Comment: "Into the Wild" is a book I love to hate

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"Into the Wild" is a book I love to hate

It promotes the crazy idea that eating wild plants will kill you. Chris McCandless starved to death, because he was a poor hunter. He did not poison himself. Yes, there are poisonous plants out there and you better know them. But edible wild plants are wonderful! I do have much respect for what Chris tried to do. He had a great deal of spirit and courage. But now his story is used as a boogeyman to scare people away from eating wild plants. Samuel Thayer has a great write up about this in Nature's Garden:
http://www.amazon.com/Natures-Garden-Identifying-Harvesting-...

And yes, I also love the bookshelf :)
I just hate it when Chris and I end up recommending the same book.

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson