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

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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.
“Home”, by Simon-Alexander
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SEASON 2 - The Interior:
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  • 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?

    Jason ViperJason Viper2 tuntia sitten
  • When you kill the deer what do you do with all the meat? To store it?

    Jordan ReidJordan Reid6 tuntia sitten
  • Absolutely inspiring. Stunning camera set up. Construction skills. Kudos| Also discovered Autumn Comes Too Soon by Jaydan Talley.

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  • Very cool man.

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  • good on you...respect...

    Carlo BonacciCarlo Bonacci7 tuntia sitten
  • A dlaczego on używa narzędzi z cywilizacji? Powinien radzić sobie bez nich.

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

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  • lost for words with your talent - breathtaking, amazing.

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

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

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

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  • he is not alone he has a Dog

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

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  • Mistrz świata, jest talent 💪💪

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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  • good

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  • Impresive.. good job Sir 💪🏼

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

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  • Real life Red Redemption 2 gameplay footage.

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

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  • Where does this take place?

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

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

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  • わんこがめっちゃ可愛い

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

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

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

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  • I'd go insane with that much quiet.

    Matthew075Matthew0752 päivää sitten
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    Lewis CooperLewis Cooper2 päivää sitten
  • It’s like John marston making his house

    Lewis CooperLewis Cooper2 päivää sitten
  • did you bring all tools, drone, and other materials by a truck?

    Totok R. BiyantoTotok R. Biyanto2 päivää sitten
  • This is awesome! Wow, very inspiring!

    Joe ByerJoe Byer2 päivää sitten
  • Imagine getting a team/group and doing this, it would be epic

    SkramSkram2 päivää sitten
  • how do you get a place like yours to build up legally a house

    Dieter MoersDieter Moers2 päivää sitten
  • Отличный отдых от проблем мегаполиса

    Рашид НабиулинРашид Набиулин2 päivää sitten
  • Simply ....i just loved it the way uh looked the life and freedom..uh have shaped it .....😘😍😍😍😍

    Manoj MehtaManoj Mehta2 päivää sitten
  • Simply ....i just loved it the way uh looked the life and freedom..uh have shaped it .....😘😍😍😍😍

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  • Do you need a son by any chance?

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  • 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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  • 1:19:21

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

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  • Admiral indeed, love your home.

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  • 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,

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

    America FirstAmerica First2 päivää sitten
  • Freedom.

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

    Nassi mehrNassi mehr2 päivää sitten
  • long dark live :D

    Sobriqued CakmuguSobriqued Cakmugu3 päivää sitten
  • such an amazing adventure thank you sir

    Golden BallGolden Ball3 päivää sitten
  • Que lindo 👏👏👏👏👏👏🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

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  • Incrível!

    Renilda RibeiroRenilda Ribeiro3 päivää sitten
  • You are so cool and have so many talents 👍 I really envy your place and cabin. Greetings from Norway 🙂

    Marius KMarius K3 päivää sitten
  • 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.

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  • fantastic!!

    Dave JanssenDave Janssen3 päivää sitten
  • Brilliant!!!!!

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  • 2 years without internet ???

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    • yea

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  • 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.

    alanjalanj3 päivää sitten
  • This guy reminds me my ex-husband, Tony.

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

    Jerome GariandoJerome Gariando3 päivää sitten
  • Great, it's my dream too, but I don't dare. 😏😎

    Kadir BilgetekinKadir Bilgetekin3 päivää sitten
  • how you to do that i mean how you specialy chillin' like you can do everything ?

    diki agustiandiki agustian3 päivää sitten
  • Parece o Artur do Red Dead

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  • I bet the stars look phenomenal from there

    Mafan -_-Mafan -_-3 päivää sitten
  • this guy took Minecraft to seriously.

    I_amPeterI_amPeter3 päivää sitten
  • 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?

    realpillboxerrealpillboxer3 päivää sitten
  • Great life ! Shawn thanks for sharing.

    Robert DitLeBobRobert DitLeBob3 päivää sitten
  • his dog is the goodest boy

    Kai AndersonKai Anderson3 päivää sitten
  • no land is free, how can he just randomly build on a land without paying taxes...

    I_amPeterI_amPeter3 päivää sitten
  • plot twist, this is his backyard. his house is 100 yards away and he builds this while living in his house.

    I_amPeterI_amPeter3 päivää sitten
  • Where does he wash

    Aaron MoonAaron Moon3 päivää sitten
  • 50:22 guess you are not alone

    Levi AckermanLevi Ackerman3 päivää sitten
  • My guy actually looks like Rick grimes from walking dead lol

    Philippe Charron-PichetPhilippe Charron-Pichet3 päivää sitten
  • Great vid! You built way more than I expected, good job sir, it was amazing to watch! :)

    V I N T A G EV I N T A G E3 päivää sitten
  • who holds the camera?

    marc uliartievomarc uliartievo3 päivää sitten
  • how can you eat that much food :)))

    Nima AhmadiNima Ahmadi3 päivää sitten
  • What a multi talented man! His skills are amazing! I would live a husband like him... 😊😊😜🌲🌲🌲

    Sylwia MiriamSylwia Miriam4 päivää sitten
    • @jill kang they all cimpliment when they need simething from men. Mean selfish species they are

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    • @foursquare four lol why so mean? She’s only complimenting him.

      jill kangjill kang21 tunti sitten
    • And ruin his peaceful calm life. Better luck for your hell

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  • One hour and trhirth that I watched with grest pleasure. You re gifeted. How do you know to do everything. Are you a arquitec or a sculptor ? I have other question. I need a licence to build my own house in the florest?

    Jean ChiodiJean Chiodi4 päivää sitten