Warmest Tent on Earth - Pitching in the Siberian Arctic Winter - Ненецкая палатка чум

10 Fev 2021
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The Nenet reindeer herders need to move their tent every few days throughout most of the year. Every time they migrate they must pack the whole tent away, drag it across the tundra on sledges, and erect it again in a fresh place, sometimes in temperatures of minus thirty degrees. Survival depends on working together as a team.
After staying in the wooded taiga for two months they start to migrate north following the ancient paths of migrating reindeer (caribou). In four months they will travel up to 1200km and must pack and move every three to five days to keep up with their herd. They must reach their summer quarters before the snows melt and flood great rivers with icy waters too cold and deep for the calves, born along the way, to cross.
Behind the tent an invisible line extends out into the tundra. It is called the sawei line, and a woman cannot cross it. It will bring bad luck to the tent. It was hard for them to explain exactly why, it is much stronger than a superstition and is connected to the spirit pole that stands at the back of the tent. This pole is sacred and a woman cannot cross underneath it either, and only a shaman may sit in this holy place. The origins of this are a little lost, there may be practical reasons, for example the back of the tent is traditionally where the men work, often together, so they have to be able to move about freely, but there are often two families in a single tent, so maybe one day the women just agreed territories to stop tripping over each other. Maybe it has such a mundane origin, or maybe there are real spirits that come up to the tent from behind and would bring harm to any women caught in the wrong place. If several tents pitch together, their lines must not cross either, so they tend to camp in a straight line to avoid this.
In answer to the many questions - on personal hygiene, everyone washes using a bowl of soap and hot water, just like most of our grandparents did before everyone had pipes and taps. There is no toilet in the tent as some have suggested, they find a spot a few hundred metres away. They are not pitching on a lake but a small mound where the snow blows a little thinner, Gas companies have been in the area and gave away snowmobiles as part of land access negotiations. Also sometimes there are competitions with them as prizes, sometimes they sell a load of reindeer and buy one. Most families now have at least one but the reindeer are still used a lot. Yes, they use a sled to go to town, or trading posts to buy groceries.

I wanted to catch the entire process, but have edited it down a little from the 40-45 minutes it takes to get from the open snows to a warm cosy home.
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  • I feel watch a documentary film with horror music game🙃.

    Moeh teguhMoeh teguh28 minutos atrás
  • it is the same for people in Alaska some always on the move .

    blipzeroblipzeroHora atrás
  • I'm an American but my family came from Russia maybe that's y I'm so tough n mean

    Eric SabotEric Sabot6 horas atrás
  • wow

    Eric SabotEric Sabot6 horas atrás
  • tough people would be an understatement crazy tough people

    Eric SabotEric Sabot6 horas atrás
  • Our ancestos lived like this thousands of years ago

    Lacoste1212Blanc 1212Lacoste1212Blanc 12129 horas atrás
  • Today, the Nenets people face numerous challenges from the state and oil and gas companies that threaten the environment and their way of life. The pollution of heavy metals has been transferred to the humans through mosses and reindeer meat. The average life expectancy of Nenets is 45-50 years, the suicide rate is unusually high.

    NFL1976NFL197612 horas atrás
  • Do they have money 💰 to buy oil for cooking and the snowmobiles, and the warm clothes and shoes or isn’t all handmade by them?

    Cafe80’s ArigachuCafe80’s Arigachu18 horas atrás
    • clothes, shoes, sledges they make, but they sell some of their herd each year and get money for other things.

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad Architecture18 horas atrás
  • *They use heavy wood poles and animal skin INSTEAD OF MODERN TENTS, LOL, they don't mind the modern snow ski, gloves and jackets from the hardware shop lolz.*

    Mohammad was illiterateMohammad was illiterate20 horas atrás
  • In cold weather, not moving is the biggest threat of to survival.

    Rahul KapoorRahul KapoorDia atrás
  • amazing people They kept thier way of life for centuries living in the harshest siberia I am so impressed their way of setting thier tents

    Eshe EsheEshe EsheDia atrás
  • Full respect upon these monarchs.3w

    Work FastWork FastDia atrás
  • Purpose of life is living the purpose.3e

    Work FastWork FastDia atrás
  • Thanks so much! Really puts me in my place! A pleasure to watch. Thank you.

    Richard ParkRichard ParkDia atrás
  • Normally I frown on people wearing real fur but these people deserve to wear it as they either hunt in order to get it or trade for it (I guess). It looks like an amazing way of life, very ecologically friendly. I'll never feel the same simply camping in a canvas tent again after seeing how these people do it.

    jason allan evansjason allan evansDia atrás
  • I have a stupid question, why move every 4-5 days?

