One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

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This best-selling memoir from Richard Proenneke's journals and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond. To live in a pristine land unchanged by man . . . to roam a wilderness through which few other humans has passed . . . to choose an idyllic site, cut trees by hand, and build a log cabin. . . to be self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available...to be not at odds with the world, but content with ...

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quasar

Sep 24, 2017

Living off the land

This book, first published in the 70's, is taken from the diary of Proenneke, who cleared land in a rather inaccessible area, built a comfortable cabin with materials available locally, and lived there for years. The book details the stone and gravel he gathered, the wood he cut, the items he built (including a fireplace), the animals he saw and the weather. It's a fascinating account of a life I will never know.

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