One Man’s Wilderness

I watched an amazing documentary on PBS last night. “One Man’s Wilderness” tells the story of Richard Proenneke who retired from his job “in civilization” and set off for Alaska where he built a cabin on remote Twin Lakes in 1968. He stayed there for 30-odd years, living off the land and in the wilderness, and only returned to the Lower 48 in his early eighties when the 50-below winters were becoming too much. He wrote a journal and filmed much of his working, hunting, living alone in the wilderness, and it’s quite fascinating what all he managed to build without power tools, how he planned for and withstood the brutal winter weather, and how he lived all by himself with nature as his neighbor. Very inspirational. I feel like an urban couch potato.

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One Response to “One Man’s Wilderness”

  1. sounds like a really interesting documentary

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