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

22 Mar 2019
25 605 587 Ditonton

#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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Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here:
SEASON 2 - The Interior:
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SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking:
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  • I watched this once but here I am, enjoying watching again. I salute you man!

    Jerome GariandoJerome Gariando23 menit yang lalu
  • Great, it's my dream too, but I don't dare. 😏😎

    Kadir BilgetekinKadir Bilgetekin40 menit yang lalu
  • how you to do that i mean how you specialy chillin' like you can do everything ?

    diki agustiandiki agustian5 jam yang lalu
  • Parece o Artur do Red Dead

    Leonardo CastroLeonardo Castro5 jam yang lalu
  • I bet the stars look phenomenal from there

    Mafan -_-Mafan -_-6 jam yang lalu
  • this guy took Minecraft to seriously.

    I_amPeterI_amPeter7 jam yang lalu
  • No one else thinking about the irony of "self reliance" while relying on pretty much all of society in order to enable this guys late-life pursuit?

    realpillboxerrealpillboxer7 jam yang lalu
  • Great life ! Shawn thanks for sharing.

    Robert DitLeBobRobert DitLeBob8 jam yang lalu
  • his dog is the goodest boy

    Kai AndersonKai Anderson9 jam yang lalu
  • no land is free, how can he just randomly build on a land without paying taxes...

    I_amPeterI_amPeter9 jam yang lalu
  • plot twist, this is his backyard. his house is 100 yards away and he builds this while living in his house.

    I_amPeterI_amPeter9 jam yang lalu
  • Where does he wash

    Aaron MoonAaron Moon9 jam yang lalu
  • 50:22 guess you are not alone

    Levi AckermanLevi Ackerman9 jam yang lalu
  • My guy actually looks like Rick grimes from walking dead lol

    Philippe Charron-PichetPhilippe Charron-Pichet10 jam yang lalu
  • Great vid! You built way more than I expected, good job sir, it was amazing to watch! :)

    V I N T A G EV I N T A G E10 jam yang lalu
  • who holds the camera?

    marc uliartievomarc uliartievo11 jam yang lalu
  • how can you eat that much food :)))

    Nima AhmadiNima Ahmadi11 jam yang lalu
  • What a multi talented man! His skills are amazing! I would live a husband like him... 😊😊😜🌲🌲🌲

    Sylwia MiriamSylwia Miriam13 jam yang lalu
  • One hour and trhirth that I watched with grest pleasure. You re gifeted. How do you know to do everything. Are you a arquitec or a sculptor ? I have other question. I need a licence to build my own house in the florest?

    Jean ChiodiJean Chiodi13 jam yang lalu
  • isso que e vida...

    Lilian FariaLilian Faria13 jam yang lalu
  • That’s a live a dog deserves :)

    Adolf aus BrandenburgAdolf aus Brandenburg13 jam yang lalu
  • Oi fella, build me one will yer?

    gor069gor06914 jam yang lalu

    Utah Prepping and SurvivalUtah Prepping and Survival15 jam yang lalu
  • Watching this video, made me realize how lazy I am 😂

    Guilherme RuggeriGuilherme Ruggeri15 jam yang lalu
  • Оранжерия. И. Нива. Продукти. Всичко. Каквото. Е. Нобходимо.

    Бауар ШенгазеБауар Шенгазе18 jam yang lalu
  • Предаване. В. Телевизия. Майстор. Готвачи. Продукти. В. Нивата. На. Масата. Мляко. Брашно. Всичко. Нобходимо.

    Бауар ШенгазеБауар Шенгазе18 jam yang lalu
  • Пушката. Като. Колекция. Не. Бих. Я. Ползвал. Въобще. Храна. В. Изобилие.

    Бауар ШенгазеБауар Шенгазе18 jam yang lalu
  • Язовира. Се. Огражда. С. Спициални. Мрежи. 10тона. Риба. Се. Храни. И. Се. Разпродава. В. Пазара.

    Бауар ШенгазеБауар Шенгазе19 jam yang lalu
  • Зимата. Разпродаване. На. Животни и. Риба. Намаляване. Лятото. Овиличаване

    Бауар ШенгазеБауар Шенгазе19 jam yang lalu
  • If primitive technology camped next to a home depot.

    Dirt BlockDirt Block19 jam yang lalu
  • 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 Шенгазе19 jam yang lalu
  • Вода. Има. С. Помпи.

    Бауар ШенгазеБауар Шенгазе20 jam yang lalu
  • Така. Много. Материал. Аз. Бих. Ги. Ползвал. За. Колона. Тераса. От. Вътре. Стенопори. И. Външно. Стенопори. Мазилка. .

