My Self Reliance
My Self Reliance
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Log Cabin Building, Woodworking, Bushcraft, Survival Skills, Cooking, Canadian Wilderness exploration, Hunting, Fishing, Off Grid Living in the forest with my golden retriever Cali.
Hi, I'm Shawn James. I am a passionate outdoorsman living the life of my dreams in a log cabin that I built by myself in the Canadian wilderness. Join me and my golden retriever, Cali and listen to the sounds of the forest in this relaxing wilderness setting. I prefer to keep my talking to a minimum and let the natural sounds of nature make you feel as though you are there with me.
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Mailing address:
RPO Bayfield North
P.O. Box 20042
Barrie, ON
L4M 6E9

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Call of the Wild | Fire, Snow, Remote Wilderness Cabin
Call of the Wild | Fire, Snow, Remote Wilderness Cabin
4 hours ago
We spend the day around the campfire at the cabin, carving work tools using wood from the surrounding forest and cooking chicken in a cast iron pot over the fire. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Bear Kabobs over an Open Fire at the Off Grid Cabin
Bear Kabobs over an Open Fire at the Off Grid Cabin
5 hours ago
Thanks for your concern, we're ok. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Surviving Winter in a Log Cabin | Tiny Home
Surviving Winter in a Log Cabin | Tiny Home
16 hours ago
#logcabin #offgrid #tiny home A Canadian wilderness dog's, life, live edge shelves, plumbing, deep dish Pizza, Wood-Fired Cast Iron Cooking at the Log Cabin My wife cooks pizza from scratch on a wood stove in a log cabin in the Canadian wilderness while Cali our Golden Retriever and Shawn work outside splitting firewood, firing up the sauna, fetching Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Building a Covered Porch on my Log Cabin | Off Grid Tiny House
Building a Covered Porch on my Log Cabin | Off Grid Tiny House
26 days ago
With the easy winter we've been having, it's great to get back outside to finish some of those projects I started last year before I tackle the workshop build this spring. FYI, I messed up the audio during my intro talk so please fast forward to minute 4:00 so you're not annoyed. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
In the Forest with my Wife and Dog | Off Grid Log Cabin in the Wilderness
In the Forest with my Wife and Dog | Off Grid Log Cabin in the Wilderness
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. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Off Grid Laundry and Wolves at the Log Cabin
Off Grid Laundry and Wolves at the Log Cabin
7 hours ago
Wolves take down a deer next to the cabin and Cali is very interested in the resulting activity from predators and scavengers. My wife D and I try out the new manual clothes washing machine inside the off grid log sauna. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Fire and Ice
Fire and Ice
7 hours ago
Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
She's Here! | Wilderness Off Grid Living | Water and Wood
She's Here! | Wilderness Off Grid Living | Water and Wood
13 hours ago
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. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Log Cabin Loft Renovations | My Plans for 2020
Log Cabin Loft Renovations | My Plans for 2020
Month ago
Happy New Year! I finally add ventilation in the loft of my log cabin and I raise the bed off the floor as the first steps in my renovation plans for the off grid cabin in preparation for my wife’s arrival in a couple of days. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
A Family Christmas at a Log Cabin in Canada 2019
A Family Christmas at a Log Cabin in Canada 2019
5 minutes ago
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! Join my wife, our two daughters, Cali and I at our log cabin in the Canadian wilderness for Christmas dinner. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Log Cabin TIME LAPSE | SAUNA Full Build by One Man in the Forest
Log Cabin TIME LAPSE | SAUNA Full Build by One Man in the Forest
7 hours ago
Building a log sauna from the ground up #logcabin #sauna #timelapse Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
I'm Exhausted!
I'm Exhausted!
11 hours ago
Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
The Day I've Been Avoiding for Two Years | A Door in the Back of My Log Cabin
The Day I've Been Avoiding for Two Years | A Door in the Back of My Log Cabin
17 hours ago
In preparation for my wife's arrival in less than 3 weeks, I cut a door from my off grid log cabin into the adjoining storage shed. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
What Does Cali Eat? | Golden Retriever at the Cabin
What Does Cali Eat? | Golden Retriever at the Cabin
19 hours ago
#goldenretriever #dog #offgrid A question I get often is what does Cali, my golden retriever, eat at the cabin. In addition to dry dog food, she eats whatever I'm eating plus marrow bones and other raw meat. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Shower Day at the Cabin in the Log Sauna
Shower Day at the Cabin in the Log Sauna
21 hour ago
#sauna #offgrid #cabin After spending a couple of hours building the back addition of the off grid log cabin between regular chores like firewood processing, I fire up the wood-fired sauna and try out the rechargeable battery powered shower head. For dinners, I cook hot chicken wings and bear steak in cast iron skillets on the Jotul wood stove. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v Woodstove - www.urbanhearth.ca/
Room for My Wife at the Off Grid Log Cabin
Room for My Wife at the Off Grid Log Cabin
2 months ago
I'm adding a small room to the back of my log cabin and I need to get it, and a few other projects, done in the next 5 weeks before my wife joins me off grid. As soon as the shell of the addition is finished, I'll cut a door into from the kitchen of the main cabin, insulate it and fabricate storage areas and a small toilet area. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Making Lumber for My Log Cabin with an Alaskan Chainsaw Mill
Making Lumber for My Log Cabin with an Alaskan Chainsaw Mill
3 months ago
Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Building a New Room on My Off Grid Log Cabin Alone
Building a New Room on My Off Grid Log Cabin Alone
Hour ago
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 Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Cali at the Cabin | My Dog "Helps" Me Build an Addition on My Log Cabin
