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

Pubblicato il 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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SEASON 2 - The Interior:
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  • James De leon

    James De leon

    35 minuti fa

    This a type of a man that Im shy of he's on high level

  • FX


    4 ore fa

    The saddest part is that the grain that he made his bread is gmo and with glyphosate :(. US is such an amazing country, but corporations and elite BANKSTER families like Rothschilds, Morgan's, Rockefeller, destroyed it. Agenda 2030 is ongoing and off grid like is the best way to get away from that.

  • leona williams

    leona williams

    11 ore fa

    i remember watching your video's from the beginning'' and how inspiring you are to me' and boy' Cali 'was sure little then .looking forward to seeing your new homestead come to life' hugs from Oregon.

  • Nguyễn Ngọc Anh

    Nguyễn Ngọc Anh

    13 ore fa

    1:05:56 khịt khịt!

  • Eneida Freitas

    Eneida Freitas

    14 ore fa

    Wonderful... perfect life

  • Alejandra Maldonado

    Alejandra Maldonado

    14 ore fa

    I want that man for me😂

  • elguitarTom


    16 ore fa

    First thing man does: Creates big footprint, ruins nature and kills.
    We are not meant to be here it feels

  • Mary Wyrick

    Mary Wyrick

    18 ore fa

    Best video I have watched in a long time.

  • Jason Viper

    Jason Viper

    19 ore fa

    the good ol saying "everyone has a price" good for you on staying in the wilderness for "2 years" and when you was "off the grid for 2 years" you never got no youtube money right at ALL?

  • Jordan Reid

    Jordan Reid

    22 ore fa

    When you kill the deer what do you do with all the meat? To store it?

  • Mohamed Ridza

    Mohamed Ridza

    23 ore fa

    Absolutely inspiring. Stunning camera set up. Construction skills. Kudos|
    Also discovered Autumn Comes Too Soon by Jaydan Talley.

  • Ba Ab

    Ba Ab

    23 ore fa

    Very cool man.

  • Carlo Bonacci

    Carlo Bonacci

    Giorno fa

    good on you...respect...

  • Marek Radgowski

    Marek Radgowski

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    A dlaczego on używa narzędzi z cywilizacji? Powinien radzić sobie bez nich.

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  • Edgar Macadat

    Edgar Macadat

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    Hey Imagine How many Animals are homeless cause of that many trees are cut man respect the other living things bro

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    bro bot

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    I fear that this man has lived more in 2 years than I will in a lifetime.

  • Sean Spitzer

    Sean Spitzer

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    Wenn u have Mony no Probleme try it without

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  • Catcher Rye

    Catcher Rye

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    lost for words with your talent - breathtaking, amazing.

  • Colm Walsh

    Colm Walsh

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    What a pleasure to watch. Thanks so much for posting this.

  • Isabel Katia Dadão

    Isabel Katia Dadão

    Giorno fa

    Queria ter coragem tambem meu sonho viver asim no Lugar tramqulo longe da populasao e

  • raimundo


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    Somente eu aqui do Brasil, de Imperatriz, 25/01/2021, muito trabalhador, esse gringo

  • Prinz Aladdin

    Prinz Aladdin

    Giorno fa

    he is not alone he has a Dog

  • Samy Daldoul

    Samy Daldoul

    Giorno fa

    Hello sir, amazing experience ! but I have a question in my mind, How and from where did you get those materials ? cement / tools etc ..

  • CMZ raaQ

    CMZ raaQ

    Giorno fa

    Mistrz świata, jest talent 💪💪

  • Yuri Melnikov

    Yuri Melnikov

    Giorno fa

    Прекрасное видео. Подобный фильм я видел про плотника, который служил в военно-морском флоте США, а потом построил дом без гвоздей на берегу озера в Канаде.



    Giorno fa

    Why do you look like Tom Segura if he lost a ton of weight?



    2 giorni fa


  • Sir Madog1956

    Sir Madog1956

    2 giorni fa

    I am what you may call a city slicker, but I´ll be darned if I don´t envy you guy. Unfortunately I am too old and sick to leave everything behind and start a new life out in the woods. I am working on a fair compromise, though.

  • GA NT

    GA NT

    2 giorni fa

    Hier ist der deutsche Kommentar den du suchst

  • Ella


    2 giorni fa

    He must be so excited when the fireplace is up and running, love the dog and everything else 👍👍

  • xerox1959


    2 giorni fa

    I am going to watch this tonight, now at work (coffee break), i live in Belgium and overcrowded and overpopulated country. My grandfather who died in 1997 at the ago of 99, built also his house for his family from bottom (cellar) to the roof. Not wood, but bricks. Not in the woods, in a small village. I have often asked him "how did you do that". His reply: I had to do it, so I did it. Unbelievable? But true!

