What did McCandless from Krakauer's Into the Wild learn from his time in the wild?
While it is difficult to determine exactly what McCandless learned from his time in Alaska because he died before being able to talk to others about his time there, he did leave behind notes which demonstrate some of what he was thinking about when he passed away.
One note was posted to hikers and was an SOS. McCandless writes that he is out picking berries but begs anyone who reads his note to help him "in the name of God." This note indicates that McCandless perhaps learned the lesson of the newcomer in Jack London's "To Build a Fire"--don't try to...
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