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Offline FlatbowMB

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To Build a Fire - Jack London
« on: March 11, 2009, 02:08:55 pm »
A classic short story that all of you have probably read at some point.  I hadn't read it for many years, but it is one of those stories that sticks with you.  I just came across this link from another site and thought I'd post it here.  Enjoy;

http://www.jacklondons.net/buildafire.html
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Re: To Build a Fire - Jack London
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 09:45:39 pm »
Hey FlatbowMB,

Thanks for posting that link.  This is one of the all time classics.  Required reading for all winter trekkers!   :)   Me and my buddies talk about this short story all the time while out on the trail. 

I read all of Jack London's stuff when I was a kid.  I am sure his writings changed my life, and set me on the trajectory which brought me here.  I hope all kids in school are reading Jack London. 
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Re: To Build a Fire - Jack London
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009, 10:12:04 pm »
In all sincerity, I'm glad to be in agreement with you on this one, FlatbowMB.  Many thanks for posting the link. 


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Re: To Build a Fire - Jack London
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2009, 10:37:37 pm »
Hey Jaunty,

I would be great to meet you over a beer one day, I'm sure we'd never run out of conversation!  :)

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Re: To Build a Fire - Jack London
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2009, 10:42:24 pm »
I was just thinking the same thing, FlatbowMB.  I've got some in-laws in Winnipeg, and was just imagining you and me meeting there in person! 



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Re: To Build a Fire - Jack London
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2009, 11:11:08 pm »
If you can make it out here, the beers are on me!  There are alot of beautiful wilderness areas within a couple hours drive from here as well.  Whereabouts are you located?

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Re: To Build a Fire - Jack London
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009, 12:06:37 pm »

I'm in southern Ontario -- I'll get in touch if and when I make it out to Winnipeg. 

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Re: To Build a Fire - Jack London
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2009, 04:56:11 pm »
Finally found some time to read it and that was fantastic. Thanks for posting the link.
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Re: To Build a Fire - Jack London
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2009, 01:08:17 am »
Just in case I was thinking I knew cold...

Remind me to stay home when the folks over at Environment Canada are forecasting "one hundred and seven degrees of frost"!

Thanks, it's been quite a lot of years since I have read any Jack London.

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