Originally Posted by tasticles
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 it was just the outdated information that left him in trouble.