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« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2010, 10:51:03 AM »
     
     I like to read.  It seems that I don't read as much as I used to though, now that we've got high speed internet.

I know exactly what you mean :D .... I use to read a LOT more before the days of the internet and when I had no TV :D I'll always be a big reader though , I mean everything a person ever wants to know is in a book somewhere. Of course it is on google too... I still like traditional paper books ;) always will.

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« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2010, 10:54:00 AM »



Tom Clancy is great , I liked the movie Hunt For Red October . He has written a lot of good books :)

If you liked the movie, you'd love the book. DanG movie left out half the book.
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« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2010, 10:56:49 AM »
In 1905, guide and outfitter Adam Moore hosted Shiras at the Rocky Brook lick and Don Dickey from California was also a photographer at the lick in the 1920's also hosted by Moore. This was up in the head waters of the Tobique River. Got a photo here where the fellas at the camp on Nictau Lake have caught a baby moose abandoned by it's mother. Nictau Lake is the head of the Tobique. Fires wiped out most camps over the years up in that area. I've got a photo in the book showing 8 camps there plus others just out of view. It was a big spread. What camps survived the test of time were taken away when the Mount Carleton Park was established in the 1960's. Expropriation was common around that time and decade earlier for hydroelectric development.
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« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2010, 12:33:10 PM »
Just finished reading Tom Clancy's "Dead or Alive". Lots of bang bang shootumup, but the overall story is chillingly plausible. How closely the book parallels todays world is down right scary.

Tom Clancy is great , I liked the movie Hunt For Red October . He has written a lot of good books :)

One of my all time favorites is Red Storm Rising by Clancy. I do not like his series books which are co written.

How about WEB Griffin?
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« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2010, 12:38:46 PM »
I am currently reading "The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Investing 2010 Edition" written by Jason Kelly. Very informative and very easy to understand with lots of charts to reinforce the written text.


Going to be doing some stock investing? :) I have most of my money invested in land there is very little risk in that at least that is the way I have it figured. The stock market is an interesting thing though, I think most people have to little a knowledge of how that works and our economy in general really. :-\
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Don't get em wrong, I agree with you that real estate has proven to be a good investment over time and I do own that as well, plus I buy and sell machinery when the rich deals come along.

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« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2010, 12:45:03 PM »
I am currently reading Ordinary Wolves by Seth Kantner.  It's a great read if you want to know what living in remote Alaska is really like.

In many ways, he had it rougher than I did.  In some ways, he had it easier.

ha ha , nice to see so many good book suggestions! I love it. Have you ever read the book by Heimo Korth called The Last Frontiersman? I read it last fall. He was the last person allowed to homestead up in the ANWR reserve. He was a greenhorn when he got up there and learned some lessons the very hard way. He was from here where I live. Must be something in the water around here , lots of wisconsinites seem to end up in AK. , maybe because they are used to the cold! -23 f here this morning.

I read the last frontiersman last week!  great book. I think someone here recommended it.
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« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2010, 12:48:36 PM »
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and the two sequels.
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« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2010, 01:29:50 PM »
I am currently reading Ordinary Wolves by Seth Kantner.  It's a great read if you want to know what living in remote Alaska is really like.

In many ways, he had it rougher than I did.  In some ways, he had it easier.

ha ha , nice to see so many good book suggestions! I love it. Have you ever read the book by Heimo Korth called The Last Frontiersman? I read it last fall. He was the last person allowed to homestead up in the ANWR reserve. He was a greenhorn when he got up there and learned some lessons the very hard way. He was from here where I live. Must be something in the water around here , lots of wisconsinites seem to end up in AK. , maybe because they are used to the cold! -23 f here this morning.

I read the last frontiersman last week!  great book. I think someone here recommended it.

I can suggest another book that is right along the same lines, it is called "The Last of the Mountain Men" which is about a guy named Sylvan Hart. He went in to remote Idaho and set up a homestead on government land. They tried to kick him off but finally left him alone because he really went all out on the self sufficiency thing. He had a great little cabin that you couldn't access except by scaffolding running along a cliff face above , I think, the Snake river. Had a large vegetable garden with dozens of different things growing in it and a blacksmith shop where he made all sorts of stuff like knives and he even built the guns he used to get his meat. Really interesting book I bet you would like it :) :)

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« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2010, 01:31:38 PM »
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and the two sequels.

