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

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

    1:31:34

    #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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    “Home”, by Simon-Alexander


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  • A Year in the Wilderness | Off Grid and Self Reliant in a Log Cabin

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    Another full year in the wilderness living my dream. There is no place I would rather be than in the wilderness, self reliant, thriving in an off grid log cabin and living close to nature. Spring arrived today, and in my mind, it's the beginning of a new year and I reflect on the last 365 days spent building my homestead and creating a safe place for my family and me for times like this. The next 365 days will bring big changes for me and my family as we continue to learn how to and practice becoming more self reliant and put the lessons I have learned over the last three years to use. This year, food security and health are our focus, along with a few building projects that I'll be undertaking alone to make our homestead more self sufficient.
    Stay healthy and be kind.
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    Huntsville, ON
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  • Man Builds Off Grid Log Cabin Alone in the Canadian Wilderness

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    One man builds a cheap, rustic log cabin in the Canadian wilderness alone and without power tools over several months in 2017.
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    Finally, one video showing the entire build process from the cutting of the first tree to the laying of the last floor board - no food, no talking, no visitors, just carpentry, bushcraft, timber framing, blood, sweat and tears.
    My end goal is to have an off grid, primitive wilderness homestead, where I can practice primitive technology, bushcraft and traditional skills in an effort to become as completely self reliant as possible in this day and age.
    In late April, I cut the first balsam fir tree down on the property near Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada. Next, from June until August, I collected all of the building materials and fabricated the cabin using saddle notches in the corners. I cleared the land in August, laid down gravel for a pad and began erecting the off grid log cabin. By September, the walls were done and I started on the roof framing in October.
    In November, I burned the roof boards with shou sugi ban, an ancient Japanese technique for preserving wood. Against convention, I installed the roof in board and batten fashion, using my roofing background to come up with techniques to keep the cabin watertight.
    Next, I moved inside where I installed a Vermont Castings wood stove on top of a limestone flagstone floor, which extended from the doorway to the center of the cabin underneath the fireplace.
    For the rest of the floor, I framed it using 2x4 and 2x6 red pine boards and then installed 2x6x10' boards, which I burned using the same shou sugi ban technique.
    Now in December, I chinked the walls with moss and clay and have been spending a lot of time in the cabin, starting rustic furniture made with materials from the surrounding forest.

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  • Another Year in the Wilderness | Off Grid and Self Reliant in a Cabin

    1:5:48

    Another full year in the wilderness living my dream. Inspired by my friend Shawn James of My Self Reliance, this video is similar to his video, Another Year in the Wilderness:

    We look forward to another year here, albeit under very different circumstances. Thanks for watching.

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  • Alone at Dick Proennekes Log Cabin in the Wilderness | Silence and Solitude in Alaska

    1:8:56

    #logcabin #cabin #Alaska
    Shawn James visits Dick Proenneke's off grid log cabin at Twin Lakes in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska and spends two nights alone camping on the gravel beach of upper Twin Lake. Bears, moose and Dall sheep abound and he catches and cooks fish on an open fire, including arctic grayling and arctic char, catching and releasing sockeye salmon as well.
    Hiking in the mountains of the Alaskan range, he views incredible vistas from the mountain tops and watches as clouds race through the valley, with ever changing weather - rain, sun, wind...
    See the inside of Proenneke's log cabin as well as three others, which will be showcased in more detail in the follow up video.

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    To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels;

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  • Log Cabin in the Forest Alone in the Wilderness. Forest Film.

    19:36

    In this video I came to my log cabin which is located far in the woods in the wilderness. Another month of March, but we still have winter. Thank you for watching.

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  • ONE YEAR ALONE in the WILDERNESS | Building an OFF GRID YURT

    42:09

    We have survived year one living off the grid in a yurt in the Canadian wilderness. Year two off grid will include gardening, fruit tree orchard, log cabin, cob house, cob pizza oven, off grid full log cabin washroom/bathroom, and full solar panel and battery system. We hope you enjoy our Yurt life and off grid adventure!

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  • Off Grid Log Cabin Solo Winter Overnighter Camp - Snowstorm, Rain, Swedish Wilderness

    15:11

    Solo winter overnighter in an off grid backwoods log cabin, lots of rain in the first day but I managed to knock out a painting even though the weather was the worst possible to do so. There is no heating in the cabin but my winter sleeping bag did its job, temperatures at night were below zero and bit warmer during the days. Humidity was high so its the kinda cold that goes right into the bones. Great times!