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  • foursquare four

    foursquare four

    2 giorni fa

    If he will spend another 4 yrs in woods he will built rsilway line and airport too

  • foursquare four

    foursquare four

    2 giorni fa

    A wake up video for we couch potatoes whose half life is wasted watching netflix and u tube

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  • B - Real

    B - Real

    2 giorni fa

    Impresive.. good job Sir 💪🏼

  • Leanne Smith

    Leanne Smith

    2 giorni fa

    People like this guy give us hope as human beings, good job

  • AkimboDice


    2 giorni fa

    Real life Red Redemption 2 gameplay footage.

  • ChildofYAH


    2 giorni fa

    God gave you all the talent(s), i just want one!

  • Dale Dawson

    Dale Dawson

    2 giorni fa

    Where does this take place?

  • Katahdin or Bust

    Katahdin or Bust

    2 giorni fa

    I appreciate this...all the way to the end!

  • Retro Radio

    Retro Radio

    2 giorni fa

    Shows all the things he makes by hand...Very impressive! Shows the things God has made all around us...AWESOME!!!

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  • alex Motts

    alex Motts

    2 giorni fa

    If i had the money. Id be the first thing i did.

  • Marcelino Oliveira

    Marcelino Oliveira

    2 giorni fa

    Só posso dizer uma coisa... video maravilhoso.....

  • Fabio P

    Fabio P

    2 giorni fa

    Compliments on your channel your videos are simply beautiful to watch and learn. Bravissimo. 👍👍

  • Matthew075


    2 giorni fa

    I'd go insane with that much quiet.

  • هاشتاك GFG

    هاشتاك GFG

    2 giorni fa

    أريد الذهاب الى مكان هادئآ وجميل

  • Lewis Cooper

    Lewis Cooper

    2 giorni fa

    Read dead 2 country in real life

  • Lewis Cooper

    Lewis Cooper

    2 giorni fa

    It’s like John marston making his house

  • Totok R. Biyanto

    Totok R. Biyanto

    2 giorni fa

    did you bring all tools, drone, and other materials by a truck?

  • Joe Byer

    Joe Byer

    2 giorni fa

    This is awesome! Wow, very inspiring!

  • Skram


    2 giorni fa

    Imagine getting a team/group and doing this, it would be epic

  • Dieter Moers

    Dieter Moers

    2 giorni fa

    how do you get a place like yours to build up legally a house

  • Рашид Набиулин

    Рашид Набиулин

    2 giorni fa

    Отличный отдых от проблем мегаполиса

  • Manoj Mehta

    Manoj Mehta

    3 giorni fa

    Simply ....i just loved it the way uh looked the life and freedom..uh have shaped it .....😘😍😍😍😍

  • Manoj Mehta

    Manoj Mehta

    3 giorni fa

    Simply ....i just loved it the way uh looked the life and freedom..uh have shaped it .....😘😍😍😍😍

  • Bas 1234

    Bas 1234

    3 giorni fa

    Do you need a son by any chance?

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    3 giorni fa

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  • Esdras Marques

    Esdras Marques

    3 giorni fa

    Meus parabéns amigo serviço bem feito 👏👏

  • Yammie MoMo

    Yammie MoMo

    3 giorni fa

    So do you own your land? Many many questions. Wish I could contact am willing to do this right now just me and my dog



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    3 giorni fa

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    3 giorni fa

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  • Mr Nobody

    Mr Nobody

    3 giorni fa

    I didn't know that power outlets grew in the wild.

  • MVG Recon

    MVG Recon

    3 giorni fa

    Admiral indeed, love your home.

