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Henry David Thoreu was a wuss. Dick Proenneke was a stud.

 
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Henry David Thoreu was a wuss. Dick Proenneke was a stud.
With all of the recent talk of "living off the grid" and survivalism, I thought it might be nice to introduce the naturalist Dick Proenneke to those who may not be familiar with his life. He lived a solitary life in a remote part of Alaska for over 30 years.

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"What you have just said, is the most insanely idiotic thing I have ever heard. At no point, in your rambling incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul."
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Re: Henry David Thoreu was a wuss. Dick Proenneke was a stud.
I watched this a few years ago and came away feeling like I had to redefine what manhood was all about, he certainly walked the walk.

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Re: Henry David Thoreu was a wuss. Dick Proenneke was a stud.
I watched this a few years ago and came away feeling like I had to redefine what manhood was all about, he certainly walked the walk.

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this guy lived his dream

alone in the wilderness is a must see
not jusr that 2 sec youtube vid
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Dude could work. Tough as a maul. Amazing what he could do with a few hand tools.
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Re: Henry David Thoreu was a wuss. Dick Proenneke was a stud.
With all of the recent talk of "living off the grid" and survivalism, I thought it might be nice to introduce the naturalist Dick Proenneke to those who may not be familiar with his life. He lived a solitary life in a remote part of Alaska for over 30 years.

[link to en.m.wikipedia.org]




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+1,000,000,000,000 for Proenneke! One of my Favorite videos.
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Re: Henry David Thoreu was a wuss. Dick Proenneke was a stud.
You are right! Proenneke was a stud! Thoreu may have come out looking better if he had a video camera though... maybe...
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Re: Henry David Thoreu was a wuss. Dick Proenneke was a stud.
Thoreau.

he was a cool dude. a thinker. a lover of nature.
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Dude could work. Tough as a maul. Amazing what he could do with a few hand tools.
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Completely amazing. What I also find interesting (especially as a mechanic myself) is that he did not rely on a generator or any electricity being a diesel mechanic by trade.

I think that when we think of "living off the grid" we always seem to focus on finding alternative means of electricity to achieve our goals. Maybe we ought to focus a little more on how we can survive without any electrical generation at all.
"What you have just said, is the most insanely idiotic thing I have ever heard. At no point, in your rambling incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul."
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Dude could work. Tough as a maul. Amazing what he could do with a few hand tools.
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Completely amazing. What I also find interesting (especially as a mechanic myself) is that he did not rely on a generator or any electricity being a diesel mechanic by trade.

I think that when we think of "living off the grid" we always seem to focus on finding alternative means of electricity to achieve our goals. Maybe we ought to focus a little more on how we can survive without any electrical generation at all.
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As a trim carpenter I appreciate precision. But I love my power tools. His way requires a lot of hard work. Making a board by hand is a workout. I'll bet he had a hell of a handshake. Man's man. I wonder why he stayed up there so long by himself. I would have had to find a female companion. Maybe he had bad experiences.
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Thats an awesome documentary.
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Dude could work. Tough as a maul. Amazing what he could do with a few hand tools.
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Completely amazing. What I also find interesting (especially as a mechanic myself) is that he did not rely on a generator or any electricity being a diesel mechanic by trade.

I think that when we think of "living off the grid" we always seem to focus on finding alternative means of electricity to achieve our goals. Maybe we ought to focus a little more on how we can survive without any electrical generation at all.
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I think that there are alot of ppl who aspire to build their own house somewhere off the grid. All by hand and enjoying the benfits of your hardwork. But, you have to wonder how he powered his camera without electricity. Cool documentary, thanks for bringing it to my attention
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I think that there are alot of ppl who aspire to build their own house somewhere off the grid. All by hand and enjoying the benfits of your hardwork. But, you have to wonder how he powered his camera without electricity. Cool documentary, thanks for bringing it to my attention
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My pleasure. It's interesting to think about a man building his own house and living off the land for the most part in this industrial age.

This is what I think of as the "romantic" version of a bugout location and lifestyle if the SHTF. I think that for most of us, this scenario is unattainable/sustainable, but it is an interesting idea.

Also, it gives me some inspiration for hope. Mankind has survived for thousands of years before the computer or the cell phone. Something may throw us back a few hundred years, but through improvisation, adaptation, and innovation, I believe that we have a fighting chance.
"What you have just said, is the most insanely idiotic thing I have ever heard. At no point, in your rambling incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul."
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Dude could work. Tough as a maul. Amazing what he could do with a few hand tools.
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Completely amazing. What I also find interesting (especially as a mechanic myself) is that he did not rely on a generator or any electricity being a diesel mechanic by trade.

I think that when we think of "living off the grid" we always seem to focus on finding alternative means of electricity to achieve our goals. Maybe we ought to focus a little more on how we can survive without any electrical generation at all.
 Quoting: General Troll, US Shillitary


I think that there are alot of ppl who aspire to build their own house somewhere off the grid. All by hand and enjoying the benfits of your hardwork. But, you have to wonder how he powered his camera without electricity. Cool documentary, thanks for bringing it to my attention
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He was supplied by plane.
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Dude could work. Tough as a maul. Amazing what he could do with a few hand tools.
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Completely amazing. What I also find interesting (especially as a mechanic myself) is that he did not rely on a generator or any electricity being a diesel mechanic by trade.

I think that when we think of "living off the grid" we always seem to focus on finding alternative means of electricity to achieve our goals. Maybe we ought to focus a little more on how we can survive without any electrical generation at all.
 Quoting: General Troll, US Shillitary


I think that there are alot of ppl who aspire to build their own house somewhere off the grid. All by hand and enjoying the benfits of your hardwork. But, you have to wonder how he powered his camera without electricity. Cool documentary, thanks for bringing it to my attention
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He was supplied by plane.
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Very minimally. Spices for his stews, etc.
"What you have just said, is the most insanely idiotic thing I have ever heard. At no point, in your rambling incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul."
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Heaps of respect for the late Dick Proenneke. hf
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Re: Henry David Thoreu was a wuss. Dick Proenneke was a stud.
I love these videos. Bought them on DVD a couple of years ago.
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Re: Henry David Thoreu was a wuss. Dick Proenneke was a stud.
Thoreau certainly loved the wilderness...as long as he could go back into town on the weekends. 1rof1

Don't know anything about this guy but the vid looks interesting so I'll bookmark it for later.

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