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  • Couple Living alone in the Swedish wilderness

    19:01

    Tova and Mathias is living in a cabin in the Swedish wilderness. In this episode we give you a tour of our homestead. We show you how we live and the lay of the land, and of course you will meet the animals.

    Usually this is a vlog about our struggles and joys of living off the grid in the forests of Jämtland, Sweden.

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  • Cabin Alone in the Alaskan Wilderness - Dick Proenneke

    27:13

    This film is a documentary profile of conservationist and wildlife photographer, Dick Proenneke, at his home in the Lake Clark area of Alaska. It features close-up scenes of native wildlife, dramatic panoramas of the change of seasons and clips of Proenneke carving his log cabin out of the wild Alaskan wilderness.



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  • Man Living Off-Grid in His Incredible Self-Built Cabin

    10:08

    This man built a beautiful off-grid cabin with the help of friends for $65,000 CAD including the cost of the land. There was no road access to his lot so he had to bring in all of the building materials using a 4-wheeler with a small trailer, and then load them on a material elevator to bring them up a cliff to where he wanted to build his home.

    You can find out more about this cabin on Instagram here:


    The cabin can collect and store 3,000 litres of rainwater from the roof. One of the water tanks is inside the house to prevent the water from freezing during the winter, and the other two are in a shed that is attached to the cabin so that warm air can be circulated with fans to prevent the other two tanks from freezing as well.

    For heat, he has a wood stove, and he brings the firewood up to the cabin using the material elevator.

    For power, he has a solar power system and a backup generator for cloudy days.

    This micro cabin has two lofts, one is a living room, and one is the bedroom. On the main floor is a kitchen with propane 2-burner cooktop and 110 volt fridge, a bathroom with a sink and a bath (but no toilet because he prefers to have the toilet outside), and a spacious living area with the wood stove and dining table.

    He lives in the tiny house with his girlfriend and enjoys the simple lifestyle and the challenge of living sustainably.

    Thanks for watching!

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  • OUR VERSION OF ALONE IN THE WILDERNESS. Off Grid and Loving It.

    15:38

    In 2017, we sold our house and moved to our off grid cabin. It's been my childhood dream to spend a winter up here and now that I'm in my mid 50's, I decided it time to check this one off the bucket list. Our first winter went well and our second one even better. This video is a summary of our adventure, living off the grid in the NH woods.

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    On my channel you will find videos pertaining to homesteading, gardening and living off the grid with fun DIY projects for self-reliance and SHTF emergency preparedness situations, with some campfire cooking and good old backwoods humor thrown in. Sharing knowledge and stories from over 30 years of living in the woods.

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    Q: How do you have internet at your cabins? A: I have cell service at both cabins but it is spotty due to foliage and cloud cover. I can access the internet from my cabins but have to drive to a local wifi location to upload videos.
    Q: How old is Frankie? A: Frankie will be 10 in April of 2018
    Q: What video editing software do I use? A: Presently, all I use is Windows Live Movie maker but I’m considering trying imovie, Adobe Elements or SONY VEGAS PRO.
    Q: How do you get your water? Did you dig a well? A: Presently, I haul water to the NY cabin but at the NH cabin, I drop a kettle into an old well that was dug by hand by the settlers in the 1700’s.
    Q:What is your favorite brand of cast iron cookware? A: I prefer using vintage cast iron. My favorites are BSR and Griswold. If I had to buy new I would buy a Lodge Brand. I plan to purchase this dutch oven in the future:

    Q: What do you use for refrigeration? A: We have a small gas refrigerator that we salvaged from an old Shasta camper and a custom icebox that I built into the cabin wall. We make ice on site with a propane freezer.
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    Q: What do you use for cooking and heating? A: We use a Kitchen Queen 380 for cooking and heating during the winter months but we also have an antique gas stove in the cabin for when we don't need the heat from the KQ.


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  • Canadian Wilderness Off Grid Living

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    This one has everything: food, dogs, ATV, nightsky timelapse, The Wizard, Firewood, beer review, fires in the wood stove, a trip to the vet, and more!

