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. This is the first DVD of a two part film that has captured the imagination and inspired hundreds!
I watched this on Youtube, so I'm not sure if I got it all, but from what I viewed I give Alone in the Wilderness 7.5 out of 10 acorns. There are some really neat skills portrayed and it really brings home what one person can accomplish without any of the modern conveniences like power tools. It's a fun view and the retro narrative and old school camera work is pretty cool, the kids didn't really appreciate it though ...
"Where will you drive your own picket stake? Where will you choose to make your stand? Give me a threshold, a specific point at which you will finally stop running, at which you will finally fight back." (Derrick Jensen)
I'd give this movie 9 out of 10 acorns. It's a great way to spend a PBS pledge drive Dick's ingenuity and work ethic are a wonder to watch. And to film it while there by himself without a go pro is pretty cool.
"Hundreds of years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the type of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that it becomes a tourist destination"
We noticed he had no friends. So we gave him this tiny ad: