Hatchet is probably a bit beneath the reading (and entertainment) level of high school juniors and seniors, but many may have read it in elementary or middle school and you could use it as a starting point.
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card), would be a different twist on the "survival" theme, as it takes into account a lot more of the psychology of survival and isn't even set on Earth. Never had a student who didn't love that book though, so any chance I can get to work it into a curriculum, I take.
Another idea is to find (and you'd have to be very creative with some Google searches) those survival skills tests written by experts in different survival scenarios. I have one I like to use about surviving a plane crash. Students must work alone and then in groups to put a list of 14 items in order of importance for survival. The entire activity could be done in one class period (with 88 minutes), but the lessons could go on and on. I know they write them for different situations (or send me your email address and I could give you the one I have) and believe they could be found online.