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

22 mar 2019
23 051 034 wyświetleń

#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.
“Home”, by Simon-Alexander
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SEASON 2 - The Interior:
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  • if you're having a bad day, just skip to 1:19:29

    Jan LlagasJan Llagas4 godzin temu
  • Love it! Awesome stuff!

    Dean WolstenholmeDean Wolstenholme5 godzin temu
  • Pppppp

    krrrezzkrrrezz6 godzin temu
  • Slocum and Moitessier are my idols! Thanks for posting this🤙

    mao hadadmao hadad6 godzin temu
  • The atmosphere is great Very cool The river is still ice Protect your health too Channe lMy Self Reliance

    Phetchaburi Channel StationPhetchaburi Channel Station7 godzin temu
  • He Isn't alone, he's the dog

    Alex SandrAlex Sandr7 godzin temu
  • You know you're good when you can build an entire house by yourself

    Burmese PythonBurmese Python7 godzin temu
  • 12k dislikes shows misery loves company

    Kalvin HillKalvin Hill8 godzin temu
  • mans is playing hardcore minecraft

    Nick GreenNick Green8 godzin temu
  • The most talented, richest, energetic man in the world. Can ice skate, ice fish, has top notch custom carpentry skills and an unlimited supply of brand new tools, pine, copper, accessories, clothing...and still has time to set up the camera and sled ride! Props to you! Even the dogs fur always looks freshly groomed, amazing!

    Ronnie RebhanRonnie Rebhan9 godzin temu
  • I love u girl

    Danh PhuDanh Phu10 godzin temu
  • On his past life, this guy was a beaver!

    mao hadadmao hadad10 godzin temu
  • i just wish this video had an audio track or narration to at least talk during the vid, but its ok without it too.

    nic Gnic G10 godzin temu
  • one way to avoid covid 19

    duilunlay bduilunlay b10 godzin temu
  • it's a put on

    Pamela R OlivaPamela R Oliva11 godzin temu
    • One can only feel sorry for you Pamela.

      Sienna Yoast David FransenSienna Yoast David Fransen11 godzin temu
  • How do i do everything ?

    Dan The ManDan The Man11 godzin temu
  • I'm a carpenter by trade and this is a labor of love. I can not imagine spending two years doing this and ever considering leaving such a paradise

    James YoungJames Young11 godzin temu
    • I found this programme by just wanting to see something good and i thank God i did..enjoyed it so much. I want to see more of such programmes,motivating and brings delight to my soul.

      Betty LimBetty Lim5 godzin temu
  • Yang milih allah like 800 ya yang milih dajal abaikan saja.

    Rai ZueRai Zue12 godzin temu
  • I am so envious, I would never leave that place

    James YoungJames Young12 godzin temu
  • solo? que es ese sonido al minuto 29:48 ?

    Mercy OlivaresMercy Olivares13 godzin temu
  • most admirable

    dracumeleniosdracumelenios13 godzin temu
  • What a fun life! Awesome cabin.

    Campfire KodiakCampfire Kodiak14 godzin temu
  • Incrível! Então é possível sair do sistema...

    Lúbia MouraLúbia Moura14 godzin temu
  • Now this is creativity at its finest! I loved it from beginning to end. Thank you for putting this into a video and a channel. Wonderful!

    Lorna BLorna B14 godzin temu
  • Wow...che posto fantastico dove rifugiarsi, è davvero incantevole. Complimenti a quest'uomo, e veramente in gamba. Sa fare di tutto e di più, a reso la casa così accogliente. 🥰 Beato lui.

    Lilly ZanLilly Zan14 godzin temu
  • this guy has 1,000,000 + people watching him and who knows how many sasquatches watching lol.....popular guy!

    Adam KempAdam Kemp14 godzin temu
  • Perfeito como é Lindo o frio 😍👏🥶

    Paloma LarissaPaloma Larissa15 godzin temu
  • 22 million views - tells you what so many would love to do - escape "civilisation" + That Dog 💚👊🏾 This fella legitimately knows how to thrive alone

    Carlos HolmesCarlos Holmes17 godzin temu
  • wife: i want a divorce and half of everything... man: take the whole lot i will only take the dog and my tools...

    Thienbaoguonghung TruonghoangtrungThienbaoguonghung Truonghoangtrung18 godzin temu

    Julia MwangiJulia Mwangi18 godzin temu
  • Da hora,velho!!!

    carlos rochacarlos rocha19 godzin temu
  • this is what i call a life. But im too afraid to go this kind of journey alone and cant find to go together

    LeReQUeZLeReQUeZ19 godzin temu
  • Amazing video, simply great. Congratulations!

