Two Years Alone in the Wilderness | Escape the City to Build Off Grid Log Cabin

22 Mar 2019
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#logcabin #bushcraft #offgrid #survival
One man leaves the city life behind to build a cheap off grid log cabin and homestead in the Canadian wilderness, including a log home, an outdoor kitchen, an outhouse, a woodshed and a sauna bathhouse. Building mostly with hand tools, Shawn James harvests building materials from the forests north of Toronto, Canada and crafts them into functional tools and shelters using traditional woodworking tools and methods. He practices bushcraft and survival skills every day, including fire starting, tree identification and harvesting, wild edible foraging, fishing, hunting, camping in the summer and winter, travelling by canoe and snowshoe, navigation and water collection and purification.
Continue watching in 2019 as Shawn finishes the sauna, plants a forest garden for fruit and vegetables, builds an underground root cellar, ice house and cheese cave, a timber frame workshop and a remote hunt camp closer to fish and game.
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    Бауар ШенгазеБауар Шенгазе2 orë më parë
  • Пушката. Като. Колекция. Не. Бих. Я. Ползвал. Въобще. Храна. В. Изобилие.

    Бауар ШенгазеБауар Шенгазе2 orë më parë
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    Бауар ШенгазеБауар Шенгазе2 orë më parë
  • Зимата. Разпродаване. На. Животни и. Риба. Намаляване. Лятото. Овиличаване

    Бауар ШенгазеБауар Шенгазе3 orë më parë
  • If primitive technology camped next to a home depot.

    Dirt BlockDirt Block3 orë më parë
  • Дърва. Са. Сухи. Мокри. Се приготвят. И. Сено. ЗОП. За. Крави. И. Кон. Ако. Това. Искаш. Да. Увеличиш. И. Поминак. за. Семейсво. И. Пазар. Се. Кунсалтираш. Закони. За. Това. В. Държавата. Има. Вазможност. Животните. Им. Нобходимо. Природа. На. Хората. Храна. Поминак.

    Бауар ШенгазеБауар Шенгазе3 orë më parë
  • Вода. Има. С. Помпи.

    Бауар ШенгазеБауар Шенгазе4 orë më parë
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    Бауар ШенгазеБауар Шенгазе4 orë më parë
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    Бауар ШенгазеБауар Шенгазе4 orë më parë
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    Muk Kwai KiMuk Kwai Ki4 orë më parë
  • 犀利!

    Muk Kwai KiMuk Kwai Ki4 orë më parë
  • achei interessante e um exemplo de vida!...gostei muito!muito bom,muita determinação.

    narriman silvanarriman silva5 orë më parë
  • 나는 자연인이다... I am a born nature guy.

    임동하TV임동하TV6 orë më parë
  • You're the King 👌🏼

    One DeepOne Deep8 orë më parë
  • Great work much appreciated. You went out your way on this. God bless you

    Son of God Ray All glory be to GodSon of God Ray All glory be to God9 orë më parë
  • A corporate executive must of kept up with a the total cost?

    Chosen DestinyChosen Destiny10 orë më parë
  • With the hat and beard he looks like Joel from "The Last Of Us"

    Squarebody Case /Wade McKenneySquarebody Case /Wade McKenney15 orë më parë
  • Que hombre mas destructivo si continua alla va a acabar con ese bosque, No para de tumbar arboles sin importarle la naturaleza ni la fauna !!!!

    Jorge OspinaJorge Ospina16 orë më parë
  • i need this am a woman so i can do this also all the city behind me and right in the jungle

    angel-wings-freeangel-wings-free17 orë më parë
  • Felicidades ! , ojala yo aprenda a hacer mi casa . Lo ultimo que hice fue una escalera de cemento ,pero .. me quedo mas o menos no mas .

    Margarita AgurtoMargarita Agurto17 orë më parë
  • Where did he move to? What happened to the cabin he already built in Canadian forest? Did he sell it or just abandoned it? I wish we could see his new cabin wherever it is.

