One Man's Wilderness
October 9, 2009, 8:41 am
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Richard “Dick” Proenneke was and ex Navy diesel mechanic turned naturalist who after being discharged at 50 went to live in the wilderness of Alaska at a place called Twin Lakes. He lived in a log cabin he constructed from spruce he cut down from the site where he built the cabin. He lived in his cabin from 1968 until 1999.

More Proenneke at Old Chum.

Proenneke not only kept journals of his experiences and studies out in the wilderness but he also shot short films about specific tasks and adventures. Here is a clip from Alone in the Wilderness about the building of his cabin.

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I don’t know how many times I’ve watched “Alone in the Wilderness.” It’s great. I still need to read the book.

Comment by eric

Just found these great Proenneke images over at PLTDME, http://ptldme.blogspot.com/2009/09/proenneke-dream_29.html

Comment by nbolton

I love ” Alone in the Wilderness”.

Comment by Rachael Dee Taggart

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