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Good book of stories #6766384
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I have a friend who just had shoulder surgery, I want to get him a good book full of true stories. Mountain men/outdoor type stories. Anyone have suggestions?

Re: Good book of stories [Re: Donnersurvivor] #6766386
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"Journal of a Trapper" by Osborne Russell.

Not stories, just one man's journal of his time in the mountains during the last of the beaver years.

Re: Good book of stories [Re: Donnersurvivor] #6766396
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"My sixty years on the plains, trapping, trading and Indian fighting" by William Thomas Hamilton.

Re: Good book of stories [Re: Donnersurvivor] #6766398
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A Life Wild and Perilous by Robert Utley is a good book relating true stories of the free trappers. I have a lot of mountain man books and journals, and There are a lot of good ones. Osborne Russell was a company man, and I find the journals of the free trappers more interesting, plus Russell was known to embellish events and tell some tall tales. Doesn't mean it's not a good read though.

Otherwise, anything by Peter Hathaway Capstick or Jim Corbett. These are really good books about hunting.

Re: Good book of stories [Re: Donnersurvivor] #6766399
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A Great True Read you can buy one online


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Re: Good book of stories [Re: Donnersurvivor] #6766636
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Re: Good book of stories [Re: Donnersurvivor] #6766638
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Re: Good book of stories [Re: Donnersurvivor] #6768393
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Re: Good book of stories [Re: Donnersurvivor] #6768550
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Ben East put out a few book, can't remember the titles


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Re: Good book of stories [Re: Donnersurvivor] #6768558
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Wayne Negus did a couple books on trapping that were stories of his life. Excellent reading.

Re: Good book of stories [Re: 330-Trapper] #6768566
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
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A Great True Read you can buy one online

That is a good one, I have it.

Re: Good book of stories [Re: Donnersurvivor] #6768610
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Bob Halbritter's "Heart of a Hunter" [Linked Image]
I read it last year...


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Re: Good book of stories [Re: Donnersurvivor] #6768798
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Re: Good book of stories [Re: Donnersurvivor] #6768812
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What was the name of that story where a guy marries a gal and they move to AK or somewhere north? He leaves her in their wilderness cabin. Goes off trapping or hunting and gets killed. She has to learn to fend for herself in an environment she's not accustomed to.


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Re: Good book of stories [Re: Trapper7] #6769740
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Originally Posted by Trapper7
What was the name of that story where a guy marries a gal and they move to AK or somewhere north? He leaves her in their wilderness cabin. Goes off trapping or hunting and gets killed. She has to learn to fend for herself in an environment she's not accustomed to.

Mink mary and me by Chick Ferguson?


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Re: Good book of stories [Re: Donnersurvivor] #6769822
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Trapping through the Years, and On the Line . Both by Charles Dobbins, and no I'm not sucking up to the bossman here. They are just real good reads.

Re: Good book of stories [Re: Donnersurvivor] #6769831
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I agree, they are good books. I always enjoyed Charlieís writing style. I swear when I read his stuff itís just like talking to him at a convention. I swear I can hear his his voice in my head telling the stories or giving instruction. Maybe Iíve watched to many trapping videos. But I get the same imagery and hear their voice with other trappers books Iíve read to

Re: Good book of stories [Re: the Blak Spot] #6769836
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Originally Posted by the Blak Spot
Originally Posted by Trapper7
What was the name of that story where a guy marries a gal and they move to AK or somewhere north? He leaves her in their wilderness cabin. Goes off trapping or hunting and gets killed. She has to learn to fend for herself in an environment she's not accustomed to.

Mink mary and me by Chick Ferguson?


I don't think that's it. As I recall, it might have been a movie I started to watch on TV, but didn't get to finish it. I think it might have had the word "North" in it.


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Re: Good book of stories [Re: Donnersurvivor] #6769991
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"Liver Eatign Johnson" - The "true" story of Jeremiah Johnson - good reading


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Re: Good book of stories [Re: Donnersurvivor] #6769992
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In addition to Alaska's Wolf Man, another good one is Three Against the Wilderness. I was made aware of both books from others from Tman. Both are non-fiction accounts of life in Alaska.

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