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Dick Proenneke Cabin – Twin Lakes, Alaska - Must Watch!

  • Dick Proenneke Cabin – Twin Lakes, Alaska - Must Watch!

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    This video is a short collection of highlights and photos from Joseph Classen's 2012 solo adventure to Twin Lakes, Alaska. He has been captivated by this place since his youth…inspired by the legendary “Alone in the Wilderness” story of Dick Proenneke, who built an incredible cabin and documented his life at Twin Lakes for 30 years. This video was shot spontaneously on a rather low quality camera and is simply intended for your enjoyment. Learn and see more and purchase limited edition Twin Lakes prints at

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  • Dick Proennekes Cabin On Twin Lakes Alaska

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    Dick Proenneke's cabin on Twin Lakes Alaska Fly In Trip
    Alone In The Wilderness

  • Windsong Wilderness Retreat & Dick Proenneke cabin. Twin Lakes, Alaska.

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    Twin Lakes.
    1 week vacation at Gary Titus's private cabin, the Proenneke cabin and Twin Lakes.

  • Flying to the Dick Proenneke Cabin at Twin Lakes, Alaska

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    Kick back and enjoy a beautiful float plane ride on a Dehavilland Beaver into the vast landscape of Twin Lakes, Alaska (Lake Clark National Park) where the legendary Dick Proenneke lived alone in the wilderness for many years.

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  • Cabin Alone in the Alaskan Wilderness - Dick Proenneke

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    This film is a documentary profile of conservationist and wildlife photographer, Dick Proenneke, at his home in the Lake Clark area of Alaska. It features close-up scenes of native wildlife, dramatic panoramas of the change of seasons and clips of Proenneke carving his log cabin out of the wild Alaskan wilderness.



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  • Dick Proenneke and Twin Lakes Alaska Photo Gallery Preview

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    A preview of Joseph Classen’s Dick Proenneke & Twin Lakes Alaska limited edition, fine art photo gallery. Prints are available in a variety of sizes and archival-grade print materials. All proceeds will benefit the future Wild Revelation Retreat Center. To learn more and order any of the photographs featured in this video click here-

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  • DICK PROENNEKE TWIN LAKES

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    Richard Louis Proenneke (1916-2003), known as Dick, has become an icon of wilderness living in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Born in Iowa, he worked as a farmhand and rancher before joining the Navy the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After receiving a medical discharge in 1945 (following a bout of rheumatic fever), he again took up ranching. In 1949, he made his first visit to Alaska at the invitation of a friend. He lived and worked in Alaska off and on for years, making his first visit to Twin Lakes in 1962. By 1967, he had begun work on a cabin there. It was completed in 1968.

    His was not the first cabin on Twin Lakes, nor was it the biggest. Proenneke's cabin, though, stands out for its remarkable craftsmanship, which reflects his unshakeable wilderness ethic. The cabin was built using only hand tools, many of which Proenneke himself had fashioned. Throughout the thirty years he lived at the cabin, Proenneke created homemade furniture and implements that reflect his woodworking genius.

  • Alone at Dick Proennekes Log Cabin in the Wilderness | Silence and Solitude in Alaska

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    Shawn James visits Dick Proenneke's off grid log cabin at Twin Lakes in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska and spends two nights alone camping on the gravel beach of upper Twin Lake. Bears, moose and Dall sheep abound and he catches and cooks fish on an open fire, including arctic grayling and arctic char, catching and releasing sockeye salmon as well.
    Hiking in the mountains of the Alaskan range, he views incredible vistas from the mountain tops and watches as clouds race through the valley, with ever changing weather - rain, sun, wind...
    See the inside of Proenneke's log cabin as well as three others, which will be showcased in more detail in the follow up video.

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  • Dick Proennekes Cabin at Twin Lakes

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  • One Mans Alaska - Tribute to Richard Proenneke

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  • Lake Clark National Park inside Dick Proennekes cabin

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    Step inside Richard L. Dick Proenneke's cabin at Upper Twin Lake in Lake Clark National Park.
    This is an amazing testament to One Mans Wilderness adventure.
    Inside the cabin is the way it was when Dick Proenneke left it, most all of his original tools, clothes, hand made items are still at the cabin and it is meticulously cared for by the National Park and volunteers.
    One of the main reasons we went to Alaska was to see Dick Proenneke's Cabin after reading and watching Alone in the Wilderness- the story of Dick Proenneke

  • Dick Proenneke - One Mans Alaska

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    National Park Service - One Man's Alaska

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  • Dick Proennekes Cabin via Twin Lakes Paddle / Hike

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    Russ and Anne Deuell accompanied us on an amazing trip paddling and hiking around the infamous Twin Lakes. We started our trip on the east end of the lake and paddled our way way down to the Chilikadrotna river but not before seeing Dick's cabin and exploring the whole countryside!! If you are interested in a similar trip let us know!