    Art HaituArt HaituDia atrás
    • They are herding reindeer that are migrating over a long distance.

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad Architecture18 horas atrás
  • Great people

    Mohammad AkbarMohammad AkbarDia atrás
  • Riveting to watch! I pray this never becomes a Lost Art❤️🙏🏻❤️

    Two SongsTwo SongsDia atrás
  • I was born and live in Yamal- Nenets and still can't imagine how indigenous women cope with all this hard job in tundra

    Timur101Timur101Dia atrás
  • It is like carrying your house in your backpack...

    sungkcsungkc2 dias atrás
  • Odd choice of background music

    Mark SMark S2 dias atrás
  • Why do they move every four days?

    Stephen BurbankStephen Burbank2 dias atrás
  • Yeah, I could move every four days. The more I learn about the nomadic Inuit, the more I wonder if they have the meaning and purpose of life down. But no, I could not live in the same tent with another family, but I am a young man and hopefully I’d have my own tent and wife with maybe a couple kids to live with. My best friend and his family are Alaskan Inuit and him and his brothers are massive men. Chris is 6’ 6” in bare feet and Mike is 6’ 4” 375lbs. Some of the biggest dudes I’ve ever met, with gigantic heads and square jaws, they’re big enough to make most Samoans and Tongans look small! I am very curious about the dogs, we get hard winters up here in the forest of The Sierra Nevada Mountains, I’d like to raise a breed that is hearty enough to survive down to 0 degrees F even though it only gets down to about 10F here.

    CaliforniaCarpenter7CaliforniaCarpenter72 dias atrás
  • Tell me this is not almost identical to a tipi and the people do they not look native only difference they have lighter skin due to racial mixing

    Jose ConejoJose Conejo2 dias atrás
  • i guess they don't shower very often, just imagine the smell in that tent

    leo simaleo sima2 dias atrás
  • For why do they move so often. Don’t they look warm tho

  • That house sells for 5000 per square inch

  • Hey woman cook me some whale blubber. O while you are at it I want some baby penguin.

  • Wonderful work you have done with this documentary. Yes I could move like them every 4 days, if I had been born in that culture. They seem happy and well adapted to their environment. I hope for their sake they don't go to close to what we call civilization. Desease and alienation would await them.

    andrew baillieandrew baillie2 dias atrás
  • This is normality at its best, hard life simple, , and we complain when our power goes out for 3 hours, no eggs on the shelf, I got flipped off for cutting off the 80 year old man in the slow lane, were so peddy

    bruce kruegerbruce krueger2 dias atrás
  • They certainly weren’t rushed. They do it by muscle memory. I loved the part were the woman swept her half of the floor clean of snow and tossed the broom to the other side.

    Jason RoweJason Rowe2 dias atrás
  • People here in the U.S. are doin this they are called homeless and they have it worse because Acording to the government they are trespassing and are not allowed heat stoves

    Jose ConejoJose Conejo2 dias atrás
  • its like a giant jacket

    francisco nikotianfrancisco nikotian2 dias atrás
  • Nicht schlecht , so etwas zu können, dazu noch ziemlich entspannt das ganze aufbauen. Hand in Hand !!! Da kann die Zentralgeheizte sofa sitzende Zivilisation nur STAUNEN !!! ( german speaks )

    kay meierkay meier2 dias atrás
  • the Land Of Water

    Khalifah Bani MimKhalifah Bani Mim2 dias atrás
  • wow every few days they got new house

    for YTubefor YTube2 dias atrás
  • The civilized world makes us lazy and impatient. When I am moving once in few years, it is a total chaos. God bless !

    Mahdi KhattabMahdi Khattab2 dias atrás
  • This is truely amazing

    Pgd HumPgd Hum2 dias atrás
  • They No how to survive more than white people don't even No HOW TO Survive out in the sown like this that's a Fact 👌

    Pgd HumPgd Hum2 dias atrás
  • No covid masks?.. .

    nothing nothingnothing nothing3 dias atrás
  • wow, I didn't imagine Sexism was built into the tents that the nomadic Siberians build.

    evilcanofdrpepperevilcanofdrpepper3 dias atrás
  • Thanks for your time and teaching experience in video. With great respect and admiration. Sincerely, Marcy G.

    Marcy GomezMarcy Gomez3 dias atrás
  • It's good to know survival never knows when you might need to rely on those skills.

    William WyckoffWilliam Wyckoff3 dias atrás
  • They are trying to do away with these nomadic tribes and force them to assimilate.

