Heimo Korth lives alone among 19 million acres of Alaskan wilderness.
In 1980, Jimmy Carter established the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the Alaskan Interior, cutting off 19 million acres of land. Only six families of white settlers were grandfathered in and allowed to keep cabins in the refuge. Only one of them still stays there year-round and lives off the land.
This Vice documentary (also called Heimo’s Arctic Refuge) is so inspiring…and I have zero desire to live like this.
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Room 237 | Exit Through the Gift Shop | The Death of Superman Lives | 30 for 30: The Price of Gold | Paradise Lost | 30 for 30 Short: The Deal – Alex Rodriguez to the Boston Red Sox | The World’s Most Expensive Stolen Paintings | Imagine…From Pencils to Pixels | Behind the Music: Nirvana | Planet B-Boy | Soul Survivor | The Cheshire Murders | Sound and Vision | Welcome to Death Row | Einstein | 30 for 30: Broke | The Thin Blue Line
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