2013/08/01

One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey by Sam Keith

One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

Why I Read It: My wife and I are loving the Alaska shows that have been on the Discovery channels. It a dram of our to move up there or in NW Wisconsin and be more self-sufficent(no we are not those crazy preppers).

This an inspiring book. It is from the journals of Richard Proenneke. He was in his 50s when decided to leave the life of the Lower 48.

In the 1970s, he chronicled his life in Alaska for 16 months building his homestead his with own two hands. His perspective of the nature around him.
Now his cabin is entrusted to the Park Service.
This book makes you think,"What do you really NEED?"
This book is an inspiration to me. Someday…Someday.

What I Liked: I enjoyed the way that we brought in Richard' everyday life while being the ONLY person in the area bwsides the occosioal hunters. Oh yeah and his brush pilot Babe.

What I Disliked: The only problem with the book that it was DRY at some points of the book..:) 


1 comment:

  1. Despite it being a bit dry at points, this one sounds like a "must add" to my reading list. I enjoy stories of people who chuck the hustle and bustle for the more "simple" country life. I have inclinations that way myself, although the reality is that I would be happiest in a hybrid situation: living out in a tree-surrounded place with few neighbors but close enough to a city to get my needs met and continue to have internet access, lol!

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