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Christopher Johnson McCandless (12 February 1968 – 18 August 1992) was an American wanderer who hiked into the Alaskan wilderness with little food and equipment, hoping to live a period of solitude. Less than five months later, he died of starvation near Denali National Park. In 1996, Jon Krakauer wrote a book about his life, Into the Wild, which inspired a 2007 film of the same name. (AKA ALEXANDER SUPERTRAMP)He lived in Magic Bus 142 during his stay in Alaska, & died by eating seeds which had a poisenous fungus on them.
McCandless was strongly influenced by Jack London, Leo Tolstoy, and Henry David Thoreau, and he dreamed about leaving society for a Thoreau-like period of solitary contemplation.
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by Supertramp. August 04, 2008
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