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Guy Grieve is an adventurer and entrepreneur whose fight for sustainability has led him to start up a much-acclaimed ethical fishing company on the Isle of Mull. He skippers the family fishing boat, Helanda, and dives for king scallops that are prized by chefs throughout Britain. Call of the Wild, his first book, was inspired by the year that he spent living alone in a cabin in Alaska in 2004-05. He went on to present a number of television programmes as well as writing for various national publications. Guy Grieve lives on Mull with his wife and two sons. @guygrieve / ethicalshellfishcompany.co.uk/guy-grieve
Three years after his return from the Alaskan wilderness, Guy Grieve was living on the Isle of Mull in Scotland with his wife Juliet and their two young sons. Sick of the weather, perennial colds and their increasingly routine lifestyle, they'd all been getting restless. Finally, Guy and Juliet broke in spectacular style - they re-mortgaged their house and bought a yacht. Her name was Forever. The plan? To pick up Forever from her mooring in the Leeward Antilles off the coast of Venezuela, and sail around the West Indies before crossing the Atlantic back to Scotland. This was despite the fact that Guy, skipper of the expedition, had almost no sailing experience. Travelling around the lush tropical islands of the Caribbean and up the waterways of America, the family had countless sublime moments as they discovered the freedoms of sailing - anchoring in deserted bays, night passages under star-studded skies, and entering New York by water, greeted by the Statue of Liberty. But there were also testing times as they grappled with seasickness and bad weather, coping with young children at sea and learning to run a large, complex boat. Far from being the idyllic escape they'd envisaged, the journey forced Guy and Juliet to draw on reserves of courage and endurance they never knew they had.
Guy Grieve fuhrt ein Leben wie Millionen Buroangestellte auch. Ein Job, eine Familie, ein Reihenhaus. Schulden, lange Wege zur Arbeit - und das Gefuhl, dass etwas grundlich schieflauft. Wenn er im Stau steht, traumt er von Abenteuern am wildesten Ende der Welt. Er traumt von Alaska. Eines Tages setzt er alles auf eine Karte. Grieve, im Freundeskreis fr seine Ungeschicklichkeit berchtigt, zieht an den Yukon River. Er will dort berwintern. Mitten in der Wildnis baut er eine Htte. Er kmpft gegen Wlfe, Bren und seine eigenen Dmonen, er lernt Jagen und Eisfischen - und findet sich schlielich selbst. Eine herzergreifende, wahre Geschichte. Erzhlt mit dem Augenzwinkern und dem schwarzen Humor eines Mannes, der das Loch fr seinen Kamin eigenhndig ins Dach schoss.
Both a fun read and a true resource of more than one hundred essential wilderness skills, this book is for readers of any age who love adventure, even from the comfort of an armchair. In a world of technological gadgets like GPS, there is an increased sense of nostalgia and thirst for true practical and survival skills. Whether as a launchpad for daydreaming or a resource of practical knowledge for a real-life adventure, The Adventurer's Guide to the Outdoors serves as the perfect starting point. This book features more than 100 practical skills, including how to: tell time by the sun; build a raft; catch and cook a rabbit; navigate by the stars; build a shelter; cook on an open fire; purify water; and survive on a mountain. The entries are written by a panel of international writers who are authorities in the fields of general outdoors living and survival. Illustrated with timeless line drawings, this handsome volume will bring a smile to the face of any nine- or ninety-year-old, and prepare the reader for any situation with the know-how to use any tool, and to survive.
Guy Grieve's life was going nowhere - trapped in a job he hated, commuting 2,000 miles a month and up to his neck in debt. But he dreamed of escaping it all to live alone in one of the wildest, most remote places on earth - Alaska. And just when he'd given up hope, the dream came true. Suddenly Guy was thrown into one of the harshest environments in the world, miles from the nearest human being and armed with only the most basic equipment. And he soon found - whether building a log cabin from scratch, hunting, ice fishing or of course dodging bears in the buff - that life in the wilderness was anything but easy... Part Ray Mears, part Bill Bryson, CALL OF THE WILD is the gripping story of how a mild-mannered commuter struggled with the elements - and himself - and eventually learned the ways of the wild.