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Reading A Book.

Head Lice

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interresting i had 3 williams bows...all came apart . my brother in law was good friends with art williams . then all of a sudden there was a midnight more from chamanous. in about 1967 .
Your brother-in-law might be mentioned in the book ..... ?
Good photographs, many participants were interviewed, and you may be familiar with some of the locations on Mt. Brenton.
Art Williams broke the 100 year old record for the longest arrow flight with a bow.
The author put on a talk and slide show at the high school gym about a month ago. The place was full ....
 

Foxton Gundogs

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those were some interesting times AND not so long ago......... guys taking worlds most dangerous game with flinters,then cap lockers ,B.P. doubles and singles sending 1/4 pound of lead down range.....most times as spitting distance......and now, the old ,303 BRIT is NOT fit for much more than island deer at 150 yards:What?: what say you Me.FOX?????????????
All I know is the old 303Br would never kill a big ol' Blackie at over 100 yds. with one shot Let alone a world record Yukon Moose.....Nope.... could never happen. small wink
 

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My favourite fiction genres are utopian/dystopian fiction and sci-fi. Classics like "Brave New World", "1984" and "Fahrenheit 451" are on my list of all-time faves.

Mostly I read non-fiction, though. Heidegger, Nietzsche, Jung, etc.

Right now I am reading Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's "12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos" - highly recommended!
 

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Right now I am reading Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's "12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos" - highly recommended!
I like those books too, hard to find ones that have relavent stuff to actually do. I found this one a good read and very relevant to today, I have to read it again, it's been two years...

The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World
 
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ISLAND GUY , JACK MOLD (spelling) commercial fisherman, did a lot of
''stuff'', supposed to have that gold mine up KNIGHT or KINGCOME INLET. was a bit of a con artist. wrote a couple books.......
 
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hey NOV,
Between several books written about him and the movies(think there were 2) the truth ,I think,lies somewhere in the middle....:Maybe: different times and a different breed of people,never to be seen again..... 14-15 years old and you were a man....AND better act like one too:No need to say more
 

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Three against the wilderness by Eric Collier.

I heard an interview later with his wife who said that some portions were um... creatively enhanced to satisfy the publisher's demand for some suspense and action, but still a great read. I loved it as a kid, particularly because he mentions using his Ross 303 and I was given one at 13 and still have it.
 
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olympia

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hey NOV,
Between several books written about him and the movies(think there were 2) the truth ,I think,lies somewhere in the middle....:Maybe: different times and a different breed of people,never to be seen again..... 14-15 years old and you were a man....AND better act like one too:No need to say more
Heard he was a Russian...guess we'll never know the truth...others say his wife was murdered by Police
 

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Three against the wilderness by Eric Collier.

I heard an interview later with his wife who said that some portions were um... creatively enhanced to satisfy the publisher's demand for some suspense and action, but still a great read. I loved it as a kid, particularly because he mentions using his Ross 303 and I was given one at 13 and still have it.
My copy was signed ....."To Ruth Best Wishes God Bless you. ...... Lillian Collier" May 9 1979
 
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Three against the wilderness by Eric Collier.

I heard an interview later with his wife who said that some portions were um... creativley enhanced to satisfy the publisher's demand for some suspense and action, but still a great read. I loved it as a kid, particulalry because he mentions using his Ross 303 and I was given one at 13 and still have it.
Like the part about your ROSS .303 ( M-10)?
My grandfather ''discarded '' his quebec made ROSS at YPRES ,picking up a Lee Enfield on NO MANS LAND.
I had a ROSS.303. Gave it to a fisherman in PORT Alberni...Last I heard ,he tried to shoot his wife and the Mounties took possession of it....
 

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The Hobson trilogy was awesome, I rode and packed a lot of that country, got to know Pan Philips in his latter years and attended his funeral in Quesnel in the spring of '83. Never seen so many "real" Stetsons in one place at one time. His daughter wrote a book that is worth a read. "Beyond The Home Ranch"
 

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The Hobson trilogy was awesome, I rode and packed a lot of that country, got to know Pan Philips in his latter years and attended his funeral in Quesnel in the spring of '83. Never seen so many "real" Stetsons in one place at one time. His daughter wrote a book that is worth a read. "Beyond The Home Ranch"
From what I hear they don't make 'em like Pan anymore, Jim. I guess with the "comforts" of today no one needs to be a tough as him and many of the Chilkoot cowboys anymore. Great reading though.
 

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Was put onto this book after reading a 1961 Outdoor Life, good read! Was not shooting tigers for fun, but more as a wildlife CO. Super dangerous!


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I was just handed two books by a coworker...one is called Fish and Game of British Columbia by Bryan Williams copy right 1935 and Trophy Deer of British Columbia 3rd edition by Rick Barreth copy right 2005
 

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If you even just liked the movie Master and Commander (Russell Crowe) the book series oft referred to as the Aubrey-Maturin Series (my 2nd reading of the series) set the basis of the movie. The reading blows the movie away. The history, the land and sea battles, exotic locations from deserts to tropics, shipwreck, survival and the stunningly accurate depictions of life aboard a man o war and in general the conditions of lands and people subject to Spanish, French, Portuguese, British "betterment" of mis-defined as primitive peoples will keep many a blustery day tolerable.

" Wikepedia: The Aubrey–Maturin series is a sequence of nautical historical novels—20 completed and one unfinished (Author's passing)—by Patrick O'Brian, set during the Napoleonic Wars and centering on the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and his ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin, a physician, natural philosopher, and intelligence agent. "
 

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I read everyday. I go through books faster than tp roll. Read the Richmond Hobson Jr books and Pan phillip’s daughter’s book. Ralph Edwards is a good BC book. Think my favorite BC book, is Three Against The Wilderness, by Eric Collier.
I’ve read every Louis L’Amour book including the Hopalong Cassidy books, he wrote under a pen name.
Other authors that I’ve read all or most of their books and really enjoyed

Lee Child
David Baldacci
Tom Clancy
Vince Flynn
John Ringo
Simon Scarrow
Robert Ludlum
John Grisham
James Rollins


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Lately it has been the Wilbur Smith books based around Egypt and the Nile in almost ancient
then more recent times is the Courteneys in Africa
Factual to a point, start of the shipping and spices trades , or depicting the early diamond mining, or the gold exploitation, or the hunting of course
'Assegai' was my intro to WSmith
 

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