    Hatarja Ocio y NaturalezaHatarja Ocio y Naturaleza20 godzin temu
  • how he charge his mobile or cmaera batteries

    Captain_Vicky On CruzaaaaCaptain_Vicky On Cruzaaaa20 godzin temu
  • not sure how many times i might have injured my self while building such cabin. Also you won't find those many tools even in any professional Indian Worksop 😄

    PanPan22 godzin temu
  • First off all ! You need to have some money :)

    MICHU 734MICHU 73423 godzin temu
  • Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh .

    Nang MoiNang MoiDzień temu
  • In this increasingly insane and broken world THIS looks desirable

    Velma CurtisVelma CurtisDzień temu
  • tbh it looks like it's really convenient to have a real house nearby, and a well stocked DIY store, AND the money to afford it all

    jackd23jackd23Dzień temu
  • great vid. I have a question. with no concrete foundation, wouldnt the lower logs start to rot eventually?

    USA a gun ridden slaughterhouseUSA a gun ridden slaughterhouseDzień temu
  • Sons: "Dad, we brought a dog home!!" Dad: "I DON'T WANT A DOG IN OUR HOUSE!" Dad and dog:

    Jarrod SteveJarrod SteveDzień temu
  • 10:36 this man just pulls a fireplace out of his pocket haahahah

    j0ss3j0ss3Dzień temu
  • mate , you were not alone, you were with the dog and this is a big diffrent

    DominiqueboyDominiqueboyDzień temu
  • How can one dislike such an amazing video? Man you are truly living my dream!

    elextremo89elextremo89Dzień temu
  • This is the most enjoyable video that I have ever had the privileged to watch on PLworld. Outstanding!

    James DickensJames DickensDzień temu
    • Did you copy this comment

      kdkfhkdkfh23 godzin temu
  • Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh.

    Ca TraCa TraDzień temu
  • Those last two minutes really need sound. Great video.

    WhosAgreekGodWhosAgreekGodDzień temu
  • Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh .

    LOVE X.X.XLOVE X.X.XDzień temu
  • The food he making, dog is living his dreams better than dog in a city 😂

    Hector ColinHector ColinDzień temu
  • What technique is used at 19:45 for the handle? You use that technique for a lot of your construction. Is it a form of the dowel joint? I'm trying to find information to learn this style of wood working for myself.

    TerragDaGreatTerragDaGreatDzień temu
  • il détruit la foret pour vivre calmement ?????????????????

    Hakima CherifHakima CherifDzień temu
  • If he's with a hot chick in this video it will hit 100M in a month.

    T RexT RexDzień temu
  • That many life giving trees cut down so that a single person can live his fetish, the future generations will probably show this video in schools to tell the kids how their elders destroyed the planet.

    Ritesh R.K. fat n fineRitesh R.K. fat n fineDzień temu
    • It's nothing in contrast to how much wood is spent for furniture, floors, tables and so om by people in cities. This is how us humans were meant to live. These trees can grow back he's not destroying the forest

      kdkfhkdkfh23 godzin temu
  • This guy is an uptight misery.

    Google AdminGoogle AdminDzień temu
    • What does that mean

      kdkfhkdkfh23 godzin temu
  • zain darrzain darrDzień temu
  • This is great ❤️❤️❤️🇹🇷

    Akrep 28Akrep 28Dzień temu
  • i live in a good size city Can only dream of doing this Nice video

    andy millerandy millerDzień temu
  • Coitado do cachorro! Ele não recebe nenhum carinho e atenção do dono! Triste!

    Tomoyo Kato YonedaTomoyo Kato YonedaDzień temu
  • WOW, I need a jack of all trades like you Sir, along with the cabin and dog, nothing else.😄😄😄

    Dion EdwardDion EdwardDzień temu
  • 1:26:55 where were the blocks for the roof bought?

    Юрий СкударновЮрий СкударновDzień temu
  • Better than any movie made nowadays. Great shots, nicely edited, the work of a very clever hardworking man. I watched every second with attention. It made me relax and now I miss my country. This film made me want to come back and enjoy the wonderful wilderness of Canada. Thanks!

    mathieu wilsonmathieu wilsonDzień temu
  • Fantastic video, mate. That pup is a nut.

    Jamal GeorgeJamal GeorgeDzień temu
  • when I grow up, I wanna be like this dude...

    Mr. HumphreyMr. HumphreyDzień temu
  • This guy stays away from society for 2 years Comes back and has to deal with tik tok and covid

    Luka B. MitrovicLuka B. MitrovicDzień temu
    • @Nil Credibility ok cool

      Luka B. MitrovicLuka B. Mitrovic22 godzin temu
    • This is a copied comment off another video

      Nil CredibilityNil CredibilityDzień temu
  • svaka čast ja ti se divim na izdržljivosti i upornošču ovo je super ćovječe

    Senaid IbrićSenaid IbrićDzień temu
  • Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh.

    Boi VoiBoi VoiDzień temu
  • muito lindo. Eu adoro assistir. Obrigada.

    egede alvesegede alvesDzień temu
  • Did I search for this video: no. Did I watch the whole video: yes.

