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Old 01-08-2014, 01:13 AM   #61

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Originally Posted by Ohioan View Post
It's so sad and ironic that a guy who placed so much value on human interaction died alone in the middle of a desert.
It was probably a soul-searching trip for him.

Jim Morrison used to do that all the time. He'd just wander far out into the desert and eat peyote and think about things. Get away from it all.

I figure that's what Tanner was doing. But who knows.

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Old 01-08-2014, 01:27 AM   #62
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Judging by the depressing comments he made on his blog shortly before his death, and the misfortunes in his come back, getting his stuff stolen, being homeless, losing his gf , etc I would not be surprised if a part of him was suicidal. He was an intelligent man and I think he had enough sense to know to bring some things before going out in the desert. On some level I think his mentality was if I make it great, and if I die oh well. This is pure speculation but it is what I took from it. I will prob catch a fair amount of shit for this.

it's just that you have sevral years jumbled together. his comeback started after most of the thnigs you mentioned were in his past. some gear was stolen from his vehicle at the gym, if i'm not mistaken, and it wasn't the first time it happended, but that wasn't the biggest deal in the world.

he had everything he need for the trip, just like he'd done several times before. it was just the outdated information that left him in trouble.

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Old 01-08-2014, 02:21 AM   #63
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sad death...was a brilliant guy with demons

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Old 01-10-2014, 01:06 PM   #64

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sad death...was a brilliant guy with demons
I could not have said it any better. I watched his documentary and its amazing how deep Evan is. Alcoholism is a bitch I live with it and to see this documentary helps me with my recovery RIP Evan Tanner

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Old 01-10-2014, 02:22 PM   #65

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I think it was similar to this

yeah he struck me as that kind of guy too. or like a jim morrison, going wandering out in the desert to commune with the spirits.

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He planned a camping trip in the desert. One day he decided to hike to some sort of spring not realizing that it was dried up during that season of the year. He didn't take as much water as he needed on that hike thinking he could just refill once he got to the spring. It was this small mistake that cost him his life. There's a documentary about it. I do not think he committed suicide like some people think.

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