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In the Spirit of Naked Joe

Alaskan wilderness and survival “reality shows” strain for effect. But we’re all in on the mirage anyway.

In 1913, Joe Knowles, a middle-aged newspaper illustrator living in Boston, ventured into Maine’s woods wearing only a jock-strap after bidding farewell to a throng of reporters. Knowles claimed he would survive alone in the wild, relying solely on his wits. He…
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by: Bjorn Dihle – July 15, 2015


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