Saturday, 14 July 2012

Book Review. The Lure Of The Labradore Wild.

This true story is set in the early 20th century, but the hazards these three young men face on their explorations into the Labradore interior would have been much the same in the 18th century in similar conditions. I found it hard to put this book down, as I found it very interesting. Not so much from the point of view of learning what to do in similar conditions, but what not to do!
On the one hand these three men were seeminly smart people, but on the other hand they were ignorant about a lot of things. 
The half-breed that accompanied the two white explorers certainly seemed knowlegeable regarding woods lore, but made little attempt at advising his employers when it came to caching supplies along the way. Nor it seems did he have any say in what was carried in the way of arms. Anyway, if you have an interest in exploration or historical trekking or even "Bug-Out" survival, this book is certainly worth reading.
My thanks to my good friend Dave/Girty for loaning me this book, much appreciated Dave.
Regards, Keith.

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