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  • Frontiers 194: Dick Proenneke - At Home in the Wilderness

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    By Rhonda McBride, KTVA.

    I remember the first time I heard Dick Proenneke’s name, I said, “Dick, what?”
    The name Proenneke, pronounced “preh’-neck-key,” sounded so odd.
    My colleague Will Mader, our main Frontiers photojournalist, brought it up. He’s a big fan of Proenneke’s.
    Will had devoured Proenneke’s journals and watched all his films. He had even made the pilgrimage to Dick’s cabin at Lake Clark National Park and Wilderness Preserve and talked with me about doing a show on efforts to preserve his log house.
    Why? Alaska has lots of log cabins. Why this one?
    Will convinced me this was an important story to tell.
    Since Proenneke’s death in 2003, his fame has continued to grow. But curiously, he’s better known outside of our state than he is here, because his film, Alone is the Wilderness, is often featured in public broadcasting fundraisers across the country.
    The more I learned, the more intrigued I became.
    Proenneke, at the age of 52, went to Twin Lakes to reinvent himself, after a welding accident almost blinded him.
    His mission: to find out if he had what it took to survive in the wilderness. He started by cutting down logs and used them to build a cabin, fashioned completely with hand tools – some that he made himself. Proenneke went on to live in his homemade house for more than 30 years -- and through his journals and films became a famous wilderness advocate.
    Will and I began our journey towards this week’s show more than two years ago, with a trip to Twin Lakes, where we had a chance to meet people who knew Dick Proenneke. It turned out to be what I call a Chinese box story, when you open one box, only to find another and another. There were plenty of surprises in those boxes – and we were left with an interesting collection.
    Who was the real Dick Proenneke?
    First and foremost, he aimed to leave his mark by treading lightly on the land, to have as little impact as possible on the wilderness he called home.
    Although the country was remote, he discovered how fragile it was. He often spent his days picking up trash that hunters and pilots left behind.
    Another facet of Dick Proenneke: he was a recycler extraordinaire, before the term was even widely used.
    He would take discarded gas cans and turn them into cookware. He would salvage parts from airplane wrecks and fashion tools. He also made very user-friendly furniture, shaped to the curves of the body.
    Dick Proenneke, we discovered, was many things to many people. That’s why we decided to create a special one-hour version of the show.
    Here are some of the highlights:
    • Dick Proenneke's personal frontier: The story of how Dick Proenneke became a wilderness icon.
    • Handmade home: Efforts to restore Dick Proenneke’s cabin at Twin Lakes.
    • Keepers of the legacy, the journals: John Branson, a National Park Service historian based at Lake Clark talks about editing more than 90 pounds of Proenneke notebooks.
    • Keepers of the legacy, the archive: Katie Myers, a curator for the National Park Service shows us the Dick Proenneke collection at the NPS archives in downtown Anchorage.
    • Friends and neighbors: With help from the NPS and the Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association, a look at friendships Dick had with his nearest neighbors -- Jay and Bella Hammond and the Alsworth Family.
    • Wilderness princess: Former NPS ranger Patty Brown talks about her friendship with Dick Proenneke, who made her feel like royalty. How she came to hop off a float plane at Twin Lakes, wearing a black evening gown.
    • Friends of Dick Proenneke and Lake Clark National Park: Fred Hirschmann shares his memories of Dick and talks about the need to protect and preserve the Proenneke homestead.

    We have many, many people to thank for their help: John Branson and Katie Myers at the National Park Service, the Alsworth's Lake Clark Air, the Hammond family, the Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association, Fred Hirschmann and the Friends of Dick Proenneke and Lake Clark National Park, and Bob Swerer Productions.

    Perhaps the biggest joy of a project like this is all the friends you meet. We hope this show raises awareness about a great Alaskan, who is not well known in his own state. So here’s our attempt to change that.