    Pari GhanbarianPari Ghanbarian17 orë më parë
  • The grouchy onion partly scatter because himalayan evocatively smile about a unequal michael. healthy, squalid underwear

    Maeve KarlaMaeve Karla17 orë më parë
  • すごいけど、電動ノコギリぐらいは買った方がいいじゃないですか?因みに小型の発電機も必要ですね!

    Y MY M18 orë më parë
  • How can someone dislike this video?

    Gustavo BaptistaGustavo Baptista20 orë më parë
    • Probably fragile vegans/vegetarians

      Chris WyattChris Wyatt2 orë më parë
  • Adorei ver isso Brasil 2021

    Drika SilvaaDrika Silvaa20 orë më parë
  • Cuting down the trees is sad

    Talha ChTalha Ch20 orë më parë
  • That's how adults imagine Minecraft!

    AnOnYmOuSAnOnYmOuS21 orë më parë
  • 12:49 doggo is not amused!

    AceoxAceox21 orë më parë
  • modern day walden

    Solon HoltSolon Holt22 orë më parë
  • Most of us who live out here in the wilderness don't have anywhere near the wealth to do this.

    dansw0rkshopdansw0rkshop22 orë më parë
  • أحسن 90 دقيقة شاهدتها في اليوتيوب. راحة نفسية. أحببت كلبك

    Taki SrighiniTaki Srighini23 orë më parë
  • Anyone knows if there is some requirement to build something like that in nature, i kinda have the same plan but don't know if i can just go to a forest like this in Alaska/Canada and do it or if i need to purchase a small parcel in the forest. I ask because I don't really know the current law in these places. By the way thank you for this video, it's truly inspiring and is a synthesis of what I always wanted and dreamed about.

    Amine JAmine J23 orë më parë
  • Wow. What is he? Who is he? He has everything.powerful.I feel wisdom.I envy him,Wow.Interesting! So beautiful! This must be my dream.Anyway thanks.

    しろばんばしろばんばDitë më parë
  • Increible !!! un gran trabajo ...Muy duro... cada dia , condiciones extremas... gran video . Felicitaciones!!! I LIKE!!! forever....Gracias por compatir!!!

    Paquito PujolPaquito PujolDitë më parë
  • My dear guests. I'm waiting for you on my game channel

    ThePilotGamerThePilotGamerDitë më parë
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    Nie pytaj KtoNie pytaj KtoDitë më parë

    Kristianda PratamaKristianda PratamaDitë më parë
  • RDR

    brother hilitebrother hiliteDitë më parë
  • Prolly smacked his meat 1000 times out there.

    Outlive LifeOutlive LifeDitë më parë
  • rotting hinterland of Superpower country. look at my channel

    ПоходенькиПоходенькиDitë më parë
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    sirlei hubnersirlei hubnerDitë më parë
  • Интересно - он согласовал с лесниками, что он гектар леса там вырубил нахер ?

    Игорь ТерешинИгорь ТерешинDitë më parë
  • This man quarantined himself for 2 years just to be back at quarantine again

    Faze NigwardsFaze NigwardsDitë më parë
  • I could do it just like that. I just need someone to build a cabin for me, hunt, make a fire, cook, and do the laundry. :-D

    Vladis WanderlustVladis WanderlustDitë më parë
  • Greate,Fantastk

    jul. XIUjul. XIUDitë më parë
  • Toxic Masculinity

    JosefsingJosefsingDitë më parë
  • How much did that land cost? It’s beautiful

    yukikotohyukikotohDitë më parë
  • Assistindo em 21/01/2021 🤘👊👏

    Jeff KurtJeff KurtDitë më parë
  • When I grow up, I want to live like him ! But I will have a wife instead of a dog ,and wifi. 💏💻

    Marcos ParraMarcos ParraDitë më parë
  • Sensacional 🥰

    Mara CostaMara CostaDitë më parë
  • hacer mierda muchos arboles, no es lo correcto!

