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Author:  Hiker Neil [ September 7th, 2008, 8:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Deep Survival

I just bought a book entitled Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales. It's pretty interesting.

Here's a couple of quotes:

One of the things that kills us in the wilderness, in nature, is that we just don't understand the forces we engage. We don't understand the energy because we no longer have to live with it.

Most of us sleep through the test. We get in and out and never know what might have been demanded. Such an experience can make us even more vulnerable, for we come away with the illusion of growing hardy, salty, knowledgeable. Been there, done that.

It leaves no residue behind, just as a grain of corn will pass undigested through the body of a bird.

Author:  kingfisher [ September 8th, 2008, 7:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Deep Survival


Author:  Hiker Neil [ September 8th, 2008, 10:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Deep Survival

Thanks for the link KF.

As is often the case with books like this one the author could have made it 1/3 as long and gotten his point across.

Nevertheless, it's a thought provoking read.

Author:  jjmish [ November 19th, 2008, 9:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Deep Survival

Just finished audio version of Deep Survival. Lot of good info that needs to be digested and considered.

Good read for folks just trying to survive the trials of life and the workplace as well as outdoor folks.

Did not mind the length of the book.

Followed up with his reference to Dr. Elizabeth kubler Ross, 'On Death and Dying'.

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