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

Publicado em 22 Mar 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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  • Walk up to a fresh cabin with kills in hand!🤘12:50 watch out for that brown bear!🤣

  • Ingat.... Ada allah....

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  • 18:05 lo unico que puedo pensar es.... "WOOOOOOO"

  • I’m only 15 mins in and I’m mesmerized! Best thing I’ve watched for ages!

  • This is the best video I've ever watched on BRdown.

  • Home indeed.

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  • Unless he killed and butchered a cow at 52:18 he went to the store but I still watched it till the end great video never a dull moment

  • Not much of a talker

  • dog: (one question) how to make wooden batteries??

  • αυτο στην Ελλαδα το λεμε "αυθαιρετο"

  • Wow...such a happy life.

  • Awesome, thanks for sharing.

  • So much deforestation for a lonely box. Not worth it unless he's planting as many as he cuts down

  • ridicule

  • Superb.

  • how is his drone camera powered?

  • The axiomatic poet generically realise because monday uniquely wink near a strange quill. ripe, tangy drizzle

  • Maravilhoso 😍

  • True Life

  • Omg.

  • as 2020 comes to a end. this is looking like more of a possibility in the future for myself. self sustainable. off the grid. thank you for the inspiration

  • Perfect.

  • Me chamou atenção o número de árvores que um só homem derrubou pra sobreviver nesse ambiente.

  • Superb.

  • Behind you escape the City to Build Build Off Grid Log Cabin ,you can get more experience of life ....good situation during COVID 19

  • Not alone. You are with mother nature

  • How you can cutting too meny trees ?

  • plot twist : He lived just in his back yard !

  • Be honest, this isn't the first time you're watching this! We will meet here again soon

  • Minecraft in real life

  • "Alone in the wilderness", gets mobile notification from work asking where he is @1:26:12 :)

  • super. pozdrawiamy z Polski. Pięknie tam u Pana

  • He has prepared well for covid

  • I dunno why I keep watching til the end..

  • Perfect.

  • Amazing man!!! Salam From 🇮🇩

  • I immensely feel sorry for trees,,,other thing I loved it.👍👍 I wonder there's always nature who kept sacrificing for human adventure, I wish human even try bit part of his life for Nature too.

  • Мужик, ты лучший!

  • ya allah plz forgive me stop watching this.

  • I love how he destroys the forest building house which he'll probably abandon after the project is over

  • How he get glass in nature? And power to camera? This survival is suck.

  • ఆ ఆi love u girl.

  • The only negative in the video is 'cutting' of excessive trees....the deforestation is painful....

  • Opo kui?

  • What about sasquatch?

  • Any chance you are looking for a lady help mate to join your adventure?

  • This is art.

  • As if I looked about a Russian from Siberia.

  • He trynna build a whole city there😂

  • Sabır,emek ve becerinin sonucu(muhteşem) eser.🙏🏻👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽😊. Yaratıcılık,süper kabiliyet.

  • This is very amazing to see this man is working hard and he is very strong man for his age to carry Boat and all this Wood he is also strong mind personality I admire you

  • Very good. Inspiring

  • Algum BR🇧🇷🇧🇷 aqui??? Kkk canal top!!

  • This man cuts down all the trees in the wood! if this is the trend of next gen, there will be no wilderness LOL

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  • give him an oscar best movie ever thank you sir

