How far was him from civilization? Re-watching the movie now and there's no way to get way from the idea of the freedom that an /out/ journey like his can bring to someones life.
It's the ultimate cliche but the life it's also the same thing. Born, Live and Die, the only certain things in life. Yeah, he died alone, in the cold, with pain, but in the end he still perdures. His history, his thoughts, his free spirit that can be found in everyone who loves the nature and the /out/doors,
There is nothing stopping you from filling up your backpack and walking into the bush. (Unless youre married with kids, in prison or owe debts to Sicilians)
I always tell people my hitchhiking adventures and the first thing they say is "wow I wish I had the freedom to do that" and there is nothing holding them back but themselves
Pic: a cave I found in one of my adventures where I met Dan Suelo the moneyless guy and lived with him for a month
He overestimated his abilities, sure. But he never had any intention of having a career or family, he despised commercialism and wanted to die alone in the woods. Probably not so quickly, but still. He also lived more during the two and a half years that he traveled than most cubicle dwellers will in their entire lives.
>But he never had any intention of having a career or family, he despised commercialism
In other words, he was a typical pretentious self absorbed post-adolescent angsty twat, and he killed himself just as he was at the age when most people finally outgrow their youthful stupidity and start to become real adults. I know he was escaping an abusive family but other people escape worse without offing themselves in the process.
I don't hate him, I just feel bad for him, but it's a sad and pathetic waste of a potentially meaningful and happy life. He doesn't deserve to be idolized.
I honestly don't care why he did it.
What annoys me are all the fucking hipsters who want to be JUST LIKE HIM and GET AWAY FROM EVERYTHING but never do, like they just get off on telling other people that they want to do it.
You can move to the Yukon and take a two year shit for all I care, just shut the fuck up and grow the sack to do it or admit you're just unhappy and don't want to deal with your problems like an adult.
>I liked the book.
>Waste of a meaningful life.
Dude inspired millions of people. Some like yourself, some like myself, but inspired, nevertheless. Something he wouldn't have done if he'd gotten a "real job" and died with a house, a couple cars and kids that wouldn't respect him anyway.
So how do you feel about the hipsters that actually do it?
>I preferred the movie. Might have just been Kristen Stewart in her underwear.
Inspired them to do what?
I live in Alaska and spend shitloads of time in the bush. I don't notice any influx of people trying to live here, though when I lived in Talkeetna there was money to be made guiding tourists to the bus McCandless starved to death in.
They thing that gets me is these people find inspiration in a kid who starved himself to death while living in the woods, but not by the many thousands of people who move up here and don't die stupidly. And the people like you, who pretend there are only 2 choices.
Amazingly, a person can choose to not weigh himself with commercialism yet live to enjoy the shit out of this massive wilderness. There is money to be made all over the place up here for someone capable and competent.
"he foraged for edible plants and hunted game. McCandlesspoachedporcupines,squirrels, and birds, such asptarmigansandCanada geese. On June 9, 1992, he stalked and shot amoose. However, the meat spoiled within days after McCandless failed to properly preserve it."
That's the part that always gets me. First off, he killed a moose, with a .22 hollow point?! That's impressive for a person new to being /out/. But he still managed to die. A MOOSE, IT'S LIKE A GODDAMN COW.
Idiots like you who make assumptions based off of bad info you got from watching a movie are the real problem. He didn't starve to death. He ate wild potato seeds, which were listed as non-toxic in his field guide. It wasn't until several yeas later that it was discovered to be poisonous. It wasn't stupidity, it was an unfortunate accident caused by bad information.
And lets not forget that this was after two and a half years of successful hunting and foraging. That's sixty years worth of two-week vacations for pussies who are so dependant on commercialism they won't go out for longer than their boss tells them they're allowed to.
This guy was a stupid beta fuck who died outside fairbanks in the middle of summer.
Look up the movie "Alone in the wilderness" guy moves up to the same area at 51 lives up there by himself until he was 85.
The faggot in the pic was a stupid Cuck and deserved death
Grasspea, or lathyrus sativus, is a high yielding, drought resistant legume...under certain conditions, it can not only be nourishing, but also dangerously toxic. (When used exclusively)
It was previously listed as non-toxic because it was frequently used "in" food, but as a sole source of nutrition, it actually blocks amino acids, causing fatigue and weakness, paralysis in the lower extremities and displays as starvation.
the seeds had significantly contributed to, if not caused, his death...were it not for these seeds, he might very well have survived...toxic amino acid L-canavanine
No, he straight up starved to death. Potato seeds was a theory, disproven prior to but furthered by the book and movie.
Like him not having a map showing, obviously to anyone who could read the map, the location of the tram that could have carried him safely across the river.
The tram even schoolchildren who've lived here a season can guide you to.
The tram people like us put up, so we could safely enjoy the trail in all seasons.
And we didn't starve while doing it.
And where did you get the idea that he spent 2.5 years hunting and foraging? He couldn't even preserve meat....
He was an idiot all through his entire life.
Don't let it bother you. Let them waddle off into the woods to die. Hopefully they don't breed before they do that.
>Dude inspired millions of people.
Do you know what a sick or wounded animal does? It leaves the rest of the animals and goes to hide alone where it dies. That's exactly what Supertramp did. He was mentally ill.
Also, it wasn't McCandless that inspired everyone. It was that parasite Jon Krakauer who filled his partially-based-on-a-real-event book full of outright lies and painted McCandless in a positive uplifting light. Because of this lie a movie was made by another parasite Sean Penn which added in even more false information and uplifted the already false story even higher.
It is those two works of fiction that have inspired everyone.
Old copy/pasta that I should have found and pasted instead:
>In to the Wild
>man is mentally ill
>man shuns society, gives his money away, burns the rest of his money, identification, credit cards, gets his vehicle caught in a flash flood, becomes a filthy vagrant hitchhiker, changes his name to "Alexander Supertramp", kayaks to Mexico illegally, loses kayak in a dust storm, goes to California, shuns civilization again,
>man goes innawoods in Alaska and lives in an abandoned bus for 4 months, and was most likely the person that vandalized the supplies of food caches (he was a really stupid, mentally ill person after all, who wanted to destroy everything he had available to him from civilization)
>man dies from equal amounts of stupidity, ignorance, and starvation (and from being injured)
>enterprising Jewish author decides to write a book about it to make money from someone else's tragedy
>another enterprising Jewish guy decides more money can be made from the mentally ill innawoods guy and decides to make movie about it
Budget $15 million
Box office $56,255,142
Humans evolved to work with each other and in groups. That is why we are smart, have different genders, and specialize in different things. Because, it makes no sense to try to do everything yourself.
>In other words, he was a typical pretentious self absorbed post-adolescent angsty twat,
It's funny because thats exactly how you sound.
The man had a mission and he did it, he lived, and he died from poor planning. Foolish but thats it.
>people get lost in religion to shroud, justify, and avoid their problems
>they go to far away places to try to spread their delusions
>this is literally called a mission
idunno anon, it kind of is either way
Sometimes it is. People heal in different ways. When my gf of 8 years left me i was devastated, i spent months in depression and wallowing but with an intense desire to escape, I went on a month long ramble and came back a new man and healed.
However I also prepared properly and didn't die.
I would say that the primary difference between the two of you is that McCandless never intended to come back.
Anyway, it's disheartening to me that so many guys on this board have placed Chris on some kind of heroic pedestal when there are much better, less tragic /out/doorsman to look up to.
With all the regular threads about running away, being a hermit or just giving up and becoming homeless I wonder why so many anons are so afraid of life.