Arctic Daughter

Arctic DaughterLoved this book about a couple living in remote Alaska in the 70s She is a good writer and certainly has an interesting story to tell I say this with no animosity towards the author I found myself amazed that they survived Apparently Jean Aspen, daughter of a famous Arctic explorer, headed north with her live in boyfriend to just above the Arctic Circle so that they could live off the land The book never makes it clear why they did this, although Ms Aspen does go on from time to time about how isolating modern civilization is from the real world What was painful to read about was how woefully unprepared they were They didn t bring winter boots, for example, but they brought books and plexiglass They had to scavenge hand tools from an abandoned cabin along the way They couldn t feed themselves, but they brought along a puppy At one point they kill a moose and are standing in chest deep freezing river water for days on end butchering the animal They brought extra clothes, but didn t get them out Instead they would strip down and stand there naked in the snow while their wet clothes were dried out in front of the fire They decided to build a cabin in the fiercest part of winter, during a snow storm, in temperatures 150 degrees below the human body Then when the cabin is finished, Miss Aspen laments how cut off they are from nature by the four walls News flash, Miss Aspen Nature was doing its dead level best to kill you She laments how we build things to make life easier, never considering that the good Lord gave man a brain while he gave the moose fur and the wolf sharp teeth That s the trade off It is not a sin, nor an aberration of nature to use reason and invention to increase the odds of your survival It IS nature. Popular EPub, Arctic Daughter By Jean Aspen This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Arctic Daughter, Essay By Jean Aspen Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You Overall I enjoyed this book, though I wonder how it reads by someone who isn t familiar with the northern Alaska landscape The author does a decent job highlighting how difficult living off the land can be, and is very honest and truthful in that respect, though at times the read can be pretty frustrating and overall she gets pretty lucky in staying alive throughout her year in the wilderness. Gets off to a rocky start, but give it 50 pages she really finds her voice If you aren t completely engrossed after that, then you re a lost cause A very quick read about real people on a true adventure. Amazing story of a young woman who spent four years in the Alaskan Arctic with her boyfriend in the 1970s and wrote about it years later I wouldn t have made it past eating the first moose tongue This goes on my truly admirable but I d never do it shelf. I love books about travel adventure This is a great telling of a young woman s trip in Alaska to live for a year above the arctic circle She and her boyfriend traveled by raft, built a cabin and hunted and gathered their own food A must read for those who love back to the land stories. This was a great book I especially liked the parts about when they killed a moose and had to process all of that meat A whole other kind of reality than I have ever dealt with The guy from Into the Wild should have read this book. In Arctic Daughter, Jean Aspen revisits her salad days in the Brooks Range Struck chords with me as she was originally so young and idealistic, and the terrain and weather so harsh. A young couple braves the Arctic , traveling in an overloaded canoe with everything they can carry to get them through until they become self sufficient in he wilderness They rush to get their cabin built and to kill and preserve enough game to get them through the dark and bitter cold moths of darkness It is not something I yearn to do, but I admired their fortitude and tenacity Aspen s account is descriptive and poetic at times, but on occasion was peppered with so many adjectives that it became distracting.

Blessings,Jeanie Aspen 2016

❰BOOKS❯ ⚣ Arctic Daughter Author Jean Aspen –
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Arctic Daughter
  • Jean Aspen
  • English
  • 21 February 2019
  • 9780385314008

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