    Green MamaGreen Mama3 dias atrás
  • Amazing🥰 but Oxygen?. No need window? I watched at first I thought the small square is a window for air (Oxygen) but it is not for air, it made for sunlight?

  • This way of building houses was inherited by the native americans when they crossed the Bering strait.

    Carmafon, S. A.Carmafon, S. A.3 dias atrás
  • These peoples are so adorable, this is how people struggle to survive their life. Telling about two families, it is called unity in diversity. All words will be dimmed and less to describe the way of survive and this video. Thank you for this video

    Sunil ThapaSunil Thapa3 dias atrás
  • Such a primitive existence yet they are alive and appear to be healthy.

    The power of ZenThe power of Zen3 dias atrás
  • Once bin in an American Native Tipi...warm, cosy, big...just great

    pim1234pim12343 dias atrás
  • Fantástico el trabajo y la construcción de estas personas en ese clima bajo cero. Curioso en verdad.

    Edvin Kuant ch.Edvin Kuant ch.3 dias atrás
  • I think they built it wrong. Should be dome shape like igloo.

    Garry SekelliGarry Sekelli3 dias atrás
  • Were they smashing rats that had burrowed into the fabric there in the beginning?

    Garry SekelliGarry Sekelli3 dias atrás
  • Praying for you. The viewers and subscribers. John 3:16 For God so love the world that he gave his one and only Son. That whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

    Hibiscus N.Hibiscus N.3 dias atrás
  • I had to watch with the sound muted. The background music is too ominous. It was unsettling.

    Carol DressicCarol Dressic3 dias atrás
  • 17:46 The amount of light inside is amazing...

    gabriel gervaisgabriel gervais3 dias atrás
  • How do sex family members

    Manish KumarManish Kumar3 dias atrás
  • 멋지다 정말 내가 근래본 영상중 최고다

    푱푱이푱푱이3 dias atrás
  • Счастливчики.... Спасибо

    Vladimir VecherininVladimir Vecherinin3 dias atrás
  • nice AoE2 music.

    SnarkilySnarkily4 dias atrás
  • Pssh, I could make a warmer one. Just bury myself in sticks and light em, ez

    Trum TrumTrum Trum4 dias atrás
  • No pressure Ladys!!

    Crystal FyffeCrystal Fyffe4 dias atrás
  • Very impressive I bet they dont even have a carbon monoxide alarm either Umm why can the women never cross behind the tent ? I am betting it only gets a few degrees above freezing tho I would be very happy to sleep there

    gowd sakegowd sake4 dias atrás
  • why they need to move every 4days???

    April-lheR GunzalesApril-lheR Gunzales4 dias atrás
  • What a bunch of bulshit

    Paul RegnierPaul Regnier4 dias atrás
  • What a f****** sham

    Paul RegnierPaul Regnier4 dias atrás
  • It's funny how these people have state-of-the-art technology like snowmobiles and 2021 snowmobiles what the hell is going on

    Paul RegnierPaul Regnier4 dias atrás
  • My respect the tribles ways and its there culture ways we can learn from them i hope they have guns for the wildlife out there

    Rebecca diaz de leonRebecca diaz de leon4 dias atrás
  • and next time you move you can play mikado with your house

    ChacUayabXocChacUayabXoc4 dias atrás
  • From the comforts of the developed Nordics, it is a strange thought that my native tongue is linguistically closer to what these people speak than any other (Indo-)European language around, save two others...

    PoetsrearPoetsrear4 dias atrás
  • did i search for this;no did i watch it with pleasure;yes

    tasos G.tasos G.4 dias atrás
  • Ненцы это не Сибирь, это Заполярье. The Nenets are not Siberia, this is the Arctic

    Дмитрий БелавинДмитрий Белавин4 dias atrás
  • Какие счастливые люди!всегда природа,ягоды,рыба,оленина,и главное не надо оплачивать коммуналку!здоровья,мира!!!!

    Наталья ХарченкоНаталья Харченко4 dias atrás
  • adverts are bloody relentless

    butchbutch4 dias atrás
    • Sorry! We have some vids on the channel with no ads, and are looking at creating an ad-free patreon channel.

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad Architecture4 dias atrás
  • How lazy humans have become? No wonder we are unhealthy. LOL I'll speak for myself I guess

    jackie scorpiojackie scorpio4 dias atrás
  • I "Liked" and "subscribed" to promote everything you're doing. Thank you for sharing these videos

    jackie scorpiojackie scorpio4 dias atrás
  • Вот настоящие люди ,без злобы и жажды наживы . Есть все необходимое для жизни добытое своим трудом и они счастливы! Любовь ,детки,труд и единение с природой. В столь суровом крае живут и не роптают. А кому то тварям и двух яхт с дворцом мало ,надо больше! Эй ,гниды буржуйские ,на тот свет ни хуя еще никто не забрал! Вот люди ,а вы черви на роде людском. Дай Бог этим семьям всех благ!

