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

My Self Reliance

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    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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    Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here:

    SEASON 2 - The Interior:
    SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse:

    THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It:
    SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking:

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    My Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 20042
    Barrie, Ontario
    L4M 6E9

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    Canon 6D -
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    3. maria Dos Reis

      Eu gostaria de viver assim , e olhe que o lugar eu tenho o problema é se só mulher né .👏🏼

    4. Ntokozo's chanel


    5. caleb tuttle

      minecraft irl

    6. young BOBO

      One of the best videos I've ever saw on RScamera period .

    7. Nail Bender

      The dog is suppose too pull the sled

    8. Ana Maria Roberto Nunes Scabello

      Que coisa maravilhosa!!! Estou encantada de ver a persistência em meio a tantos desafios...

    9. Tony Willingham

      If you are from NYC, you’ve got a great title on your hands.

    10. s.r.d.r egn

      I can only say respect for this amazing creativity ,effort and patience. I doff my Cap to you, Sir

    11. Lusenildo Pereira

      As hermit as he is, he surrendered to the charms of the internet and technology by using a high-quality camera to upload the video to RScamera! 😂

    12. Thiago S Melo

      so nao vi o deserto mais de boa

    13. RaysFTW

      25:41 pupper doing a little jig on the ice.

    14. mbnb bcvg

      The imaginary scarecrow socially succeed because paperback inadvertently screw circa a adaptable party. overconfident, alcoholic crack

    15. Carmen Vargas

      Me ncantan Las log cabin son Hermosa y see respirara una paz y una tranquilidad que la disfrute

    16. joao batista firmp

      Alguém vendo o vídeo em 2021 ?

    17. joao batista firmp

      Esse cidadão é um exemplo de perseverança, sempre trabalhando! em algum momento acho que vi dois lindos cães !!

    18. Kevin Cerce

      The new cabin owners should watch how incredible Shawn built this entire homestead

    19. Chácara - BOTE CERTO

      Isso é que é vida.

    20. Paul Muwanguzi

      This isn't environmentally friendly. I never saw him plant one tree. Where i come from, the people who choose to live like him, live in harmony with the environment. he should have stayed in the city

    21. Shadow Weaver

      i watched every minute amd enjoyed every second.

    22. Chaim Clark

      I'm enveloped in the show, I myself am living in the wilderness. Then some douche bag comes on with an Ad and takes me back to reality. I miss old RScamera. Fuck these ads man. I'm downloading this shit

    23. Jesus Camacho

      I made a typo in my comment. I meant “hard work” and not “hated work”. Sorry for the blunder!

    24. Jesus Camacho

      Your skill set and perseverance was quite impressive. Notwithstanding the harsh elements during the winter, the life in the wilderness brings new meaning to having contentment and peace in life. And when you have a loving and devoted dog right by your side each day, you can’t have too many bad days…This flick opened my eyes to what planning and hated work is all about…My hat is off to you sir. God Bless you, your dog, and wonderful cabin.

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    26. The Beany Mac

      By 23:23 I could eat a horse!!

      1. The Beany Mac

        Sooooo much done in a year. Well MSR!!

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    28. Rob Prueb

      The measly appliance ontogenically branch because spruce unequivocally confuse underneath a cynical lion. happy, impossible eggnog

    29. Boofy0625

      Awww those foxes

    30. Miau

      Meu bisavô era marceneiro trabalhar com madeira e algo incrível. My great-grandfather was a woodworking woodworker and something amazing.

    31. Daniel Danis

      cool,thanks have a good night.

    32. Daniel Danis

      good dog☺️

    33. Daniel Danis

      so 40 cm fell today

    34. Daniel Danis

      you'll never forget the wind

    35. Daniel Danis

      Shit need a floor

    36. Daniel Danis

      Why bother with old techniques if your going to ruin it with modern stuff?

    37. tonyatthebeach

      ESCAPE TO THE WILDERNESS! ...take full HD camera and film every second.....ok then

    38. Daniel Danis

      a metal roof? After all that?

    39. Daniel Danis

      Looks ok

    40. Lisa Simkins

      looks like next to Georgian Bay

    41. Lucia Moreira

      AMEI, tudo trabalhoso mas tudo de bom

    42. Don Shader

      I have to say I was completely glued to my TV watching this video. I'm so jealous of this man. Bravo on a job well done.

    43. Chris Belay

      Its Canada?

    44. One Of You

      It's funny how we think people who live like this are poor. But when are stressed, this is how we want to live. I was one step away from throwing it all away and doing exactly this but I chickened out. My mind keeps telling me it won't be safe for a single woman.

    45. Juanpablo Berger

      Papa Noel trajo la piragua

    46. Juanpablo Berger

      Basta de cortar harboles cuida la naturaleza por suerte son videos que repiten pararse todo joda ai

    47. Juanpablo Berger

      Pregunto las cosas caen del cielo ai

    48. Juanpablo Berger

      Espero que te alcanza para pagar la clinica

    49. Juanpablo Berger

      Con lo moderno volves al pasado no entiendo sabes otra cosa de que vivís rusito

    50. Eduardo Alentejo

      Nos Apalaches, no meio da natureza, de fronte para as sequoias, uma simplicidade e um retorno ao que há mais belo do ser humano: paz.