That is another one which I just saw the movie haven't read the book. I thought the movie was good and I think I just saw a new book out that has that same girl as a character, it must be the sequel your talking about.

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« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2010, 01:36:19 PM »
I'm getting The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest for Christmas (think Douglas-fir) and am looking forward to reading that...

That book sounds interesting. I bet there would be a lot of information in there you might not find elsewhere.

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« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2010, 01:40:30 PM »
Does it come on DVD?   :D  With 3 young in's, coaching minor hockey 2 nights a week with games and tournaments every weekend, a full time job during the day and my consulting business by night...who has time to read.   :D

Self inflicted I know...

Yes I know what you mean by not having time. Most of the time for me it is hard to find a book that really holds my interest. Nothing better than a good book though... it often helps me forget about all of the other things that require my attention.
Actually , to be honest I find time to read EVERY morning for at least a couple minutes :D shortly after I wake up and have my 1st cup of coffee and need to visit the lavatory :D :D

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« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2010, 03:53:43 PM »
I listed "Decision Points By George W. Bush." on the Restricted Board as I enjoyed the book.  Currently 125 pages into "Spoken from the Heart" by Laura Bush. Enjoying it also.  I don't think John Grisham or Tom Clancy has ever written a bad book.
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« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2010, 04:52:56 PM »
I am currently reading Ordinary Wolves by Seth Kantner.  It's a great read if you want to know what living in remote Alaska is really like.

In many ways, he had it rougher than I did.  In some ways, he had it easier.

ha ha , nice to see so many good book suggestions! I love it. Have you ever read the book by Heimo Korth called The Last Frontiersman? I read it last fall. He was the last person allowed to homestead up in the ANWR reserve. He was a greenhorn when he got up there and learned some lessons the very hard way. He was from here where I live. Must be something in the water around here , lots of wisconsinites seem to end up in AK. , maybe because they are used to the cold! -23 f here this morning.

I have heard of "The Last Frontiersman" but have not yet read it.  Sounds like I'll have to check it out.

-37 F here this mornin'.  Supposed to get real cold tonight.... they're calling for -50.

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I have heard of "The Last Frontiersman" but have not yet read it.  Sounds like I'll have to check it out.

-37 F here this mornin'.  Supposed to get real cold tonight.... they're calling for -50.


I've got a hardback copy of that if you want it. Think I bought it in an airport somewhere needed something to read :) where do you get books where you live anyhow, do they have a library there or what?

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« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2010, 06:30:30 PM »
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Decision Points By George W. Bush." on the Restricted Board as I enjoyed the book.  Currently 125 pages into "Spoken from the Heart" by Laura Bush. Enjoying it also.  I don't thing John Grisham or Tom Clancy has ever written a bad book.


George Bush wrote a book? I did not know that.

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« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2010, 06:46:55 PM »
where do you get books where you live anyhow, do they have a library there or what?

Heh.  Yes, we have a library and many stores.  Fairbanks is what I call a large city with something like 40,000 people.  It's gotten too large for my tastes.  I've lived in extremely remote places, though, where we had nothing of the sort.

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« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2010, 06:51:11 PM »
Just ordered "last of the mountain men"
Thanks for the tip
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« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2010, 06:59:44 PM »
where do you get books where you live anyhow, do they have a library there or what?

Heh.  Yes, we have a library and many stores.  Fairbanks is what I call a large city with something like 40,000 people.  It's gotten too large for my tastes.  I've lived in extremely remote places, though, where we had nothing of the sort.

I wasn't sure if you were close to town or not, or even what Fairbanks looks like. I've been close to Fairbanks but not quite there. I have a friend that lives in Delta Junction I would like to visit. I can send you that book if you want costs about $2 for media rate. Just pass it on when your done that would be fine with me 8)

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« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2010, 07:02:00 PM »
Just ordered "last of the mountain men"
Thanks for the tip

Hey your welcome :) once in a great while you will still see some of his knives he made floating around for sale. Most people prize them, mostly for the story that goes along with them.  :)

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« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2010, 10:06:51 PM »
World Made by Hand, fiction by James Howard Kunstler.  One man's fictional account of a post-apocalyptic America, set in the not too distant future.  Disturbing images, but the only piece of fiction that I have read straight through in the last twenty years.  If you're not already perhaps a slightly paranoid survivalist, it might set you on that path.  In any event, I couldn't put it down until I'd finished it.
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