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- DescriptionBook 1: I pay a pilot to drop me off in the wilderness, 1973. Book 2: Going beyond survival. Life on a Houseboat, Sled Dogs, 74 - 1985. Book 3: Prospering in a subsistence lifestyle. THIS BOOK: Civilization encroachment. Still adventurous, 2000 - 2007.
- Author BiographyTHE WHAT AND WHERE OF WILD MILES I was born in 1952 in Hawaii. My father was in the Navy. We moved a lot. I was raised middle class in the city or suburbs. My father became a college professor. I was raised in an upper privileged class in college towns. Nothing stood out growing up. I was perhaps a square peg in a round world. While flunking English I was writing girlfriends 300 to 700 page letters over a weekend. I was recognized as artistically gifted and in the news by the time I was 5. I learned outdoor skills not covered in school. I was told none of those things would get me a job or help me in life. Those who cared about me were worried. At 15, I took the greyhound bus across the country alone to a summer job, on a ranch in Montana. At 16, my parents sent me off to join the navy during the Viet Nam conflict. I got out at 22. The rest is recorded in my books. I pay a pilot to fly me into the wilds of Alaska, and walk out 8 months later. I have been written up in the New York Times with a big double page pictures and long story. Alaska magazine carried 5 of my wilderness stories. Geo magazine in Europe featured me. I was on the cover of Ruralite, the Alaska Trapper, and in gem magazine. Whatever I'm good at, does not show up in statistics, lists of accomplishments, degrees, gold stars. I studied under no one. How do we describe or speak of one who will face a charging bear with a handgun and be amused. A city kid steps off the bush plane floats cold turkey and calmly says, No need to come back, I'll be walking out in a year. And does it. I'm not bragging, just describing a personality type. I use the term 'High Jesus factor' from the book 'The Right Stuff' about John Glen, who flew jets never tested that tended to blow up. There are a lot of fools in the world willing to die. There are not so many who become seniors. Statistically, I'm one on a million. So I honestly tell you as best I can, what makes me tic, through a lifetime of, so far, 5 books working on number 6.
- Author(s)Miles Martin
- PublisherMiles of Alaska
- Date of Publication15/04/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMiles of Alaska
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight463 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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