Into the Wild project
“It gets colder than Hell there in the winter…” (Krakauer 84) [page 2-picture]
I'd imagine Chris would want this picture so that he can have something to trick his brain into thinking there really is a fire next to him, warming him up. This is something I do whenever I'm really cold. It also just makes sense to me since you wouldn't really be able to create a campfire in this weather.
“It was very difficult to catch rides in the Yukon Territory. But I finally got here” (Krakauer 3) [page 1-video]
I'd think Chris to be the kind of person to watch one or two of these Alaskan survival videos if he had one in front of him. He's probably jot down a few notes on it and take a few key things to remember.
man vs wild alaska 1/5
"Because he lacked a good map, the cable spanning the river also remained incognito. Studying the Teklanika's violent flow, McCandless thus mistakenly concluded that it was impossible to reach the eastern shore ..." (Krakauer 130) [page 3-picture]
Well, this information would have saved his life had he researched the area in which he was going to be camping. If Chris was a little more prepared for his journey, a little more knowledgeable, I'm sure he'd still be around to tell us his personal experience.
Lynyrd Skynyrd-Free bird
“McCandless was thrilled to be on his way north, and he was relieved as well-relieved that he had again evaded the impending threat of human intimacy, of friendship, and all the messy emotional baggage that comes with it.” (Krakauer 55) [page 2-song]
Free Bird in my opinion really gave a good summary of what Chris was trying to do with this experience. He wanted to be free of the uncomfortable friendships and family bonds he was making with people along this trip, but didn't really want to forget them.
Sarah McLachlan - In the arms of an angel
On the other side of the page, which was blank, McCandless penned a brief adios: "I HAVE HAD A HAPPY LIFE AND THANK THE LORD. GOODBYE AND MAY GOD BLESS ALL!" (Krakauer 148) [page 3-song]
This song is just a farewell, which is what Chris was doing when he was writing that note. I believe this song too, really capture Chris' feelings when he was saying goodbye.