That guy was a looney tune. Did you see him on Letterman? He was crazy. The other tragedy was taking his girlfirend into that dangerous situation. I'm sure she thought there was no harm in what they were doing. It's a sad situation for sure.
Just watched the last half of a documentary about this dipstick by some "famous" German film maker. The stupidity & self centeredness of this moron is beyond belief. Her proved Darwins theory - could perhaps be "THE" poster boy for the Darwin awards - & wth relief didn't reproduce before becomming bait. Too bad about the girlfriend as appearantly, according to a diary found, she realized this was not where she wanted to be. That revalation would have come in handy before she got on the Piper Cub.
The best thing to come out of this is the monolog by Ron White - the Redneck comedian. Absolutely hilarious.
As to not dying well? They died as well as any moose fawn, blacktail deer or caribou would have died. I'm sure that as the "ultimate naturalist", Treadwell was satisfied. His ladyfriend probably not so much.
I have always looked for ways to save money and gain skills. I have the firearms basics covered so I rarely buy firearms these days. But I do watch for bargains. Sometimes a little TLC with simple tools will let you bring an old gun back to life without investing a lot of money. One such find was a side by side 12 gauge marked “W. Richards” It is not from the fine English gun maker Wesley Richards, it is a cheap knock off copy probably made in Belgium about a hundred years ago...