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Home Forums General Discussion The Story of Dick Proenneke – off grid the old way Re: The Story of Dick Proenneke – off grid the old way


Proenneke’s approach wasn’t aiming to do anything other than, provide himself with a comfortable life while not affecting anyone else’s, and I respect that. His books & home movies (there are several by the way, I have 4 home movies of his myself) were put together by another, outside source, strickly as entertainment & possibly for some monetary gain. Not as an “how-to” guide to today’s permaculturists. Even though, his methods are the best suited to those working within similar conditions & principals of “no electricity required”!

D. Proenneke’s my hero! I played his home movie “Alone in the Wild” for my 73 year old mom during our Thanksgiving here & we both enjoyed it immenselly, comenting several times about how similar he was to her dad, my grandpa, who was another very down to earth, common sense sort of guy.