    Edgar AlvaradoEdgar AlvaradoDitë më parë
  • Not gonna lie all the food this man is eating looks amazing!

    sehän se onsehän se onDitë më parë
  • Also imagine living like this for 2 years and then deciding to go into the city during lockdown without knowing there’s covid.... would be soooo weird

    Masha LMasha LDitë më parë
  • I think the only thing I would do differently is get a few more dogs. :)

    Masha LMasha LDitë më parë

    Elsevar AliElsevar AliDitë më parë
  • Este video y este hombre, son el claro ejemplo del daño que hacemos a la naturaleza. 5 años más ahi. y habrá terminado con medio bosque. ¿Necesitaba alejarse de la ciudad? ¿O construir casitas y casitas que no necesita?

    Sérvulo Muñoz MuñozSérvulo Muñoz Muñoz2 ditë më parë
  • Arthur Morgan irl !!!

    darkgate33darkgate332 ditë më parë
  • I want to do this

    Charles BronsonCharles Bronson2 ditë më parë
  • Collect your reeds for brooms, and what you do not use there are others who will pay handsomely cause they make folk art brooms. These are found in West Virginia all kinds of folk art make a kill for pottery put you own style find your own clay but work the heavy grit out. You can dry shift and use at a latter use get your wife a spinning wheel like in the movie Ghost. You can make a kill for her but you get involved also. Make mountain furniture go bend in hot months of the year with rope cut in the cold. These are substantial crafts for you two since your children are grown. A chair sitting on the side of the road paint a virbrant red or yellow put random crazy painted designs this is considered as folk art. Use those skins to make furniture. We as parents are lost and worry when our children are grown but your seed had been planted and you being older you have to move on even though you do not wish to let go. YOU have to go on without your children. Love when they visit

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 ditë më parë
  • I do not understand the burning of post before they go in the ground, I see you also burn your boards why?

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 ditë më parë
  • He packs with Moss then his mortar with straw.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 ditë më parë
  • I envy you! But great work 👍

    Softly _Softly _2 ditë më parë
  • This is for what we are made for

    Guillaume RichardGuillaume Richard2 ditë më parë
  • Snow hard on eyes

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 ditë më parë
  • People he is using birch bark to help build fire at the big rock. The rock holds the heat and protects fire from spreading. This man knows his stuff.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 ditë më parë
  • With you skins use memory foam and make signature pieces of furniture. You can stitch the Indian way.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 ditë më parë
  • Water running in the sun has less parasites if you can boil.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 ditë më parë
  • Your left over copper pieces make a wind chime or wind mill. Copper piece that has your last name.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 ditë më parë
  • Where did you get your solar panel’s?

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 ditë më parë
  • Is that mortar or concrete for your cooker with rods sticking up, I saw later you built a fire and you sat a pot on the pegs fire coming up a hole for the pot.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 ditë më parë
  • I did not catch why you had to tear down the round top structure. You didn’t have to give up your whole place did you? If so that is cruel of those who did that to you.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 ditë më parë
  • Get a cattle drinking tub to bathe in, easy to transport for batheing outside. Get referbish tub trucked in from salvage inside the house. I been trying to figure how the easiest way and quickest to screen my porch in you taught me. See I can’t put staples in at top because of plastic sideing, I was going to frame by screwing wood at top. But measures all around I will make your way you laid out framing on floor then you put screen then with same measurements you put frame again on top of screen seeing to keeping screen taunt. Thank you for your way. I put 4 by 4 post on porch and framed to have a door on porch so now I need to put screen I tried putting screen up against wood I had made that was a horrible look it had sags I landed up ripping it down. Doing it your way I can make it taunt before inserting. I am a woman who grew up on a farm building with my papa I love achievements. And people saying wow, like you said mistakes I have made so framing all measures are different. I built a privacy wall between my apartment and neighbor, no one who has lived next to me cares to improve where they live but I have lived here since 1999 because it was the cheapest way for me to raise my daughter by myself, I was a foster child and did not want my daughter separated from her parent. Have you DVD’s of your work you should.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 ditë më parë
  • This movie relaxes me.

    exsexs2 ditë më parë
  • This man is for sure gonna survive the coronavirus

    BobuxProductionsBobuxProductions2 ditë më parë
    • Yes, it certainly does not impact his life. No government to control you, how great is that?