  • kingdom music

    kingdom music

    3 giorni fa

    No one knows the exact day or hour the rapture will happen is a certainty and The rapture will happen without a doubt, but there will be a revival NOW in the USA and worldwide FIRST which is what this is leading to now, many many souls turning to Christ Jesus for sure .   THEN the rapture will happen after this when the last soul is brought in to Christ Jesus' protection . we are in the last days for sure( and yes a few years converts to hours and goes by quickly , and the rapture is highly likely to happen ANYTIME within the next several years OR  MAYBE EVEN LESS  , 3-5 years  Max OR LESS  If that , but no more , due to the time table has run out for Gods plan on gentile christians according to > all time lines< , references of biblical events, weather catastrophes, wars etc jewish variables ie third temple construction , red heifers being born , sacrifices starting soon etc. THE RAPTURE CAN HAPPEN NOW at ANY TIME make no mistake !! . Anywhere between 2021 -2027 the rapture can happen . The True Church of Christ Jesus will be GONE!  Christ taking the Church Out of the earth is closer than many even believe . And when many millions disappear  without a trace, aunts uncles friends  etc  what will you say then because it will happen ?  Please awake to Christ  Jesus which is  the ONLY hope  NOW and dont let yourself  find out it IS all true later  when its too late  ...for anyone who sees this and doesnt know what to do please If you havent given your life and heart to Christ Jesus you will have REAL BIG problems way bigger than any problems you have Ever had If you are left here on earth after the Rapture . After the Rapture The USA , Worldwide , will face More evils , Inner city chaos, firearm wars etc etc ,power and water , food shortages etctec than it Has EVER been seen Before and you surely dont want to be Here then . We Have Time NOW to change , please seek Christ Jesus while there is still time to save ! no one knows the day or hour of the rapture ,But the rapture will start out just like any other day .....The Rapture will Take Place In the day In Broad daylight, sunny day , In an Instant FLASH without ANY warning , and there will be peoples Driver Ids, wallets found in various parking lots , Purses bill folds Found at work etc etc with NO explanation , and People VANISHING so No One can refute it has taken place. .The Rapture Will Take place But we may have several years left but not many more , as many are turning to Jesus and this revival taking place and many still being brought into the Glorious kingdom of Jesus and Until the last soul is accounted for , is all that is preventing the rapture from happening. We are close , Several years goes by quickly so we are very close !romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. And The antichrist is for Israel , the jews revealing NOT for the Church , and does not have to be revealed first before the rapture as many christians believe . there is nothing holding the rapture from happening Now. The antichrist is for the jews NOT the church which is the restrainer holding back the antichrist from being revealed . The church will Be GONE Before the antichrist is revealed . The church will Not even Need to know who the antichrist is as Its for only the jews , as Gods plan switches back to them once the true church believers are Gone. 2 thesss 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.8 And >then< shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

  • America First

    America First

    3 giorni fa

    Super impressive. Incredible skills. Love the drone shots. Thank you for sharing with us.

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    Rana Kosten

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    3 giorni fa

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  • Nassi mehr

    Nassi mehr

    3 giorni fa

    Ich kann dieses Video viele Male sehen, ohne mich zu langweilen , super 🍃🍃

  • Sobriqued Cakmugu

    Sobriqued Cakmugu

    3 giorni fa

    long dark live :D

  • Golden Ball

    Golden Ball

    3 giorni fa

    such an amazing adventure thank you sir

  • Vera flores de meia de seda Pio

    Vera flores de meia de seda Pio

    3 giorni fa

    Que lindo 👏👏👏👏👏👏🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

  • Renilda Ribeiro

    Renilda Ribeiro

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  • Marius K

    Marius K

    3 giorni fa

    You are so cool and have so many talents 👍 I really envy your place and cabin. Greetings from Norway 🙂



    3 giorni fa

    Absolutely incredible. I left the city almost 25 years ago and honestly, I will never be able to go back again. Husband has to hide the supplies just to get me to go to town for more supplies. LOL!! Love being out in the wilderness and will never go back to the city again.

  • Dave Janssen

    Dave Janssen

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  • Altbrot Jungbrot

    Altbrot Jungbrot

    3 giorni fa

    2 years without internet ???

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  • alanj


    3 giorni fa

    While I don’t intend on going the Shawn James route, there is nothing I would enjoy more than having my own getaway. I’ve been looking at land not too far away and figuring out the logistics. Even to get away to a small cabin every month and half or so would be so refreshing and rewarding. Doesn’t hurt that I already have 90% of the tools and skills needed to do so. Won’t be a log cabin, but will still be built with my own hands.

  • 임동하TV


    4 giorni fa

    This guy reminds me my ex-husband, Tony.

  • Jerome Gariando

    Jerome Gariando

    4 giorni fa

    I watched this once but here I am, enjoying watching again. I salute you man!

  • Kadir Bilgetekin

    Kadir Bilgetekin

    4 giorni fa

    Great, it's my dream too, but I don't dare. 😏😎

  • diki agustian

    diki agustian

    4 giorni fa

    how you to do that i mean how you specialy chillin' like you can do everything ?

  • Leonardo Castro

    Leonardo Castro

    4 giorni fa

    Parece o Artur do Red Dead

  • Mafan -_-

    Mafan -_-

    4 giorni fa

    I bet the stars look phenomenal from there

  • I_amPeter


    4 giorni fa

    this guy took Minecraft to seriously.

  • realpillboxer


    4 giorni fa

    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?

  • Robert DitLeBob

    Robert DitLeBob

    4 giorni fa

    Great life ! Shawn thanks for sharing.

  • Kai Anderson

    Kai Anderson

    4 giorni fa

    his dog is the goodest boy

  • I_amPeter


    4 giorni fa

    no land is free, how can he just randomly build on a land without paying taxes...

  • I_amPeter


    4 giorni fa

    plot twist, this is his backyard. his house is 100 yards away and he builds this while living in his house.

  • Aaron Moon

    Aaron Moon

    4 giorni fa

    Where does he wash