Alaskan Beans – Alone in the Wilderness Style
Join John Elden Gibbons on the Bean Cook, Dick Proenneke type beans.
Alaskan Bean Recipe
4 cups small Navy beans – Dry
Cover with Water
Boil 15-20 minutes and then discard the water
Dice two potatoes and add to the beans
Cover with water and bring to a low boil until beans are tender
Add 1-2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce to taste
Garlic – Dry Chopped 1 – 2 teaspoons
1-2 teaspoons of chili powder
Black pepper to taste
Dash of cayenne pepper
2 bouillon cubes (Beef)
1/2 teaspoon of Celery Salt
1/2-1 cup diced bacon
Add water as needed to keep covered
Cook beans 3-4 hours on a wood stove.
*If Beans are too thin or soup like – Thicken by
Mixing 3 Tablespoons flour and 1/2 Cup cold water in a small bowl.
Finally, stir flour mix into beans to thicken.
“Richard Louis Proenneke (/ˈprɛnəkiː/; May 4, 1916 – April 20, 2003) was an American self-educated naturalist,
conservationist, writer, and wildlife photographer who, from the age of about 51,
lived alone for nearly thirty years (1969–1999) in the mountains of Alaska in a log cabin that
he constructed by hand near the shore of Twin Lakes. Proenneke hunted, fished, raised and gathered much
of his own food, and also had supplies flown in occasionally.
He documented his activities in journals and on film, and also recorded valuable meteorological and natural data.
The journals and film were later used by others to write books and produce documentaries about his time in the wilderness.”
“His cabin was located approximately 60° 38′ 54.64″N 153° 48′ 47.195”W
Located on Upper Twin’s south shore immediately up-lake of the Hope Creek delta, the Proenneke cabin is easy to spot from the air, as it is the only cabin on the lake flying an American flag.” – US National Parks
Take a look at the book Alone in the Wilderness and movie of the same name.
I would show this movie before my expedition group went on their 3rd phase, 30 day experience in the Adirondacks.