Chris Mccandless: The Dangers Of Survival In The Wild By Chris Krakauer

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Imagine leaving a simple comfortable life behind to go live out in the snow. Now, on top of being completely alone imagine having little knowledge on how to survive. Sound fun? Well, this is exactly what Chris McCandless did. McCandless traveled into Alaska with rice and a small amount of knowledge on poisonous berries, told from the story. Although Chris tried to act as though he was doing something great he actually was causing harm to himself and everyone he actually cared about. Chris McCandless’s adventure was complete nonsense because he was unprepared, he had no knowledge on how to truly survive in the wild, and he left his life behind for an awful reason. McCandless was a lost teenager that should have gotten help rather than trying to fix himself in the wild.
The story starts off with a man with the name of Jim Gallien just driving. He spots a young hitchhiker (Chris McCandless) and tell the boy to hop in. Jim says “He wasn’t carrying anywhere near as much food and gear as you’d expect a guy to be carrying for that kind of trip” (Krakauer 4). A local man just look at
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In this journal he wrote everyday about animals he killed for food. For a couple days, he really didn 't catch much. But then, “June 9, he bagged the biggest prize of all: ‘MOOSE!’ he recorded in the journal” (Krakauer 166). McCandless was so proud of himself that he set up his camera to take a picture of him and the moose he killed. McCandless didn’t have much knowledge on how to save the meat. The moose only lasted a few days till it was covered in bugs. On June 14, he writes in his journal saying, “Maggots already! Smoking appears ineffective. Don’t know, looks like disaster. I now wish I had never shot the moose. One of the greatest tragedies of my life” (Krakauer 167). If he had more knowledge on hunting, and just surviving in the wild in general, he wouldn’t have had to waste all that

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