Richard Proenneke (1916-2003) was an American naturalist who chose to get away from everything in the late 1960s.
Having been a very skilled carpenter, mechanic and salmon fisherman, he found a place at the Twin Lakes in Alaska, where he built his own wood cabin. He did it alone and without any power tools. Proenneke then survived in the merciless Alaskan climate for 30 years on his own, before he moved back to civilization.
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