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PostPosted: March 26th, 2009, 11:52 pm 
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I came upon this in the bookstore today and thought it looked pretty good.

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Great to understand exactly what happens to your body under the influence of epinephrine. But I usually prefer the more contemplative side of things on a trip, or something historical.

David Pelly - "The Old Way North: Following the Oberholtzer-Magee Expedition"
Joseph Boyden - "Through Black Spruce: A Novel"
Stuart Houston - "Eighteenth-Century Naturalists of Hudson Bay"
Joanna Kavenna - "The Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule"


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idylwyld wrote:
I came upon this in the bookstore today and thought it looked pretty good.

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Great to understand exactly what happens to your body under the influence of epinephrine. But I usually prefer the more contemplative side of things on a trip, or something historical.

David Pelly - "The Old Way North: Following the Oberholtzer-Magee Expedition"
Joseph Boyden - "Through Black Spruce: A Novel"
Stuart Houston - "Eighteenth-Century Naturalists of Hudson Bay"
Joanna Kavenna - "The Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule"

I read Deep Survival and give it a 2 out of ten. Way too much verbosity leading nowhere. But, I survived it. It led me to Adrift which was an excellent story of survival.


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PostPosted: March 31st, 2009, 1:02 am 
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You're probably right about the book "deep survival." It was good for a quick read for 20 minutes at the bookstore.

On a similar topic, I couldn't resist including this. Certainly fits the topic of survival, and a reminder that accidents can happen any time (no matter how much you try to avoid them). And sitting home watching others have the fun is not much of an option. Still, it's always been hard for me to watch the thrill seeking of extreme skiers without cringing. The video on the site is awesome!

Vancouver Ski Legend Dead at 39

http://thetyee.ca/Video/2009/03/30/McConkey/


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