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    Exclamation I Just Read a Book That has Resparked My Love of Alaska

    I know this book has been mentioned a time or two around here before. I finally got around to picking this book up last week. As soon as I made it through the first chapter I was hooked. I couldn't stop reading!
    I have not partaken in a good book like this before. I am not the biggest reader out there, but this was purely just plain enjoyable. When I wasn't reading the book I was constantly thinking back on a story out of it from one of the latest chapters I burned through in no time. I hope this is the appropriate forum to post this in, I choosed the Hunting forum purely because I believe anyone who enjoys hunting in Alaska would enjoy this great book. I hate to sound like a sales man here but, for the few out there who haven't dedicated the time to read this book please do yourself a favor and pick it up.
    I will say, Frank Glaser is one Tough SOB. I have to believe everything he has said in this book. He lived an amazing life. One I wish I could have been given the opportunity to follow.
    Book: Alaska's Wolf Man
    By: Jim Rearden

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    Its one of the better reads out there for sure.
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

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    Have read it four time! The wifes family homesteaded in Delta Junction and knew of Frank.
    Great book for all to read.

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    Well, gotta another to add to the Amazon cart...

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    Sorry, But I would not consider Frank a hunter first. I feel his love of exploring and being "Free" would be first, I would consider his passion for discovering the ways of nature and being a naturalist to be second. I feel that hunting was the income stream that supported his passion for wilderness and new firearms.

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    I would consider Frank a hunter first.
    "When the time comes for a man to look his Maker in the eye, where better could the meeting be held than in the wilderness?"

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    Great book indeed. One of the few I have read in just a sitting or two, just can't put it down. Truly a tough guy no doubt!!!

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    I always assumed that eveyone in the state has read that book lol! Great read for sure!

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    Loved it as well. Every idiot who thinks he can make it in Alaska should be required to read the entries about -40/-50/-60 degrees.
    Every smart guy should be required to read the same chapters. I felt I walked next to him on many cold nights.

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    yea that one is towards the top of my list read and reread it, also I enjoyed shadows on the koyukuk (spelling) and wind on the water

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    Frank has some great tricks on trapping fox and how about making a caribou sleeping bag because he was out a few months longer than expected with only his mid weight Filson's? The guy walked across most of the state and gee whizz... a 30.06 seemed to take everything including brown bear! It can't be!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Swede View Post
    yea that one is towards the top of my list read and reread it, also I enjoyed shadows on the koyukuk (spelling) and wind on the water
    Shadows is a great book as well. I also enjoyed One Mans Wilderness. In fact, my wife just bought me a huge book......More Readings From One Mans Wilderness: The journals of Richard L. Proenneke from 74-80. Almost 500 pages of goodness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoyt View Post
    I also enjoyed One Mans Wilderness.
    classic~reading
    "When the time comes for a man to look his Maker in the eye, where better could the meeting be held than in the wilderness?"

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    Just picked this up, thanks for the reviews!

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    Not much left to say 'cept "yup a good read". Enjoyed the book very much - he was quite the walker!!
    "Actions speak louder than words - 'nough said"

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