Northern Wilderness

Northern Wilderness

Book - 2009
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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 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.

Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2009.
ISBN: 9780340980828
Characteristics: 220 p., [48] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm.


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Jan 03, 2015

As usual the BBC has produced a really interesting documentary on the boreal forest and the early history of the country. This was done with a British twist for British audiences. After reading the book I also went online and watch the film which was very well done as well.
Just as a side note, it is very sad that our own government does not support our own version of the BBC and in fact has almost ruined our chances of doing this sort of thing for ourselves. May the CBC outlive the hostile government climate.

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