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There is nothing more dappled than the northern forest on a sunny day around the beginning of September, with the birch and wild rose leaves turning yellow and dancing in the breeze. The cabin is small, made of saddle-notched logs with a grid of solid wire across the windows for bear-proofing.
According to a sign nailed to the front door, it was built in As a young man in , he boarded a ship from England to Canada and on board met a man going out to join the Barr colonists in the Lloydminster area, but ended up drifting farther west into northern British Columbia where he worked on survey crews and learned to trap.
His nickname arose because he used "deadly" as an adjective — as a synonym for "awful," usually referring to the quality of camp food. Eventually, it was misheard as "Dudley.
Bradford and Vena Angier bought the cabin in and lived in it for the next few years, continuing to write their popular back-to-the-land books. Wilderness Neighbors and At Home in the Woods are two of his myriad titles, many of which were illustrated by his wife Vena.
I first bought one of his books, called How to Stay Alive in the Woods originally published as Living Off the Country in , around when I spent a summer working as a tour guide on the Bennett dam. Among other questions, I am curious regarding his influence on so many people who read his books, then strapped the mattress on the roof of the bus, loaded up the kids, and lit out for the territory.
Some of these people made a success of their adventure, and many did not. That said, he may have been a positive force for many people who did take action to change their lives Onslow was a British army officer in the Second World War; badly wounded, he eventually joined his brother-in-law R.
She is buried in Tucson, Arizona. RIP Vera. She resided at the Allerton House in Weymouth. In earlier years she was an entertainer and dancer.
She was associated with the USO. She was the widow of Bradford Angier who was an author of books on wilderness subjects and was the author of Edible Wild Plants which is used by the military. Elvena provided the art work for the books. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Rockland. She is survived by a niece, Janice M.
Wallace of Weymouth and a nephew, John Watt of Easton and by great nieces and great nephews. In fact, Brad and Vena are like grandparents to me. I am curious if you came across any confirmation of the plagiarism claims. I had never heard that before but have seen two references online. In any case I am glad to see from your site that he had such a large influence on people.
I will say their largest influence on me was showing us what true love is. Brad and Vena were an amazing couple I will say. Vena is still alive — she will be 98 this December. She has lost some sight and hearing but she is still sharp as a tack and can bed over and touch her hands flat to the ground.
She is in great shape. She also continues to be an incredible story teller. She has such funny stories. One I love — Vena got up one night to go to the bathroom — the outhouse. As she was walking back to the house, she slipped, fell on her bum, pulling the rope as she fell, and with it shaking an enormous pile of snow off the tree on to herself. You have to laugh as you hear her tell it.
She is an amazing women and has some great stories to tell. I will try to come up with some more to share with you. Such good information about an icon of the past. Thanks for maintaining such a tribute to a true outdoors man as well as wife Vena. They obliged with directions and Sue and I found the cabin in the woods. We parked our vehicle and walked a short distance to the cabin. Although we were unannounced and uninvited guests, Bradford and his wife Vena invited us in and were friendly and hospitable.
There was one other gentleman there, also. I do not recall his name, but he appeared to be about the same age as our hosts. We had a brief and friendly conversation, and were on our way. Before leaving, we did take a drink from the waters of the Peace River. In his book, Mr. Angier mentions a legend that says that anyone who drinks of the Peace River will return there someday.
So far, we have not, but actually are considering a trip back there from here in Indiana, when we retire. Maybe there is something to the legend, after all. I must give him an A for effort and a sense of adventure and wanderlust. For that I thank him. It did inspire me. I assumed that the response would be exactly the opposite, which is why it probably stands out so clearly in my mind. We got back on the Alaska Highway and started south, but could only get as far south as Watson Lake, Yukon.
I believe it was about miles. I was able to pitch a pup tent in a primitive campground for some sleep. When I reached Prince George, it looked like a giant metropolis. We were looking for a place to settle, and went to Hudson Hope to see if they were there and had any advice for us. They were staying in town with a fellow called Joe Barkley?? As it turned out, we did build a cabin out near Puggins Mountain southwest of Dawson Creek, but ran out of money, and while working in town to get more, we decided to move farther north to "real" wilderness.
We wound up in the Yukon, near Frances Lake, accessible only by foot or airplane, and have been here since We still have a few of his books here. They were a big influence for us, and we are grateful. Times change: now we have internet out here in the middle of nowhere, running off a battery bank.
Never would have conceived of anything remotely like that in ! I read it whenever a High-Sierra rainstorm kept me in my tent. Construction of the dam was going full blast and Hudson Hope was turned upside down.
I stayed in the area until the weather got just a bit too nippy, then fled to the warmth and slow pace of the south Okanagan -- where I eventually settled down. Note from Bill Hunt: I read several books written by the Angiers about 30 years ago and recently got interested in them again. If you have any information about them or any leads, I would appreciate receiving them. With the quantity of books that he wrote I find it amazing that there is no real biography, at least not beyond their days in Hudson Hope.
I did hear years back that they had moved back to Boston. While doing a web search I found your page. Have you heard anything about them? By Leeanne T. Angier who goes by the name Vena is a regular participant of the Young At Heart classes held at the gym three mornings a week. The classes consist of low impact aerobics, STEP aerobics, and muscle conditioning. I love her," said Marie Thompson of Braintree. Vena was the youngest child of seven and was born in Hyde Park.
She graduated from Hyde Park High School in She then attended Straton Business College and went to school for theater and voice in Boston. Although she studied ballet, she enjoyed modern dance more. As a young woman, Vena went on the road with a tap show, a musical comedy show that played in towns on the East Coast.
During the summer of , she meet Bradford Angier. She was a choreographer for a summer theater in Milton. At that time Bradford was a reporter for a Boston newspaper. After they were married, the couple moved to British Columbia, Canada on the Peace River to "live off the land," Vena said.
Once there, Bradford began writing survival books. Vena who is artistic was asked by her husband to illustrate his first two books. She ended up submitting pencil illustrations to the publisher for the books "A Personal Experience" and "How to Build a Home in the Woods" and were used. For the rest of his 35 books, photographs were used. The couple stayed in Canada until a dam was to be built on the river.
They moved to California where they built a house that was not quite 1, square feet. For ten years, Vena was a tour guide at the Hearst Castle. In the early seventies, Vena and Bradford returned to Canada. At that time his books took hold with the back-to-the-earth movement.
HOW TO STAY ALIVE IN THE WOODS
There is nothing more dappled than the northern forest on a sunny day around the beginning of September, with the birch and wild rose leaves turning yellow and dancing in the breeze. The cabin is small, made of saddle-notched logs with a grid of solid wire across the windows for bear-proofing. According to a sign nailed to the front door, it was built in As a young man in , he boarded a ship from England to Canada and on board met a man going out to join the Barr colonists in the Lloydminster area, but ended up drifting farther west into northern British Columbia where he worked on survey crews and learned to trap. His nickname arose because he used "deadly" as an adjective — as a synonym for "awful," usually referring to the quality of camp food.
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