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The Handcrafted Life of Dick Proenneke


The Handcrafted Life of Dick Proenneke, 204787
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The Handcrafted Life of Dick Proenneke
Highland Item # 204787
Author: Monroe Robinson


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The Handcrafted Life of Dick Proenneke- Monroe Robinson

Millions of PBS viewers first met Dick Proenneke through the program Alone in the Wilderness, which documents Dicks 30-year adventure in the Alaskan wilderness. On the shores of Twin Lakes, Dick built his cabin and nearly all of the household objects he required to survive, from the ingenious wooden hinges on his front door to the metal ice creepers he strapped to his boots.

And now, The Handcrafted Life of Dick Proenneke examines this adventure through the lens of Dicks tools and the objects he made. Written by Monroe Robinson the caretaker of Dicks cabin and his personal effects the book weaves together vintage photos and entries from Dicks journals plus new drawings and images to paint a portrait of a man fully engaged in life and the natural world around him.

In 1999, after departing Twin Lakes at the age of 82, Dick donated his cabin and all its contents to the National Park Service. For 19 summers, beginning in 2000, Monroe and his wife, K. Schubeck, served as caretakers for Dicks cabin, all the while honoring his motto of keeping it true. The cabin, its objects and this book show how you can make anything you need from almost nothing.

No one holds a more intimate knowledge of Dicks handcrafted life than Monroe, and just as Dick shared his life through letters and film, Monroe knew he had a responsibility to share all that he had learned. This book, which includes excerpts from more than 7,000 pages of Dicks transcribed journals along with hundreds of photos, dozens of illustrations, and Monroes thoughtful and detailed commentary, is the result. Its nonfiction, how-to, adventure and memoir, but at its heart, its a guidebook on how to live a life thats true, with materials found and a few simple tools. Appealing to woodworkers, toolmakers, homesteaders, hikers, naturalists, conservationists, survivalists and lovers of Alaska, this book is for those who want to know how one man lived an intentional life, the kind of life many dream of living.

The Handcrafted Life of Dick Proenneke is printed in full color on coated #80 matte paper. Its signatures are sewn and secured with fiber tape for durability. The pages are hardbound and covered in cotton cloth. Like all Lost Art Press books, it is produced entirely in the United States.

Hardcover, 456 pages.

ISBN: 978-1-95469-705-8

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Product Warnings

WARNING FOR RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA!

This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
For more information, see www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Author: Joshua Klein

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