From the Publisher
I was captivated by the suspense that Gary experienced in his travels. The daily encounters with whales, bears and weather enticed me to keep reading until I finished the book. I recommend it to anyone who, in his dreams, would like to experience these adventures , but are tied to the daily tasks that prevent them from doing so.
About the Author
The author, a native of Plainfield, Illinois, left the area in 1975 to travel the world. Twelve years ago he settled in the southern part of Alaska, where he continues to live in the wilderness as a hermit. Gary attended Illinois State University, where he received a BS in Psychology and Industrial Technology. he spent several years in the military, where he honed the survival skills he uses today. Along the way he married, had two children (now fully grown) and divorced after five years in 1978. It was then that he began to "roam" as he calls it. "I just feel like I belong there," he says. "I love the freedom."