Into the Wild

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Quote 1

"He dined on roots, berries, and seaweed, hunted game with spears and snares, dressed in rags, endured the bitter winters. He seemed to relish hardship. His home above Hippie Cove was a windowless hovel, which he built without benefit of saw or ax: "He'd spend days," says McKinney, "grinding his way through a log with a sharp stone"" (Krakauer 74).

I found this cartoon to be rather funny. While venturing into the wild, I must be aware of my surroundings and not aggravate any animals along the way. I will need to be safe in the wild and be alert to any wild animals.

Quote 2

"On the morning of April 15, everybody gathered at the elevator to see McCandless off. His pack was heavy. He had approximately one thousand dollars tucked in his boot. He left his journal and photo album with Westerberg for safekeeping and gave him the leather belt he’d made in the desert" (Krakauer 68).

No matter what I must pack very light. I need to make sure that my clothing is proper for weather conditions. I also must take into consideration that I should try and carry a light load. I want to make sure my pack is well prepared and that I have just enough to get me around for a while.

Quote 3

"I now walk into the wild" (Krakauer 69).

This quote by Thoreau is one of my absolute favorites. I have now decided that I will follow my dreams and do exactly as I want to.

Gentlemen Hall - Sail Into The Sun (Official Lyric Video)

Quote 4

"On the same date McCandless sent a card bearing a similar message to Jan Burres and Bob:

Hey Guys!

This is the last communication you shall receive from me. I now walk out to live amongst the wild. Take care, it was great knowing you. Alexander" (Krakauer 69).

This song really speaks within my soul. I am not turning back now. I have made up my mind. I will walk into the wild and not return. I am fulfilling my dreams and I cannot wait to see what the outcome turns out to be.

Quote 5

"The weather is not very bad and many days are surprisingly mild. Some of the farmers are even already going out into their fields. It must be getting rather hot down there in Southern California by now" (Krakauer 56).

While venturing out on my journey to the Alaskan wild, I figure I will have many stops along the way. I will need to be prepared for climate change. I will pass through many hot parts of the world until I reach where I am going. Until that change I will pack accordingly and see how it goes.