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  • ALONE & OFF GRID | WILDERNESS PANDEMIC GARDEN HARVEST - DIY Compost Toilet w/ Chainsaw Mill - Ep.99

    37:58

    ALONE & OFF GRID | WILDERNESS PANDEMIC GARDEN HARVEST - DIY Compost Toilet w/ Chainsaw Mill - Ep.99

    #Yurt #OffGrid #Garden #TinyHouse #OffTheGrid #ChainsawMill #Homesteading #BoatLife #CompostToilet

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  • Building a Native American Longhouse with Hand Tools | The Best Natural Bushcraft Shelter

    44:36

    #bushcraft #shelter #logcabin
    The ultimate natural shelter that helped native north americans survive this harsh northern climate for thousands of years is the longhouse, a bushcraft shelter made from logs, saplings and bark, lashed together with natural cordage and heated with central pit fires. Up to dozens of families would live in this primitive hut, with each family sharing a section of the longhouse, sleeping and sitting on a large bed near the ground with tools, clothing and food stored in upper shelves and hanging from the rafters.
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    5 guys build the frame of this shelter on my land in one weekend using cedar logs, cedar saplings, cedar bark for cordage and ash trees for the ridge pole and for the bark siding that will cover the natural structure. Using hand tools only, we quickly assemble timber frame, post and beam structure on day one and install the curved saplings that form the walls and roof on day two.
    Over the fire in front of the oversized wigwam, we cook a huge batch of chili for lunches and on the second day, we spit roast two large turkeys on a maple tripod and spit, smoking the fowl all day over a low smokey fire.
    In the evenings, we head back to my log cabin where we cook up moose burgers and more for dinner, and a huge skillet of bacon and eggs for breakfast. Tune in later this week for the behind the scenes video of the cabin life, and check back periodically, or subscribe, to see us finish the ultimate bushcraft natural shelter and then use it to practice First Nations and European bushcraft skill, including woodworking, tool making, carving, fishing, foraging, harvesting wild game, preserving food, tanning hides and making, clothing and much more.
    Thank you to Doug Linker, Jim Baird, Ted Baird, Terry Junior and Scott Way for their invaluable help on this and future projects.
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  • Off The Grid Cabin In New Zealand Paradise

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    Hidden amongst the spectacular mountain ranges of the Kahurangi National park of New Zealand, this beautiful off-the-grid cabin sits in paradise.

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    Affectionally titled the Honeywell Hut, after it's builder Jack Honeywell, the off the grid cabin, although relatively new, looks as though it could have sat on the land for a hundred years.



    Being situated on such a remote property, the cabin has to be completely off the grid, collecting it's own water and generating power though a small solar system.

    Be sure to watch to the end of the video for a beautiful spoken word poem from Richard about the Baton Valley. To learn more about their horse trekking business, you can visit their website here:

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  • Family Living Off The Grid In The Alaskan Wilderness ~ Tiny House Cabin Tour

    31:41

    Off the grid tiny home videos are all the rage at the moment. In my humble opinion, very few videos show the true full time off the grid life. This is where Amanda and Krister come into the picture. Not only do they have a 2 hour, one way hike to their cabin. They do it with a 2 year old and another child on the way! Exterior tour will be posted this upcoming Monday. If you would like to know more about this awesome couple check out their full interview and their YouTube channel as well.

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  • Off Grid Wilderness Living // BRICK & COB PIZZA OVEN Day 2 | Felling Massive Alder Tree - Ep. 104

    38:51

    Off Grid Wilderness Living // DIY WOOD FIRED PIZZA OVEN Day 2 | Felling Massive Alder Tree - Ep. 104
    Nicole and Jake are attempting to live off the grid in the rain forests of British Columbia. In this episode we continue to bring balance to Komorebi by felling trees which threaten our yurt and use the sunlight left behind for gardening, fruit tree orchard, and solar panel generation. We use the tree wood for building and firewood! We also need an oven! We are attempting an old world style brick and cob pizza and bread wood burning oven! This is Day 2 of our Oven build. Jake also catches fish and feeds Puma and Kai right on the beach. Join us, LEAVE A COMMENT, and check out our social media links below!

    #PizzaOven #OffGrid #CobOven #DIY #OffTheGrid #Couple #Yurt #BoatLife #Oven #TinyHouse

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  • Girl Builds Off Grid Yurt Alone in Canadian Wilderness | Ep.13

    14:23

    We are running low on clothes. Jake and I take a trip to town to do some laundry and get some groceries. The next day is probably the hardest day we've had on the property watch to find out why... Enjoy ????
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  • Building Off Grid Log Cabin - S 2 Ep 1 / Starting a New Chapter

    49:07

    After I finished with the walls last month and moved on with the work, it felt like starting a new chapter. Also the 1 year recap I did was like closing the 1 year cycle and starting again fresh. I had to do the last works around the log cabin to make it ready for the roof, but the weather was not in my favour, it was raining all month long with just 2 or 3 sunny days.

