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Alaskan Wilderness Adventure: Book 1 Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B082VLS2LC
- Publisher : Stratton Press; 1st edition (December 4, 2019)
- Publication date : December 4, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 5368 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 131 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #144,374 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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This first book is about his journey with his son to seek out what would eventually become Ose Mountain, one of three possible homesteads he researched to stake a claim on. The book is laid out into twenty chapters for the 20ish days it took them to explore the remote wilderness of Alaska. There is just so much interesting information packed in here from Ose's many decades of experience. He does a really good job of explaining the myriads of things that go into survival, homesteading, and natural history that I really felt like I could hear his voice in my head as I read.
His writing style is difficult to describe because I don't know the words for it, but it's very straightforward and paints a good picture in my head (between the great ones included in the book) and it's a casual style of writing that readers can quickly digest. There's a lot of humorous commentary, banter between father and son, and it's really a heartfelt reflection on what would become his life's work. I'm not religious and I know Ose was more than prepared for this first journey, but there are some funny occasions where I can agree that he and Dan had a guardian angel.
This journey has exciting encounters where they were minutes away from a big grizzly bear, ran into a moose, lost clothing (among other items), shot trees, met kind strangers, and a lot of life lessons were learned for both of them. I'm obviously envious of the bond that was strengthened on this trip and I think everyone can relate to wanting to live as they did.
I've read a few books on the outdoors, but this one is just steeped in honesty and truth that I don't know if many, if any, other authors can claim to have an authority like Ose does. This guy and his family actually did it. I wonder what Chris McCandless and other wandering spirits could have learned if this story had been as popular before this series was written.
I recommend this to all travelers and explorers who want to try living in the wilderness. Anyone interested in survival may enjoy this fun father-son expedition as well. And anyone interested in the history of the region may enjoy just how much research and planning Ose did before he took his son miles and miles outside of civilization to find their new home.
After watching the show, one of my biggest questions is about Ose encountering bigfoots. This book makes a quick mention of a lake inhabitant warning the boys about the Little People and it looks like Ose's third book tackles forest people, so I'm really eager the read through the next two books in hopes of my questions being answered!
Top reviews from other countries
I first came across Duane and rena watching BBC’s win the wilderness with my partner. When we finished the series we googled the coupe and found an Instagram post from Duane saying Renas heart operation was going ahead and praying for her safety.
The next morning we got the awful news that she had passed away during the difficult surgery that night, and we were deeply touched and shocked by this.
Both Duane and Rena are people that you can relate to and get the sense of their calm, their hospitable and essential goodness. You feel that you know them instantly by their hearts.
I ordered the first two books for my partner to cheer him up, and because I knew that he was feeling the loss and thinking of Duane also.
To my surprise and delight the story is excitingly immersive and the writing style is very honest and direct and emoting warmth on every page.
I enjoyed every page and look forward to the next book...