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At Home in the Woods: Living the Life of Thoreau Today

Biography / Memoir

By: Bradford Angier(Author), Vena Angier(Author)

256 pages, 16 b/w illustrations

Down East Books

Paperback | Apr 2015 | #233537 | ISBN-13: 9781608934423
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NHBS Price: £10.95 $14/€12 approx

About this book

One hundred years ago, Henry Thoreau wrote of the charms and joys of simple living in the woods, away from the hectic nuisances of our city civilization. His philosophy has become part of the American heritage, as sound today as the day he first set it down. But his advice on the simple life has seemed too rugged for later generations, brought up in cities, pampered with conveniences and scared of nature. Vena and Brad Angier were fed up with their city bound existence and longtime readers and admirers of Thoreau, they set out to see if his discoveries were valid today. This is the account of two wilderness-loving tenderfeet, who headed for the tall timber on the banks of the Peace River, British Columbia. There near the trading post of Hudson Hope they found their Walden. How they made themselves "At Home in the Woods", stocked their cabin, met their interesting wilderness neighbors who helped them get settled and who saw them through their first winter makes honest and exciting reading. The city-bred Angiers found out that Thoreau was right when he wrote: "What people say you can not do, you try and find you can".


1. Adventuring on Life
2. The Bride Goes North
3. End of the Steel
4. Family in the Forest
5. How SIlent the North?
6. A Home for the Building
7. The Latch String
8. River Canyon
9. The White Wind
10. The Farther Places
11. What is Cold?
12. Chinook
13. Hudson's Bay Company
14. Aren't You Lonely
15. Mail Days
16. Is it Really Overrated?
17. Food for the Finding
18. Bear with Golden Paws
19. Living Off the Country
20. The Mountain Lake
21. Backwoods Wife
22. Day at Midnight
23. Peril in the Pines
24. A River Cruise
25. Meat for the Hunting
26. Are Men the Best Cooks?
27. The River Stills
28. Subarctic Christmas
29. Rocky Mountain Canyon
30. Alaska Highway
31. Return to Nature

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Bradford Angier was a journalist and wilderness survivalist who wrote several best-selling books on nature, survival, and living off the land including Wilderness Wife and How to Stay Alive in the Woods:A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere.

Vena Angier was a dance director and amateur naturalist who contributed both writing and illustrations to several of her husband's books.

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