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  • An Exciting New Year at the Off Grid Log Cabin in the Canadian Wilderness

    24:23

    #happynewyear #logcabin #offgrid
    Happy New Year! 2019 at the log cabin is shaping up to be the most exciting year yet. I reveal my ambitious plans for the workshop, root cellar, smokehouse, archery range and wild food gathering in the Canadian wilderness with my dog Cali.
    My goal this year is to film every day and share more of my life than ever before. I'm living my dream life and my wish is that you too achieve your dreams in 2019. Thank you so much for your continued support and friendship - I look forward to many more years on this journey together.

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  • Off Grid Log Cabin S 2 Ep 12 / Teaching my Girlfriend Woodworking

    41:31

    I finally started with the roof covering and protecting the cabin and the logs from the rain. They were exposed to the direct rain for over a year and a half. Every time that I say this was probably the hardest work that I've done on the cabin, then the next step seems even harder and so it is also with the roof covering. With the help of my family it is at least more fun.

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  • In the Forest with my Wife and Dog | Off Grid Log Cabin in the Wilderness

    29:56

    A full week of off grid living in a log cabin in the Canadian wilderness, complete with a snowstorm, cast iron cooking, sauna bathing and ice fishing with my wife, D, and Cali the Golden Retriever.
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  • Work Party at my Off Grid Log Cabin in the Canadian Wilderness

    16:48

    The guys arrive at my off grid log cabin in the wilderness to work on the longhouse over the weekend.
    I prepare for the work party and I work on the vegetable gardens before the arrive, planting sunchokes and harvesting the first few vegetables to go with the ribs cooked on the campfire.
    Now that travel restrictions and social distancing rules have relaxed, the guys are able to visit to continue work on the longhouse and to sleep in the cabin the first night and the longhouse the second night, which will be shown in the video following this one.
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  • Shes Here! | Wilderness Off Grid Living | Water and Wood

    22:21

    My wife has joined me full time at the off grid log cabin in the Canadian wilderness. In our first week here together, water for bathing and laundry and heating the cabin are our priorities.
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  • Wild Turkey - Off Grid Survival Food | Living Off the Land at the Log Cabin

    20:41

    Spring is wild turkey season and the time to start harvesting food from the land for survival at the off grid cabin. My wife and I cook wild turkey for two meals, - braised turkey in the earthen oven and fried turkey fingers with homemade sauerkraut, homemade raw milk fresh cheese on bannock fried on the woodstove. I cut wing feathers for fletching on a set of arrows I'm making now that I'm renewing my passion for traditional archery. I finish the day planting spinach in the garden and fertilize with milk whey and ashes from the woodstove.
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  • Living off the Land at the Log Cabin, Wild Mushroom Cheeseburgers, Ratatouille | Cooking in Nature

    29:26

    Wilderness, self reliant living includes harvesting and cooking food from the surrounding land, including wild edibles like berries, mushrooms and vegetables grown on the off grid log cabin homestead.
    My wife joins me for grass finished beef hamburgers with wild mushrooms, homemade cheese and ratatouille we make with vegetables I grew in the forest garden.
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  • Building a Traditional Log Cabin / 3 Years From First Log Till Finished

    27:41

    I've meet this guy when I was working on my treehouse and he asked me if I wanted to give him some help and advice as he wanted to build his log cabin and he has never done anything similar before, but neither had I. Of course I was happy with anything I could help and learn as building my own log house was a dream of mine at that time (3 years ago). I went there every now and then when I had time to help and film the process and now after 3 years the cabin is finished and I made this little video showing some of the work from start to the end and how the cabin looks now. It's built using mostly natural resources, wood for all the framing and roof, sheep wool and straw for insulation, no electricity... We became friends and now I'm turning to him for advice and help with my log cabin build, that's how the things go around, what you give you get...

    Don't confuse this with my log cabin building, it has nothing to do with it, this was all filmed few years ago way before I knew that now I will be building my log cabin, but I thought it's a video worth sharing so I hope you'll enjoy watching it.

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  • Living off the Land at the Log Cabin

    41:59

    In this episode, I continue building the log cabin, cooking geese 2 ways on the campfire. I talk about my knives, my tarp and grill, and why I believe geese are an essential apocalypse, survival food component of a wilderness, living off the land lifestyle.