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A primary way we show faith is by dedicating our life to God and getting baptized.-1 Pet. 3:21. “The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one,” states 1 John 5:19. The old testament of the Bible gains much from the ancient cultures of the Sumerians, Egyptians, etc. --- Actually, no. Satan has ruled this earth since Adam sinned and died. Why did the Great Flood take place? Genesis 6:5 Consequently, Jehovah saw that man’s wickedness was great on the earth and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only bad all the time. 6 Jehovah regretted that he had made men on the earth, and his heart was saddened. 7 So Jehovah said: “I am going to wipe men whom I have created off the surface of the ground, man together with domestic animals, creeping animals, and flying creatures of the heavens, for I regret that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of Jehovah. 2 Peter 2:4 And he did not refrain from punishing an ancient world, but kept Noah, a preacher of righteousness, safe with seven others when he brought a flood upon a world of ungodly people. ----- Please think carefully about what this verse is telling you, given the world we currently live in, and why Jesus will return when he does; Rev 11:18 … and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth. The regret stated by Jehovah in Genesis 6 is that the people’s badness was going to force Jehovah to do something He really did not wish to do; destroy them. It is apparent, from what is happening today with men playing god with the DNA of people and animals, that something like that, also under the direction of demons, was also going on in the time before the Great Flood. Did some of the animals of legend, such as unicorns and such, really exist? Quite probably, in my understanding. So why was the Bible given to us? Here is the primary reason; 2 Peter 3:9 Jehovah is not slow concerning his promise, as some people consider slowness, but he is patient with you because he does not desire anyone to be destroyed but desires all to attain to repentance. ---- Jehovah's patience is why the wickedness was allowed to continue, so that as many of the descendants of Adam could be saved as was possible to do (this is what the resurrection of the dead spoken of by Jesus in John 5:28, 29 is all about). What promise did Jehovah make? Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring. He will crush your head, and you will strike him in the heel.” ----- Who will crush the head of Satan? Jesus. This is the first prophecy in the Bible, and clearly shows that Satan will be destroyed. So, of course, then hell can’t exist, can it. So, this badness continues in man till this day, with few exceptions (Matthew 7:13, 14). 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The Israelite's carried Jehovah's Holy Name Numbers 6:22-27 And they must place my name upon the people of Israel, that I may bless them.” --- If you do not walk in Jehovah's Holy Name, as the Israelites did, there is no blessing. That blessing means everlasting life/salvation (Please meditate on how disobedient the Israelites were to better understand what is going on today. This will help you to better understand what you need to do NOW). Jesus is a witness for Jehovah (Rev 1:5 & Rev 3:14). Because I walk in the footsteps of Jesus, so am I (1 Peter 2:21). Jesus said; John 7:16 Jesus, in turn, answered them and said: “What I teach is not mine, but belongs to him who sent me. --- So the witness that Jesus gave to us was directly from the Father in Heaven. Isaiah 43:10 You are my witnesses,” declares Jehovah, “Yes, my servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and have faith in me And understand that I am the same One. Before me no God was formed, And after me there has been none. 11 I-I am Jehovah, and besides me there is no savior.” ---- Jesus said; 6:44 No man can come to me unless the Father, who sent me, draws him, This work belongs to and is being done, directly, by the Father. Never doubt that for a single moment. 1 Cor 3:5 What, then, is A•polʹlos? Yes, what is Paul? Ministers through whom you became believers, just as the Lord granted each one. 6 I planted, A•polʹlos watered, but God kept making it grow, 7 so that neither is the one who plants anything nor is the one who waters, but God who makes it grow. 8 Now the one who plants and the one who waters are one, but each person will receive his own reward according to his own work. 9 For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field under cultivation, God’s building (meaning temple). What did Almighty God say about this? Isaiah 52:6 For that reason my people will know my name; For that reason they will know in that day that I am the One speaking. Look, it is I!” 7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the one bringing good news, The one proclaiming peace, The one bringing good news of something better, The one proclaiming salvation, The one saying to Zion: “Your God has become King!” (Please read Luke 4:43 in your own Bible NOW.) The only ones who know AND USE God's Holy Name and make it known to others are the footstep followers of Jesus. Why? Because Jesus only makes that Name known to his disciples (John 17:26). We, the footstep followers of Jesus, well understand, and have been directly told, that the end is very near. NOW is the time to be very serious about this. And I will help - freely - in any way that I can, but you must be willing to do the work/studies necessary to learn the Truth (John 17:17). If you have questions, please ask (email Any help I can provide is always free. Please remember, time is short, and gets shorter day by day.

  • Yang milih allah like 40000 ya.

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  • This is... Can't even describe... The calmness and and... calmness in this video. Makes me wonder if I would ever feel like this. I see lots of emotions and of course, lots of work in here

  • Será que tem ursos e alces na região?

  • how did you charge your cameras?

  • So jealous!!! I wish we can be brave to do this, the place is so beautiful and peacefull

  • this is modern living mate ,! you have freshly sawn planks of wood from timber mill fresh concrete etc , this is bullshit at its best , bet the 4 wheel drive is in the background get real people and call this guy out

  • Wow! more videos like this one!

  • 1:40 dog: help my please

  • Omg.

  • Thanks for sharing

  • Uhm, does this guy not realize/understand you cannot just steal land, destroy a bunch of trees and squat? The government needs to throw this guy in jail.

  • Pure crack, right here. If you start this - BEWARE - you won't leave until it's finished.

  • Was just diagnosed with MS. 4 years of abuse AFTER divorcing my wife to get out of a 10 year abusive marriage. This right here, could heal all of that, could send my MS into remission.

  • Dog is not helping on building works ! Assisted !

  • no women? two years?

  • The video is lengthy but not boring

  • Eu quero um lugar assim 😍😍

  • How does he keep his hat so clean though?

  • Eu acho difícil o cara ficar sozinho . porque se acontecer alguma coisa ele não tem a quem recorrer

  • Amazing, is it in everyone to have the calling to go live in the wild? as I certainly fell a calling to go live in the wild like that, i could watch silent videos like this all day so peaceful, Thanks for the video. Take care

  • All the thumbs down from people who cant accept us humans eat meat...just so you know plants are also technically living, you evil vegans....

  • Я бы там пожила, такой мужчина молодец, настоящий мужчина

  • How did he charge his cameras, drone etc?

  • into the wild

  • Love you.

  • 何日も誰とも喋らないなんて俺には無理だな。熊とか狼とかも怖いし。 ハンティングで蛋白質を補うとして、弾を買う現金収入が必要だけど、どうしてるのかな。貯金から?

  • Doge: "I miss BRdown..." Man: "Shut up."

  • Yang milih Allah SWT like.

  • Superb.

  • 20:11Wolf skin

  • Молодец мужик!

  • 1 człowiek a ile drzew i przyrody zniszczył !! Dlaczego? Dla kaprysu ,by pomieszkać w lesie.

  • Does it hard ?

  • I really love this video❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Well done but obiously not alone... No cursing?.... Next try and do it with wife and kids....... It has been done over and over again.... Not easy.

  • I’m wondering what did he do Naturally for his aches and Pains any ideas I would love to know 🙏🏻

    • he looks fairly healthy. not too many aches and pains probably

  • Wow, that was incredible, once started couldn't switch off until the end. Amazing

  • Should have titled this video 2 years no bath.