A documentry of Richard Proenneke, the subject of the book One Man’s Wilderness: an Alaskan Odyssey. By Bob Swerer Productions. DVD, 60 minutes.

To live in a pristine land unchanged by man…

Be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available…

To roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed…

To be not at odds with the world, but content with one’s own thoughts and company…

Richard Proenneke lived the dream of building a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness, and stayed to become a part of the country.

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This video is a simple account of the day-to-day explorations and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature’s events that kept him company.

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One Man’s Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey