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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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