Into The Wild
Chris McCandless's Story ~Chapters 1-3~
About Emory (Miller).
"In May 1990, Chris graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, where he'd been a columnist for and editor of the student newspaper, The Emory Wheel, and had distinguished himself as a history and anthropology major with a 3.72 grade-point average" (Krakauer 20).
Everyone who encountered Chris on his journey or were apart of his family agreed he was very intelligent. This image above was taken at the Emory University campus. Chris would have had this image in his journal for a few reasons. Chris would have had this image to remind him of his hard work and big accomplishment. Chris would also have kept this image in his journal to remind him that he didn't want to work five days and week and have a secure future. This image would have been encouragement to continue his journey and to live out his adventurers dreams.
Anti-Hunting Comic (Synn).
"How I feed myself is none of the governments business"(Krakauer 6).
In this comic, a government official is arguing over hunting on Sundays. The hunter is telling the government official he simply wants to hunt for fun. Chris would have liked this comic because it is showing how the government is too controlling. Even though Chris didn't enjoy hunting, he needed to hunt to stay alive. Therefore, this comic would have been found in his journal. He would have had this comic for humor and to remind himself that his thoughts towards the government were not wrong.
How to Repair Small Dents (Ford).
"He already had a perfectly good car, he insisted: a beloved 1982 Datsun B210, slightly dented but mechanically sound, with 128,000 miles on the odometer" (Krakauer 24).
Chris' car was old and had minor dents. Chris' father offered to buy Chris a new car. However, Chris was fine with his 1982 Datsun. Since the car was old, Chris may have been able to improve its looks by removing the car's dents. This video above informs the viewers on how to remove dents nice and easy. Chris would have watched this video to help improve the car's appearance. This video would have been found in his journal to help guide him in fixing his car.
Best Shotguns: The 10 Greatest Shotguns Made Today (Taylor).
"I told him that a twenty two probably wouldn't do anything to a grizzley except make him mad" (Krakauer 6).
Chris was unprepared for his journey into the Alaskan wilderness. He had a gun with him, but it would not protect him from the wildlife in the area. This research on guns would have been beneficial to Chris. Therefore, this research would have been in his journal. With the proper guns, his hunting experiences would have been easier. He would have had more food and would have been able to avoid eating seeds. With the right technology Chris could have easily seen the better types of guns and the ones that wouldn't protect him much.
History of the Alaskan Stampede Trail & Bus 142 (Hines).
"A little later Alex pulled out a crude map and pointed to a dashed red line the intersected the road near the coal mining town of Healy. It represented a route called the Stampede Trail" (Krakauer 5).
In this news article, the author is remembering his childhood on the Stampede Trail. He talked about how his father had gutted a bus and turned it into a livable vehicle. He spoke of the summers spent on the trail and the fun he had. Unfortunately, the bus broke down and his father decided to leave it behind on the trail. Chris ended up living out of this bus that the boy and his father had left behind. Chris would have been intrigued by this article and would have appreciated the history of the abandoned bus. He would have keep this article in his journal as a reminder to send a thank you letter to the boy and his father.