    Красный Пролетарий НазарьевКрасный Пролетарий Назарьев4 dias atrás
  • Хатка на семи ветрах. Не схалтуришь. Средняя продолжительность жизни - 53 года.

    Анатолий ПетровичАнатолий Петрович4 dias atrás
  • Those matts made from small straight branches are probably very effective at stopping the transfer of heat into the ground and chilling the occupants.

    Ely PowellEly Powell4 dias atrás
  • Why do they have to move every 4 days? Why not stay longer?

    Kurt KrKurt Kr4 dias atrás
  • This music is hypnotic.

    RazamadazRazamadaz4 dias atrás
  • I Respect All Race.

    미술실미술실4 dias atrás
  • Dear blogger, hello. Your video is very healing, I want to share it with more people, can you?

    Mr陳先森Mr陳先森5 dias atrás
    • Thank you, I am happy that you want to share. The license allows you to share by putting it in a playlist on youtube or by linking to the original video from a website. You cannot download and then upload the video as your own. I hope this helps.

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad Architecture5 dias atrás

    Jane DoeJane Doe5 dias atrás
  • Amazing video

    Jeannessa Bible verse channelJeannessa Bible verse channel5 dias atrás
  • No mask? this is where I want to live

    Bernard MichaudBernard Michaud5 dias atrás
  • These people were amazing huh

    Frank Luckiewicz H. Jr.Frank Luckiewicz H. Jr.5 dias atrás
  • when global war will come or any other natural disaster, only that kind of people will survive... beautifull movie

    Łukasz WŁukasz W5 dias atrás
  • why do they have to move every few days?

    Hr HHr H5 dias atrás
  • What a deeply impressive documentary about lovely, wise, amazing, kindly people! Great respect to them all.........thank you for this video!

    Gayle AndrusGayle Andrus5 dias atrás
  • Self sufficient! I would find the dismantling and rebuilding process tiresome. No housing department to complain to.

    Crabby PattyCrabby Patty5 dias atrás
  • It's all of Mongolian origin. Our culture has become an international tradition. If a mogul comes to visit, it will be a pleasure to introduce the history and culture of all this

    baagii badrahbaagii badrah5 dias atrás
    • I think it may have gone the other way, from Siberia down into Asia, but who knows!

      Nomad ArchitectureNomad Architecture5 dias atrás
  • Труд дал им возможность бороться за существование. У них огонь-печка, обмундерование, сапоги, пастель питание, вода,жилье.Эволюциясохряняет тех,которые любят труда и семью.Заметили, ни кто не курит, не пьет и все за одного, один за всех.

    Mustafa PiriyevMustafa Piriyev5 dias atrás
  • the drone shots were great !

    Angel GonzalezAngel Gonzalez5 dias atrás
  • We are so spoiled that we complain about having to cook every day or even cleaning the house and we don't want to cook we just order take out, the pizza guy is not going to deliver to these guys.

    Angel GonzalezAngel Gonzalez5 dias atrás
  • They work more than talk

    d7mee 15d7mee 156 dias atrás
  • Nice place

    Vedha KannanVedha Kannan6 dias atrás
  • at day time what temperature have been there? they for sure have no problems with covid why move every 4 days?

    Romano SchwabelRomano Schwabel6 dias atrás
  • This is so intelligent great work

    Justin WilkersonJustin Wilkerson6 dias atrás
  • Why is it always the women that have restrictions, I wonder.

    Patricia RobinsonPatricia Robinson6 dias atrás
  • I cant imagine constantly going through so much just to survive.

    MaziarMaziar6 dias atrás
    • @Man Beast i like man beast comment. Some type of time traveller combined with social darwinism.

      Garry SekelliGarry Sekelli10 horas atrás
    • it's just because you never saw my monday routine on brazil xD

      Pedro BaraunaPedro BaraunaDia atrás
    • @Garry Sekelli .0...:..8一b.^T

      YOU LeeYOU LeeDia atrás
    • You probably can go a week without your cell phone, internet, social media, credit cards, getting your nails done. Your kind if placed back in the 17-1800's would have no true life skills and would be the first to die off. Your whole reliance on all the above items makes you week. Only the strong survive, and your comment tells me you are of the week that will die off.

      Man BeastMan Beast2 dias atrás
    • Human brain can get used to anything.

      Axar ChhipaAxar Chhipa2 dias atrás