Glenn Villeneuve moved from Vermont to Alaska in 1999 after
being inspired by the story of famed frontiersman Heimo Korth. He lives as a lone, primitive
subsistence hunter in the Brooks Range, surrounded by
mountains 6000 ft. high. He is 200 miles north of Fairbanks, with a 60-mile
walk to the nearest road.
Glenn has truly left the modern world behind and has no
wish to bring it into the wild. He lives in a canvas tent and has no power
(except for a small generator), no running water, and no heat except from the
wood he chops. He has batteries for his head torch and camera, nothing else. He
travels and hunts by foot, chops wood
with an axe, cuts through the ice with a hand chisel, hauls logs by hand with a
sled. He lives 100% off the land, hunting moose, caribou, porcupine, ptarmigan
and sheep. Glenn is surrounded by wolves, and has spent the last few months living in close proximity to a pack of 20, and was once charged by a pack of them. For sustenance, Glenn picks berries, roots and leaves, but is unable to grow his own
vegetables because of the altitude at which he lives.
Passionate about primitive living, Glenn has no need for modern civilization and technology; everything he does comes from his own blood, sweat and tears.