Category Archives: Frontier Adventure

Documentaries, private and professional, focusing on unique travel experiences.

History and Dark Legends of Clarksville, Indiana…


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Date: November 20, 2022

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“An epic segment about a small section of the Ohio River! As much a travel guide, to the historic sites along the river, as an exploration of its many dark legends!

Starting with one of the largest clocks ever built, the infamous Indiana State Penitentiary with a haunted history, to the legends of Corn Island, George Rogers Clark, Lewis and Clark expedition to unknown lands, the cursed Sand Island, white Indian stories, 7 foot tall skeletons found along the river bank, and why native Americans considered the entire region “the dark land”.

This area also has a large, modern museum, and the worlds largest Devonian era fossil bed, that’s over 359 million years old. Truly, one of the most fascinating places in Southern Indiana!”

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Alaskan Town That Lives In One Building – Isolated From The World…


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Date: November 11, 2022

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“1.5 hours southwest of Anchorage is a town accessed only through a tunnel under a glacier or by sea. A place where almost all of the residents live in one self-contained building with a school, store, church, USPS, and everything it takes to live under one roof. Join me as we meet some of the interesting people who live there.”

This is so neat…The building itself is a town…Everything exists inside…

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Arctic Homestead: 10 years living off the Alaskan wilderness…


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Date: October 23, 2022

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“Jenna and David Jonas have spent most of their lives living off the land. At 17, David built a cabin in the woods of Vermont without power tools and lived there for two years, learning to track animals, identify trees, plants and birds, and to navigate.

He’d paddled thousands of miles in hand-built birch bark canoes and lived for months off wild foods alone when he met his neighbor Jenna (she lived across the creek from his cabin in a “treehouse” dwelling), who’d been exploring the interior of Alaska for few years by boat, ski, dogsled, bike, and foot.

In 2012, they found an ad on Craigslist for private land surrounded by state forest on a bluff above the Tanana River. They saw the potential for year-round food sources and bought the raw land, first living in a wall-tent. After two years on the land, they spent 3 weeks building a more permanent earthlodge: digging deep into the hill to take advantage of the relative warmth of the earth, using plentiful spruce trunks to line the home, covering it in sod for insulation and facing it due south for passive solar gain.

Two years later, they began building a traditional log cabin using hand tools (such as a gin pole for a crane). It took them 3 years to complete (building only before freeze-up), but was ready in time for the arrival of their daughter.

The couple hunt, forage or grow most all of their food. They built a smokehouse to cure the meat and fish, and an underground root cellar to preserve their produce and potatoes throughout the year.

In 2014, they began to share their experience with others, using their experience as wilderness guides, they offer stays in their original earthlodge (the Sun Lodge) or in traditional handmade canvas wall tents for days of dog sledding, aurora viewing, winter camping, ice fishing, snowshoeing, skiing and crafting (making your own wooden spoons). Their goal is to offer guests at their hand-built wilderness homestead “a deeper, more authentic experience of Alaska, one that is not centered solely on sublime landscapes and plastic accouterments, but rather the real products, people, and lifeways that make our lives in the north rich and meaningful.”

Alaska Homestead Adventures
https://alaskahomesteadadventures.com/

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The Unbelievable Story of Earth’s Most Epic Flood…


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Date: October 17, 2022

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“One day around 15,000 years ago, a wall of ice 2,000 feet tall and 30 miles wide suddenly broke wide open, and it unleashed the largest flood that we know of in the history of Earth. Come and hit the road with me as we search for the geologic fingerprints of the Missoula Ice Age Floods, and learn the story of one of the worst natural disasters that’s ever happened!”

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The “Abandoned & Creepy” Wizard of Oz Theme Park: Land of Oz…


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Date: October 15, 2022

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“Up in the mountains of North Carolina exists a mysterious place where if you follow a partially stolen yellow brick road you might find an abandoned Wizard of Oz Theme Park. The story of this often-called creepy park though is much deeper than even Dorothy could imagine. The Land of Oz.”

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Exploring The Incredible Tombs Of Westminster Abbey With Sir David Cannadine…


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Date: October 07, 2022

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“‘Exploring The Incredible Tombs Of Westminster Abbey With Sir David Cannadine’

Sir David Cannadine shows Dan Snow around the iconic Westminster Abbey, in the heart of London. With an unrivalled arrange of monuments – ranging from grand royal tombs to the grave of The Unknown Warrior – and spectacular architecture spanning nearly 1,000 years, join the two historians as they explore Britain’s greatest church.

This episode was filmed before the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”

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Headless Valley (Mel and Ethel Ross, 1958)…


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Date: October 02, 2021

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“Provincial Archives of Alberta, PR2004.0122/15.

This travel film was made by amateur filmmakers Mel and Ethel Ross about their expedition to the Nahanni National Park Reserve in Northwest Territories, Canada in 1958. They were drawn to the region by myths and folktales that painted the area, and particularly the Headless Valley or Nahanni Valley, as being a dangerous and mysterious place where prospectors and adventurers went missing or were killed in unexplained circumstances and later found decapitated.”

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