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Chapter 1-5

December 12

Dear Mr. McCandless,

As I am reading about your tragedy, one quality I admire is your perseverance and work ethics. Every time you got a job, your boss described you as hard working and intelligent. 289 more words

Alex Supertramp

Quotes — Chris McCandless

So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. 9 more words


Into The Wild (Chapters 1-5)

10 December 2014

Philadelphia, PA

Dear Christopher McCandless,

Since reading the book so far and studying transcendentalism, I think very highly of you and your ability to sustain such strong confidence and undeniable positivity no matter the situation you faced. 207 more words

Book Report

Emptying my head again

AS THE ZEN SAYING GOES, “After enlightenment, the laundry.”

Radio Psychosis has gone off the air brainwaves at last. I didn’t mind it so much earlier in the year, when it delivered music I…

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Krakauer + "Supertramp" + "Grizzly Man"

What makes someone want to push him or herself to the limit? Why do we step out of our comfort zone? Do we all have this nagging sense that civilization has numbed all our problems with society to the point of complacency? 3,599 more words

Chris McCandless: Exploring the darkness behind Into the Wild

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t have an opinion about Chris McCandless. You likely already know the bare bones of his story: Young hiker walks into the Alaskan wilderness with a .22-calibre rifle and a 10-pound bag of rice, determined to live off the land, test his own mettle and come to grips with some weighty questions. 706 more words


How It All Began

Carine McCandless, the younger sister of Chris McCandless, has written a memoir, published just yesterday – The Wild TruthShe narrates a book trailer… 154 more words