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Alone in the Wilderness

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by mhambi, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. mhambi

    mhambi Burning Hunk

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    I've seen DP mentioned here a couple of times, thought a few here might enjoy this. I figure this should go here, because it does show him building a hearth/fireplace/chimney. :lol:


    http://www.youtube.com/user/KottLoom#grid/user/B0561117D285729B


    I wish I had a 1/4 of his skillset.


    If you like these youtube vids, I highly recommend buying the DVD/book... well worth it!

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  2. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    I have the VHS tape!
  3. Chargerman

    Chargerman Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks for the link as I had never heard of him before. A very talented and hardworking man for sure.
  4. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    I enjoy Ray Mears. Very skilled individual.
  5. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    can't bait me into vulgar comments...
  6. mhambi

    mhambi Burning Hunk

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  7. MaintenanceMan

    MaintenanceMan Burning Hunk

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    I have it on DVD and watch it every now and then.
  8. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    Read his book. There are so many more details than the video. His cabin was a warm 42 degrees in the winter.
  9. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    Just now making the time to watch some of this. Amazing man. Clearly intelligent and passionate about his work ethic and doing the job right. Thanks for linking!
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    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    Dudes a machine
  11. ikessky

    ikessky Minister of Fire

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    What's a VHS?!?!?!






















    ;-P
  12. madrone

    madrone Minister of Fire

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    DavidV New Member

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    thanks for that. I've never heard of him before but I like it. Reminds me a lot of the kind of stuff I used to watch on broadcast TV in the 70's.
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    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    The poor man never gets to watch the news and discuss politics?
    I wish that lifestyle for all of you.
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    Bxpellet Feeling the Heat

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    I enjoyed watching that, every time he left that cabin he had a mission and walked with such intensity,

    I like the part when he said the Caribou would be a easy shot but I like Ram meat better! And he spent 35 years in solitude but who filmed him?
  16. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    He had a camera tripod for some shots. He had his bush-pilot friend visit him every few weeks with supplies brought in on a float plane.
  17. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    VHS tapes are those things that I copied all my older BETA tapes to...
  18. albertj03

    albertj03 Minister of Fire

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    Which video is it that he makes the hearth?
  19. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    It's towards the end of the Disc 1 series. I can't get over the man's skill level. He makes it look almost easy!
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    madrone Minister of Fire

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    That's the best thing about it. He does everything with such confidence and ease.
  21. Chargerman

    Chargerman Feeling the Heat

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    I don't know his previous experience but starting to build the fireplace that late in the year in Alaska would have freaked me out. I know it took him time to collect the rock, etc. but he must have done that actual building of one a time or two before this....otherwise he is just one of those guys that does everything right on the first try.
  22. logger

    logger Minister of Fire

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    He's a robot.. no one talks like that.
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    I saw this on PBS once. Great program.
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    SKIN052 Minister of Fire

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    Just starting watching this, I am hooked! He is quite the handy fellow. Who prefers Goat over Moose?
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    just got done watching.
    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    UFB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i wish i had his skills and patients, not to mention his resistance to the cold.

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