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Northern Wilderness

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Examining extreme environments, this fascinating look at the frozen north includes explorations from the vast Boreal Forest with its rich animal life to the Hudson Bay fur trade and trappers who traded with the hat manufacturers of England. The guide follows the paths of the great early northern explorers, Samuel Hearn and David Thompson, who survived through their knowledge of what is now called bushcraft, as they trekked across the tundra and the Rocky Mountains. The ways of the Inuit are explored, including ...

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Overview

Examining extreme environments, this fascinating look at the frozen north includes explorations from the vast Boreal Forest with its rich animal life to the Hudson Bay fur trade and trappers who traded with the hat manufacturers of England. The guide follows the paths of the great early northern explorers, Samuel Hearn and David Thompson, who survived through their knowledge of what is now called bushcraft, as they trekked across the tundra and the Rocky Mountains. The ways of the Inuit are explored, including how they combat snow blindness and build shelter. This book is rich in bushcraft, as the unique survival techniques of the Native Canadians and the Inuit are explained, as are the ways the prospectors in the gold rush used bushcraft skills to survive.

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"Ray Mears is a bushman first and foremost and really can survive in any extreme environment. I can't think of a better companion in a crisis."  —GQ

"Give the man a couple of twigs, a flint and a curved knife and he is transformed into a poet."  —Times on Ray Mears Vanishing World

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340980835
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/30/2010
  • Pages: 298
  • Sales rank: 830,164
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ray Mears founded Woodlore, a school of wilderness bushcraft and survival. He is the author of Bushcraft, The Outdoor Survival Guide, Ray Mears Goes Walkabout, and Ray Mears Vanishing World.

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