    To see exactly how I process fowl for the table, check out these three videos. The third one is specifically about processing birds; the other two are hunting/tripping/cooking videos.





  • 30 Days at My Log Cabin Camp | SOLO Bushcraft

    12:19

    My most interesting summer bushcraft projects at my off-grid log cabin camp in the Northern Wilderness.
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    #logcabin #bushcraft #offgrid #survival

  • Isolating at our Off Grid Cabin in the Canadian Wilderness S4 • E14

    30:18

    Join us at our off grid cabin in the Canadian Wilderness as we isolate ourselves. Dogs! Hikes! Drone shots! Amazing scenery! Cooking pizza! Kayaking! Hauling firewood! We did everything this video!

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  • How to Build an Off Grid Log Cabin: For FREE!

    14:02

    Join me as I start building a new log cabin, for free, and talk about the time I lived off-grid and show my old log cabin that has been standing for 25 years now - 15 of those years completely unmaintained.
    Stay tuned for the following videos as I complete the cabin using all natural materials and stockpile food and other supplies for a year of off-grid living.

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  • Building a Sauna Cabin with Logs in the Wilderness Alone with My Dog | Start to Finish

    1:54:13

    #sauna #logcabin #offgrid
    The complete off grid sauna, bathhouse build from start to finish on my land in the Canadian wilderness. 12 months of Cali, my golden retriever dog, supervising and helping me build the cabin alone, mostly with traditional hand tools, dealing with harsh weather, biting insects and distracted by the incredible scenery and wildlife of Ontario, Canada.
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  • Off Grid Couple | Our New Life - ALONE in Canadian Wilderness, Day 11

    38:07

    Off Grid Couple | Our New Life - Canadian Wilderness, Day 11
    - This is a mega VLOG of our Off Grid life in a British Columbia Rainforest on Vancouver Island. Nicole and I grow our own food our raised bed garden plots, finish the platform of our Yurt, cook vegan food, and take a short trip to visit friends and get supplies in Vancouver! Subscribe...there is more to come! We begin putting the actual Yurt up tomorrow (the platform is the hardest and more necessary part)!

    This Yurt build and Yurt life will be a journey, we hope you SUBSCRIBE and come with us! Enjoy #yurt #offgrid #tinyhouse #alone #livingoffgrid #garden #offthegrid #gardening #DIY

    Nicole and I are attempting to live off the grid in British Columbia, Canada. We have 8 acres of forest property sandwiched in between the Pacific Ocean, a fresh water lake, and a stream which flows year round from the lake into the ocean. For over nearly 10 years I grew a fruit tree, permaculture, garden, and native edible plant, herb, and raised bed garden food forest. You can still watch all the garden videos of my old desert garden in Arizona. I was born in British Columbia and I have returned to the Rain Forests of British Columbia to a Raw Land property to grow my 1st FULL EDIBLE FOOD FOREST Off Grid on a wilderness property. This climate is temperate and coastal, rarely seeing snow in the winter and highs in the 80's (30 Celsius) in the summer. It is a rare microclimate that spans from gardening zone 7-9. The property is 8 acres and completely overgrown, mostly with conifer trees. This area is a verifiable rain forest and situated in the Southwestern-most tip of the Canadian Great Bear Rain Forest. NicHolistic ( and I will be learning about edible seaweeds, edible native plants, edible mushrooms, and many other edible native trees/plants as we attempt to Build a Yurt, Draw Our Energy Clean, Live Off the Grid, and Grow an Epic Superfoods Garden and Fruit Tree Orchard. We will also have a lot of changes coming so get ready. More videos and BTS Clips at my VLOG channel

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  • OFF GRID WILDERNESS LIVING | Building a Log Cabin in the Forest - Ep. 77

    23:29

    We are Living Off Grid in a Yurt in the Temperate Rain Forests of British Columbia, Canada. Starting today, we will be building a log cabin guest cottage and building a log cabin off grid washroom. Follow us to see the complete log cabin build from start to finish. The Off Grid Log Cabin Washroom will have one wall of Cob (earthen growing medium usually consisting of clay, sand, and straw).

