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The book "Into the Wild" is the story of Chris McCandless, a young man in his mid twenties. Chris gives away his inheritance and college money and goes on a trek across the states. He has a strong desire to live off the land in the Alaskan wilderness. Chris was a loner and socially isolated himself from people. He was a very intelligent young man but was not knowledgeable about the wilderness.
A man with a truck dropped Chris off at entrance to the Stampede Trail. The trail is an area where hikers enter the Alaskan wild. Chris initially had a map but left it on the dashboard of the truck. He carried a back pack and in it was a book of Tolstoy, a book about native plants and berries, a rifle with 400 rounds of ammunition, a writing implement, a journal, a camera, a large bag of rice, a small cooking utensil, matches, a knife, and some fishing twine and a hook.
Chris' poor planning and lack of appropriate equipment eventually led to his death from starvation.
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