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THE KRILLS are currently renting these billboards and doing God’s Work.

Dick Proenneke, The Man Who Lived Alone In The Wilderness “Did you ever pick blueberries after a summer rain? Pull on dry woolen socks after you’ve peeled off the wet ones? Come in out of the subzero and shiver yourself warm in front of a wood fire? The world is full of such things.”

Wendal Berry @ Settled Things Strange

How The Jeep Got It’s Name –  “The Jeep’s a magical dog and can disappear and things”.

Buy, Borrow, Die: How Rich Americans Live Off Their Paper Wealth 

Woman Ask God to ‘Take the Wheel’ at 120 Mph, Shockingly Crashes Her Car

How to Feed 10,000 Rebel Fighters for 50 Years –  

Anybody who imagines they can rise up and “shoot the bastards” now and gain the widespread public support any insurgency needs to succeed is delusional.

Go away: Biden’s ‘door-to-door’ hunt for unvaccinated rejected  

When first in Paris in 1968, I used these several times. Quite a distinct “metallic” urine smell. Still a memory today. Regretfully. Pissoirs: The vintage public urinals of Paris, 1865-1875  

Democrats Are Looking More Commie Every Day 

Chinese Army Showcases Eerily Realistic Fish-Like Underwater Drone

Whoa! Man nearly CHOKES his penis to death with rubber bands

Gun Company Sparks Controversy for Producing Firearm That Looks Like a Colorful LEGO Gun

As if you didn’t know. Why Cops Are Quitting

Seeing the Pandemic Through the Shuttered Bungalows of an L.A. Sanatorium –  

Meet the Italian Brothers Who Grew the World’s Biggest Cherry  

‘World’s Most Expensive Burger’ Is a $6,000 Splurge of Wagyu Beef, Gold Leaf Bun & Beluga Caviar  

Outrage after library hires ‘Rainbow Dildo Butt Monkey’ for children’s reading event

Do We Live in a Multiverse [and if so do we have multiple addresses]?

How SkyMall Captured a Moment of Technological and American History Ray Guns 1930-1950

How the Tour de France disguises the phallic artwork on its route

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  • Richard July 17, 2021, 10:40 AM

    Go away: Biden’s ‘door-to-door’ hunt for unvaccinated rejected>>>
    I don’t respond to anyone knocking on my door. Those who need to reach me know how to do so. In the past, when I did answer a door-knock, I was invariably presented with someone with whom I had no interest.
    I suppose now ignoring the Vaxx Commissars, will get you on yet another list. Next time you hear a knockin’ , it will be some “medical” person who will be accompanied by a couple of jackbooted storm troopers, costumed with the intent to intimidate.
    Well. at least we don’t have any mean tweets to contend with that give one the vapors.

  • Sam L. July 17, 2021, 10:48 AM

    Blacks in South Africa are destroying the facilities and businesses that provide food‼️ What can I say, except the STUPID is STRONG in these ones…

    Black Shirts at the door: I will pull out my Covid shot record from my pocket, hold it out in my left hand, and raise my right arm up to 45 degrees,…und zay, “Hier ist mein Papier, Herr/Frau OBERST!!!”

  • ghostsniper July 17, 2021, 11:25 AM

    Pretty soon africa’s gonna look like portland.

  • EX-Californian Pete July 17, 2021, 11:48 AM

    I’m not exactly a ‘wilderness dweller’- more like a ‘deep rural’ dweller. It’s blessed me with the highest quality of life I’ve ever known. No “trans-thing Evan” types, no Antifa(g) types, extremely few Libtards in my entire county, incredibly low cost of living, and it wouldn’t take much cost of effort to literally live off my land. That Dick Proenneke guy is probably one of the happiest guys on Earth. (And smartest.)
    Any “Biden Vax Patrol” folks who might ignore my no trespassing signs and actually make it to my front door will be met with the sign by my front door that reads “If you want to give me a shot, I want to give YOU one, too!” And epoxied to the sign are 3 “dummy” rounds- a .12 gauge, a .50 BMG, and a 45-70.

    Slightly off topic, but I think most here will find this article about a letter to the FBI concerning Antifags rather amusing- https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/concerned-citizen-warns-fbi-media-outlets-about-antifa-violent-protest-planned-you-told-us-to-snitch/

  • gwbnyc July 17, 2021, 12:03 PM

    I suffer of not wanting people,
    and needing them.
    what feral silence I could exist in there
    clothed in blessed stillness.

  • Jack Crevalle July 17, 2021, 4:09 PM

    On the “How to feed 10000 fighters” story, about the Colombian FARC:

    “In Colombians’ imaginations, these “weird” foods, and stolen cattle or chickens, became the staple guerrillero foods. This solidified the images of guerrilla members as enemies, almost savage-like figures that needed to be eliminated.”

