My Side of the Mountain by Jean George

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In My Side of the Mountain, what supplies did Sam bring with him from New York to the Catskills Mountains?

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When Sam Gribley finally makes good on his plan to leave New York and disappear into the Catskill wilderness, the seeming lack of preparation on Sam's part is shocking. He carries with him only a "pen knife, a ball of chord, an ax, and $40." Furthermore, he carries a flint and bit of steel for the making of fires. At this point in the story, the reader remains largely uninformed, and Sam's journey seems doomed to failure due to his minimalist preparation.

However we soon find that Sam, through careful study, has become a master survivalist. He is able to create everything he might need, down to kitchen utensils and clothes, and lives off the land expertly. Sam creates everything from hunting tools to his own home within a tree with seeming ease, and eventually, he barely needs his original items at all.

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My Side of the Mountain is a novel written by Jean Craighead George. This novel is about a young boy named Sam Gribley who runs away to his great-grandfather's farm. Sam lives in New York...

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