The movie has renewed interest in this story, but I must admit I'm a little puzzled by it all.
It's certainly tragic that the man died, but it really seems like it was due to his own negligence.
I mean, it's stunning that a healthy man would starve to death on the middle of Alaska in the summer time.
Apparently the book and movie leave out some relevant facts, which is not surprising, but a warning for those who get their news from single sources.
The Boy Scouts teach you to BE PREPARED.
Apparently Chris McCandless was never a Scout, so he never learned this lesson.
If people want to make his story a lesson in preparedness and common sense, good, but if they're just going to romanticize his recklessness then they're doing his memory a disservice.