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u/natufian · 39 pointsr/Frugal_Jerk

See this is what is wrong with this sub today. No long term strategy. No sense of caloric planning. I made this trek in '09. Not only do I still have thousands of dollars worth of high end mountaineering gear, but also enough bones to last me for years to come! For the calories I've invested those years ago, I've enjoyed more soups and broths, and reduced gravies than most of you could dream of. Also, Halloween decorations, authentic bone jewelry, Christmas gifts, on and on.

I'm probably boring you now, but I hope I've inspired some of you. Also for great recipe ideas see if your local library has Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors. See you jerks out there on the mountain!

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/AskReddit
u/titanosaurian · 4 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Have you read [Into Thin Air] ( by Jon Krakauer? I enjoyed reading this one.

I also read [Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage] (, could not put it down. Would still recommend giving it a shot, even though in the other comment you said you weren't interested.

You could also probably find a book about the [Donner party] ( Have not read this one yet.

I actually really want to read more of these true doom/adventure stories as well. Let me know which ones you'd recommend or find interesting. We can swap notes :) (I'm looking up the Franklin expedition right now!)

Edit: another recommendation is possibly books on North Korea? [Escape from Camp 14] ( coming to mind. It's still got that morbid fascination element to it. Another good one is [Nothing to Envy] (

Edit2: Saw you wanted to read about that rugby team that was stranded in the Andes, was this the book you were thinking of: [Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors] ( The only other book I can think of is [Miracle in the Andes] (

u/This-is-Peppermint · 3 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Alive! by Piers Paul Reid is the best one ever. [Amazon] (

In the Heart of the Sea is a book about a ship sinking, not a plane crash, but is as compelling as any plane crash story. plus a movie is coming out soon so that would be a fun follow up. I can't wait to see the movie personally.

South the Endurance Expedition is another great one of shipwreck, it chronicles Ernest Shackleton's attempt to reach the south pole and incredible escape from certain doom.

u/01hair · 2 pointsr/madlads

I once read Piers Paul Reed's Alive while on a plane. I didn't really think that one through.

u/s2xtreme4u · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The last book i finished reading was alive. its really good

u/sorkle · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

In the Heart of the Sea was excellent. I'm also a fan of similarly harrowing nonfiction. Here are a few others to check out:

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer is about a disaster on Everest. Lots of freezing to death in this one.

Alive by Piers Paul Read is about a plane crash in the Andes. Features both freezing to death and eating each other.

u/I-seddit · 1 pointr/Documentaries

I'm fairly certain it is this book (from 1974):

Going to look for it in my library, brb...
Edit: confirmed and it was 1974.