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Autographed A Wilderness Live As I Lived It - personally signed by Dan Gapen

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Limited Edition Fishing Collectible - Inscribed by Dan Gapen, Sr.

This special edition comes numbered and personally signed with an inscription from Dan Gapen, Sr.
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In this book I take my readers back to my early years when my family lived off the land; when harvesting a moose each fall was a necessity to sustain life through the frigid winters of the north. A life which saw the collection of firewood for the warmth of a puffing Airtight stove to protect my family on cold winter nights. A world where the gathering of trout and whitefish for smoking would provide nutrition during the long months of winter.

Mine was a world of grunting moose, fearless bears, haunting loon calls, broken fishing lines, wolves howling, thundering river rapids, ratcheting calls of sand hill cranes and the whisper of aspen leaves in a fall breeze.

Enjoy my tales of yesterday when life depended on the wisdom of ancient natives, with the ability to survive a rampaging winter storm. Come with me as I relate the tales of head-butting muskox and the clicking of thousands of arctic caribou hooves as they scurry across tundra rock. Let me tell you of fishing trips in South America’s eerie waterways where the roar of jungle cats interrupted an evening outing.

Hopefully you will find in each chapter a story to connect you with nature and draw you into a world without computers, cell phones and modern gadgetry. Its based in a time where humans faced life’s challenges in a very different way.

As you read, stroll through the pages of ancient and recent photographs which strengthen the stories therein.

Finally, I wish to thank you, my readers, for your support over the years; without you I could not have brought my stories to light.

Relax, Savor and Enjoy our great outdoors.

Dan Gapen, Sr.

This book, A WILDERNESS LIFE AS I LIVED IT, is by far the best writing Dan has ever done. Dan has included a publisher’s note from the back of the book as well as an inside cover.

The book is 622 pages - as you read, stroll through the 69 pages of ancient and recent photographs which strengthen the story and pages therein. The book contains two sections (24 pages each) of colored photos, and 36 pages of black and white photos. It has 67 chapters which take the reader from my early experiences in the wilderness of Canada to more modern adventures throughout the Americas.

Tales of monstrous fish fought and landed –marauding Cayman of South America---exciting waterfowl hunting---conflict between moose and wolves---canoeing the whitewater rapids of the Arctic---as well as the creation of the original Muddler fly by Dan’s father at Virgin Falls on the Nipigon River.

`These, as well as stories of wilderness regions still unexplored, come to light in this Brand NEW manuscript.

By ordering now, get Dan’s new book autographed! Each copy will be personally autographed and numbered as a first edition.

• Personal inscription (please add text prior to adding to cart and check spelling).
• Autographed Limited Edition
• First-Run Print #ed to #225
• 622 pages, many photos
• Hard Cover Collectible Book

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 book February 12, 2016
Reviewer: Francis Garlits from Monessen, PA United States  
I have only read a few chapters so far  its a big book so this is  is going to take awhile  to read but its very well written, what i read so far, sure miss the tv show,

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Another great book by Dan Gapen!!! September 29, 2015
Reviewer: Daniel Quenzel from Oak Lawn, IL United States  
About 1/3 of the way thru the book and as usual Dan has written another keeper. The stories in Dan's books run the gamete from informative, exciting, compelling and down right fun. I have read all of Dan's other books and ordered this one as soon as my wife said it was available. Have had the good fortune of fishing with Dan and "Bobber" Anne in 2000 and they always remember me and my wife when we run into each other at the outdoors shows in the winter. Get all of Dan's books, 'you just can't read one'!

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