Stumbled across this dude recently. I'm not one for proclaiming a king of /out/ but he's definitely contender.
>lived alone for nearly thirty years in the mountains of Alaska in a log cabin he had constructed by hand near the shore of Twin Lakes.
The full thing isn't available on youtube, but i found a torrent.
Here's a Google Drive link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3jQi-AsNnWVXzBjbFNWdzBkdXc
Yep, he was hard core, I hear a lot MGTOW's trying to claim him for their own.
I'm not sure I'd be strong enough to spend as much time alone in the wilderness as he did but I sure would like the chance.
Head DP is a pretty great fella. My vote goes for Daniel Carter Beard. It's not a competition, I just really appreciate Dan Beard because he's had such an impact on me.
Dick was way ahead of his time, I cant wait to get the /out/ patch commemorating him.
This. Back in the mid 2000's i "donated" $75 bucks to pbs to get the DVD and book.
He was an amazing person but the one thing everyone forgets is he got supplies shipped in by plane.
Well I do believe in piracy and if you support Prennecke you should download this and learn what it means to be human and live without society's stupid fucking rules.
I did actually mull this over philosophically before posting. it's an interesting debate.
Ultimately I settled on posting this because
- People downloading this weren't going to buy it in the first place
- Spreading his message and raising public knowledge about him might well result in sales rising - there are lots of examples about piracy or free release improving sales, especially for old forgotten media (monty python are a good example)
- We're on /out/ to learn/be inspired. These documentaries are amazingly inspiring and educational. It's top quality content and this is a great board.
I guess I want it to be commercially viable for this sort of stuff to continue being produced.
If this show starts selling like hot cakes, maybe we can expect to see some wilderness documentaries of similar quality in the future. seems extremely unlikely doesn't it :(
When you count on the commercial media for these things you end up with "Naked and Alone".
You should stop being a person that needs constant entertainment and go /out/ and live your life.
Our new entertainment based culture is shameful.
lol at the assumptions you've made. Are you maybe projecting your own frustration about never getting /out/ on me? Because you missed the mark there bud
Of course when I am inside I appreciate having good documentaries that align with my interests available to view. If left to shitty production companies for shitty channels we get shitty programming. NPR and BBC are still good.
Yes, they always create content that is geared toward a much smaller audience, the intelligentsia if you like. The culture has historically been to create the best product they can and let it find its audience. This is exactly the opposite of the private sector.
It's a fact: his birth name was actually Dicks Proenneke
Its true. He literally had to leave society because of the army of whores that were trying to touch his penises all the time.
They would give him no peace.
does he have to buy land to do this or what? Surely the rights to chop down all those trees to build a cabin can't be cheap.
Mad jelly of him though, I'd love to do the same but with a wife and kids too.
>tfw watching this and the dude clearly isn't MGTOW
you fucking idiots really think someone like this is MGTOW
>ahead of his time
you mean ahead of the millions of nomads who did the same shit for the entire existence of humanity.
only thing he did that was ahead of his time was wildlife photography and videography.
I am so sorry anon, I hope you are able to excape someday.
Did yoiu make a babby?
on the subject of dick, when he built his house he used some kind of plastic for the roof. I wondered if he could have made pine tar and made shingles and coat them with the tar... would that work?
He used polyethylene sheets. Me mentioned something like "i feel bad for using polyethelyne because it's not a real wilderness camping material; but i am convinced it will work better" he did cover it with moss afterwards.
when the ground up here thaws in summer, which it does if you're south of the arctic circle, you can dig just about anywhere and find some good quality clay. Add water, shape them, bake them, lay them. Its surprisingly easy to make shingles out of clay you dig up here. Could also use large chunks of tree bark if you cant find clay.
>no property tax in Alaska
are you mentally retarded? yeah he was probably in one of the municipalities that doesn't levy property taxes but there are sure as hell property taxes. it takes 5 seconds to find that shit on the official Office of the State Assessor for Alaska's website
He bought the land and paid the taxes with his savings back in the 1960s. He worked his entire adult life and was very studious about putting money away.
He left the cabin and the parcel of land it was on to the Federal government in his will, it's now part of a National Park.
>spending this much time on /out/ instead of actually being outside
If I had to guess at why you're angry it's because OP lives the life this board is dedicated to instead of complaining all day about muh board culture?