Into The Wild - Jon Krakauer - independent reading
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Into The Wild - Jon Krakauer - independent reading
Story of a young man, that when he was growing up drew himself further and further from normal social life into isolation.
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Chris McCandless Now I Walk Into The Wild | Alexander Supertramp | Christopher McCandless Into the Wild

Chris McCandless Now I Walk Into The Wild | Alexander Supertramp | Christopher McCandless Into the Wild | Into The Wild - Jon Krakauer - independent reading | Scoop.it
Christopher McCandless aka Alexander Supertramp Into The Wild website. This is designed to give you a complete overview of Chris and his many North American adventures, including the stampede trail and 142 Fairbanks city bus.
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This website is desinged to show you everything and also to explain as much as anyone knows. It has all his journal entries, the pictures Chris took, as well as insites to what he was like. As well as his childhood and other family information. All ment to help the next confused person.

 

A lot of the things said on this site are the same as to what Jon Krakauer describes in his book. I think in a sense hat the book and the site are a different kind of tribute to Christopher. The book was ment to tell people what actually happened and kind-of why it happened. Then on this site they want to honor Chris as much as possible and create a much better impression about him. All in the attempt to repair Christophers image.

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Christopher's Adventure Home

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This is where Chris spent him last hundred or so days in life. Living off the land, hunting, scavaging, and preserving. He was far from the best outdoorsman but he sure would give it a try. At one point he turns to feel quilty for a kill he got but the meat went bad. Felt he had done it for nothing.

Chris first only knew this bus was there and this is where he got his idea from. Originally Chris intended to just see if that old bus they left there was still, in fact, there. Then after a while it became know to him as the ultimit adventure. Or as he put it, the adventure of all adventures.

As far as the theme goes for this book is basically to not judge a person based on the basic info you know about him or her. Because when your told that a smart hansome young man died in the Alaskian wilderness alone, after burning all his money, abandoning his car, donating $25,000 to charity. I believe the istant reaction is ultimatly. Wow, what a nut, how could someone do that to his friends and faily. How could you find that special to you, and to an extent im on the same page as them. But if you truely understand what happened then you soon see it wasnt like that at all. In fact those are all the worst points with no kind of explanationn. No wonder everyone hated on him and shuned him.

So all in all its the simpleist yet most under used theme of all, dont judge a book by a cover.. its whats inside that counts. The real and full story is what you can judge.

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Touching the Void

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Joe Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, had just reached the top of a 21,000-foot peak in the Andes when disaster struck. Simp...
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From this site and the reviews and description i read on this book, it seems to me ths is very much like my book. Its alike i a different way, they dont die in this book but the mix of emotions leading to survival is very much similar.  These two men find great pleasure and adventure in being secluded and on their own in the face of danger. When it comes to their tragic situation, one must find his priorities in a sence. To decide whats ultimatly worth what. Also what would satisfy you mentally and physically.

 

To me this book looks like my next read. Its just like INTO THE WILD BY KRAKAUER in the fact that you need to know what happens next. What do they choose to do, and what will come from that. To see all the physical and psychological effects of the caracters play out and to get a greater understanding about people. And to see another side to human race, to see diversity.

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Chris McCandless - Alexander Supertramp

My tribute to Christopher Johnson McCandless. This man is a true hero of mine and I hope this video inspires you to live your life how you want to and gives ...
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This video isnt nessecarally a documentary but a reconition to a fellow human being. SInce he was so misunderstood, the few people that did understand; felt a sense of responsibility to explain to those who didnt. This creater showed pictures Chris took on his adventure and explained a lot about his journy. And tells people things they would have otherwise never known.

 

Since this video directly responds to the character in my book. Its hard to connect then when they're the same. But i will add that i think this video alone might help people who are struggling to grasp the story behind Chis - The Supertramp

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Gale: Jon Krakauer - Biographical Novel

Gale: Jon Krakauer - Biographical Novel | Into The Wild - Jon Krakauer - independent reading | Scoop.it
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This article here decribe the real reason that Jon wrote this story. Why it ws never understood by people and how Jon help put it in a better way. Krakauer felt that chris was widly misunderstood and that he and many others wanted to know the full story for what it was and why chriss did what he did. They drescibe the gists of what happened to him on his journy and how they think it turned fatal for him.

 

Personally i think they did a great job on desribing things and asking/answering questions many people thought on their own. I feel like they way many people heard about this and what they heard about it was very misleading. And this site cleared much of that up.

 

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Setting

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Christopher Mccandless saw this place right here as his greatest adventure spot ever. That this place, being his last or not would be the ultimate trip. He, along with many before and after him, saw alaska as the real wild. That if u survive out here you can survive almost anywhere. But you have to see that this spot where Christopher eventually pasted away wasnt truely the wild. He basically was within 6-7 miles of four different cabins at all times and not much further to busy roads and new infrostructure.

 

To me it seems like a silly place. I mean, from what i understand, he acted like there was no way he would be found. That this place was so obolete to the outside world.When, honestly it wasnt.

For me looking at this, Ive come to further believe that if you tell your mind one thing, correct or not, you come to believe it. I think he knew he wasnt far from anyone and sure as hell could have been more stranded than he was. But since it was Alaska and he knew it was definitly a road less traveled. He told himself it was much more than what it really was.

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Jack's comment, April 12, 2013 9:12 AM
Good picture, I would like to see that if i'm ever stranded in the middle of nowhere.
Sean's comment, April 12, 2013 9:28 AM
Im curious how or why he did it, just for adventure?