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Dick Proenneke retired at age 50 in 1967 and decided to build his own cabin on the shore of Twin Lakes. The first summer he scouted for the best cabin site, and cut and peeled the logs he would need for his cabin. Dick Proenneke returned the next summer to finish the cabin where he lived for over 30 years. Dick filmed his adventures, and Bob Swerer later turned the film into a video so we can all watch this amazing man build his cabin by hand.
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Once you start watching, you can't quit.

This is a true testament to self-reliance. This man went out into the wild with only his tools (well, just the metal parts to save weight...he carved the handles once he...Read complete review

This is a true testament to self-reliance. This man went out into the wild with only his tools (well, just the metal parts to save weight...he carved the handles once he picked his cabin sight) and his skill and made a very nice life for himself. He didn't ask for hand-outs, he didn't suffer from lack of phones, TV, or[...], and he didn't use more resources than he needed. He kept detailed journals and filmed himself doing the every-day things he needed to do to survive in Alaska. The producer is actually the narrator reading from the journals and matching the scenes to the written passages, not Mr. Proenneke, but his voice adds a nice, folksy touch.One of my favorite PBS offerings of all time.

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dissapointment

its not at all whats shown on pbs, they have cut a lot out and i sent it all back.

its not at all whats shown on pbs, they have cut a lot out and i sent it all back.

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1.0

dissapointment

By bindy

from everett washington

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Comments about PBS Alone in the Wilderness DVD:

its not at all whats shown on pbs, they have cut a lot out and i sent it all back.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderfully entertaining

By Cags

from Port Coquitlam, BC

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Comments about PBS Alone in the Wilderness DVD:

I bought this DVD for my Son-in-law's birthday. After watching this show on PBS with me, he got just as addicted to Dick Proenneke and his life as I am!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent documentary

By Dogmusher

from Boise, ID

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Comments about PBS Alone in the Wilderness DVD:

This is an excellent documentary of life in rural bush Alaska. It follows the adventures of Dick Proenneke as he spends the summer of 1968 building a cabin by hand in the Twin Lakes region of Alaska, and continues throughout Dick's first winter in the area. The film accutely documents Dick's skilled cabin building and the trials of living alone apart from society. Reccomended for anyone with an interest in Alaska or in wilderness living.

 
5.0

This show is therapeutic

By lovewhatsgood

from Arlington

Comments about PBS Alone in the Wilderness DVD:

I love this show. I have one myself and watch it once or twice a year to be reminded that it is possible for one to be completely in control of his life. This copy was purchased for a Vietnam Vet who suffers from PTSD.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Could not stop watching it for anything!

By Betz

from Lenexa KS

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Comments about PBS Alone in the Wilderness DVD:

Makes one appreciate the beauty of nature and brings the craziness of our lives to focus

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