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YAMABUSHI !BPL Member
@thunderhorseApr 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm #1593438
These are great. Thank you.Apr 1, 2010 at 11:04 pm #1593441
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Mark McLauchlinBPL Member
@markmclauchlinLocale: Western Australia
The movie/doco was great, watch it a few times a year.
Oh to live as simple as that hey!Apr 2, 2010 at 6:26 am #1593486
Jim ColtenBPL Member
Nice film indeed! All his own camera work … perhaps an inspiration to Les Stroud?
The "book" pretty much parallels the film. The NPS printed a followup, a much more extensive set of his journals … even more interesting than the original with a broader description of his life. I was about say that it was out of print and d**m hard to find (and only for big $$$) but now that I look again I see it's back! More readings from One Man's Wilderness
his pack was sure interesting from a UL standpoint.
I used to own that model military surplus pack frame! Was great for carrying the kind of things Proenneke was bringing to his building site.
UL perspective? I suppose it's all in how you look at it. IIRC, the building site was a few miles from the nearest place his bush pilot could land and he hauled the entire load in 2 or 3 trips. That's all the tools he used to build the cabin plus at least a couple weeks of food (he did get resupplied now and then). Compare that to what the typical modern "craftsman" would bring to that kind of job and you might conclude he was going pretty light!Apr 2, 2010 at 5:31 pm #1593671
YAMABUSHI !BPL Member
Oh definitely inspiration for the modern Bear Stroud/ Les Grylls natural documentaries. Hmm maybe that book is worth looking into.
In reference to his pack I was thinking of the small day pack he carries around snowshoeing. It looks like a canvas cape with pockets… I have carried a similar large pack designed for trail maintenance gear. They rock for carrying large tools! His larger pack is definitely lighter than your modern craftsman since he fashioned all his handles and that mallet.Sep 1, 2015 at 1:27 am #2224293
Simon KentonBPL Member
Watching this tonight, makes time indoors go by quicklyOct 4, 2015 at 3:22 pm #2230283
I also own the book and complete DVD collection. Very entertaining I watch it over and over. He is one of my herosOct 4, 2015 at 6:09 pm #2230313
Jennifer WBPL Member
@tothetrailLocale: So. Cal.
Just got to visit his cabin this summer. This was a lifelong dream, and when I learned it was part of the National Park System, I knew it would happen one day. It is incredible how much of his original belongings are still there. The cabin was much smaller than I imagined. I'd love to go back and spend some time hiking around that area.
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