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  • Off Grid Log Cabin: Alone with my Dog in an Ice Storm

    40:11

    #logcabin #offgrid #dog

    Relaxing at the cabin with Cali, my Golden Retriever. The weather was incredible, warm and sunny one day with deer coming out to dine on the acorns exposed by the melting snow, but the next day, rain ice pellets fell all night long before changing to snow the following day. It was not the worst ice storm I've witnessed, not like the ice storm of several years ago that shut the northeast down for a few days, but it did some damage.

    With our drone, my wife got some incredible aerial footage and photographs of raging rivers, pristine Canadian wilderness in the snow and the log cabin.
    The rustic tiny house is extremely cozy right now, especially when my wife and dog are there and the fire in the woodstove is burning, the candles and lanterns are lit and the furs are piled high on the bed. It's extremely cozy now that the floor is insulated and the spaces between the logs have been filled. Woodworking and bushcrafting the structure was very rewarding, but the interior finishes are the icing on the cake. Whenever I'm inside with the fire burning and I look out through the windows and the winter storms raging, I'm inspired to finish the tiny log house as soon as possible so that I can get working on the front porch, the outdoor kitchen, the cellar, workshop, maple syrup shack and more.
    I'm particularly excited to live off the land, foraging for wild plants and edibles, growing my own vegetables and becoming self reliant. I can use this off grid cabin as a shelter and base where I can practice living off the land and use primitive technology, learn bushcraft skills, improve my survival skills and my self reliance.
    Of course, no video would be complete without the meals that I prepare on the wood stove over the fire with cast iron cookware. In this episode, I make stewed venison spiced with garam masala, with leeks, onions and broccoli. For breakfast, I have fresh chicken eggs from the nearby rural homestead where they raise chickens and turkeys. I will be showing how I put the eggs in long term storage, preserving the food for the future.
    My dog and I fall asleep to the hooting of barred owls, and the wind through the trees and the falling rain were a big ASMR triggers for me. It's deep winter outside, but in the cabin was cosy and warm. Sometimes I think living off grid in a tiny house seems much easier, away from the daily stress of life.
    In fact, dealing with my high blood pressure and becoming much healthier is my motivation for building this cabin and living the simple life. Not my only motivation of course, I'm also inspired by my wife and my parents, who are living long and happy lives. Inspiration is important in this crazy world, and of course I'm not the only one who wants to escape from society and retreat to a cabin in the woods.
    To accomplish my goal of living off grid with as little money as possible, living cheap and saving money wherever possible, I need to continue to hone my woodworking and bushcraft skills, along with tree identifications, foraging, making maple syrup, harvesting chaga, catching fish and game, preserving food for long term storage (dehydrating, salting, curing, smoking, freezing, drying).

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  • Wilderness Living, Exploring the Backcountry at My Off Grid Log Cabin | Catch and Cook

    36:43

    Finally I get a chance to explore the backcountry lakes and rivers around my log cabin in the Canadian wilderness. Join me, Doug Linker and Joe Robinet as we search for bass on remote lakes behind my off grid cabin, and catch and cook a mess of fish on the shores of a pristine lake and back at the cabin in the forest kitchen.
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  • Log Cabin TIMELAPSE Built By ONE MAN In The Forest

    4:59

    No talking viral timelapse video of Shawn James off grid log cabin build by one man alone in the wilderness of Canada, from 1st tree I cut to last floor board I laid.
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    If you want to build a rustic log cabin or tiny off grid home alone in the wilderness and you haven't seen the rest of my videos, this is a good primer. It's super fast motion though, so if you are interested in building a primitive log cabin like this, take a look at the Log Cabin The Bear Den playlist on the channel.
    At the beginning of the video, I show a winter drone photo of the cabin in the snow in December. Then I flashback to the first balsam fir tree I cut down with a saw and axe near the cabin. I drag the trees into place and clear the cabin site. All summer, I cut the notches in the logs as I built the cabin up, offsite. Once I was finished notching the logs with a log scribe, saw, axe, adze and wood carving gouge, I loaded up the entire cabin of logs and moved them to my land near Algonquin Park, Ontario Canada.
    Once on site, I spent a month reassembling the cabin on a foundation of sand and gravel. Once the log walls were up, I again used hand tools to shape every log, board and timber to erect the gable ends, the wood roof, the porch, the outhouse and a seemingly endless number of woodworking projects.
    For the roof, I used an ancient primitive technology to waterproof and preserve the wood - shou sugi ban, a fire hardening wood preservation technique unique to Japan and other areas in northern climates.
    Because the cabin is offgrid, I have used handtools for most of the build and without power, I have no options on site regardless. The tiny house will continue to be operated with power, not even renewable energy for now, so I'm heating the cabin with a woodstove fire place, which I also cook on.
    The cabin is made of cedar fence posts, twelve feet long and the cabin measures 10 feet x 20 feet inside with a one hundred square foot sleeping loft on the second floor.
    The floor is made of two inch thick pine planks, torched to help repel water and to give them a rustic barn board appearance.