    Бауар ШенгазеБауар Шенгазе20 jam yang lalu
  • Строежа. На. Колибата. Височина. На. Основата. Стъпки. От. Битон. С. Колони. 3метра. Разпределяне. Стайи. Тераса.одоло свободно. За. Животните. Работилница. Тоалетна.на. Горния. Етаж. Са. Стайите банята. Ограда. На. Парцела. Дане. Нападат.

    Бауар ШенгазеБауар Шенгазе20 jam yang lalu
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    Muk Kwai KiMuk Kwai Ki20 jam yang lalu
  • 犀利!

    Muk Kwai KiMuk Kwai Ki20 jam yang lalu
  • achei interessante e um exemplo de vida!...gostei muito!muito bom,muita determinação.

    narriman silvanarriman silva21 jam yang lalu
  • 나는 자연인이다... I am a born nature guy.

    임동하TV임동하TV22 jam yang lalu
  • You're the King 👌🏼

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  • 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 GodHari Yang lalu
  • A corporate executive must of kept up with a the total cost?

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  • With the hat and beard he looks like Joel from "The Last Of Us"

    Squarebody Case /Wade McKenneySquarebody Case /Wade McKenneyHari Yang lalu
  • 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 !!!!

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  • i need this am a woman so i can do this also all the city behind me and right in the jungle

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  • 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 .

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  • 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.

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  • The grouchy onion partly scatter because himalayan evocatively smile about a unequal michael. healthy, squalid underwear

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  • 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 MHari Yang lalu
  • How can someone dislike this video?

    Gustavo BaptistaGustavo BaptistaHari Yang lalu
    • Probably fragile vegans/vegetarians

      Chris WyattChris Wyatt18 jam yang lalu
  • Adorei ver isso Brasil 2021

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  • Cuting down the trees is sad

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  • That's how adults imagine Minecraft!

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  • 12:49 doggo is not amused!

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  • modern day walden

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Increible !!! un gran trabajo ...Muy duro... cada dia , condiciones extremas... gran video . Felicitaciones!!! I LIKE!!! forever....Gracias por compatir!!!

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  • My dear guests. I'm waiting for you on my game channel

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  • I invite you to the channel: Kirek_YT

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  • RDR

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  • Prolly smacked his meat 1000 times out there.

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  • rotting hinterland of Superpower country. look at my channel

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  • 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!

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  • Интересно - он согласовал с лесниками, что он гектар леса там вырубил нахер ?

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  • This man quarantined himself for 2 years just to be back at quarantine again

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  • 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 Wanderlust2 hari yang lalu
  • Greate,Fantastk

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  • Toxic Masculinity

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

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  • Assistindo em 21/01/2021 🤘👊👏

    Jeff KurtJeff Kurt2 hari yang lalu
  • When I grow up, I want to live like him ! But I will have a wife instead of a dog ,and wifi. 💏💻

    Marcos ParraMarcos Parra2 hari yang lalu
  • Sensacional 🥰

    Mara CostaMara Costa2 hari yang lalu
  • hacer mierda muchos arboles, no es lo correcto!

    Edgar AlvaradoEdgar Alvarado2 hari yang lalu
  • Not gonna lie all the food this man is eating looks amazing!

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  • 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 L2 hari yang lalu
  • I think the only thing I would do differently is get a few more dogs. :)

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    Elsevar AliElsevar Ali2 hari yang lalu
  • 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 hari yang lalu
  • Arthur Morgan irl !!!

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  • I want to do this

    Charles BronsonCharles Bronson2 hari yang lalu
  • 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

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  • 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 hari yang lalu
  • He packs with Moss then his mortar with straw.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 hari yang lalu
  • I envy you! But great work 👍

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  • This is for what we are made for

    Guillaume RichardGuillaume Richard2 hari yang lalu
  • Snow hard on eyes

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 hari yang lalu
  • 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 hari yang lalu
  • With you skins use memory foam and make signature pieces of furniture. You can stitch the Indian way.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 hari yang lalu
  • Water running in the sun has less parasites if you can boil.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 hari yang lalu
  • Your left over copper pieces make a wind chime or wind mill. Copper piece that has your last name.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 hari yang lalu
  • Where did you get your solar panel’s?

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown2 hari yang lalu
  • 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 hari yang lalu
  • 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 hari yang lalu
  • 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.

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  • This movie relaxes me.

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  • This man is for sure gonna survive the coronavirus

    BobuxProductionsBobuxProductions3 hari yang lalu
    • Yes, it certainly does not impact his life. No government to control you, how great is that?

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  • Ron Swanson would be so proud!

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