  • Dick Proenneke in Alone in the Wilderness

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    - There were 4 one hour videos produced on Dick Proennekes life up at Twin Lakes. Dick Proenneke in Alone in the Wilderness is the story of Dick Proenneke living in the Alaska wilderness. Dick filmed his adventures so he could show his relatives in the lower 48 states what life was like in Alaska, building his cabin, hunting for food and exploring the area. Bob Swerer has taken the best footage from Dick's films and he has created 4 videos about Dick, Alone in the Wilderness, Alone in the Wilderness part 2, Alaska, Silence and Solitude and The Frozen North. You can purchase all of them in DVD format from the website.

  • Approaching Dick Proennekes Cabin On Upper Twin Lake

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    Arriving At Dick Proenneke's Cabin In a Cessna 206

  • Dick Proenneke in The Frozen North

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    - There were 4 one hour videos produced on Dick Proenneke's life up at Twin Lakes. 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. You can purchase all 3 of the films about Dick Proenneke in DVD format from the website.

  • Dick Proenneke Never seen before information

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    Twin Lakes park ranger provides information about Dick Proenneke.

  • alaska pt.13 proennekes cabin

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    alaska mountain range flight

  • FULL Interview with Jack and Katherine Ferguson about Dick Proenneke

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    Interviewed by Kris Rognes

  • A Trip To Our Remote Alaska Cabin - Spring Time

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    Come along with us as we make our first non winter trip into our remote Alaska cabin. This trip starts with a small bush plane flight into a lake near our cabin. The rest of the trip is completed on foot through trailess woodlands and muskeg with backpacks of supplies that we couldn't freight in during the winter.

  • Touching Down At Dick Proennekes Cabin

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    Touching down on Upper Twin Lake At Dick Proenneke's Cabin In Lake Clark National Park

  • Dick Proenneke in Alone in the Wilderness part II

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    - Dick Proenneke's simple, yet profound account of his 30 year adventure in the remote Alaska wilderness continues in this sequel to Alone in the Wilderness. Watch through his eyes as he continues to document with his 16mm wind-up Bolex camera, capturing his own amazing craftsmanship, the stunning Alaskan wildlife and scenery and even a visit from his brother Ray (Jake). His epic journey takes you on a vacation away from the hustle and bustle of today's fast-paced society, and is a true breath of fresh air.

    Bob Swerer has taken the best footage from Dick's films and he has created 4 videos about Dick, Alone in the Wilderness, Alaska, Silence and Solitude The Frozen North, and now Alone in the Wilderness part II. You can purchase all of them in DVD format from the website.

  • Dick Proenneke in The Frozen North

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    - 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. You can purchase all 3 of the films about Dick Proenneke in DVD or VHS format from the website.

  • Trip To The Dick Proenneke Museum

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    On a slow day I hopped in our Caravan Amphib to check out the museum dedicated to Richard Proenneke, the man who lived alone in the wildeness of Alaska for some 40 years. The flight to Keokuk Airport in Iowa was a little over an hour from Waukegan Airport, in the Chicago area. Then a 20 minute rental car ride to Donnellson, where the museum is located. I brought my black lab Sadie with.
    #Seaplanes #Adventure #Cessna
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    Richard Proenneke followed his ultimate ambition beginning in the 1950’s by setting out to explore and then settle into an area within the untouched wilderness of Alaska. This area is located within a general region which is now called “The Lake Clark National Park”.

    Dick, as he was called, was dropped off by seaplane at an otherwise inaccessible place called Twin Lakes. He arrived in early spring - and during that summer and fall, he built from scratch his own log cabin, elevated food cache cabin and later a woodshed / workbench structure with other details.

    And there he lived alone with just the animals for 40 years. He possessed only the most basic essentials - and a canoe.

    He lived his life’s dream.

    He in turn inspired thousands of people to go out and find their true wilderness and live the experience.

    This video is my day trip to visit his museum, in the town adjacent to where Dick grew up. It is a fine tribute to him. The museum has a partial replica of the actual log cabin, along with many of Dick’s artifacts.

    Definitely a trip worth taking.

    Today the log cabin at Twin Lakes, along with all of the structures that go along with it, are all preserved and guarded by the Park Service staff of The Lake Clark National Park. It is somewhere you can still visit by seaplane, and see it as it actually was when Dick was there.

