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024 Thriving in the World as We Are- with Aaron "Hutch" Hutchings

or... how to pick a lock, the permission to share our stories, the amazing holiday of Twaddlemas

Our Guest: Aaron “Hutch” Hutchings is an incredible adventure guide and real life survival specialist.

  • Hutch’s site: Ready Set Adventure. Be sure to check out all the free activities available including plans to build a kid’s crossbow! You can also purchase adventure kits to complete with your kids!

  • One of Hutch’s books: Pocket Field Guide: the QUINZHEE: How to Build a Survival Snow Shelter

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Stories from the Ashes Catalogue

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Featured books in this episode (some were not named, only alluded to):

  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

  • The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

  • Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk

  • Pancakes, Pancakes! by Eric Carle

  • Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco

  • Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit by Creek Stewart

  • The Boy Pioneers: Sons of Daniel Boone by Daniel Beard

  • The Field and Forest Handy Book: New Ideas for Out of Doors by Daniel Beard

  • Mythology by Edith Hamilton

  • Myths and Legends by Jake Jackson

  • The Myth of Rome’s Fall by Richard Mansfield Haywood

  • Bulfinch’s Mythology (Ambre recommends the Book of Mythology selected stories illustrated by Helen Sewell for it’s tasteful illustrations)

  • Wildwood Wisdom by Ellsworth Jaeger

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

  • Maybe Tomorrow? (a Story about Loss, Healing, and Friendship) by Charlotte Agell

  • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

  • Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville

  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman

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Stories from the Ashes Podcast
A Reshelving Alexandria podcast where we pontificate on good books and the stories that define and refine us. Join Ambre and friends as they discuss what they're reading and interview others in the literary world. We talk stories in all their forms because stories have the power to shape and change hearts and minds.
Ambre Sautter
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