The tales that Mitten spins used to be fairly common in outdoor writing. Sadly, they've largely disappeared as the focus changed to more instructional pieces. Interestingly, even Mitten can't resist the urge to lapse into how-to mode, and in my opinion these are the weakest moments of this book. Mitten is at his best when he simply tells us how he spent days chasing one maddening bull elk, or managed to shoot a giant moose with a recurve on a solitary hunt. If you're like me, you'll want to read "One With the Wilderness" to share in adventures you'll likely never achieve. And if you should, finally, want to plan that solo wilderness hunt, you'll want to order a different book, full of practicality and how-to advice.