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Ever see "One Man's Wilderness"?

Postby xpauliber » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:31 pm

This is a clip from "One Man's Wilderness". Dick Proenekke headed for Alaska in 1968 and built a cabin and lived off the land for I believe 30 years up there. I want to get the DVD. Has anyone seen the whole thing?

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Re: Ever see "One Man's Wilderness"?

Postby mossyoak » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:40 pm

Yeah I seen the whole thing once when I was in middle school, it was very interesting if I remeber correctly I would like to watch it again sometime.
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Re: Ever see "One Man's Wilderness"?

Postby Swampthing » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:59 pm

I would love to see this.

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Postby magicman54494 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:54 am

I really enjoyed watching it . I've seen it a bunch of times and even have it on vhs tape. I was amazed at his ability to build stuff. What was also kinda strange was he said he wasn't anti social yet he seemed content to live his life alone. It would be fun to do what he did but it wouldn't be fun to live 30+ years basically alone.
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Re: Ever see "One Man's Wilderness"?

Postby ttsbuck » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:23 am

Yes I have seen it. I could be wrong, but as I understand it he did not spend every winter in the bush. But all in all a very interesting man and story.
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Postby dreaming bucks » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:26 am

Yep, I have it on DVD, and love it! I couldn't believe the things he could make out of wood, unreal!
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Re: Ever see "One Man's Wilderness"?

Postby gogebicbuckslayer » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:53 am

Yup love it!

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Re: Ever see "One Man's Wilderness"?

Postby Edcyclopedia » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:01 am

Good flic!
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Re: Ever see "One Man's Wilderness"?

Postby xpauliber » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:23 am

dreaming bucks wrote:Yep, I have it on DVD, and love it! I couldn't believe the things he could make out of wood, unreal!


Where did you get the DVD?

I agree that it would be neat to do, but I don't know if I want to do it for 30 years. At times, I definitely feel like I was born 150 years too late and 300 miles too far East, but since I've been spoiled with electricity, running water, and hunting forums, I don't know that I could voluntarily plunge myself into the "good 'ole days" :D
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Re: Ever see "One Man's Wilderness"?

Postby Bowhunting Brian » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:13 am

great show. I watch it whenever it comes on. that guy is real handy and crafty. I like the outdoors, but I couldn't do what he did. the solitude would be hard. maybe a week, but that would be it.
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Re: Ever see "One Man's Wilderness"?

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Re: Ever see "One Man's Wilderness"?

Postby xpauliber » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:45 am



Hmm...my birthday is in June. I may just be forwarding that link to my wife. :text-thankyouyellow:
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Re: Ever see "One Man's Wilderness"?

Postby Dewey » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:55 pm

Just watched Part 1 and 2 on PBS. Really awesome and think that would be really cool to try living that way. Sounds like he lived there till he was 82 years old before finally admitting the winters were just to tough to handle anymore.

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Re: Ever see "One Man's Wilderness"?

Postby Outdoor814 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:40 am

I know you use to get it threw PBS. its a great documentary. I was always curious if you could find a published copy of his journals?
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Re: Ever see "One Man's Wilderness"?

Postby DeerDylan » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:24 am

Outdoor814 wrote:I know you use to get it threw PBS. its a great documentary. I was always curious if you could find a published copy of his journals?


Yep, I've got them. I got them at Barnes & Nobles.

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