Warmest Tent on Earth - Pitching in the Siberian Arctic Winter - Ненецкая палатка чум

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    The Nenet reindeer herders need to move their tent every few days throughout most of the year. Every time they migrate they must pack the whole tent away, drag it across the tundra on sledges, and erect it again in a fresh place, sometimes in temperatures of minus thirty degrees. Survival depends on working together as a team.

    After staying in the wooded taiga for two months they start to migrate north following the ancient paths of migrating reindeer (caribou). In four months they will travel up to 1200km and must pack and move every three to five days to keep up with their herd. They must reach their summer quarters before the snows melt and flood great rivers with icy waters too cold and deep for the calves, born along the way, to cross.

    Behind the tent an invisible line extends out into the tundra. It is called the sawei line, and a woman cannot cross it. It will bring bad luck to the tent. It was hard for them to explain exactly why, it is much stronger than a superstition and is connected to the spirit pole that stands at the back of the tent. This pole is sacred and a woman cannot cross underneath it either, and only a shaman may sit in this holy place. The origins of this are a little lost, there may be practical reasons, for example the back of the tent is traditionally where the men work, often together, so they have to be able to move about freely, but there are often two families in a single tent, so maybe one day the women just agreed territories to stop tripping over each other. Maybe it has such a mundane origin, or maybe there are real spirits that come up to the tent from behind and would bring harm to any women caught in the wrong place. If several tents pitch together, their lines must not cross either, so they tend to camp in a straight line to avoid this.

    In answer to the many questions - on personal hygiene, everyone washes using a bowl of soap and hot water, just like most of our grandparents did before everyone had pipes and taps. There is no toilet in the tent as some have suggested, they find a spot a few hundred metres away. They are not pitching on a lake but a small mound where the snow blows a little thinner, Gas companies have been in the area and gave away snowmobiles as part of land access negotiations. Also sometimes there are competitions with them as prizes, sometimes they sell a load of reindeer and buy one. Most families now have at least one but the reindeer are still used a lot. Yes, they use a sled to go to town, or trading posts to buy groceries.

    I wanted to catch the entire process, but have edited it down a little from the 40-45 minutes it takes to get from the open snows to a warm cosy home.

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    1. Jan Dec

      To są prawdziwi ludzie a nie wychuchane Darmozjady Wstyd

    2. Jag Deepak Malhotra

      The world is so amazing. Thanks for this video.

    3. RELAXING - 편안해지는 음악

      저렇게 어린 애기들이 벌써 엄마와 생이별한 것도 안타깝고, 애기들 낳고 돌보다 애기들과 생이별하고 병으로 고생하는 알롱이도 안타깝고, 전부 불쌍하고 안타까운거 투성이지만, 이게 최선인것 같네요. 알롱이와 애기들 잘 보살펴 주고 계신 앵님께 멀리서나마 감사드립니다. 그저 알롱이랑 알롱이 애기들 전부 건강하기를 바랄 뿐입니다.

    4. Kent Burrell

      Lord why does this music remind me of the music from Halloween???.... Got my heart beating..

    5. Osman Koc

      I don't understand, come on, nobody knew about anyone in the past. why this trouble ...

    6. Klise Raw

      I can nearly do. My laundry every 4 days, must less tear down and build my house.😳

    7. Klise Raw

      Omg, these ppl are Amazing.

