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Alone in the Wilderness

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by Chutes » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:51 pm

Has anyone ever heard of the documentary Alone in the Wilderness by Dick Proenneke?

He went and lived by himself in Alaska from age 51 until age 82.

This video is a very short sample of the full video. I once saw the whole thing on PBS, but its $20 to buy it.



He really knew how to get things done and was quite resourceful.
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by bartonmd » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:10 am

That's pretty neat!

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by NC_IslandRunner » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:30 am

That was pretty cool.
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by Trail X » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:19 am

Nice find.

I haven't seen that before, but I did see "Into the wild". Much different outcome... success vs. failure.
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by Flying Monkey » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:36 pm

Amazing what some people can accomplish
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by v7guy » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:41 am

he lived up there a long time. never seen that before, just spent a half hour watching more, thanks for the vid.
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by Mooseknuckle » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:57 pm

Some people just have that in them. I love that stuff but it would definitely get lonely .
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by AA1PR » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:26 pm

epic

we all escape for various reasons, I'm sure he had his; but with the rat race can you blame him
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by HARDTRAILZ » Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:08 am

As long as it's not with...Into the Wild... ignorance,I can't blame anyone
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by AA1PR » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:11 pm

HARDTRAILZ wrote:As long as it's not with...Into the Wild... ignorance,I can't blame anyone


Yes that kid or young man was just not experienced for the area, great movie though
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by v7guy » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:21 am

This is pretty funny stuff, this documentary got brought up the other night.
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by NC_IslandRunner » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:49 pm

Should have brought 2 bags of rice.
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by Off-R » Mon May 08, 2017 1:35 am

that was quite resourceful, I must say
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by wildtones » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:13 am

This is the first time I have watched the documentary. He is really a resourceful person.
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