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Into the Wild ..Chris McCandless

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I recently read my first ever book cover to cover and really enjoyed it so ordered the film has anybody seen it ?.....anyone got any views on the lad McCandless was he a complete idiot or a bit of a free spirit ?.....interesting story for those of you who havent heard of it.....certainly puts paid to any of my Grizzly Adams plans yet f**k it im getting meself a bit more knowledge first.

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1 hour ago, gnasher16 said:

I recently read my first ever book cover to cover and really enjoyed it so ordered the film has anybody seen it ?.....anyone got any views on the lad McCandless was he a complete idiot or a bit of a free spirit ?.....interesting story for those of you who havent heard of it.....certainly puts paid to any of my Grizzly Adams plans yet f**k it im getting meself a bit more knowledge first.

The film is a pretty good adaptation IMHO. If you've enjoyed the book you'll probably enjoy the film too. Bonkers, or free spirit? Bit of both with decent slice of naivety thrown in for good measure. If you're looking at going off grid build up your skillset first, don't go full McCandless as they say! :thumbs:

 

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I watched the dvd got it at pound shop

i liked it so brought the book I’m about halfway through

i watched an interesting documentary on I think Netflix about his life, not a very good home life by all accounts

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11 minutes ago, trapperman said:

i watched an interesting documentary on I think Netflix about his life, not a very good home life by all accounts

 

Not seen the documentary but I'd read a little into his home life and it was full of abuse by all accounts and factored into his travels. The Alaskan stint of his journey certainly polarized opinions of him. His story is a sticky point for a lot of Alaskans. They see Krakauer's book romanticising as what happens when you ignore the 6P's and is essentially suicide through stupidity.

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Read the book and watched the film ... he was doing ok except for a few mistakes which anybody could have made and I’m normal life wouldn’t have been fatal ... but when your in the arse end of nowhere with no coms even a little mistake can mean the end of you .......

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this is a bit strange if true ,it seems like there was quite a few cabins not far from that bus so he was not quite as isolated as you think

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10 hours ago, ChrisJones said:

Not seen the documentary but I'd read a little into his home life and it was full of abuse by all accounts and factored into his travels. The Alaskan stint of his journey certainly polarized opinions of him. His story is a sticky point for a lot of Alaskans. They see Krakauer's book romanticising as what happens when you ignore the 6P's and is essentially suicide through stupidity.

I wouldnt say he was raised with abuse as such was he ?....i know he didnt get on with his father but McCandless did seem to just be one of those oddball types who seems to stroll through life with very few needs....i quite liked his attitude to life from the way he was presented in the book he had a bit of that do or die spirit and placed value on experiences rather than material shit.....im not sure his actual death was really from stupidity but certainly what got him to the stage leading up to it was,something to do with his map not being the correct scale and had it been correct it would have showed some sort of bridge less than a mile away....wasnt he eating a plant regularly but then ate the roots of it which was what fxxxxd him up....just shows when you do something like that how decisions you make can cost you.

I cant find this documentary about it anywhere.

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Idiot or free spirit....... Fair and natural question but tbh I'm not sure I care to judge him, I'm just glad people like him exist. I'd say he was/is an inspiration!

I think that you can bog yourself down with preparation and fear. I admire folks who just go for it.

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31 minutes ago, Born Hunter said:

Idiot or free spirit....... Fair and natural question but tbh I'm not sure I care to judge him, I'm just glad people like him exist. I'd say he was/is an inspiration!

I think that you can bog yourself down with preparation and fear. I admire folks who just go for it.

I think he came over as being mentally ill 

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48 minutes ago, Born Hunter said:

Idiot or free spirit....... Fair and natural question but tbh I'm not sure I care to judge him, I'm just glad people like him exist. I'd say he was/is an inspiration!

I think that you can bog yourself down with preparation and fear. I admire folks who just go for it.

 

48 minutes ago, Born Hunter said:

Idiot or free spirit....... Fair and natural question but tbh I'm not sure I care to judge him, I'm just glad people like him exist. I'd say he was/is an inspiration!

I think that you can bog yourself down with preparation and fear. I admire folks who just go for it.

Spot on ..where's the adventure if everything is safe and prepared ? you may have an experience ,but is it a real adventure ?

If you are going to face the Dragon then there must be a real danger to your life ....otherwise your just playing .

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25 minutes ago, Astanley said:

 

Spot on ..where's the adventure if everything is safe and prepared ? you may have an experience ,but is it a real adventure ?

If you are going to face the Dragon then there must be a real danger to your life ....otherwise your just playing .

 

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2 hours ago, greg64 said:

I think he came over as being mentally ill 

I got left with similar thoughts, disturbed. 

 

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