    8. Born Again Christian woman

      Who is Donald Trump You ever actually stepped back and looked? Ever wonder if he could be the antichrist? Lets look at some things that just might point that direction. 1)Did he announce to the world that he was the son of perdition? On live TV that aired around the world August 2019 he looked to HEAVEN and said " Im the chosen one". 2) He also said before a live audience and on air at Liberty university that He doesn't ask GOD for forgiveness he just goes and does better. 3) He constantly brags on himself and boast oh so much of his abilities. 4) Israel put him on their coin and says hes their saviour. 5) he brought the "abraham accord " supposed peace agreement to the middle east. 6) Look at how the Christian community stands , promotes and worships this blasphemous , lying man.Christians are the ones hes blinding not the lost. Satan already has the lost hes after GOD'S children. 7) The 💉/mark is his. He said when it would be out, and it was, even though scientist and doctors said it wasn't possible. Well it came out when he said.And yes its killing many and not only abominable but altering GOD'S creation. 8) His favorite poem mimics Eve in the garden and people mostly christians eat it up and in their face deception stares. 9)666 is tied to him in so many ways not to mention its his most used hand gesture. 10) Why did he create a space force to fight aliens or maybe the two witnesses that will tell the world who he is. Do you worship him? Did you fall for the lies? Did you take his mark? I hope and pray your answer is no to all of these. Its time people look to JESUS and away from the lies of this world. The end is not coming its here. The mark is the 💉and many that professed to belong to JESUS sold their souls for lies.

    9. Yolanda Garza

      No wonder that they stay warm, they really work up a sweat, hard working people😰 I enjoyed watching the video especially when it's 101 temperature right now here in south Texas USA, Thank you for sharing your video,exellent😊👍💞

    10. RareOne ASMR

      Teamwork makes the dream work!

    11. Shaifulla Ratin

      They use those things which is actually necessary for life nothing more 👌

    12. fantastic

      nice content

    13. Louise Cassidy

      Fascinating. I do think they broke out their finest winter clothing for the filming, and hats off to them. Those hides are very heavy, whatever they make with the reindeer skins, heavy. I actually envy them!

    14. Mrs Miller

      Incredible! Thank you for filming it!

    15. SilverLion

      Gave thanks to the trees, ??

    16. Jo-Anne Lewis

      AMAZING way of Life! Thank you for this peek into another Lifestyle. The Diversity on this planet is profound!

    17. Nikhithmon Denny

      Why do they have to move every four days?

    18. thankuwelcome 215

      How many animals had to die so that they can stay warm

    19. Buck Fat

      Rent free

    20. Fafa Asik

      Incredible, amazing. Too long duration video, compres please.

    21. Yüksel Köprücü

      Çilekeş kardeşlerim selamınaleyküm qüzel insanlar kolay qelsin türkiye istanbul..😍😍😂

    22. Stephen Faulkner

      As to Could I live with another family.?. My guess is they consider each other as One Family..

    23. Marco Antonio Cyborg

      gostei muito do vídeo como as pessoas vivem

    24. Marco Antonio Cyborg


    25. Heather McRobert

      why move every four days?

    26. Đoan Nguyễn

      the child's cough so cute

    27. Yusef Alaminde

      No one has any privacy. Where the parents show affection no one knows.

      1. thankuwelcome 215

        I was thinking the same thing and where do they wash and how?

    28. Kayne Tang

      What is country

    29. T- Giveaways

      I m Russian and I live in Siberia but not this region .this is north of Siberia. These people have opportunity to live every where they want in Russia but really I see that they are happy to live in such region with such weather .stay cozy 🌋

    30. Kingg Royal

      Yall dont hear the baby coughing like it has a cold smh 😓 hurry up and give that baby soup plz 😣

    31. Kingg Royal

      All i can think of is ice age frfr💯

    32. Poornima Pujeri

      How they use fire for cook...

    33. Two Feathers

      Where's the outhouse?

    34. Dave Hamlin

      Thank you for the information 10/10 I think the video is very interesting. Regards Dave in the UK

    35. Wrocklaw Polsat57

      Kind people let the dogs to sleep in warm place. Thank you.

    36. Michelle Yass Lee

      life so tough there, no place for old and incapable people.

    37. Barbara Lara-Watson

      This is vernacular architecture and regional traditions that cannot be lost. Thank you for filming and presenting this to us all.


      How they take the bath?

    39. George Smith

      Someone needs to get that baby to a doctor for Pete sake… not a good cough at all…poor child..

    40. Gabriel Ruvalcaba

      Do not fart..stove ..in use

    41. Oceans808

      Looks cozy!

