Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dick Proenneke. Superbeast.

I'm contemplating making a new tier for superbeasts that go above and beyond the call of duty. Dick Proenneke has definitely earned membership to this select group.

He's the ultimate wilderness dude. A guy who said "fuck it all" and went off the grid to the nether regions of Alaska to live amongst the critters up close and personal like.

Here's some amazing quotes from the man himself:

"didn't want the cabin lookin' like it was built by a boyscout with a dull hatchet."

"fifteen minutes I had myself a wooden spoon."

"it didn't take long... after several casts, it happened with the suddenness of a broken shoelace."

"this lake is kinda like a woman, all smiles one minute, and dancin' a temper tantrum the next!"

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