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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  • 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 GR6 horas atrás
  • 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 Johnson8 horas atrás
  • some RDR2 vibes

    Metal PrayerMetal Prayer9 horas atrás
  • 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 Kou9 horas atrás
  • U could never get a woman there 😆

    Andre TuckerAndre Tucker10 horas atrás
  • The Title is such Clickbait- you weren't alone, you had the best helper with you all this time (great video)

    TrueTransTrueTrans11 horas atrás
  • 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 Barros11 horas atrás
  • Those are alot of trees...

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

    Kamalpreet ChambalKamalpreet Chambal13 horas atrás
  • 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 München14 horas atrás
  • His Friend: How did U afford to buy this house? He: I just build it.

    Mohammad HallajianMohammad Hallajian14 horas atrás
  • Its Grate!! Who picture ll of this??

    Guy AdaniaGuy Adania15 horas atrás
  • very nice, but how was he alone if the camera follow him sometimes and filming him from above

    JusticeworldJusticeworld16 horas atrás
  • niceeeeee

    JusticeworldJusticeworld16 horas atrás
  • 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 dikken18 horas atrás
  • 2 years wilds.with the nudes out of.nowhere

    Persona5 HackedPersona5 Hacked18 horas atrás
  • This man as my respect .I wish I could do it

    Michelle BatleyMichelle Batley19 horas atrás
  • 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.

    ITsMeITsMe21 hora atrás
  • So good, sad he used plastic and bought timber for the roof

    Trump ObamaTrump Obama22 horas atrás
  • 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 Brown22 horas atrás
  • 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 Brown22 horas atrás
  • 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 Brown22 horas atrás
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    Mike MaroneyMike Maroney22 horas atrás
  • 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 Brown22 horas atrás
  • i would not survive this video if the dog is not there

    Gabriel De GuzmanGabriel De Guzman22 horas atrás
  • When he eats he also feeds his dogs.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown22 horas atrás
  • 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 Guzman22 horas atrás
  • My dream life.

    Vinícius VyllerVinícius Vyller23 horas atrás
  • 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 Brown23 horas atrás
  • You can see ice is very thick.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown23 horas atrás
  • Every time I see a golden Retriever I mourn for mine that died.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown23 horas atrás
  • 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 Brown23 horas atrás
  • Never saw him use a phone, Tell us what you did for communication, was it only the dog and the rider.

    Jannette BrownJannette Brown23 horas atrás
  • 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 Brown23 horas atrás
  • i see the skin of the bear!did yoy kill it?

    Paraksenos KosmosParaksenos Kosmos23 horas atrás
  • Absolutely Amazing!

    Donnie DewberryDonnie Dewberry23 horas atrás
  • YUP !

  • Never alone when you have a dawg!

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

    TheOutsidersPostTheOutsidersPostDia atrás
  • How was he charging the camera and other lights?

    TheOutsidersPostTheOutsidersPostDia atrás
  • I can hear another person sawing wood off camera.

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

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

    OkielawmanOkielawmanDia atrás
  • Where did the electric lights in loft get power?

    Red DiverRed DiverDia atrás
  • Anyone could do this, even BO JIDEN

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

    joseph Hounkpejoseph HounkpeDia atrás
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    john smithjohn smithDia atrás
  • Don't be selfish and do something for your dog

    adonis pınaradonis pınarDia atrás
  • Did you ever see any Sasquatches?

    Dnl KDnl KDia atrás
  • Tried to share this channel to my friends in messenger, and it won’t-let me!! Geeze why not?! I can share other channels, do you have it on some kind of locked setting???!!!

    Purple LovePurple LoveDia atrás
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    useronikuuseronikuDia atrás
  • So skilled

    K RanaK RanaDia atrás
  • Now he's going to have to leanr how to make moonshine.

    Jay ShepardJay ShepardDia atrás
  • I love love love this❣

    Belinda FalgoutBelinda FalgoutDia atrás
  • its amazing i want to experience this but i need to learn some skills

  • 1:19:20 cute doggo

    screamah leescreamah leeDia atrás
  • Quê linda sua casa mas não entendi oque falou nos outros vídeos

    zena Danielskizena DanielskiDia atrás
  • ❤️❤️

  • To be fair he did not do it all from scratch but still pretty good

    Hadi BataynehHadi BataynehDia atrás
  • 25:14 is the most beautiful scene for me. Looks like a movie when your walking up the the rocks.

    Matthew BeersMatthew Beers2 dias atrás
  • Biggest respect for leaving this pampering world behind you.

    LennyLenny2 dias atrás
  • Between this Life and Wealth....I will choose to leave this life. Peace,calm and full of spirit.

    Bruno KimBruno Kim2 dias atrás
  • Thank you for the inspiration

    Mark in NamMark in Nam2 dias atrás
  • I have a question. Can I do this without buying a land? Will I face legal issues down the line?

    Haytham HakimHaytham Hakim2 dias atrás
  • What happened to the second dog? Beautiful. Thank you.

    Nona BiznessNona Bizness2 dias atrás
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    Sarah FairmanSarah Fairman2 dias atrás
  • This man needs an Oscher Award! The best part is that he can teach you how to do this by watching his videos. Subscribed!

    CharmingBeast 77CharmingBeast 772 dias atrás
  • I didn't know u haul is in the wilderness

    Gabe SegunGabe Segun2 dias atrás
  • Wow, he's amazing. I really enjoyed the video😍

    Sh. A.Sh. A.2 dias atrás
  • I loved everything about his escape into the wilderness.

    Louise ThompsonLouise Thompson2 dias atrás
  • wondering how long the bottom logs survived, they would rot pretty fast behind directly on the ground.

    Automate gamesAutomate games2 dias atrás
  • Very impressive. But I have some doubts that it really was cheap :) One could think, you never did something else, amazing your know-how..

    HaddockHaddock2 dias atrás
  • I think that if you dislike this video it should be mandatory for you to give an explanation why

    AndrewAndrew2 dias atrás
  • 😊👏👏👏👏👍

    miyase durumiyase duru2 dias atrás
  • كمْ شجرة دمّرَ ليعيشْ؟

    aziza Mendesaziza Mendes2 dias atrás
  • I live in the UK, the deepest remote wilderness is 5 miles from the nearest main road lol. And if you built a cabin in the woods, the local council and police would be there the next day asking who the fuck you think your are to claim that bit of land as well as being arrested for all the tree's you cut down lol.

    Doom Father TMDoom Father TM2 dias atrás
  • Amazing!

    Christa HallChrista Hall2 dias atrás
  • I love the sound of birds running water the trees dog running about the house is beautiful 🤩

    Tina CollinsTina Collins2 dias atrás
  • Extraordinary workmanship, so much building.

    sean bolgersean bolger2 dias atrás

    JIM RICKJIM RICK2 dias atrás
  • 1:06:28 Fall looks absolutely breath taking in that environment.

    WoWcmbWoWcmb2 dias atrás
  • The video is good. Just wondering who did video recording when the guy was alone with his dog. I can understand if it was on his own like he set up a camera in auto mode and then got to the activity itself, but in some scenes, it would be really hard to organize such auto recording...

    Yuri KuniverYuri Kuniver2 dias atrás
  • رائع جدا شكرا لك

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  • Rick Grimes in the wilderness

    Rich BrownRich Brown2 dias atrás
  • Impresive

    SiniSSiniS2 dias atrás

    dominique lejeunedominique lejeune2 dias atrás
  • A quel titre cet homme de 40 à 50 ans joue le jeu du Sponsor ? Ce n'est pas un homme des bois Certes, mais fin Constructeur ? Porque va t'il à la chasse ? Pourquoi encore tuer des animaux sauvages alors que ses matières premières pour la construction de son terrain, doit-il se déplacer en ville, pourquoi ne pas aller à la supérette faire ses courses au lieu de tuer ce bel environnement animal ? Le principe de l'homme C'est TUER TUER SANS SOIF, JUSQU'A PLUS FAIM !

    dominique lejeunedominique lejeune2 dias atrás
  • just saw this on my TV and watched it .thought to leave comment from laptop to tell you thank you . I am amazed !!! the video is beautiful with all the scenic shots and fishing ..hard work out there!!! love your dog too!! thank you!!

    obxladyoneobxladyone2 dias atrás
  • J’aimerai tellement avoir un homme comme ça 🤩 je sui fane de ce MR 😍

    بنت بلادي Algérienneبنت بلادي Algérienne2 dias atrás
  • Pure mindfulness!

    Stephan SniderStephan Snider2 dias atrás
  • Hell of a man ✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽

    Жандос БаймагамбетовЖандос Баймагамбетов2 dias atrás
  • Absolutely stunning cinematography - just fantastic. I wish you added a voice over to share your thoughts, hopes plans and emotions. But either way - extremely awesome vid.

    Kaalvoet KlonkieKaalvoet Klonkie2 dias atrás
  • if we really want back this simple life it means modern society has failed .

    Abdellah ChabniAbdellah Chabni3 dias atrás
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    Maggie DavisMaggie Davis3 dias atrás
  • Window shelving is fantastic. Do you have room for somebody else if you fall in love in your house? Need big closets

    LittleRedSlipperLittleRedSlipper3 dias atrás
  • 日本人どこさ

    ValVal3 dias atrás
  • Half the time he looks very lonely

    Cheezitboi420Cheezitboi4203 dias atrás
  • Now we ask ourselves if he owns the land, if so, how rich is he?

    Cheezitboi420Cheezitboi4203 dias atrás