    42. Jacqueline McGowan

      No matter where you live its important we make it homely, this was great team work and family and massive effort thankyou

    43. m

      That appears to be a lot of extra work that isn't necessary. Didn't anyone ever think of building little shelters along the way that could be utilized on the way back? I can understand pots and pans etc being dragged along but such huge yurts are unnecessary. Their life is no more than taking down the yurt and reconstructing it again. Anyone who has ever moved all of their belongs from one apartment to another or from one home to another knows the work and headache involved. Now imagine doing this every week. I really feel sorry for these people.

    44. Paul R

      Any yellow snow here? Nope, pitch up.

    45. Singing Playlist

      This would really be more interesting if there were a vocal narrator.... It's kinda boring without it, sorry to say

    46. Mat Thachireth

      What a horrible life. Even Toronto, in winter extreme ice created health hazard.

    47. ironman💫

      Pliz make video again with nenet tribe about cooking in tent👍👍

    48. Robin Reed

      Why do they move every four days?

      1. Karosnikov

        they are nomadic and have to both hunt and avoid certain animals so neither can track them by scent long term, for example in the usa bears from the woods sometimes go to garbage bins near the public, or your kitchen, if your kitchen was moved the bear would only be near the left over fireplace not the people.

    49. john r White

      There world is a much happier world Even with the harsh weather and there is no trash because there is no waist they are invisible to Animals and nature because they are very much equal to it ! We could learn these ways all over again !

    50. Midas Touch

      I would like to know how so many different cultures came up with similar design, like the American Indian lived in a TP built similarly, who came up with the design and how did that design find its way to other part's of the world before long distance travel

      1. Nomad Architecture

        Long distance travel is tens of thousands of years old of course. I am pretty sure the idea travelled around the polar regions, crossed the Bering Bridge and then dropped down to the plains. It is a long story and there are still a few gaps. One other theory is simple parallel evolution of the design, but I think it came with the first settlers. How could you cross all that ice with no shelter?

    51. Megan c

      Very special way of life.could i live this way instantly from my lifestlye now?l'd have to say no.if i acclimated slowly maybe.would i like to experience this?i think it would be a experience I'd never forget.❤

    52. misha arongdee

      I would like to live there. 1. Why they must to move every 4 days? 2. What kind of food they eat? 3. Why one kid has blonde hair? 🙏💕🇷🇸🇱🇦

    53. Harrison Ford

      Enjoy your day !

    54. Ranganath S K

      They move every 4 days so that Rhien deer do not over graze,u have to spare it for tomorrow.....Rhien deer is their precious wealth...

    55. Gunner

      why 4 days? the max of poop build up?

    56. Murugan Nallamadan

      Very different life dangerous 🙏🙏

    57. Toan Dink

      it's incredible how seamless they move, the workflow looks very clear and no redundancy is made. Talking about a work that's been refined forever, this is a productivity management at its finest!

    58. Al

      Think I saw a HOLIDAY INN a few miles back .....

    59. carolyn haney

      I thank god I wasn't born in a place like that. the poor dogs. Why didn't their ancestors go south and keep going. That place is terrible for man and beast. The poor dear people, go south, young man, go south.

    60. John Blasik

      But how do the kids play Fortnite?

    61. Theresa Kunda

      Humans were designed to live in tight communities. Yes, they are happier than us.

    62. Theresa Kunda

      It is cozy. I like it.

    63. Robert Mansfield

      No country for old men

    64. Ivan Ivan

      🇧🇷🇧🇷 parabéns eu nunca vi do incio até o fim contrução desta

    65. will triumph

      "Warmest Tent on Earth" They have an oven. Duh

    66. George

      That is one good tent!

    67. Starseed-bb

      The kids in the huge boots are so cute lol

    68. B Vic

      I watched this many times, I love it, we’re all humans, we re all survivors against circumstances

    69. Min Cassy

      Living in a tropical country where I feel cold at 20°C, I would die here

    70. Chris Chamberlain

      Wow, man that looks cozy . And you know those pelts are soft as can be. Bet you get the best nights sleep there.

