Best known from Jon Krakauer’s book ”Into the Wild,” and the movie of the same name, Christopher McCandless was an American itinerant who dreamed of an Alaskan Odyssey in which he would live off the land. Though he was well-educated, his upper-middle class background and academic success only fueled his contempt for what he saw as the empty materialism of society. Tragically, after living out his adventure for 113 days in the Alaskan wilderness, McCandless succumbed to starvation in late August 1992.
7 people who gave up on civilization to live in the wild
Some people — critics of civilization, activists, spiritualists or mere free spirits — decide to leave modern life behind and become one with nature. Here are 7 individuals who gave up on civilization to live in the wild.
Some call them naive or radical, but others consider them inspirational. You decide: Here are seven people who gave up on civilization to live in the wild.