Friday, March 25, 2011

Far Out-Heimo's Arctic Refuge

This video provides a short glimpse into the life of one of the last frontiersmen. Heimo Korth, a Wisconsin native, moved to Alaska in 1975 at the age of twenty. Eventually he build his own cabin, and married a native woman, Edna. His cabin is currently located in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Current construction is prohibited, but Heimo is allowed to live there because his property was build before the refuge was established.

There is also a book about Heimo’s journey, titled The Final Frontiersman.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome video. Really makes you grateful for the small things. I would love to be out in the wild for a while, but not 35 years. I really respect Heimo's way of life.