    71. Sylvia Davenport

      Thank you

    72. Arif M M

      Those couples must have the quietest sex on earth.

    73. Sheri Roberts

      The sheer brilliance of the materials being used as part of the housing and part of the sleds.....wow!

    74. Otto Tjihumino

      How long does this take?

    75. Lorraine Brown

      WOW! God Bless them! Thank you for filming! I have watched this twice now! It’s fascinating! Why must they move every four days!? No, I don’t think I could live like they do for very long nor would I want to but that is what they know & do! Strong People!❤️

    76. Shit Poster #7776

      It looks idyllic.

    77. Fares Hajjar

      I guess they don't need a gym membership.

    78. debra kalia

      Lived in a 4 rooms and one bathroom with 6 adults and 7 children and we survived i it adults with beds to the right and children on the left dads worked during day moms were all home 5 kids in school and 2 kids at home Place was always neat and clean only had beds and a few cubicles and dressers and a table and couple of chairs don't remember a TV I read anything I could get my hands 60 years ago!!!

    79. Mike Chase

      the real question is how he make those sunglasses

    80. Vintage Gal

      Can someone tell me why they have to move so much? It seems so difficult to tear down and rebuild every so many days.

    81. luci Gonçalves Gaspar


    82. Avivah Benjamin

      Change music not good with video

    83. Anh tú Anh tú


    84. Rabbit Rat

      Warmest tent.. this one.. thfoo..

    85. teentj

      This world is crazy how one mans fashion is anothers mean of life

    86. אפרת כרמלי

      Where do they take a shower 🚿🤔 ? Efrat.

    87. Thomas Tessier

      Talk about a hard life.

    88. Theweatheris Aokay

      RScamera brings me here, so glad and mesmerized by the beauty of this video. Love those horizon view too and their thick clothing, like poncho. I live where everywhere I turned I hear the sound of people, cars, buildings being build, rebuild, here they hear only the sound of wind and themselves, that's luxury.

      1. Theweatheris Aokay

        @Nomad Architecture My country getting into total lock down yet again, starting 2th June 2021, looking forward to your future videos.

      2. Nomad Architecture

        Thanks, more coming soon. Lockdown has hit the channel a bit hard!

    89. Vasko Dimoski

      An unbelievable life compared to what we experience in western society its beautiful to see I don't think they could live in our world and we probably couldn't live the way they do amazing people

    90. Franny Fisher

      This is so interesting but I have questions. How long is daylight during the arctic winter? Why pitch the tent out in the open tundra and not nearer the trees for protection? Why did they move from the other location? Hunting? Are those dogs Akitas?

      1. Franny Fisher

        @Nomad Architecture wow! Thanks for answering!!!

      2. Nomad Architecture

        Hi, daylight is about 6 hours but most of this is dawn or dusk. They have left the wooded taiga and are moving north following their herd of reindeer. if you check my first video you will get a better picture, this was just about the tent.

    91. Kanlaya Tongrob


    92. Frank Phelps

      The video was very interesting and informative......but the commercial with the socialist woman spouting Propaganda about how Republicans are Racists is a lie, and is truly Insulting.

    93. GullWing Storm

      I couldn't share that with in-laws, they can make their own.

    94. Sange Jamchenpa

      what is this life oh my god

    95. Jan Heard

      The women do all the work it seems. Hated the way that man took his clothes off and threw them towards the woman to sort out. Horrible culture..thank god I wasn’t born into it.

    96. KAZI Enamul Hoque joni

      form Bangladesh

    97. firecloud77

      The gender inequity is strong in this culture. They could use the help of our brave social justice warriors.

      1. Phil Cooper


    98. Anush Anusuya

      Only 2 days from them to relax.... 1st day build the tent, 3rd day need to repack for next days shifting and 4th day remove the tent and on travelling... very pathetic