    Lonniea CheeksLonniea CheeksDzień temu
  • Szacun dla Pana majstra naprawde

    Paulina ZalewskaPaulina ZalewskaDzień temu
  • A few more like him we ends up with no more trees.

    Issa AbdelghaniIssa AbdelghaniDzień temu
  • This is NICE!

    Vitor Maurício XavierVitor Maurício XavierDzień temu
  • Müthiş tek kelimeyle harika yetenek.

    Gazi YalinGazi YalinDzień temu
  • Wow nice it took courage and desire and skill to pull something like this off. Also cut down half of jungle...😎😎

    samjay pahwasamjay pahwaDzień temu
  • What a great vid. Unbelievable. This man makes it look so easy to carry logs and rocks with bear hands. Like its nothing.

    Nonof YourbizNonof YourbizDzień temu
  • thank god he can edit out the 40 guys that helped him

    Wilton MWilton MDzień temu
    • Excelente. ganhou meu Lake e inscrição. " Deus é grande! " Jó, 36.26. I love Ceará e Brasil D.

      Thienbaoguonghung TruonghoangtrungThienbaoguonghung Truonghoangtrung18 godzin temu
  • I planned on taking a break from the city and doing something similar but had no idea if I'd manage it. It's a lot of work, but I honestly want to spend a few years liek ou in the wildness with a house I'd build on my own!

    Don't mind meDon't mind meDzień temu
  • This guys my new hero.

    Jeffrey HammelJeffrey HammelDzień temu
  • incredible....

    GraceGraceDzień temu
  • If you were alone in the wild then who was filming this video?

    Syed YousufSyed YousufDzień temu
  • 0:11 xx

    Ca TraCa TraDzień temu
  • Masha Allah very nice video very hard worker

    Mushtaq AhmadMushtaq AhmadDzień temu
  • I'm jealous.

    seventypalmsseventypalmsDzień temu
  • Not really alone tho, i mean it wasn't you who used that drone to film yourself

    Pzyho GamingPzyho GamingDzień temu
  • Można tak bez problemu, pozwolenia i na własną rękę wycinać drzewa jakie się chce?

    birgir siggibirgir siggiDzień temu
  • Fajny domek, ale brak kobiecej ręki aby stworzyć w nim ciepłą, przyjemną atmosferę i wystrój!

    birgir siggibirgir siggiDzień temu
  • Strach mieszkać samemu w takiej dziczy! A jeśli się coś stanie? Np. zachoruje? Nawet jeśliby miałby tel. komórkowy to czy w ogóle jest zasięg?

    birgir siggibirgir siggiDzień temu
  • Caramba, fazer tudo sozinho, maluco mesmo!!...

    MrLma1970MrLma1970Dzień temu
  • How he charge his electronic device

    Amit AdhikariAmit AdhikariDzień temu
  • Did I search for this video: no. Did I watch the whole video: yes.

    tomas rocatomas rocaDzień temu
  • 정말 내 로망을 실현하신분이네요 부럽습니다!!!!!

    대우주대우주2 dni temu
  • I need boy friend

    Phannguyen GiahanPhannguyen Giahan2 dni temu
  • Πωωω τι εκανε ο ανθρωπος μονος του!! 1.000 Μπραβο που καταφερε να χτισει μονος του, με τοσο κοπο ολοκληρη καλυβα.Well done! very good and beautifull job.This is my dream house in the forest in the midle of nowere and far away from people and civilasation..🌰🌲💪👌👍👍👍

    Black HawkBlack Hawk2 dni temu
  • Impressive, bravo

    Mc BMc B2 dni temu
  • Ture man

    Liber inzebraLiber inzebra2 dni temu
  • And two years later when coming back to city You can clearly see how many idiots living around You. How many people are lost how many of them have smashed brains

    dannygriga77dannygriga772 dni temu
  • This video is simply amazing. I have a thousand questions for you. Please excuse me if any question may be incomprehensible but here in Italy such a thing might not be possible if not buying an existing chalet. First of all, did you buy the land where you built everything? Is it possible to buy such a large piece of forest in Canada? How did you learn all those wood carving techniques? I saw that you have no electricity, how do you recharge the photographic equipment?

    Nicola BarinNicola Barin2 dni temu
  • 男のロマン 夢ですね。女性には中々理解してもらえませんね。--因みに 相当知識技術をお持ちの方ですね

    大悪おやじ大悪おやじ2 dni temu
  • The amount of mental and physical strength you have is absolutely incredible. Congratulations on achieving true inner strength and peace.

    steve11838steve118382 dni temu
  • great

    Nguyễn Thanh SơnNguyễn Thanh Sơn2 dni temu
  • I've always wanted to live like a mediaeval peasant in the cold barren wilderness, but after watching this I don't think I'll bother.

    Marcus SkidmoreMarcus Skidmore2 dni temu