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    Default Looking for a book, but do not know the title. Help!

    Helping the wife find a book. Here are the clues:

    Man lives in Alaska
    He builds cabin by a beaver pond
    Drives a taxi for money to buy supplies
    He has a dog sled
    He has a station wagon
    It is not "One Man's Wilderness" or "Alone in the Wilderness"

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Did he wear a seal skin hat......sounds like andy haut

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    I think I read that one... he drove a cab in Anchorage and built the cabin out near Talkeetna; thinking in the late 80s or 90s.

    Can't remember the title to save my butt...

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    Was it Call of the wild, my escape to Alaska?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhbuckley View Post
    Helping the wife find a book. Here are the clues:

    Man lives in Alaska
    He builds cabin by a beaver pond
    Drives a taxi for money to buy supplies
    He has a dog sled
    He has a station wagon
    It is not "One Man's Wilderness" or "Alone in the Wilderness"

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Buck
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    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post
    That was Edges of the Earth by Richard Leo
    Glad we cleared that one up! For a minute I thought he was talking about the guy in the Geico commercial...

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    Thanks for the tip! I'm about to deploy and always looking for quality Alaskan reading material while away from home. Edges of the Earth is now on my list!

    The other 299,300,000 people can have it.

    Noone has a more intimate understanding of, or deeper appreciation for freedom, than a soldier who has fought for it in a country where it does not exist.

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    AKsoldier,

    Thank you for serving our country! Thank your family for their sacrifice while you are deployed! Come home safe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsoldier View Post
    Thanks for the tip! I'm about to deploy and always looking for quality Alaskan reading material while away from home. Edges of the Earth is now on my list!

    Wow, didn't you JUST get back?

    Stay safe and hurry home.


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    hogfamily - Thank you!

    AKhippie - I've actually been home almost two years this time. I only had a year between the first two tours, but this is likely my last. I'll be getting out after I get back so I don't have to leave Alaska. I've seen just about all of the middle east that I ever care to see.

    The other 299,300,000 people can have it.

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    Be safe and don't drink to much GreenBean coffee at Bagram.

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    I like you too, Aksoldier:

    And, appreciate your service.

    Stay safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsoldier View Post
    AKhippie - I've actually been home almost two years this time. I only had a year between the first two tours, but this is likely my last. I'll be getting out after I get back so I don't have to leave Alaska. I've seen just about all of the middle east that I ever care to see.
    Good luck AKsoldier. Stay safe, but of course, help get the bad guys if possible. I've sent a lot of stuff to people overseas since I left the Marines. PM me if you need anything. I'll try to mail it to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsoldier View Post
    Thanks for the tip! I'm about to deploy and always looking for quality Alaskan reading material while away from home. Edges of the Earth is now on my list!
    When you get settled PM your APO-AE

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