Going Wild, Book 1 (The Survival Series)

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Book 1 in the Wild Series about Alaskan Wilderness Survival. Book 1: Going Wild 1973, dropped off in the Alaska Wilderness, barely survive. Book 2: Gone Wild 1977, life on a houseboat, dog team, 8 months at a time alone. Book 3: This Book. Still Wild 1986, Homesteading, 200 miles of trail cut, living, prospering off the land. Book 4: Beyond Wild 2000, doing well living off the grid, village life, adjust to civilization. Book 5: Back to Wild 2010, not as happy in civilization, re-think what survival is.

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I began writing this in 1970 in pencil, later, on a manual typewriter.I had to start over 4 times from scratch. This first book took 20 years to write.I learned to write as I went along. I had some major obstacles. The first was,I had a preconceived idea of what my life I was writing about would be like. I'm17 years old. My life will be a bright comet across a bleak sky. Or I will die trying.I did not die, and my story was not the blazing comet I envisioned. "Now what!" I wanted my book to be a mountain manstory in present time, first person. Never been done before. Problem was , if Iam into reality, I am not becoming the mountain man I dreamed of and hoped I'dbe. I'm making a lot of mistakes, and getting laughed at.
A second major problem as I write is, the book is about me,and me alone. I'm out there in the middle of everything. There are no other characters!How can I write saying, "I saw, I did, I am, I went, I accomplished. I, I, andI!" Even if an ego book, it is not entertaining without characters! I was stumped,even as I kept writing anyhow. Somehow I'd work that out. I showed no one. Noone else reads my work for 20 years. Totally alone, I believed. I wrote,edited,  took all the pictures, did thecover, set it up for printing.  No help whatever.No one saw it till it was in print.
I finally solved all the issues. The story can be whatever itis, not necessarily what I want it to be, but simply a story of following adream!  The struggle, the changes!  If I arrive or not, going for it! If it is abook of mistakes, let it be well written! As for I me and I again? There is 'I'the Id. 'I' the ego,  and 'I' the alterego. All separate characters with personalities. Let the games begin!
I did not know when or where the writing would end. Muchlike my art. I simply 'begin.' I met a Native Shaman when young who explained howart is for him. "Oh no I am not the master! No I am not in charge. No it is notmy work! I am the tool. The material tells me what it wishes to be, and Irelease it's spirit!" It took me 20 years to understand that simple concept. Ihad to unlearn my white man ways. Or, yes, I understood by instinct as thisShaman knew me. I'm told I am the only white man this famous man ever talked toin his 90 years. If this is my story I am just the actor. The script waswritten by God.
Thus I have no idea what is coming up next, not now, notsince the beginning. I guessed at the time began,  one Mountain man book. Not a series. What I amdoing is revealed one step at a time on a need to know basis. All I do is trust,and write. Only when I am done do I read it, and try to figure out what itmeans, and or how to describe my writing. I am not trying to fit anything intoany preconceived category.
These concepts expressed take on more meaning in the booksthat follow. In this book one, I am 18 and own the world, know everything, 10ft tall and bullet proof. Never faced a problem I couldn't  solve. Never went to lift something and beenunable to. Never been sick, never failed. Never been brought to my knees. Noteven God tells me what to do. It's a good time in one's life! Over 50 yearslater I can laugh. But it was good years to remember. The last books so farseem to have nothing in common with the first. Or there is some common threadthe reader must see, and decide upon, as to what it means.

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 In 1994 a worldfamous photographer reporter was sent by the New York Times to photograph andinterview me on the Kantishna River- middle of the wilderness-Alaska. Maxlaughed, I asked what his problem was and he said, "You are all alike!" Iasked, "And who am I supposed to be like?" He told me "All you famous people!" Isaid, "Famous?  Why? The more I learn, theless I know! My life is filled with failed goals!" He laughs again and says, "JohnLennon said exactly the same thing when I interviewed him." I say "Yea right!"He replies, "I am one of the highest paid, best photographers in the world. Do youthink the New York Times would send me out on a dead end assignment,interviewing a nut, a loser, false dreamer? You are among the best in the worldat what you do, just as John Lennon is the best there is at what he does. That'swhy I'm here." There is no way in Hell I am in the same category as John Lennon.This must be a line of bull, yet there must be 'some reason' the New York Timeswould spend the time and money to send the best photographer in the world toAlaska to see me.

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