To Chris McCandless and many others of his ilk like Henry Thoreau and Jack London,the wilderness of the west has a very specific allure. McCandless sees the wilderness as a purer state, a place free of the evils of modern society, where someone like him can find out what he is really made of, live by his own rules, and be completely free. Yet, it is also true that the reality of day-to-day living in the wilderness is not as romantic as he and others like him imagine it to be. Perhaps this explains why many of his heroes who wrote about the wilderness, for example, Jack London, never actually spent much time living in it.
Ladd, Brent. "Realities of Going Primitive." http://ebookbrowse.com.the anarchist library, 17 Oct. 2009. http://ebookbrowse.com/brent-ladd-realities-of-going-primitive-a4-pdf-d63824079. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.
In this essay Ladd speakes how going primitive brings many changes to your life of joy and freedom to experience despite the fact that living in the wilderness is ruff, risky and challenging.Ladd talks about his visit a "third world" country and how ideas on materialism and what one can do without quickly become solidified. He explain how he start to think about going primitive away from society and its pressures after his marriage is over. During his experience in the wild he explain how living in the wood is not that flowery account that most people who never been in the wild think, ladd says that there is many suffering and hardship living in the wild like learn how top survive, hunting and take keep going with living with most primitive tools and that you can get. Ladd emphasis the detailof his experience of living close to earth and how it’s not a flowery account, but rather one that is full of compromises and hardships, but also of rewards and joys. Ladd says that there are levels of freedom these days. In his opinion, going primitive offers the most freedom possible. At times it exhilarates himand definitely enhances his life....
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