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  1. Famous Famous says:

    Definitely a respectable adventure story at the tender ages of 22 and 24 the author and her partner went to live in the arctic, utterly unsupported, for 4 years i was turned off by the language of extreme supporters adventures that often sounds clique ish and makes me picture tam wearing white boys with dreadlocks and all the latest gear Jean Aspen and her partner Phil were not these people, but the language brought them to mind often I appreciated the obvious and often stated reverence the Definitely a respectable adventure story at the tender ages of 22 and 24 the author and her partner went to live in the arctic, utterly unsupported, for 4 years i was turned off by the language of extreme supporters adventures that often sounds clique ish and makes me picture tam wearing white boys with dreadlocks and all the latest gear Jean Aspen and her partner Phil were not these people, but the language brought them to mind often I appreciated the obvious and often stated reverence these folks had for our mother planet However, the analysis of how people live on the planet in ways that are damaging and where we may have gone wrong is, as Phil points out early on, is sophomoric and limited to the vantage point of young woman of privilege I was irritated at times as this takes up a good bit of space in the story, but i was compelled to stick with it to the end


  2. Rebecca A. Rebecca A. says:

    In Arctic Daughter, Jean Aspen revisits her salad days in the Brooks Range Struck chords with me as she was originally so young and idealistic, and the terrain and weather so harsh.


  3. Joanne Kelly Joanne Kelly says:

    A young couple braves the Arctic , traveling in an overloaded canoe with everything they can carry to get them through until they become self sufficient in he wilderness They rush to get their cabin built and to kill and preserve enough game to get them through the dark and bitter cold moths of darkness It is not something I yearn to do, but I admired their fortitude and tenacity Aspen s account is descriptive and poetic at times, but on occasion was peppered with so many adjectives that it b A young couple braves the Arctic , traveling in an overloaded canoe with everything they can carry to get them through until they become self sufficient in he wilderness They rush to get their cabin built and to kill and preserve enough game to get them through the dark and bitter cold moths of darkness It is not something I yearn to do, but I admired their fortitude and tenacity Aspen s account is descriptive and poetic at times, but on occasion was peppered with so many adjectives that it became distracting


  4. Caitlin Caitlin says:

    Overall I enjoyed this book, though I wonder how it reads by someone who isn t familiar with the northern Alaska landscape The author does a decent job highlighting how difficult living off the land can be, and is very honest and truthful in that respect, though at times the read can be pretty frustrating and overall she gets pretty lucky in staying alive throughout her year in the wilderness.


  5. Michael Alford Michael Alford says:

    I say this with no animosity towards the author I found myself amazed that they survived Apparently Jean Aspen, daughter of a famous Arctic explorer, headed north with her live in boyfriend to just above the Arctic Circle so that they could live off the land The book never makes it clear why they did this, although Ms Aspen does go on from time to time about how isolating modern civilization is from the real world What was painful to read about was how woefully unprepared they were They I say this with no animosity towards the author I found myself amazed that they survived Apparently Jean Aspen, daughter of a famous Arctic explorer, headed north with her live in boyfriend to just above the Arctic Circle so that they could live off the land The book never makes it clear why they did this, although Ms Aspen does go on from time to time about how isolating modern civilization is from the real world What was painful to read about was how woefully unprepared they were They didn t bring winter boots, for example, but they brought books and plexiglass They had to scavenge hand tools from an abandoned cabin along the way They couldn t feed themselves, but they brought along a puppy At one point they kill a moose and are standing in chest deep freezing river water for days on end butchering the animal They brought extra clothes, but didn t get them out Instead they would strip down and stand there naked in the snow while their wet clothes were dried out in front of the fire They decided to build a cabin in the fiercest part of winter, during a snow storm, in temperatures 150 degrees below the human body Then when the cabin is finished, Miss Aspen laments how cut off they are from nature by the four walls News flash, Miss Aspen Nature was doing its dead level best to kill you She laments how we build things to make life easier, never considering that the good Lord gave man a brain while he gave the moose fur and the wolf sharp teeth That s the trade off It is not a sin, nor an aberration of nature to use reason and invention to increase the odds of your survival It IS nature


  6. Shirley Shirley says:

    Amazing story of a young woman who spent four years in the Alaskan Arctic with her boyfriend in the 1970s and wrote about it years later I wouldn t have made it past eating the first moose tongue This goes on my truly admirable but I d never do it shelf.


  7. Susanna Susanna says:

    Gets off to a rocky start, but give it 50 pages she really finds her voice If you aren t completely engrossed after that, then you re a lost cause A very quick read about real people on a true adventure.


  8. Lauren Lauren says:

    I love books about travel adventure This is a great telling of a young woman s trip in Alaska to live for a year above the arctic circle She and her boyfriend traveled by raft, built a cabin and hunted and gathered their own food A must read for those who love back to the land stories.


  9. Katrina Katrina says:

    This was a great book I especially liked the parts about when they killed a moose and had to process all of that meat A whole other kind of reality than I have ever dealt with The guy from Into the Wild should have read this book.


  10. Perkidebs Perkidebs says:

    Loved this book about a couple living in remote Alaska in the 70s She is a good writer and certainly has an interesting story to tell


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Arctic Daughter ❰PDF❯ ✅ Arctic Daughter Author Jean Aspen – Buyprobolan50.co.uk The child of a famous female explorer describes her own journey down the Yukon to the Chandalar River with her childhood sweetheart recounting their experiences living off the land in the remote Brook The child of a famous female explorer describes her own journey down the Yukon to the Chandalar River with her childhood sweetheart recounting their experiences living off the land in the remote Brooks Range Reprint PW.

  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Arctic Daughter
  • Jean Aspen
  • English
  • 17 August 2015
  • 0385314000

About the Author: Jean Aspen

My life began in the Arctic wilds My adventurous parents filmed documentaries and my mother Constance Helmericks wrote bestselling books about their lives When I was twenty two I returned to Alaska s remote Brooks Range with a friend In the spring of we paddled down the Yukon River and pulled our loaded canoe up a tributary into the mountains Here we built a cabin and spent much of four years living from the land This is the story of my first book Arctic Daughter a Wilderness Journey which became a Reader s Digest selection I have always belonged to wilderness As I matured I yearned to share the beauty and freedom of this life with my husband Tom Irons and our young son Luke In we invited a woman friend to join us for fourteen months alone in the wilds My second book Arctic Son Fulfilling the Dream tells of building our cabin beside the river of my youth and of our month long canoe journey back to civilization the following summer We recorded our lives and later produced a documentary that has shown on PBS stations across the nation Now in our late sixties Tom and I make our home in a small Alaskan town and still migrate back to our cabin each spring for three months afoot in the wilds I will soon publish my memoir Trusting the River and we are editing the second in a trilogy of documentaries about our lives Our purpose is to encourage others to responsibly embody their deepest longings to be gracious to one another and to honor our Planet home I have a baccalaureate degree in biology with honors in English and one in nursing You may readabout our lives and see photos at BlessingsJeanie Aspen .