Abandoned the yellow Datsun in Arizona after a flash flood had wetted the engine of the car. Eventually Chris abandoned it and left a note that read, "This piece of sh*t has been abandoned. Whoever can get it out of here can have it."
An explosive memoir by Carine McCandless provides new details about a toxic family environment that drove her brother to embark on the famous and fatal quest immortalized by Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild
During this time Chris began to eat the seeds of some inedible potatoes, however what he didn't know is that the seeds covered themselves in alkaloid, not allowing him to gain any nutrients from the food he was eating. This ensured his starvation as he eventually becamw too weak to hunt and withered away in the bus.