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PostPosted: October 23rd, 2006, 6:19 pm 
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...so, I guess that would also include your "non-fiction?" fishing stories Herald. :D


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Kevin Callan wrote:
...so, I guess that would also include your "non-fiction?" fishing stories Herald. :D


Kevin, or maybe it should be "non-fishing" stories... Just kidding Wotrock. :P

How big are those fish really? THIIIISSSS BIIIGGG??? :wink:

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The biggest fish I ever saw was the one my dad told me about! :)

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Breaking Smith's quarter horse
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Black water river

All about the BC Chilcotin country - The first two by Paul St. Pierre and the latter by Hillen about a canoe & fishing journey


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I seen harolds fish and some are not that big or that small just average :oops: .I like clive cussler novels and farley mowat really any kind of adventure novels fiction or non

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I seen harolds fish and some are not that big or that small just average :oops:


The truth behold!! :wink:

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Harold likes swimming while he scares up the fish so I can catch them. ask him honest :o

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TALLTIMBER wrote:
I seen harolds fish and some are not that big or that small just average


I guess there's just as much truth in that comment as in the "........just like a penis, only smaller" comment that was made when you went swimming! :lol:

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One book that really inspired me a lot as a kid was Reader's Digest Outdoors Canada. Published in conjunction with the Canadian Automobile Association in 1977 Beautifully designed book with a mix of photography and illustration. Dealt with the flora and fauna of the country, as well as skills and equipment, and the places to find said flora and fauna and use said skills and equipment. Very well organized. I got it when I was about 10 or 11, and it did a huge number on me. I think it's arguably the book that inspired my love of the outdoors. I learned heaps from that book. And it's still a great book. The photos of the gear used are laughably quaint, but certainly the sections dealing with plants and animals are still terrific.

The Best of the Raven, published by the Friends of Algonquin. Very recommended! Being a natural history buff, this book increased my knowledge of the natural world exponentially. Available for a silly low price at Algonquin Park.

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"The Northwest Passage by Land"

Co-authored by Milton and Cheadle. Taken from their journals recounting the first trip-for-pleasure made into the Canadian interior. The expedition was from 1862-1863.


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Saw this on-line recently, and it looks like a winner. A northern rivers coffee table book: "Alaska to Nunavut: the Great Rivers." (by Neil Hartling with Photographs by Terry Parker). If anyone has a copy, let me know what you think? The sample pages on amazon look awesome!

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The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant

A non-fiction book about a British Columbian timber scout and a bizarre environmental protest. I found it to be a great historical read on the West Coast Rainforests.


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I hold in my hand Chips From a Wilderness Log by Calvin Rutstrum original edition. A neighbour gave it to me to read. He has 3 other Calvin Rutstrum books I will be able to read once I am done this one.

He also gave me to read The Snowshoe Book by William Osgood and Leslie Hurley. I have been looking for a book on how to make snowshoes for a month.

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I'm reading a book by Robert Twigger called Voyageur. He is an English man who retrace's MacKenzie trip from Fort Chipewyan to Bella Coola on the Pacific. He does this in a birchbark canoe that he has made in Quebec.


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I see a reprint of that great classic, "Lands Forlorn" by George Mellis Douglas is now listed as available at Amazon. A great story of an expedition to Great Bear and the Coppermine in 1911 -12, with interesting sidelights on some (in?)famous northern characters like Hornby and Fr. Rouvier. Hopefully, there will be reasonable reproduction of the excellent black and white photos from the original.

Some info:

"Product Details

Paperback: 440 pages
Publisher: Heron Dance Press; Illustrate edition (November 2006)
Language: English
ISBN: 1933937157 "

Heron Dance also has a reprint of "True North" by Elliot Merrick available: a wonderful story of Labrador - canoes, toboggans, and hot tents all in the same book.

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