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For 30 years, in a remarkable cabin he hand-crafted with simple hand tools, Richard Proenneke lived alone in the Alaskan Bush in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

Retired at age 50 in 1967, the story of D!ck Proenneke left the rush of city life behind and headed into the Alaska wilderness. He wanted to spend a year alone in Alaska. His dream was to build a log cabin at Upper Twin Lakes in the wilderness using only basic hand tools.


http://www.aloneinthewilderness.com/

http://www.aloneinthewilderness.com/...the_cabin.html


Ladies and gentlemen, this is a must-see for anyone interested in primitive survival.
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Yup, it's a must see movie, must have for the book. Very inspiring.
A point I always like to make is that Proenneke had year of esperience building things, and took lots of tools with him into the bush, but only one rifle. So many gather armories of guns and ammo, but few if any tools and little or no skill using them. I don't think they'll do as well as Proenneke did.
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Yup, I have owned and watched this dvd and read the book many, many times! Love it!
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His story is truly a must see and read if you believe you are prepared to bug out.
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+1, got the movie and loved it. hes a person i try to strive to be like.
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This is a great documentary even with the modern scenes (wildlife etc.) added. It's my impression that Proenneke had a good deal of his food flown in, not to mention clothes inc. cold weather gear.
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to echo the people above, it is a great documentary, as well as a great book. one tough fella.
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Killer read the book is. Never saw the film..... yet. Thinking of getting the whole package for me...... oops I mean my kids this Christmas.

The depressing part of all this is that those are days gone by never to be seen again. There is no place you can do that today in the US. Gov has made sure you are and will always be a slave to society to a certain degree.
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Killer read the book is. Never saw the film..... yet. Thinking of getting the whole package for me...... oops I mean my kids this Christmas.

The depressing part of all this is that those are days gone by never to be seen again. There is no place you can do that today in the US. Gov has made sure you are and will always be a slave to society to a certain degree.
I wouldn't say that you couldn't go anywhere in the US. I'm sure there are areas of Alaska that you would be left untouched....
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Sort of makes you wonder who helped him haul those twenty footers in the pile? He was a pure stud if he was dragging green spruce more than 300 yds through those mountains to his log pile all alone. Even those 14 footers had to weigh several hundred pounds easy.

I wish this movie was available on Netflix.

Guess I am going to have to cough-up $25.00 bucks and order a copy.

Sure looks like he lived my dream. I mean to a tee.
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Watching this video makes me long for cool summer evenings next to an open camp fire eating fresh fish & fixins

I can truely say that i, too, aspire to be like Richard Proenneke if it were possible in reality for me. He gets the utmost respect from me.


The timber logs used in the cabin were cut the season before and placed in an upright position (IIRC) drying them out, allowing for easier mobility for one person.

The guy was a master craftsman and woodworker. I highly doubt i could build a door hinge whittled from Spruce.. LoL
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Great video, I have seen it a couple of times. He was a true craftsman. You can watch it in a 6 or 7 part series on youtube.
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Great video, I have seen it a couple of times. He was a true craftsman. You can watch it in a 6 or 7 part series on youtube.
Again, this video is a must-see for all preppers, survivalists and outdoorsmen.

..and yeah, all he's packin' is what appears to be a Sporterized '03-A3 or possibly a Mauser action▬probably a .30-06
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Sort of makes you wonder who helped him haul those twenty footers in the pile? He was a pure stud if he was dragging green spruce more than 300 yds through those mountains to his log pile all alone. Even those 14 footers had to weigh several hundred pounds easy.

I wish this movie was available on Netflix.

Guess I am going to have to cough-up $25.00 bucks and order a copy.

Sure looks like he lived my dream. I mean to a tee.
Have you seen the video? There's a part where he films himself sharpening an ax or some other tool, and you see his bicep flexing. I have no doubt this guy could drag that wood.
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**** Proenneke was the @#$%! I'd give my eye tooth to go back in time and just watch him build his cabin. His cabin is still there to look at and stay in, if i'm not mistaken. I would love to go check it out and stay there a night or 2.
If I'm not mistaken, he was a diesel mechanic by trade and had an accident or something that eventually helped him in his decision to move to Alaska. I build houses for a living and this man puts a lot of people to shame! Gotta respect them "ol tymers", they don't build em like they used too!
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oh man! I apologize about that. I should have used Richard.
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I just saw this cool documentary again, and towards the end they said that the cabin is still there and available for summer rental! How cool would that be!
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I reccomend buying the book that goes with the movie, it is great! Also I bought "more readings from one man's wilderness" containing the rest of his journal entries from the years he lived there. It was published by the NPS.
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I've watched it and passed the link on to several people.

It would be neat to summarize his skill set to see what we need to learn to make it.
Log cabin building
Making tools
Making a fire place
Making furniture
Wooden lock making (I thought that was pretty cool)
Trapping
Gardening
Hunting
Fishing

There are more, I am sure. One thing that is a part of his life that doesn't make it totally self sustaining is that he receives supplies about twice a year.

Wonder if you could do completely without outside help?
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One of the best "how to" first hand experience movies around.
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