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

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  • Published on:  Friday, March 22, 2019
  • #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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    THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It:
    SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking:

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  • Gérard Thomeczek

    Gérard Thomeczek

     an hour ago

    Only one thing: SPLENDID.

  • frawldog


     an hour ago


  • Pierre Pernelle

    Pierre Pernelle

     an hour ago

    The dog controls the drone.

  • Mitch Grainger

    Mitch Grainger

     2 hours ago

    The only thing missing in this video is a Harmonica :)

  • SexPolice101


     2 hours ago

    What a beautiful life he is living out there, If only he had a woman with him.

  • Blakensteina1 Blakensteina1

    Blakensteina1 Blakensteina1

     2 hours ago

    fun for a  " How To ""  video,,,  but phony as hell .  He must have a vehicle some where ,, are you telling me that he hauled all that stuff hundreds of miles from the big city ??  Wht did he do ?? drag it all in on a skid ??  Ya and the fancy wood stove , the chimney ,, the coppers,   2 canoes , not one , but two !!!, How did ya get em all there ??     Debarking all those logs  by hand ??  sure but not within a couple of days . This shit aint even real.   He must be a millionaire  !!  and he would have to own that land ,,otherwise the wardens would come around , tellin him to get the fuk out .         Oh not mention the million dollar camera that hes got , and in other videos, here come the Bombardier sno mo !!!!   and the ...chainsaw.    Ya he owns the land ,, and that's not cheap !!!  ya cannot go just anywhere and start chopin dwn trees and build cabins . All in All ,, its still kind of fun to watch a fukin millionaire playin around in the bush.  Like I said good  "" how to "" video , but phony as hell.

  • Shahadat Khan

    Shahadat Khan

     3 hours ago

    This video teaches us the Importance of Routine, Self Belief, Self Discipline and most important "Patience" in Life. Hats off to this man, who saw the phases of real-life and survival. Thank you for uploading this video. God Bless!

  • Bradley B

    Bradley B

     5 hours ago

    I’m happy that the dog was there all the years

  • zouzou gh

    zouzou gh

     5 hours ago

    ce que j'ai appris de ce type et ce que j'ai pris de lui en regardant cette vidéo c'est la volonté et la persévérance

  • Goldi


     5 hours ago

    gosc pokazuje jak sie meczy a ogolnie uzywa drabiny alu i kantowki z tartaku heh

  • Sharaf Naufer

    Sharaf Naufer

     6 hours ago +1

    When this guy was 10 he used to tell his parents when to go to bed. and in the morning dropped them both to work before going to school.

  • Chris Brent

    Chris Brent

     8 hours ago

    It does really well thermally. Otherwise all the snow on the roof would have melted so it is keeping heat in.

  • 3a9lani


     8 hours ago

    Even the Dog is having a blast , instead of sitting in a stupid appartement and go for 30min walk in a fucking park or whatever...

  • Asd Qwe

    Asd Qwe

     8 hours ago


  • MAGA 2020

    MAGA 2020

     8 hours ago

    plotwist: he ate his dog

  • oldschool823


     9 hours ago

    it's nice to have money. $165 Carhart pants, $85 Oakley sun glasses, red pepper in November, stake for dinner, heater and land. must be a CEO to take the time off. batteries don't last 2 years. what a deceiving video. this is his back yard.

  • curiousgeorge555


     9 hours ago

    Who needs Netflix?

  • Melvern Yang

    Melvern Yang

     9 hours ago

    This is a very boring VDO. Alone in the wood? I don’t think so.

  • Buda Blessed

    Buda Blessed

     9 hours ago

    This man is a beast and I got the most up RESPECT for him after watching this video 💪🏽💯

  • eric shestalo

    eric shestalo

     10 hours ago

    . damn motherfukr you are the man.!!!!!!! you really are.!!! your video is classy! and so are you .