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Old 04-01-2011, 08:20 AM
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Pretty amazing, that Dick.




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His book was a good read (compilation of journals). I guess there's a second book that goes further into detail that my dad has read and has recommended to me; haven't gotten to that one yet.
Do you have the title?
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:40 AM
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I have not read this book Wes, thanks for the heads up.

Daniel, i'll get in line after Nathaniel to watch the documentry

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Hmm. I'll have to ask my dad, maybe I was wrong about there being a second book. I found this:
http://www.dickproenneke.com/

The book I read was "One Man's Wilderness" - I liked the humor in his train of thought as he wrote his journals.

oops - this must be the one I was thinking about:
http://www.amazon.com/More-Readings-..._bxgy_b_text_b

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Old 04-02-2011, 09:10 AM
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I watch this whenever it's on and think I taped it last time.

The one thing that I am reminded of each time I watch it is that, although the men and women of early America didn't have all this technology garbage bouncing around in their head, they did have plenty of other knowledge up there. As with my dad, who plowed our farm with horses when he was only 10, I've always been impressed that he's one heck of a welder, farmer, gardener, builder, mechanic/motor repairman, electrician, plumber, concrete/brick mason and the list goes on.

Really, Dick's knowledge base is similar to that which allowed many rural American's to live that way into the mid-20th century (example our farm, though in the family since 1839, did not get electric until after WWII.
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id like to borrow it also when it get around.. or somone should just copy it and bring the copys to the meeting. id be willing to copy it if no one else wants to.
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Thanks for introducing me to him.

Some more background info.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Proenneke
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I'd like to borrow the DVD when you have it available, Daniel.
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I'll bring the DVD Wednesday to loan out. Its still available for purchase and copyrighted, so no copying.

Some of you met my "2nd dad" Steve on the Outlaws run years ago. He built a log cabin on the land my family shared with his, and which my mom still has in upstate NY. We peeled and sawed logs, etc. When we built our cabin we used rough sawn lumber, and also no power tools since there was no electricity. Hand sawing sheets of plywood is a heck of a workout! As is hand drilling with a brace and bit.
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