  • Dick Proenneke in Alone in the Wilderness part II

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    - There were 4 one hour videos produced on Dick Proennekes life up at Twin Lakes. Dick Proenneke's simple, yet profound account of his 30 year adventure in the remote Alaska wilderness continues in this sequel to Alone in the Wilderness. Watch through his eyes as he continues to document with his 16mm wind-up Bolex camera, capturing his own amazing craftsmanship, the stunning Alaskan wildlife and scenery and even a visit from his brother Ray (Jake). His epic journey takes you on a vacation away from the hustle and bustle of today's fast-paced society, and is a true breath of fresh air.

    Bob Swerer has taken the best footage from Dick's films and he has created 4 videos about Dick, Alone in the Wilderness, Alaska, Silence and Solitude The Frozen North, and now Alone in the Wilderness part II. You can purchase all of them in DVD format from the DickProenneke.com website.

  • Alone in the wilderness at Twin Lakes Alaska

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    and there goes the plane..........Twin Lakes is a complex of two large lakes in Lake Clark National Park in the U.S. state of Alaska near the northeast corner of Lake and Peninsula Borough. It contains a 6-mile long (9.7 km) upper lake and a smaller 4-mile long (6.5 km) lower lake, joined by a short connecting stream. The lakes outflow westward into the Chilikadrotna River (and eventually into the Mulchatna and Nushagak Rivers and Nushagak Bay). It is quite remote and unpopulated, except in the late summer as it is a popular hunting spot.

    The lake complex was the retirement home of amateur naturalist Richard Proenneke (1916--2003), who spent most (1968--1998) of the last 30 years of his life living there in a log cabin he built by hand. (See One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey and Alone in the Wilderness).

  • Dick Proenneke in Alaska, Silence & Solitude

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    - Alaska Silence & Solitude is the follow up to Alone in the Wilderness, filmed about 20 years later. Bob Swerer and Bob Swerer Sr. visit Dick Proenneke at his famous cabin on Twin Lakes where wildlife is still abundant and the scenery is spectacular. Bob Swerer has taken the best footage from Dick's films and he has created 3 videos about Dick, Alone in the Wilderness, Alaska, Silence and Solitude and The Frozen North. You can purchase all of them in DVD or VHS format from the website.

  • Dick Proennekes Cabin, August 14, 2007

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    Arrival at Dick Proenneke's cabin on August 14, 2007.

  • Best Remote Fishing Cabin in Alaska

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  • Richard Proennekes cabin 2008

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    A video tour of Richard (Dick) Proenneke's cabin from our 8-29-08 visit.

    Here is a close up of his book shelf:

  • Our Alaskan Winter, 1949

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    Our Alaskan Winter is a silent film by Harmon “Bud” Helmericks and Constance Helmericks, circa 1949. The film details the Helmericks' lives as homesteaders in the Brooks Mountain Range of Alaska, and as explorers of northern Alaska and Canada.

    Bud Helmericks and his first wife Constance (Connie) Helmericks spent more than a decade living in and exploring northern Alaska during the 1940s and 1950s. Constance was the best-selling author of eight non-fiction books, five detailing their lives and adventures in the far north. Films that the couple shot on 16mm color film were the subject of national lecture tours. Shot with great care and artfulness under extreme living conditions, these films depict the unique lives of the Helmericks family, as well as the rapidly-changing lives of Iñupiat peoples during the era of pre-Statehood and pre-pipeline Alaska. Bud and Connie's daughter, Jean Aspen, continues the family story in her books and documentaries at

