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Guy Wanted to Try Living in the Wilderness for a Year; Ends Up Staying Over 25 Years

Dick Proenneke just wanted to spend a year to test himself in the wilderness. He ends up living there for over 25 years!

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All of us have wanted to leave living in haste at one point or another. Living in a busy city can sometimes be overwhelming to the point that we just want to stay away from it all even just for a while. I mean, who wouldn’t want to try a new adventure once in their lifetime, right? A wilderness adventure seems like a great idea to get away from the bustling city life.

Richard Proenneke, also known as Dick Proenneke, was one of those city guys who wanted to go on an adventure. Little did he know that this decision would change his life forever!

It all started with an idea of ‘living in the wild’.


Proenneke moved into the Alaskan wilderness to try and test his limits. He painstakingly built a hand-made cabin where he could stay.

Proenneke built everything he needed in the Alaskan wilderness.


Too many men work on parts of things. Doing a job to completeness satisfies a man.

Twenty-five years later, he found himself still living there happy and satisfied.


And it wasn’t just some adventure. Proenneke did a lot of things from scratch.

I enjoy working for my heat. I don’t just press a button or twist a thermostat dial. I use the big crosscut saw and the axe, and while I’m getting my heat supply I’m working up an appetite that makes simple food just as appealing as anything a French chef could create.

In a generation where everything is instant, Proenneke’s story is not popular anymore; but thanks to Imgur user theCatandthePat, his story is now becoming popular again.

Truth is, Proenneke’s life was made into a documentary decades ago in the film, “Alone in the Wilderness”, and most of the film was even shot by himself on a Bolex windup camera!

Watch his story here:

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Learn to use an axe, and respect it and you can’t help but love it. But abuse one and it will wear your hands raw and open your foot like an overcooked sausage.

Proenneke’s story is just one of a kind. In a time where everything is digital, Proenneke’s Alaskan adventure is definitely one story worth retelling.

H/T : Imgur/ TheCatandthePat


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Surgeon Calms a Crying 2-Year-Old Girl Ahead of Her Heart Surgery

This surgeon’s concern for his patient is commendable.

Jessa Ventures



These are by far the most inspiring and heartwarming images you will see today but the story behind them is even more compelling.

Captured by Anaesthetist Jin Ziying at Zhejiang University Hospital in China, these photos show Deputy Director of Cardiac Surgery Dr. Shi Zhuo with a little girl named Xin Er. She was a two-year-old patient with a pre-existing heart condition and had to undergo cardiac surgery. Like most kids, Xin Er was also scared at the sight of hospitals so she started crying inside the operating room.

“In reality, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a boy or a girl, they all get scared in the operating theatre,” Dr. Shi Zhuo told the Daily Mail.

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This Bully Who Punched A Blind Student Gets A Well-Deserved Harsh Justice

A schoolground bully was attacked by a heroic dude who caught him punching a helpless blind teenager on the street.




A school-ground bully was attacked by a heroic dude who caught him punching a helpless blind teenager on the street. Everything was caught on camera.

In the footage below, the heroic avenger was seen hitting and shouting at the spotted bully.

“Who the heck punches a blind kid?" he angrily screamed.

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Meet the World’s First Woman Male Model and Former Olympic Swimmer, Casey Legler.

She can pass as a man but she is biologically a woman.

Jessa Ventures



Some of us struggle to find our place in this world for fear of being judged, left behind, or be the "odd one out." What we don't realize though is that there is a bigger and better world waiting for us, where we can be ourselves and be equally loved and accepted.

Meanwhile, artist, activist, and proud gay Casey Legler is making her own mark in the fashion industry as the world's first female to pose as a male model. The 37-year-old French-born and former Olympic swimmer has faced her own battles before but she chose to embrace and celebrate her individuality. She describes herself as "queer," with a towering height of 6'2" plus looks and physique that can very well pass for a man--"genetic luck" as she puts it.

Casey started modelling when she was 35 years old.


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