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    • 978-1-03-914755-3
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 180 pages
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    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 180 pages
  • Keywords
    • Wilderness adventures,
    • Long-term marriage,
    • Camping and fishing,
    • Ontario’s north,
    • Backcountry camping,
    • Primitive camping,
    • Wild camping

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Wilderness Memoirs
by Ken Bernier

Have you ever wondered what living in and among nature would be like? In this richly detailed memoir, Ken Bernier recounts his lifelong love for the Northern Ontario hinterland. Wilderness Memoirs takes you on a multi-decade trip through Ontario’s untamed places, as seen from the eyes of one man who was many things during his working life: a bait harvester, fur trapper, pilot, and prospector. For fifty-five eventful years, Ken shared his adventurous spirit with his nature-loving wife, and later, with their four children. This book explores the natural world through fishing, hunting, and trapping and includes stories that are infused with a unique, lyrical quality that makes the reader feel like they are there with him. Experience the warmth of that crackling fire, the breeze that rippled the water, and the scratching of the branches against that car. Beyond a sense of the physical world, however, is a deep-dive into what it means to love. Amid the pages of this compelling story about his love for nature, is Ken’s love for his wife, the loss he experienced when she passed, and the second chance he got at happiness.

Ken Bernier set out to write a book that would impart his legacy of a life well-lived to his loved ones. The beauties of the natural world, as well as the adventures he shared with his late wife, liberally colour the pages of this book. He hopes his words will create memories of himself and his late wife that will carry down to future generations for years to come. Ken is enjoying his retirement in Dryden, Northwestern Ontario. He lives there with his current wife, Barb, and their miniature schnauzer, Leila.


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