Documentary tells the story of Dick Proenneke who, in the late 1960s, built his own cabin in the wilderness at the base of the Aleutian Peninsula, in what is now Lake Clark National Park. ... See full summary »

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Documentary tells the story of Dick Proenneke who, in the late 1960s, built his own cabin in the wilderness at the base of the Aleutian Peninsula, in what is now Lake Clark National Park. Using color footage he shot himself, Proenneke traces how he came to this remote area, selected a homestead site and built his log cabin completely by himself. The documentary covers his first year in-country, showing his day-to-day activities and the passing of the seasons as he sought to scratch out a living alone in the wilderness. Written by Anonymous

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Dick Proenneke: Too many men work on parts of things. Doing a job to completion, satisfies me.
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Nature Rules
24 August 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Awesome film. This is truly a great man. I would love to live in the wilderness but not alone. What a great film! Dick Proenneke is the ultimate carpenter and if the bible is ever forgotten this man might become a Jesus like figure. Anybody that considers themselves a friend of the environment or a relative of mother nature should watch this movie. I do not have the balls to live of the land but Dick Proenneke left instructions on how to build a cabin to help amateurs like myself. The cabin Dick Proenneke built is still standing and is being preserved in Alaska. Brave fine sir! It is always on public broadcast stations and I am always amazed by Dick Proenneke. Dick Proenneke is one of my idols and is a brilliant man. 10/10


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