    Detailed summary information for We Live in the Arctic was provided by the filmmakers. According to these notes, the film includes scenes of the “Arctic Tern” (Cessna 170 airplane) on skis; Six different airplanes, all named the “Arctic Tern” and all painted with a bird symbol, were used in the production of the three Helmericks films over seven years; Upon return to Brooks Range cabin in Alaska after many months away, Bud takes down hanging empty gas cans left to scare bears away; Bud shows how the arctic dweller uses an ice chisel — it takes about one hour to cut through the four-foot ice of Takahula Lake; Lifting out net and fish catch; Icy lake water is hauled to the house; Tramping down an airfield for the plane with snowshoes; It is necessary to push a small piece of stove-wood under each ski of the airplane when parked to keep it from freezing down; Oliktok Point on the Arctic Ocean; Friends run out of their door waving joyously; Bud and George work with shovels and flags to make a more safe airplane field; Oolak returns hours later with a load of small driftwood sticks for fuel; Sled with a big sail approaches out of the frozen ocean; Carrie with her boy Maugulauk and husband Jacob; When Carrie becomes ill, Bud flies her to Point Barrow Hospital during wind storm; Back at Oliktok Point camp, Connie directs the airplane to safety; Dog buried in snow in a spring blizzard during month of May; Another dogsled visitor arrives, and all shake hands with Colliak, who has come from 100 miles inland; Caribou butchered; Sawing out new sled from driftwood as Lydia plays about; Apiak, older son, builds sled flooring — it is necessary to make an entirely new sled almost every season; Flight out over the polar ice fifty miles; Landing fifty miles offshore where Apiak had designated a hunting camp in his earlier explorations by sled; Pitch tent; Rifle close at hand in case of polar bears; Travel via dogsled and hunting for seals; Polar bear tracks; Connie comes up to her dead polar bear — shot from the tent at 1 a.m. in late May — feasting (not shown) followed immediately after butchering; Seal meat goes into modern pressure cooker; Apiak serves dogs their meal; Starving seal has lost its diving hole and can’t find the ocean — carried in a sack on the sled to the nearest seal hole and it finally dove down into the ocean; On shore after two months at sea; Summer tent; Lydia, Nannie and George; Saying goodbye; Home to cabin at Takahula Lake; Unloading cargo from Hughes, the trading post (100 miles away), at the new dock at Takahula Lake; Bud cuts moose hide into strips and makes chairs; Connie casting for pike at tent camp at nearby Iniakuk Lake; Broken airplane tail — Bud fixes it by taking off part of the tail and then fortunately it flew OK; Connie catches a grayling; Geese migrating; Grizzly and moose and other animals; Roasting caribou ribs; Connie uses the little yellow kayak on Takahula Lake before winter; Ice pans float down the adjacent Alatna River; Arrigetch Peaks rising above the house; Bud and Connie, in full winter dress, are prepared for winter again; Connie reads contentedly by the blazing hearth. (Color/Silent/16mm film).

    This sequence is numbered AAF-16009 and AAF-16010 from the Constance Helmericks Film collection held by the Alaska Film Archives, a unit of the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives Department in the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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  • Dick Proennekes cabin, August 14, 2007

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    A walk around Dick Proenneke's cabin on Twin Lakes, Alaska

  • Arriving At Dick Proennekes Cabin, August 2007

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    Arriving at Proenneke's cabin on upper twin lake

  • GIRL in the #WILD - #ALASKA #campfire, cabin, wine

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  • Building an Alaskan log cabin

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    John Baker narrates a film in which he builds a log cabin from the ground up in the northern Southcentral region of Alaska. He and his trapping partner Gene Lanzaro clear a site for the cabin, burn brush, peel and cut notches in logs, builds walls, install the roof and a window, assemble a chimney for the stove, collect water from a nearby creek, and haul firewood with help from John's dog Queenie. John Baker filmed the sequence in 1965 and added narration in about 2000 (Color/Sound/16mm film).

    This sequence contains excerpts from AAF-16367 from the John Baker collection held by the Alaska Film Archives, a unit of the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives Department in the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

    The Alaska Film Archives appreciates your support. Your donation in any amount will help us continue important preservation work. Please visit the “About” section of our YouTube channel to learn how you can help today. Thank you! For more information please contact the Alaska Film Archives.

  • Cessna 170B Arriving Twin Lakes, Alaska

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    Traveling north from Port Alsworth crossing the last mountain peak before arriving Twin Lakes, Alaska. Home of Richard Louis Proenneke's cabin.

  • A HISTÓRIA DE RICHARD PROENNEKE

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    A história de Richard Proenneke, contada em português.
    Proenneke viveu sozinho, durante 30 anos, nas montanhas do Alasca numa cabana de madeira que ele próprio construiu.
    Créditos:
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    Wikipédia

  • Primitive Log Cabin in the Forest Alone in the Wilderness with Hand Tools

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    Building a log cabin completely alone has been my dream since selling my last cabin 15 years ago.I start this video by cutting down cedar trees in winter and end with a standing log cabin in the Canadian Wilderness, up to the top of the walls. In this video, I go into more detail to show exactly how I am doing it. Learn how I cut the notches, lift the logs into place by myself and start preparing my house to live a life like Dick Proenneke did in Alaska.
    Get prepared for the apocalypse by building your own primitive off grid log cabin, tiny house in the woods of wilderness Canada.