    Tune off sound if you don't want to hear the music, - there is no talking in this silent video. If you are a subscriber or long time viewer, there is some new footage at the end of the video, but otherwise you have seen most of this. As always, I'll release a new video on Friday showing the progress I made this week on the door and the ice box for food storage.

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  • Building a Native American Longhouse, 4 Guys, 3 Dogs Camping

    28:08

    4 guys build a longhouse in the Canadian wilderness and sleep in it with their dogs at the peak of mosquito season.
    We cut down dying black ash trees, strip the bark off in large sheets and fasten it to the cedar log frame of the traditional Native American / First Nations longhouse shelter.
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  • Alone Again

    39:53

    #offgrid #alone #logcabin
    Alone with my dog again at the off grid log cabin in the Canadian wilderness. I talk about what happened to my wife, I make spruce tip tea and skin salve with spruce tips, bear fat and beeswax, I plant berry bushes alongside the creek, check on my potatoes planted in the spruce bog, smoke turkey breast in the forest kitchen and use a chainsaw to clear the forest for a greenhouse and workshop. To hear more about the story of my family and our life, tune into my other channel for regular updates. Shawn James
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  • Building a New Room on My Off Grid Log Cabin Alone

    27:48

    Alone, I build the frame of the back room addition on my off grid log cabin in the Canadian wilderness and cook pork and beans on the wood stove in the cabin.
    #alone #logcabin #building
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  • Wilderness Homestead, Bear Proof Chicken Coop Build, Step 1

    30:11

    #homestead #logcabin #offgrid
    Continuing with the creating of my wilderness homestead, I build an oak log base for a bear and wolf proof chicken coop and I plant cool weather vegetables in our newly created forest garden beds.
    Thank you to Toronto Blacksmith for the adze, camp axe and log dogs.


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  • Off Grid Log Cabin Built by One Man: Log Gables and a Bushcraft Mystery

    10:06

    This is the fourth part of a series of short videos on my successful attempt to develop a totally wild and secluded place. In this episode, I will show you how I topped the side log walls with full log gables.
    Also, a strange thing happened while I was filming this episode. I was absent for only an hour at the cabin's construction site but found a canopy tarp torn through the reinforced seams. A human couldn't do that, a large animal wouldn't be able to get through the fallen trees to the construction site. I didn't hear any noise. The question is, who did it? It's a bushcraft mystery...

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  • First snow at the OFF GRID Log Cabin | Winter 2019

    14:31

    Doug and Stacy live OFF GRID in a LOG CABIN. For the past 9 years they have lived like the pioneers with no public utilities, solar or wind power. Today is the first snow storm for the winter and they are trying to finish the root cellar.
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  • First Overnight at the Off the Grid Cabin - Alone With My Dog in the Canadian Wilderness

    28:41

    17-year-old finishes high school and moves to live alone with his dog in the Canadian Wilderness. I had no real interest in pursuing a specific career path, and the stress and pressure of deciding what I was going to do was driving me crazy. I then realized that there was nothing stopping me from pursuing my dream life living off the grid in a self-reliant lifestyle. I headed to the north woods and began building a small cabin/tiny house. I plan to power the entire homestead with renewable energy, specifically solar power. As for water supply, I plan on a rainwater collection system in the summer months, and will retrieve water from the lake in the winter. The off the grid cabin will be heated with a wood stove that I will also use to cook on. Outdoor living in so incredibly peaceful as you are so in touch with nature. Eating natural foods and wild game provided from the land and simple, responsible living is good for the soul. I have chickens that will soon be producing eggs as a constant food source, and living next to a remote lake I also have northern pike as a constant food source. In the future I will be planting a garden and growing organic food! Join me and my dog, Cougar as we live off the land in the remote North. We are working on building an off the grid homestead to develop a life free from social and economic stress. The entire progression and development of the off the grid homestead will be featured on the channel. We will also feature content on bush craft, survival, outdoor living, primitive technology, outdoor cooking, fishing, hunting, and trapping as well. Thank you for watching Traplines and Inlines!

