early.