Arctic Daughter

Arctic Daughter➷ [Reading] ➹ Arctic Daughter By Jean Aspen ➬ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk The child of a famous female explorer describes her own journey down the Yukon to the Chandalar River with her childhood sweetheart, recounting their experiences living off the land in the remote Broo The child of a famous female explorer describes her own journey down the Yukon to the Chandalar River with her childhood sweetheart, recounting their experiences living off the land in the remote Brooks Range Reprint PW. Definitely a respectable adventure story at the tender ages of 22 and 24 the author and her partner went to live in the arctic, utterly unsupported, for 4 years i was turned off by the language of extreme supporters adventures that often sounds clique ish and makes me picture tam wearing white boys with dreadlocks and all the latest gear Jean Aspen and her partner Phil were not these people, but the language brought them to mind often I appreciated the obvious and often stated reverence the Definitely a respectable adventure story at the tender ages of 22 and 24 the author and her partner went to live in the arctic, utterly unsupported, for 4 years i was turned off by the language of extreme supporters adventures that often sounds clique ish and makes me picture tam wearing white boys with dreadlocks and all the latest gear Jean Aspen and her partner Phil were not these people, but the language brought them to mind often I appreciated the obvious and often stated reverence these folks had for our mother planet However, the analysis of how people live on the planet in ways that are damaging and where we may have gone wrong is, as Phil points out early on, is sophomoric and limited to the vantage point of young woman of privilege I was irritated at times as this takes up a good bit of space in the story, but i was compelled to stick with it to the end In Arctic Daughter, Jean Aspen revisits her salad days in the Brooks Range Struck chords with me as she was originally so young and idealistic, and the terrain and weather so harsh. A young couple braves the Arctic , traveling in an overloaded canoe with everything they can carry to get them through until they become self sufficient in he wilderness They rush to get their cabin built and to kill and preserve enough game to get them through the dark and bitter cold moths of darkness It is not something I yearn to do, but I admired their fortitude and tenacity Aspen s account is descriptive and poetic at times, but on occasion was peppered with so many adjectives that it b A young couple braves the Arctic , traveling in an overloaded canoe with everything they can carry to get them through until they become self sufficient in he wilderness They rush to get their cabin built and to kill and preserve enough game to get them through the dark and bitter cold moths of darkness It is not something I yearn to do, but I admired their fortitude and tenacity Aspen s account is descriptive and poetic at times, but on occasion was peppered with so many adjectives that it became distracting Overall I enjoyed this book, though I wonder how it reads by someone who isn t familiar with the northern Alaska landscape The author does a decent job highlighting how difficult living off the land can be, and is very honest and truthful in that respect, though at times the read can be pretty frustrating and overall she gets pretty lucky in staying alive throughout her year in the wilderness. I say this with no animosity towards the author I found myself amazed that they survived Apparently Jean Aspen, daughter of a famous Arctic explorer, headed north with her live in boyfriend to just above the Arctic Circle so that they could live off the land The book never makes it clear why they did this, although Ms Aspen does go on from time to time about how isolating modern civilization is from the real world What was painful to read about was how woefully unprepared they were They I say this with no animosity towards the author I found myself amazed that they survived Apparently Jean Aspen, daughter of a famous Arctic explorer, headed north with her live in boyfriend to just above the Arctic Circle so that they could live off the land The book never makes it clear why they did this, although Ms Aspen does go on from time to time about how isolating modern civilization is from the real world What was painful to read about was how woefully unprepared they were They didn t bring winter boots, for example, but they brought books and plexiglass They had to scavenge hand tools from an abandoned cabin along the way They couldn t feed themselves, but they brought along a puppy At one point they kill a moose and are standing in chest deep freezing river water for days on end butchering the animal They brought extra clothes, but didn t get them out Instead they would strip down and stand there naked in the snow while their wet clothes were dried out in front of the fire They decided to build a cabin in the fiercest part of winter, during a snow storm, in temperatures 150 degrees below the human body Then when the cabin is finished, Miss Aspen laments how cut off they are from nature by the four walls News flash, Miss Aspen Nature was doing its dead level best to kill you She laments how we build things to make life easier, never considering that the good Lord gave man a brain while he gave the moose fur and the wolf sharp teeth That s the trade off It is not a sin, nor an aberration of nature to use reason and invention to increase the odds of your survival It IS nature Amazing story of a young woman who spent four years in the Alaskan Arctic with her boyfriend in the 1970s and wrote about it years later I wouldn t have made it past eating the first moose tongue This goes on my truly admirable but I d never do it shelf. Gets off to a rocky start, but give it 50 pages she really finds her voice If you aren t completely engrossed after that, then you re a lost cause A very quick read about real people on a true adventure. I love books about travel adventure This is a great telling of a young woman s trip in Alaska to live for a year above the arctic circle She and her boyfriend traveled by raft, built a cabin and hunted and gathered their own food A must read for those who love back to the land stories. This was a great book I especially liked the parts about when they killed a moose and had to process all of that meat A whole other kind of reality than I have ever dealt with The guy from Into the Wild should have read this book. Loved this book about a couple living in remote Alaska in the 70s She is a good writer and certainly has an interesting story to tell

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Arctic Daughter
  • Jean Aspen
  • English
  • 06 June 2019
  • 0385314000