I watched this amazing documentary on PBS last night. It is mesmerizing. It tells the tale of Dick Proenneke, who retired at age 50 in 1967 and decided to build his own cabin on the shore of Twin Lakes in the Alaskan wilderness. He used no power tools and built the entire thing with hand tools, some of which he created on-site. He also filmed the process and kept a daily log. This is a must-see film for every man. I could not recommend it enough.
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