    Learn how to work alone and build your own home using nothing but hand tools - no power tools. Be a modern day lumberjack and outdoorsman capable of self reliant living. Create your own homestead, starting with a tiny home.

  • Two Years Alone in the Wilderness | Escape the City to Build Off Grid Log Cabin

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    #logcabin #bushcraft #offgrid #survival
    One man leaves the city life behind to build a cheap off grid log cabin and homestead in the Canadian wilderness, including a log home, an outdoor kitchen, an outhouse, a woodshed and a sauna bathhouse. Building mostly with hand tools, Shawn James harvests building materials from the forests north of Toronto, Canada and crafts them into functional tools and shelters using traditional woodworking tools and methods. He practices bushcraft and survival skills every day, including fire starting, tree identification and harvesting, wild edible foraging, fishing, hunting, camping in the summer and winter, travelling by canoe and snowshoe, navigation and water collection and purification.
    Continue watching in 2019 as Shawn finishes the sauna, plants a forest garden for fruit and vegetables, builds an underground root cellar, ice house and cheese cave, a timber frame workshop and a remote hunt camp closer to fish and game.
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  • Trip To The Dick Proenneke Museum

    12:10

    Richard Proenneke followed his ultimate ambition beginning in the 1950’s by setting out to explore and then settle into an area within the untouched wilderness of Alaska. This area is located within a general region which is now called “The Lake Clark National Park”.

    Dick, as he was called, was dropped off by seaplane at an otherwise inaccessible place called Twin Lakes. He arrived in early spring - and during that summer and fall, he built from scratch his own log cabin, elevated food cache cabin and later a woodshed / workbench structure with other details.

    And there he lived alone with just the animals for 40 years. He possessed only the most basic essentials - and a canoe.

    He lived his life’s dream.

    He in turn inspired thousands of people to go out and find their true wilderness and live the experience.

    This video is my day trip to visit his museum, in the town adjacent to where Dick grew up. It is a fine tribute to him. The museum has a partial replica of the actual log cabin, along with many of Dick’s artifacts.

    Definitely a trip worth taking.

    Today the log cabin at Twin Lakes, along with all of the structures that go along with it, are all preserved and guarded by the Park Service staff of The Lake Clark National Park. It is somewhere you can still visit by seaplane, and see it as it actually was when Dick was there.

  • Life in an Off -Grid Cabin

    17:57

    For most of the last 20 years Ive lived in cabins in Alaska. Living in a remote off-grid cabin is a quiet simple way to spend your time. For the last few years ive spent my summers at this log cabin in interior Alaska. In this video I keep the camera rolling during a typical day in early fall (2019). I get up, make a fire in the wood stove. Cook breakfast on our propane range, and get the dishes washed up using rain water I collect off of a shed roof.
    I also, pick some berries and split up the evenings firewood. A little exercise with an axe and a chainsaw always makes you sleep better. Finally i fire up the coleman lantern and turn on the radio as the sun goes down. A nice way to spend a day.

  • A Tour Of Our Alaskan Cabin

    3:58

    We've received several requests to show the interior of our remote Alaskan cabin. So for those of you who are interested......here it is.

  • Building Your First Cabin in the Wilderness

    2:39

    Young Charlie Jagow grew up in the deep forests of Alaska and is about to build his first cabin!

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  • Dick Proennekes favorite cookies

    2:50

    Ho Boy cookies made by Jeanette Mills. I can understand why these were Dick's favorite cookies.

  • Alone in the wilderness at Twin lakes Alaska across from Dick

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  • Twin lakes pontoon plane flight Dick Proenneke Cabin

    1:07

    pontoon plane flight with Bernie from West air Alaska

  • Interview with Jack and Katherine Ferguson about Dick Proenneke

    2:47

    Here is the full interview (uploaded Sept 2016):

    Original: Clip from an interview with Jack and Katherine Ferguson, about their lifelong friend Dick Proenneke.

  • Departing Port Aslworth for Dick Proennekes Cabin

    3:10

    Position: North 60 degrees, 16.370 minutes. West 154 degrees, 16.24 minutes.

  • Camping Gear for Alaska | My Light Hiking and Camping Gear

    13:20

    #camping #hiking #gear
    Filmed on location at Twin Lakes, Lake Clark National Park Alaska, I display and explain my choice of camping and hiking gear as I pack it away on the shore of upper Twin Lakes near Dick Proenneke's log cabin.
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