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

22 มี.ค. 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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  • How can someone dislike this video?

    Gustavo BaptistaGustavo Baptistaชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Adorei ver isso Brasil 2021

    Drika SilvaaDrika Silvaaชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Cuting down the trees is sad

    Talha ChTalha Chชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • That's how adults imagine Minecraft!

    AnOnYmOuSAnOnYmOuS2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 12:49 doggo is not amused!

    AceoxAceox2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • modern day walden

    Solon HoltSolon Holt3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Most of us who live out here in the wilderness don't have anywhere near the wealth to do this.

    dansw0rkshopdansw0rkshop3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • أحسن 90 دقيقة شاهدتها في اليوتيوب. راحة نفسية. أحببت كلبك

    Taki SrighiniTaki Srighini4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 J4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 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6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Increible !!! un gran trabajo ...Muy duro... cada dia , condiciones extremas... gran video . Felicitaciones!!! I LIKE!!! forever....Gracias por compatir!!!

    Paquito PujolPaquito Pujol7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • My dear guests. I'm waiting for you on my game channel

    ThePilotGamerThePilotGamer7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I invite you to the channel: Kirek_YT

    Nie pytaj KtoNie pytaj Kto7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Kristianda PratamaKristianda Pratama8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • RDR

    brother hilitebrother hilite8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Prolly smacked his meat 1000 times out there.

    Outlive LifeOutlive Life9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • rotting hinterland of Superpower country. look at my channel

    ПоходенькиПоходеньки9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Oi bom dia sou Brasileira e gosto muito dos seus vídeos... porem e muito ruim que eles nao sao numerados em em ordem por favor nemere!

    sirlei hubnersirlei hubner10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Интересно - он согласовал с лесниками, что он гектар леса там вырубил нахер ?

    Игорь ТерешинИгорь Терешин10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • This man quarantined himself for 2 years just to be back at quarantine again

    Faze NigwardsFaze Nigwards11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Wanderlust14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Greate,Fantastk

    jul. XIUjul. XIU14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Toxic Masculinity

    JosefsingJosefsing17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • How much did that land cost? It’s beautiful

    yukikotohyukikotoh19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Assistindo em 21/01/2021 🤘👊👏

    Jeff KurtJeff Kurt21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • When I grow up, I want to live like him ! But I will have a wife instead of a dog ,and wifi. 💏💻

    Marcos ParraMarcos Parra23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Sensacional 🥰

    Mara CostaMara Costaวันที่ผ่านมา
  • hacer mierda muchos arboles, no es lo correcto!

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

    sehän se onsehän se onวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Lวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think the only thing I would do differently is get a few more dogs. :)

    Masha LMasha Lวันที่ผ่านมา

    Elsevar AliElsevar Aliวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Muñozวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Arthur Morgan irl !!!

  • I want to do this

    Charles BronsonCharles Bronsonวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Brownวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I do not understand the burning of post before they go in the ground, I see you also burn your boards why?

    Jannette BrownJannette Brownวันที่ผ่านมา
  • He packs with Moss then his mortar with straw.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brownวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I envy you! But great work 👍

    Softly _Softly _วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is for what we are made for

    Guillaume RichardGuillaume Richardวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Snow hard on eyes

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

    Jannette BrownJannette Brownวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Water running in the sun has less parasites if you can boil.

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

    Jannette BrownJannette Brownวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Where did you get your solar panel’s?

    Jannette BrownJannette Brownวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Brownวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Brownวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Brownวันที่ผ่านมา
  • This movie relaxes me.

  • This man is for sure gonna survive the coronavirus

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

      Eric SchaeferEric Schaefer17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Ron Swanson would be so proud!

  • 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 GRวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Johnsonวันที่ผ่านมา
  • some RDR2 vibes

    Metal PrayerMetal Prayerวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Kouวันที่ผ่านมา
  • U could never get a woman there 😆

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

  • 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 Barrosวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Those are alot of trees...

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

    Kamalpreet ChambalKamalpreet Chambal2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • His Friend: How did U afford to buy this house? He: I just build it.

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

      mette holmmette holmวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Its Grate!! Who picture ll of this??

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

    JusticeworldJusticeworld2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • niceeeeee

    JusticeworldJusticeworld2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 dikken2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 2 years wilds.with the nudes out of.nowhere

    Persona5 HackedPersona5 Hacked2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This man as my respect .I wish I could do it

    Michelle BatleyMichelle Batley2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    ITsMeITsMe2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So good, sad he used plastic and bought timber for the roof

    Trump ObamaTrump Obama2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Brown2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Brown2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Brown2 วันที่ผ่านมา
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    Mike MaroneyMike Maroney2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why not teach prison men to learn these things, no not so they can hide in a wilderness setting but so they can be changed by knowing they made things like this man. This man and many like him are Gods gifts on earth.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i would not survive this video if the dog is not there

    Gabriel De GuzmanGabriel De Guzman2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • When he eats he also feeds his dogs.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • if i have the knowledge to build a log cabin and how to survive like that i would definitely build a cabin and stay there in my last years

    Gabriel De GuzmanGabriel De Guzman2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My dream life.

    Vinícius VyllerVinícius Vyller2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I am 65 and wish even to date to have a man that would let me be involved with him on a lifestyle like this.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You can see ice is very thick.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Every time I see a golden Retriever I mourn for mine that died.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • For all a must to watch, and see what he does later to give back to Mother Earth. Mother Earth will provide but only with respect.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Never saw him use a phone, Tell us what you did for communication, was it only the dog and the rider.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You got that right and no interruptions of commercials. Me being a woman watching all the way through I am watching again, so glad when his family came thought I was going to have to go, just joking. But my thought was why a good looking man alone all that time. In China they have a very large building that has these small tiny narrow rooms that you sign yourself in for three days, it help them to decompress mentally, their work days are no less than 10 hours but most work 15 hours a day. Men that can build like this I commend and to them I am sure is not only a good memory but they also suffer very little stress cause you are with nature.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i see the skin of the bear!did yoy kill it?

    Paraksenos KosmosParaksenos Kosmos2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Absolutely Amazing!

    Donnie DewberryDonnie Dewberry2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • YUP !

  • Never alone when you have a dawg!

    George GriceGeorge Grice2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • He Musta had a camper nearby where he would take showers There is nothing special here. Just retirement and the money/time.

    TheOutsidersPostTheOutsidersPost2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How was he charging the camera and other lights?

    TheOutsidersPostTheOutsidersPost2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I can hear another person sawing wood off camera.

    TheOutsidersPostTheOutsidersPost2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Off-camera you guys see him go into a modular home of his cable and hot meals ready and prepped.

    TheOutsidersPostTheOutsidersPost2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • who else thinks this ole boy did this after he got off work every day a few hundred yards from his real house..????

    OkielawmanOkielawman2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Where did the electric lights in loft get power?

    Red DiverRed Diver2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Anyone could do this, even BO JIDEN

    Brandon KnightBrandon Knight2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • when is the next ? I want to join I'm in Montreal.

    joseph Hounkpejoseph Hounkpe2 วันที่ผ่านมา
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    john smithjohn smith2 วันที่ผ่านมา