Into the Wild

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Plants with unexpected chemical properties, the potato seeds are sources of mystery, but also unlock the secret behind Chris McCandless’s death.
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Potato Seeds Symbol Timeline in Into the Wild

The timeline below shows where the symbol Potato Seeds appears in Into the Wild. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 18 - The Stampede Trail
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...his journal that he is very weak and in grave danger, also rather cryptically mentioning potato seeds . (full context)
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...this lead, Krakauer popularizes the theory in Outside magazine that a starving McCandless ate wild potato seeds at the recommendation of his edible plant guide, but mistook the wild potato for the... (full context)
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Yet unsatisfied with his own theory and still suspecting potato seeds to be involved with McCandless’ death, Krakauer takes some seeds from Chris’ campsite to scientists... (full context)