    51. Kyle M

      How were you alone yet had a drone doing panning shots while you're dragging a sled? Who's controlling the drone? How were you charging the electronics?

    52. Pat Tanackered

      Somewhere Ron Swanson is nodding approvingly at this video

    53. The Paddling Dutchmen

      Thanks for sharing your story, Shawn! You are the definition of high quality slow-watching on RScamera. You were an inspiration for us to start vlogging about our canoe trips in Scandinavia. And who know, hopefully someday, build a small cabin there :)

    54. Στελλακι Στελλα

      Amazing videos

    55. Mohamed Mcirdi

      Das bedeutet Freiheit.

    56. TedTucholski

      After watching the video for 20 minutes I began to wonder Where's the bathroom ?

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    59. Utterly Random

      that is insane , amazing

    60. B S

      You get inspired to do this by Dick Proenneke? Best of luck with your wilderness adventure.

    61. ms fan

      hunting and cooking keep him busy already. supplies and materials send from Home Depot, crewmen finishes the job.

    62. Ladea Carr

      i wish to marry a wilderness man... dont mind leaving the city life behind

      1. One Of You

        Join the queue, sister.

    63. Chefão das Loterias

      Quem quer vence o mundo! História de grande exemplo!!

    64. Michael Brown


    65. Al StnS

      how many trees did you cut down??

    66. Yedediyah Kingdavidson

      He is not alone he has a dog and friend.

    67. renalyn botona

      The oceanic caravan lastly work because girl roughly sign till a special niece. substantial, modern mailman

    68. Robert Ramsay

      I've been waiting to see the dog help and finally, he's capable of carrying a water bottle, hopefully to you and not off into the bush to dig a hole and hide it. Was that Scott Nearing's The Good Life you were reading? He got me excited about being self-sufficient but so far I haven't acted upon my excitement.

    69. Victor Oro

      I definitely would have paid to watch this! Excellent watch! Very happy to watch you enjoy Real Life with Mother Nature! Great skills to have!!

    70. JOE G.

      Man, that's the way life should be !

    71. Dennis Johnson

      Must be a Home Depot within walking distance.

      1. Kyle Annese

        Those nice steaks too, dont forget a wegmans...

    72. Elly Sabourin

      Do you own this land or what???

    73. Timeskee 1

      LOVE YA SHAWN...👍

    74. Wayne Price


    75. Ademilde Garcia

      I like your your Channel but I don't underestsnd english. Eu gostei muito do vídeo. Eu love country 💘


      everythg seemed pretty scarce

    77. Et_Shadow

      This is an industrial scale of deforestation by a single man. He was speechless & alone in the Wilderness but busy chopping off trees to build one lousy cabin & a wooden spoon - Seriously ?...LOL

    78. Survival Skills

      I love this video 😘🎀😉👏🏻😊

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    80. aLéo Lima

      Um ambiente maravilhoso, fora das grandes cidades, tudo de bom. Um cachorro e o silencio de companhia. Abraço

    81. mossthismossthat

      With everything he brought with him to make things easier - a wooden spoon could have saved him a great deal of time

      1. mossthismossthat

        Very talented and knowledgable survivalist - with a a lot of help

      2. mossthismossthat

        "One man leaves the city life behind, but brings a camera crew with drones, tools, a dog, somehow gets wagons and resupplies himself with fresh drinking water, a way to freeze meat in the summer...Don't be fooled

      3. mossthismossthat

        That deer was not shot by a bow - entertaining video though. Why did you set so many plates for the final Christmas dinner?

    82. Robin Carretti

      This is nature how it should be enjoy life to the fullest be grateful life is a handful and all the triumphs we will overcome log home is cozy and the warmth of tranquility You lifted a big smile of gravity

    83. Abdelkerim Ait Atta

      He destroyed a whole forest on his own. why are we still building wooden houses (translated by google translate)

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    85. Saad kuwait

      who behind the camera ?

    86. Ninety Faith

      I now think it is better than the “Nomadland”

    87. Sebastian K

      This dog is having a trip of his life!

    88. Всё про всё


    89. Marco

      Beautiful Woods ...colors. rain. Snow.sun. but...what about charging battery Dron, camera...?. In case of emergency, are You near to some Town, city...?

    90. osd 101

      Oh destroy the nature!!!

    91. Thomas Smith

      In the next video he constructs a woman out of wood. She cheats on him with a bear, divorces him, and gets his cabin and dog.

    92. Stonezster

      Amazing except I doubt he was alone. To much work with that camera and also 1:05:55 shows two plates with meals served up. Sooo?

      1. NOLA 0977

        He is married and has a family. His wife visited to help with camera, etc. His wife and kids lived in town while he did this.

    93. Marcos Deyvid Frutuoso De Oliveira

      Thank you!!

    94. Kina Lobbes

      et les tuiles elles viennent de ou ? de pleine nature ?

    95. Emilia Maria

      Estou precisando de um homem assim aqui em casa kkkkkkk

    96. Béatrice Haefflinger

      À cause de la longueur de temps, il le faut me reposer, je n'ai t tout visionné, mais j'y reviendrai.

    97. Ахмед Ахмедов

      Какая красота

    98. Glaskruset

      That dog is a goofball

    99. Mahku Malapotas

      I say BuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuulShhhhhhhh