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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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PBSAlone in the Wilderness DVD
 
4.9

(based on 89 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Astounding communion with nature

Alone in the Wilderness came up to my attention while I was struggling with a small woodworking project in our Montreal apartment. Vermont PBS was on, and I caught Richard Proenneke (the sole...Read complete review

Alone in the Wilderness came up to my attention while I was struggling with a small woodworking project in our Montreal apartment. Vermont PBS was on, and I caught Richard Proenneke (the sole protagonist of this incredible video) with the corner of my eye. He was working on his hand-built cabin in Alaska.
I was surrounded by a panoply of power tools, and making remarkably slow progress. I was astonished to watch this 51-year old guy as he felled pine trees, shaped log notches for the cabin, ripped boards from the logs and even made wood hinges—all with hand tools!
I was even more impressed with Proenneke's quiet and respectful way to deal with wildlife and nature. He only killed animals to eat (mostly fish). He cultivated his own garden. He made his own jams. All of this, wrapped up in a breathtaking natural scenery, where he lived for over thirty years, until he was in his 80s!
I immediately purchased the video. I have already watched it twice, once with my thirteen-year-old grandson, who was as astonished as I was.
This video is a must!

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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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5.0

How it used to be.

By none

from cs,co

Comments about PBS Alone in the Wilderness DVD:

Great story a different kind of adventure

 
5.0

A Wonderful Series to Enjoy

By Madcity76

from Madison, WI

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Comments about PBS Alone in the Wilderness DVD:

I enjoyed this series for several reasons. It was amazing to see all the things he made completely by himself and, of course, the scenery was beautiful

 
5.0

Great documentry

By Mart

from Humboldt. IA

Verified Reviewer

Comments about PBS Alone in the Wilderness DVD:

Just to see the craftsmanship and share his adventure is worth it.

 
5.0

LOVE IT

By john

from Ga.

Comments about PBS Alone in the Wilderness DVD:

Just love this
I think i would love try this

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Alaskan adventure brought to life in this DVD

By britgal

from Hohenwald, TN

Comments about PBS Alone in the Wilderness DVD:

This is an inspiring story of one mans search for solitude, self challenge and beauty, in the awesome Alaskan wilderness.
Watching Dick build a log cabin with no motorized tools, and outfit it with furniture, and the necessary implements for a simple life, from his own set of skills, made me question my own choices in life. I loved it!

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