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Barcode18011123489665
StatusChecked Out
LocationCameron
TitleGoing wild : Alaska wilderness survival diary / by Miles Martin
AuthorMartin, Miles, author. 1952-
Call No979.8 M
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction
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979.8 M18011123489665Due on 12/21/2021

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781735971346 $16.95
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 979.8
Personal Name Martin, Miles, author. 1952-
Title Statement Going wild : Alaska wilderness survival diary / by Miles Martin
Varying Form of Title Going wild /
Varying Form of Title Alaska Off Grid Survival Series, Book 1
Edition Statement 1st ADP edition.
Imprint Middletown, DE: Alaska Dreams Publishing [2021]
Physical Description 326 p. : illustrations, map, portraits ; 6 x 0.74 x 9 inches
Series Statement - Title Alaska Off Grid Survival Series ; Book 1.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-336).
Formatted Contents Note Prologue -- Map of the Area -- The Interior of Alaska -- Introduction -- First Cabin -- Chapter 1. New to Fairbanks, Alaska 1972 -- Chapter 2. Into the wild: guns, bears, moose -- Chapter 3: Build cabin: learn trapping, marten, wolves, wolverine -- Chapter 4. The dark: the cold, wolves, fleas -- Chapter 5. Spring ice break up, more bears, Eagle, walk out -- Photo Section -- Chapter 6. Hard time, Alaskaland Railroad job, first boat -- Chapter 7. Yukon River, second cabin, theft, near death rescue -- Chapter 8. Fur buyer, Associated Press, houseboat plans, mail order women -- Chapter 9. Houseboat building, BLM job, more women, big plans -- Chapter 10. Fall, jobs end finish boat life on a houseboat -- About the Alaska Off Grid Survival Series -- Afterword -- Magazines & News stories -- Other Titles -- Footnotes..
Summary, Etc. A first-person account of living in the wilds of Alaska as a Mountain Man! The first in a series of eight books, much of it written in the wilds. Book 1 - Going Wild In 1973, I am 22 years old, and a city kid. I enlisted in the Navy and got out after the Vietnam War. I travel to interior Alaska, a ‘Cheechako’ (Greenhorn) by Alaskan standards. But I have been raised on Walt Disney and feel qualified to be a mountain man! I arranged with a pilot to drop me off in the wilds of Alaska. I do not have everything I need and have things I do not need. I learn about guns, trapping, and the loneliness of living in the vast wilderness with no other humans around. I do not see anyone for many months, then walk out of the wilds to civilization in the spring. After working odd jobs to make supply money, I return to the wilds in the fall and have a hard time my second winter. I almost die, and need to be rescued. I decide to build a houseboat so I can travel around without having to build another cabin. I have to accept summer work in Fairbanks to pay for the boat materials and work under a builder. The boat takes much longer to build than expected. I live as a street person much of the time to keep expenses down.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Outdoor life-- Alaska--Interior Alaska-- Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Adventure and adventurers -- Alaska--Interior Alaska-- Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Wilderness survival -- Alaska--Interior Alaska.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Adventure and adventurers.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Wilderness survival.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Interior Alaska (Alaska)-- Anecdotes-- Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Alaska.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographies.

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