    They are communists. They do need to be eliminated.

  • Mike Seyle July 17, 2021, 4:37 PM

    I used to fish the Texas Gulf Coast, but don’t think I ever caught a jack crevalle. Might have. My memory is fading. Plenty of specs, though. And gaffheads, unfortunately.

  • gwbnyc July 17, 2021, 7:02 PM
  • Rob Muir July 17, 2021, 9:19 PM

    I started building an off-grid home in 2006 and it was about then that I first watched the segments of “Alone in the Wilderness” that are on YouTube. My place is nowhere near as remote as Twin Lakes, but it’s far enough that it is very quiet when the dogs aren’t yapping. I admire Mr. Proenneke for his abilities to be pretty much totally self reliant. I don’t know about some of his recipes in the videos.

  • ghostsniper July 18, 2021, 4:39 AM

    I set out to do what Proenneke did back in 1980 at age 25. This was when I found out some startling info. The white man has little right in Alaska, at least from my perspective. My goal was to hire a bush pilot to drop me off 200 miles north of Fairbanks and I would build a cabin with my hands and live off the land. Venture to town once a year to trade furs and gold for supplies.

    The bush pilot was required by law to document my drop off point with the authorities. I was told that gov’t officials would stop in to check on me now and then. I found that simply going out and “living off the land” was illegal if I did not own the land and that the eskimos had all the rights and white people had almost none. Further, there was a yearly “lottery” conducted where the gov’t would divvy out small portions of land for people interested in creating mining claims and the chance of being picked was very slim.

    Yes, I was young and stupid. I put all I had into this effort and ended up limping back to the lower 48 with my ass dragging and my wallet empty. In Anchorage I bought a $98 Western Air ticket to SeaTac and when I arrived there I had $6 in my pocket. I made a phone call to an army buddy in SoCal (Torrance) and he said he’d get me a job at Martin Marietta when I got there. I went into Denny’s on I-5 and chowed like a big dawg then hit the road. It took 6 long days to get to Torrance the old fashioned way, mostly walking it seemed.

    Halfway between SanFran and LA, at about 2am on I-5, a guy in a brand new Datsun 280Z gave me a ride. He had been driving all day and asked if I wanted to drive so that he could catch some Z’s and I said sure. The whole trip from Seattle to LA was quite an adventure and one of these days I should commit it to paper. The 280Z was the last chapter as I rolled into LA in mid June early morning just as the sun was rising. Things were changing.

  • enn ess July 18, 2021, 9:22 AM

    Years and years ago, I think it was back in the late 80’s early 90’s, watched a documentary on the life of Dick Proenneke and read the book written about his life, “Alone in the Wilderness”. An exceptional man both in manner and attitude.
    Made, with a few exceptions, everything he needed to live a life such as he did. Completely happy and functional with himself as company, the world he lived in providing everything he “needed” in life. Quite different than those of today that simply cannot function without a phone in their face and all their needs provided “for” them. Most put into his position would make it a lengthy 20 minutes.

  • James ONeil July 18, 2021, 10:18 AM

    200 miles north of Fairbanks, Ghost? That would have put you pretty well into the foothills of the Brooks Range, arctic & alpine tundra, not many trees over a foot tall for cabin building.

    Having said that, 40-50 years ago I picked up an old timer hichhicker that that pretty much did that there. he was a miner living on a claim in the Brooks, a hard coal vein near his cabin that he mined for heat, came down to Fairbanks once or twice a year with enough metal to buy necessities. He’d hauled wood in to build his cabin, by the way.

    I’ve known lots of folks living in the bush, some legally, some illegally it don’t make no nevermind. Most would, out of kindness discourage a cheechako from trying it, I suspect the bush pilot had your best interests at heart.

  • Minnesota Guy July 18, 2021, 6:01 PM

    I love everything about the Proenneke true-adventure, but we shouldn’t forget the fact that he was resupplied every six weeks (year around) via bush plane.

    Thanks for sharing your Alaskan adventure with us, Ghost.

  • gwbnyc July 19, 2021, 1:37 AM

    looked for an actual recipe w/proportions for the rebel bread and found nuttin’.

    anybody know of one?


  • Tom Hyland July 19, 2021, 7:46 AM

    A very attractive LITTLE cabin. I suppose Proenneke built this thing short and tiny to retain heat. Does anyone think he could actually stand upright inside?

  • Vanderleun July 19, 2021, 9:25 AM

    I think he could have stood upright and I’m pretty sure he did.