      Eric SchaeferEric SchaeferDitë më parë
  • Ron Swanson would be so proud!

    BridieEllenBridieEllen2 ditë më parë
  • Cutting down so many trees, I doubt that he plants new trees instead of them, Did he? And killing innocent wild animals, Imagine that another hundred guys like him to go live in the wild, what would happen to the natural environment?

    Chathura GRChathura GR2 ditë më parë
  • I have a few questions. What motivated you to make that leap and do this? How did you have the time with the pressures of everyday life? And lastly have you heard of Filson Company?

    Sean JohnsonSean Johnson2 ditë më parë
  • some RDR2 vibes

    Metal PrayerMetal Prayer2 ditë më parë
  • seguro que los cosas en la ciudad tus muebles no bienen de madera de bosques ojos que no ven corazones que no sienten...mas se consume en una vida dependiente del estado...

    Juanito Perez Kas KouJuanito Perez Kas Kou2 ditë më parë
  • U could never get a woman there 😆

    Andre TuckerAndre Tucker2 ditë më parë
  • The Title is such Clickbait- you weren't alone, you had the best helper with you all this time (great video)

    TrueTransTrueTrans2 ditë më parë
  • What a wonderful country. And what a skill that man has. I admire those who know how to work with wood and appreciate the contact with nature.

    Tiago BarrosTiago Barros2 ditë më parë
  • Those are alot of trees...

  • At 50:22 you will see moving shadows of two different people

    Kamalpreet ChambalKamalpreet Chambal2 ditë më parë
  • You have found your destination and live your dream. Great respect, to your performance. This life is hard, but honest. It's essential, but your mind is clear.

    Mike aus MünchenMike aus München2 ditë më parë
  • His Friend: How did U afford to buy this house? He: I just build it.

    Mohammad HallajianMohammad Hallajian2 ditë më parë
    • Imagine living in a country, where you are allowed to cut down trees for your purpose (sigh)

      mette holmmette holmDitë më parë
  • Its Grate!! Who picture ll of this??

    Guy AdaniaGuy Adania2 ditë më parë
  • very nice, but how was he alone if the camera follow him sometimes and filming him from above

    JusticeworldJusticeworld2 ditë më parë
  • niceeeeee

    JusticeworldJusticeworld2 ditë më parë
  • Very good work and nice to watch. Wonder how much a log weight? You just pick one up after another with one arm.. my backaches just watching it.

    Martijn dikkenMartijn dikken3 ditë më parë
  • 2 years wilds.with the nudes out of.nowhere

    Persona5 HackedPersona5 Hacked3 ditë më parë
  • This man as my respect .I wish I could do it

    Michelle BatleyMichelle Batley3 ditë më parë
  • jum ahi solo corta arboles y pero sera q si sembro unitos almenos o q por q si no pailas

  • I was waiting him to build a TV from woods.

    ITsMeITsMe3 ditë më parë
  • So good, sad he used plastic and bought timber for the roof

    Trump ObamaTrump Obama3 ditë më parë
  • The bird in the hand well God has the animals loving him too this man only kills a animal for eating and is the law of nature.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown3 ditë më parë
  • He loves fungus, so he needs a black lab for hunting mushrooms not a hog cause hogs will eat them the dog won’t, do not take all underground mushrooms leave some, remember to mark where you found them. Mushrooms loves lots of woods.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown3 ditë më parë
  • That dinner table wow, Kevin Costner needs to play this man. This man is amazing what is it he does not know. Oven for bread wow.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown3 ditë më parë
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    Mike MaroneyMike Maroney3 ditë më parë