It inspirational to me is about he dare to dream and he know he want in his life and his "philosophy" which he not just saying it but practice it.
And again, his death is not due to the compass and he know his way back to where he came from as he had marked his route.
As the basic provisions you have mentioned, who know best what he need for what he going to do? You? Me? Those some camps? Why must he need a compass if he know what he going to do?
He death was cause poison from the food he got in the wild. As he mixed up the "roots" that he found.
To me, it a good movie where it shared and taught one that life is not just about money money etc.