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Posted: 4/5/2006 9:52:31 AM EDT
The old hardass that left everything and documented his daily life in Alaska. Used to see the show on PBS but it's been a long time.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:58:07 AM EDT
have it on video at home, I'll post it when I get home.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:58:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By falaholic1:
The old hardass that left everything and documented his daily life in Alaska. Used to see the show on PBS but it's been a long time.



I saw it on tv a while back.
He built his own cabin from raw logs and the like?

That guy?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:59:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:00:09 AM EDT

Dick Proenneke

www.dickproenneke.com/
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:00:38 AM EDT
Dick Proenneke
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:01:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 10:01:32 AM EDT by NewbHunter]
AS others have said... Dick Proenneke. Got both DVD's and the book. Very cool!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:05:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By lippo:
Dick Proenneke

www.dickproenneke.com/



THAT'S IT! Thanks!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:06:04 AM EDT
That guy could kick Chuck Norris's ass.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:07:45 AM EDT
Are you thinking of Richard Proenneke, ONE MAN'S WILDERNESS? He went in about 1968. Lived by himself for about 30 years. Great book and videos.

Another good read is ARTIC HOMESTEAD, by Norma Cobb. She was the last person to get free land under the Homestead Act.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:37:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LeonardC:
Are you thinking of Richard Proenneke, ONE MAN'S WILDERNESS? He went in about 1968. Lived by himself for about 30 years. Great book and videos.

Another good read is ARTIC HOMESTEAD, by Norma Cobb. She was the last person to get free land under the Homestead Act.



I ordered the two dvd's and the book from Proenneke's site, and Arctic homestead. I hope they fit in my Bauer bag!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:12:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By falaholic1:

Originally Posted By lippo:
Dick Proenneke

www.dickproenneke.com/



THAT'S IT! Thanks!




Your welcome.

And yeah, this guy was hard core to the bone.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:17:47 PM EDT
Try "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakeur for a different perspective.


Chris "alex" McCandless (sp?) leaves a successful college career, wealthy family, sells all personal posessions and travels the country before heading into the Alaskan wilderness with a 22 rifle, a 5lb bag of rice, and a small pack containing a plant identification book, some clothes, and a couple pencils.


he lived (IIRC) for 160 days and kept a journal.

he ended up mis-identifying an arctic legume, ate it, and basically starved to death (all the while keeping his journal until the final day).


his body was discovered 5 miles from a major highway in an abandoned bus (once used by hunters)
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:32:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rob78:
Try "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakeur for a different perspective.


Chris "alex" McCandless (sp?) leaves a successful college career, wealthy family, sells all personal posessions and travels the country before heading into the Alaskan wilderness with a 22 rifle, a 5lb bag of rice, and a small pack containing a plant identification book, some clothes, and a couple pencils.


he lived (IIRC) for 160 days and kept a journal.

he ended up mis-identifying an arctic legume, ate it, and basically starved to death (all the while keeping his journal until the final day).


his body was discovered 5 miles from a major highway in an abandoned bus (once used by hunters)



HE was stranded by the spring thaw, which turned the creek he stepped over on the way in into a raging river. He failed to notice a cable car for those occasions within about a mile from his crossing point.

Woefully unaware of the testiness of mother nature.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:37:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CITADELGRAD87:

Originally Posted By rob78:
Try "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakeur for a different perspective.


Chris "alex" McCandless (sp?) leaves a successful college career, wealthy family, sells all personal posessions and travels the country before heading into the Alaskan wilderness with a 22 rifle, a 5lb bag of rice, and a small pack containing a plant identification book, some clothes, and a couple pencils.


he lived (IIRC) for 160 days and kept a journal.

he ended up mis-identifying an arctic legume, ate it, and basically starved to death (all the while keeping his journal until the final day).


his body was discovered 5 miles from a major highway in an abandoned bus (once used by hunters)



HE was stranded by the spring thaw, which turned the creek he stepped over on the way in into a raging river. He failed to notice a cable car for those occasions within about a mile from his crossing point.

Woefully unaware of the testiness of mother nature.




Oh yeah, that was the Darwin Adventure Tour.



Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:49:04 PM EDT
Yeah, the McCandless kid was really unprepared for the reality of wilderness life. He killed a moose and most of it went to waste because he didn't have any idea how to preserve it . Most ARFcommers would have had a big cache of smoked/jerked meat to last the winter.

Damn shame that people do such shit. Cleansing the gene pool is a good thing, it's just tough on family and friends.

Don in Ohio
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:52:05 PM EDT
not to mention that he exhibited traits similar to psychoses.
(been some time since I've read the text, but seems about right)



the poor guy may have been in need of anti-psychotics.
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