Respond to one of the prompts Theme: Hubris/ Risk-taking / Living Deliberately on the EdgeStill, Gallien was concerned. Alex admitted that the only food in his pack was a ten-pound bag of rice. Hisgear seemed exceedingly minimal for the harsh conditions of the interior, which in April still lay buriedunder the winter snowpack. Alex’s cheap leather hiking boots were neither waterproof nor well insulated.His rifle was only .22 caliber, a bore too small to rely on if he expected to kill large animals like moose andcaribou, which he would have to eat if he hoped to remain very long in the country. He had no ax, no bugdope, no snowshoes, no compass. The only navigational aid in his possession was a tatteredstate roadmap he’d scrounged at a gas station. [p. 5]When Chris walks into the Alaskan interior with so few provisions, is he foolish, a highly principled ascetic or something else?I think that Chris wanted to be as much reliant on the wilderness as he could be. He was
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