Letter Re: Survival Lessons from the Book “The Long Walk”

Dear Jim,
The book The Long Walk” by Slavomir Rawicz is the best book on the human spirit over the elements (both natural and man made) that I’ve ever read.

The author and his group escaped from a Siberian Gulag in 1942, crossed the Gobi Desert and the Himalayas, and walked all the way to India. Over 4,000-miles! This was all without the aid of $10,000 worth of gear from the REI catalog, or for that matter, shoes.

It’s a perfect combination of some of our standard topics! Government tyranny, survival, hope, ingenuity, teamwork. It was absolutely inspiring! – Frank S.