SLC—Into the WildChapters 15-epilogue—discussion/essay(?) quotes1.“[N]o longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild” (163).2.“I carried no rope, no tent or bivouac gear, no hardware save my ice axes. My plan was to go light and fast, to reach the summit and make it back down before the weather turned” (152).“By design McCandless came into the country with insufficient provisions, and he lacked certain pieces of equipment deemed essential by many Alaskans: a large-caliber rifle, map and compass, an ax” (180).3.“Under the bed at the rear of the bus, she leaves a suitcase stocked with a first-aid kit, canned food, other survival supplies, a note urging whoever happens to read it to ‘call you parents as soon as possible’” (202).4.“Happiness only real when shared” (189).5.“I knew that people sometimes died climbing mountains. But at the age of 23, personal mortality—the idea of my own death—was still largely outside my conceptual grasp” (151).
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