Friday, December 20, 2013

Alone in the Wilderness Six Parts

Via CW



8 comments:

  1. I have watched that twice on PBS over the years and I find it hard to point to a more awe inspiring individual.
    Absolutely incredible what that man did with what he had.

    Even more incredible that they have preserved it.

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    1. Yes and must have been awfully good to evidently never have a serious injury with his axe.

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    2. Imagine how serious that would have been, alone and with little in the way of first aid available. You would indeed have to be extremely deliberate and careful.

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    3. Yes, don't think I would have made it. :)

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  2. The book, "One Mans Wilderness" was published back in the 70's by Alaska Magazine. I used to have a copy, it disappeared sometime in the distant past. Great book with lots of color photos.

    At the time, I didn't know that ol' Dick has filmed his odyssey. I reckon now I'm going to have to get the video.

    Thanks Brock,

    Bob
    III

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  3. I have the DVD and the book. Proenneke lived out there intil he was in his 80s!

    The cabin is still there, maintained by the park service, and open to the public.

    http://www.nps.gov/lacl/historyculture/proennekes-cabin.htm

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