Surviving alone in Alaska: Vice Magazine (Video)

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A 52 minute documentary where a film crew visits an older couple, Heimo and Edna Korth, who live in the Brooks Range of Alaska. They fish, trap, hunt and skin a bear. I enjoyed it.

Ever watch the Dick Proenneke saga's? If you liked this one, you'll love Proenneke. Plays on PS TV every once in a while. Probably on UTube as well. If you ever wind your way up to Twin Lakes in the Lake Clark NP, you can visit his cabin.

http://www.nps.gov/lacl/historyculture/proennekes-cabin.htm
 

PancoastDrifter

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Ever watch the Dick Proenneke saga's? If you liked this one, you'll love Proenneke. Plays on PS TV every once in a while. Probably on UTube as well. If you ever wind your way up to Twin Lakes in the Lake Clark NP, you can visit his cabin.

http://www.nps.gov/lacl/historyculture/proennekes-cabin.htm

I used to see that "Alone in the wilderness" on all the fundraiser drives on PBS before I gave up Television.
 

Old Crazy

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I have watched the Dick Proenneke series a few times on PBS and have admired his skills, ingenuity and resolve, and have fantasized about living that kind of simple, stress free life. But I don't believe I could handle living in the same degree of solitude that he endured. I enjoy some time of solitude where I can be alone out in the wilderness with my own thoughts, but being alone all the time? No.
 

Jon Holcombe

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Dick Proenneke lived alone for decades among bear, moose, caribou, elk, mountain goat, lynx, fox, and wolverine. Canoed on ice cold lakes in the mountains and endured -50 degree winters. Worth another look and if you haven't watched, makes the Pine Barrens look pretty tame by comparison.

 
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