Dick Proenneke moved to Alaska to live his dream. With hand tools and common sense he built the life that he always knew he wanted. The documentary "Alone in the Wilderness" and ALONE IN THE WILDERNESS 2 both tells his story through his own journal writings and self-made films.
Of all the many cabins and stories we’re lucky enough to receive, Richard Proenneke’s is easily submitted the most. In 1968, at the age of 51, Dick left a life of ranching, carpentry and heavy machine repair to retire to Twin Lakes, Alaska in what is now Lake Clark National Park. Deposited by float plane, and carrying only the simplest of tools, he set out to build a homestead and survive the winter, alone in the wilderness.