"Alone in the Wilderness" is the story of Dick Proenneke. To live in a pristine land unchanged by man... to roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed... to choose an idyllic site, cut trees and build a log cabin... to be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available... to be not at odds with the world, but content with one's own thoughts and company... Thousands have had such dreams, but Dick Proenneke lived them. He found a place, built a cabin, and stayed to become part of the country. This video "Alone in the Wilderness" is a simple account of the day-to-day explorations and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature's events that kept him company.He ended up living there for over 30 years, into his early 80s, alone. We all learned so much from this video (all recorded by Dick; his journals were used for the narrations) and have seen it 4 or 5 times. There is another video also by "Bob Swerer Productions" called "Alaska, Silence and Solitude" which had a lot of footage with Dick Proenneke in it when he was older (not recorded by him). It was a nice compliment to the original.
See if your library has it (or both). If not, I'm sure it's on youtube but probably in sections. Very educational and fun!