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Grey Owl and Me – Stories from the Trail and Beyond$26.99
As a past park ranger and avid wilderness traveller, Hap Wilson saw that there were uncanny similarities between himself and the famous writer/conservationist/native wanabe, Grey Owl. That said, he thought it would be fun to juxtaposition “Owl” into his stories as a sort of spectre or critic of his own life on the trail.
River of Fire – Conflict and Survival on the Seal River$20.00
There are two parts to this story – a wilderness trip gone awry replete with human conflict in a remote part of Canada; and the struggle of the Sayesi Dene First Nations for autonomy and self-reliance. The story is set in Northern Manitoba on the Seal River during Manitoba’s worst wildfires…”a sizzling read” according to the Winnipeg Free Press.
Trails and Tribulations – Confessions of a Wilderness Pathfinder$26.99
There are a lot of young people competing for wilderness guide status. Many have great wilderness skills but that’s not all that’s needed to take on this profession. Experience, patience and humility make up at least 75% of psychological traits that are required. I wrote this as a ‘hard-core’ read with serious undertones…but that’s what’s needed to bring a taste of reality to wilderness guiding.