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  • Off Grid Cabin Life Below Zero: Winter Camping and Ice Fishing Catch and Cook Pike

    45:01

    #camping #fishing #bushcraft

    A visitor spends the night at my off grid log cabin and the following morning we head out on the lake in sub zero temperatures to fish for northern pike and panfish. We spend the second night in a heated canvas tent at the side of a frozen lake, which groans and creaks all night as the temperature stays below -18C, 0F.
    My good friend Terry guides us to a private lake that holds a good population of walleye and northern pike. We catch pike, perch and largemouth bass through the ice and we cook the pike on the small woodstove in the hot tent (winter camping tent).
    The tiny house is perfect for two or three people so we have room to spread out our fishing and camping gear. I sleep up in the loft and Joe sleeps on my dog Cali's bed on the main floor (which is actually a bed/bench alongside the dining table.
    Off grid cabin life at the wilderness homestead includes living off the land, so on the first night we cook black bear ribs over the open camp fire alongside grass fed beef steaks, fried potatoes and steamed spinach with garlic. The following morning we have farm fresh fried eggs with sourdough bread, toasted on the woodstove.

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    Eagle Claw® Multi-Purpose Jet Sled

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  • Off Grid Cabin: Alone in the Woods - One Million Subscribers

    14:54

    I head into the woods alone to our tiny off grid pallet wood cabin to celebrate passing one million subscribers. This is a huge milestone which I'm so proud to achieve. Thank you all for following my bushcraft, camping, survival, cabin building, shelter building and general outdoor adventures over the years! I've enjoyed all the projects I've done. The bushcraft camp, viking house, saxon house, pallet wood cabin and other solo overnight trips. I'm looking forward to many more exciting adventures in the future!

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  • Forest to Kitchen | Off Grid Food Storage | Butcher Wild Game

    32:22

    Not for the squeamish, I butcher a black bear that an Instagram friend gave to me from a hunter at his nearby deer camp. I end up with 50+ meals of high quality wild game meat which I package and freeze overnight before burying it in the ground behind my log cabin and covering it in straw for insulation to keep it frozen in the event of a warm spell.
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  • Build a Log Cabin Alone in the Frozen North with Hand Tools | Cedar Sauna Build Ep. 14

    39:59

    #logcabin #handtools #shelter
    Using mostly hand tools, I am building a Finnish sauna or Russian bathhouse with cedar logs in the Dick Proenneke style log cabin, and this week, I install the front porch overhang, the rear overhang and the gable end logs. I use ripping and crosscut handsaws, a log scribe, timber framing slick, chisels, mallets, hammers, log tongs and a drawknife to fit the logs in place, a chainsaw to cut them to length and a bubble level to make sure everything is level and plumb. So far, so good. At the end of the video, I cut down three balsam fir trees, 17 feet long, to use as full length ridge and purlin logs. The top course of wall logs are cedar and were spliced in the center of the long walls to extend 3 feet over the porch and 2 feet over the back wall.
    For dinner in the cabin, I make a simple stew with the venison that I bottled in January, fried with onions, garlic, bok choy, hot sauce and sauerkraut. I have the same leftovers for breakfast the following morning along with coffee with grass fed butter mixed in. After breakfast, I break up some chaga mushroom and add it to the kettle to simmer all day, frequently sipping the hot tea as I work outside in the cold.
    It's a full moon, and the forest is lit up like daylight in the dead of the cold night. The cabin is lit only by firelight tonight - candles, wood stove and lantern, and Cali, our golden retriever, sleeps soundly on her chair after a long, hard day of retrieving in the deep snow, snow that is now well over three feet deep. It's been a hard winter, lots of snow and many very cold days.
    Last year around this time, Makers Mark Branding sent me two branding irons of My Self Reliance logo. I lost one immediately, I think buried under the floor before I framed and installed the floor boards. I found the other in my tool storage in the outhouse, so I heated it up in the wood stove and branded the cherry cutting board that I made last week from the cherry tree that I cut down with an axe.
    At the end of the video, I talk about a childhood friend that just passed away suddenly at 48 years old and how that is impacting me and making me reflect on my own life and mortality.

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  • Timelapse Timber Frame by One Man in the Wilderness

    3:40

    #outdoorkitchen #logcabin #selfreliance
    Timelapse of a complete outdoor kitchen cooking pavilion made of logs in the forest of the Canadian wilderness by one man alone.

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