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Once upon a Wilderness Hardcover – Apr 1973

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co (April 1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0026063301
  • ISBN-13: 978-0026063302
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 14.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,631,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Rutstrum was one of the best-known outdoorsmen of his generation. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9e9e0318) out of 5 stars 5 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e8baad4) out of 5 stars Early Wilderness Reflections March 22 2010
By David L. McHone - Published on
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Calvin Rutstrum joins Bill Magie and Sig Olson in providing us with some of the most meaningful insight into what is so special about the Boundary Waters Area. Calvin focuses on the early years and how wilderness travelers used the most basic equipment and everyday food supplies, sometimes offering the simplicity of yesterday with our more complicated methods of travel, today. Chapter to chapter, Calvin moves from story-telling, to equipment considerations, and then to his philosophy about urban vs. rural living and the (oft times) lost value of practical skills. As a frequent wilderness canoe traveler, I fully enjoyed his stories and his reflections. If you are considering a trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for the first time, this quick and enjoyable read will multiply you trip experience - many-fold.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0121c3c) out of 5 stars A forest from the past... Oct. 5 2015
By Woodsman - Published on
Format: Paperback
When I went to live alone in a tent in a northern MN wilderness, this was one of the books I had to bring. It's insightful, introspective, and descriptive. As I spent my days in a contemporary wild forest, this book let my mind roam through the imaginings of how different it would have been to perform the same experiment in Rutstrum's time. I keep this one in a special place on my shelf beside Olson, Duncan, and Harrison.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e88663c) out of 5 stars Calvin always gets top notch from me... Nov. 7 2007
By Walter C. Skrzypek - Published on
Format: Hardcover
From a true pioneer outdoorsman...I love Calvin's tales interspersed in his readings with some opinions tossed about about politics, economics, and the state of his future and now, our past...Just very well written from an original. His stories that he chats about in between are short and enjoyable. I love his work.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ea1621c) out of 5 stars Wonderful writing Jan. 9 2010
By Margaret Blass - Published on
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This is the 2nd book by this author my husband has read. He is thoroughly enjoying the book with its great descriptive writing. Anyone interested in the outdoors and nature should enjoy this book.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e8bacd8) out of 5 stars Not What I'd Hoped March 11 2015
By Skye - Published on
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As a lover of Sigurd Olson's writing, I was ready to embrace Rutstrom wholeheardtely based on what I'd heard from others. However, while Olson invites those from all walks of life to embrace the peaceful beauty and wonder in natural environments, Rutstrom openly insults those who prefer running water, museums and the opera, saying they are denying their need for nature and the suffering that living without brings.

I understand the book was written by a man that grew up in the first half of the century and some of whose views today would seem ancient and callous, but even giving him that, the arrogance about being a tough guy in nature made reading this book a chore.