The Stranniki (Russian for Runaways or Wanderers) are the strong Pomorsky Old Believers who rejected prayers for Tsar Peter and all government papers (identification, passports, money, etc). They would not wear clothing contrary to Old Orthodox Russia, nor eat with those of contrary Faith and Practice. Keeping themselves separate from the antichrist society they went far into the Siberian wilderness. This blog is about these people and my effort to conform my life to theirs.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Richard Proenneke lived alone in the Alaskan wilderness for more than 3 decades. He arrived at age 51 and built his log cabin without help. Many of the tools he made on the spot by himself. With a camera he filmed what became 3 very educational video documentaries of his experiences. Here are their titles:
Alone In The Wilderness
Silence and Solitude
The Frozen North
Here is their source.
The first film is available to watch online, Part 1 and Part 2.
There are a couple of books made from Richard’s handwritten journals while in the wilderness, they are titled One Man’s Wilderness and are available to be viewed online.