The Story of Dick Proenneke – Alone in the Wilderness and more


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The Story of Dick Proenneke
DVD collection of all 3 Dick Proenneke related documentary videos. With working DVD menus.
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Alone in the Wilderness
57min 28sec
Video: MPEG2 Video 720x480 (4:3) 29.97fps 3757Kbps
Audio: Dolby AC3 48000Hz stereo 224Kbps
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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Alaska: Silence & Solitude
57min 01sec
Video: MPEG2 Video 720x480 (4:3) 29.97fps 3757Kbps
Audio: Dolby AC3 48000Hz stereo 224Kbps
Alaska Silence & Solitude is the follow up to Alone in the Wilderness, filmed 20 years later. Bob Swerer and Bob Swerer Sr. visit Dick Proenneke at his famous cabin on Twin Lakes where the wildlife is still abundant and the scenery is spectacular.
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The Frozen North
58min 56sec
Video: MPEG2 Video 720x480 (4:3) 29.97fps 3507Kbps
Audio: Dolby AC3 48000Hz stereo 224Kbps
For more than 30 years a man by the name of Dick Proenneke lived alone in the Alaskan Bush. His only neighbors were the wolves and grizzly bears and his only transportation was his canoe and a good set of legs. Through the years, Dick kept written journals of daily life at Twin Lakes but would also document much of his adventure on film with his 16 mms Bolex camera. The Frozen North is Dick's own filmed account of his life alone in this "One Man's Wilderness", produced from original footage not included in "Alone in the Wilderness" or "Alaska Silence & Solitude".
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More Readings from One Man's Wilderness: The Journals of Richard L. Proenneke, 1974-1980
PDF e-book
The journals of Richard "Dick" Proenneke are now available in an edited and annotated volume covering the years 1974 through 1980.
The nation first became aware of the remarkable life of Dick Proenneke with the publication of One Man's Wilderness in 1973.
Master of woodcraft and camp craft, keen observer of the natural world, mechanical genius, tireless hiker and journalisx, for 30 years Proennek lived a storied existense in a small log cabin her built in the Alaska wilderness.
Proenneke was an active yet reluctant participant in the epic struggle to protect some of Alaska's wild lands for future generations of Americans.