Cali at the Cabin | My Dog "Helps" Me Build an Addition on My Log Cabin
5 hours ago
#offgrid #logcabin #cali I'm building an addition on the back of my off grid log cabin with a separate toilet and storage closet and my dog Cali, a 3-year old Golden Retriever, helps with snow removal. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Extreme Early Winter at the Cabin in the Woods of Canada
Extreme Early Winter at the Cabin in the Woods of Canada
8 hours ago
#winter #offgrid #cabin Winter has hit Canada early, with frigid temperatures far below normal, snow that won't melt and lakes that are already completely ice covered, much earlier than normal - we're in for another extreme winter at my log cabin in the wilderness. My Skidoo is helps me gather enough firewood for the bathhouse and the log cabin, which is going to be helpful in the coming months as I prepare the cabin for two full time occupants. Speaking of that, I start working on the small shed addition on the back of the cabin which will house a storage area and a composting toilet so that my wife doesn't have to go outside to use the outhouse in the middle of the night all winter. My off grid outdoor meat locker is working fine with the cold weather, so I take out 2 lbs of ground bear to make bear soup with sourdough bread. Cali, my Golden Retriever, loves this weather and now that she's ready for cold weather, she finds the cabin too hot and spends most of her indoor time sleeping against the front door of the cabin on the cool stones. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Forest to Kitchen | Off Grid Food Storage | Butcher Wild Game
Forest to Kitchen | Off Grid Food Storage | Butcher Wild Game
14 hours ago
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. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Building a Sauna Cabin with Logs in the Wilderness Alone with My Dog | Start to Finish
Building a Sauna Cabin with Logs in the Wilderness Alone with My Dog | Start to Finish
18 hours ago
#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. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
The Workshop | Choosing a Building Site for the Off Grid, No Power Workshop
The Workshop | Choosing a Building Site for the Off Grid, No Power Workshop
3 months ago
#offgrid #workshop #logcabin Finally, I'm ready to start building my off grid workshop so I can do my woodworking projects inside a heated cabin without making a mess of the main log cabin and outdoor kitchen. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
First Snow at the Off Grid Log Cabin | Winter 2019
First Snow at the Off Grid Log Cabin | Winter 2019
21 hour ago
We got our first snowfall of the winter on November 1, which was preceded by a mild but early fall. I was surprised to see a moose cow and calf up to their necks in a beaver pond eating lilies this late in the year. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Sauna Season | The Off Grid Bathhouse is Ready for Winter
Sauna Season | The Off Grid Bathhouse is Ready for Winter
3 months ago
I install the hammered copper sink in the log sauna and bathhouse at the off grid homestead and I prepare it for winter, which looks like is going to hit tonight, including filling the last of the gaps in the logs with moss and stacking firewood inside the changeroom and on the front porch. I have a few more things to do before calling it 100% finished, including sealing the top of the sink to the cherry countertop and the drain to the sink, adding a bench or two in the change area and the porch and installing a shower head with pump from the water storage barrel beside the wood stove and the hot water tank on the back of the sauna heater. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Planting 20,000,000 Trees #teamtrees
Planting 20,000,000 Trees #teamtrees
3 months ago
#teamtrees #treeplanting #mrbeast Arbor Day Foundation: www.arborday.org/ Team Trees: teamtrees.org/ Mr. Beast video: usa-video.net/HPJKxAhLw5I-video.html Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: 51 King William Street P.O. Box 30017 Huntsville, ON P1H 0B5 My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Steps for the Sauna | Off Grid Living at my Wilderness Cabin
Steps for the Sauna | Off Grid Living at my Wilderness Cabin
4 months ago
#offgrid #logcabin #wilderness Watch me and my golden retriever Cali in the Canadian wilderness at our off grid cabin. I built this sauna in the forest using hand tools and I am looking forward to using it this winter. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Handmade Hammered Copper Sink Using Hand Tools at my Wilderness Cabin | DIY
Handmade Hammered Copper Sink Using Hand Tools at my Wilderness Cabin | DIY
7 minutes ago
#diy #wilderness #cabin In this video I make a handmade hammered copper sink with hand tools and finish the live edge cherry countertop for the washroom in my wilderness sauna cabin. It didn't turn out like I had expected but I have always loved DIY projects like this. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Dinner for Two at the Off Grid Log Cabin | Roast Duck | Mud Oven
Dinner for Two at the Off Grid Log Cabin | Roast Duck | Mud Oven
2 hours ago
#offgrid #cooking #logcabin While I continue working on the cherry countertop for the off grid sauna, I roast a large farm raised duck in the earthen oven in the forest kitchen for two. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Building with Hand Tools | Cherry Bathroom Vanity for the Off Grid Sauna
Building with Hand Tools | Cherry Bathroom Vanity for the Off Grid Sauna
6 hours ago
#offgrid #cabin #building Using mostly hand tools, I make a cherry countertop and maple log legs for the off grid bathhouse in the front area of the log cabin sauna. Cali the golden retriever chases squirrels all day as I prepare the homestead for winter, meanwhile enjoying the cool autumn weather. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Relaxation in Nature | Autumn in the Canadian Wilderness
Relaxation in Nature | Autumn in the Canadian Wilderness
9 hours ago
#dog #drone #cabin Cali my Golden Retriever and I explore the incredible scenery of eastern Canada in the fall and have a shore lunch of wild duck with fresh wild cranberries and maple sugar that I made in the spring. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Winter is Coming
Winter is Coming
13 hours ago
#winteriscoming #logcabin #offgrid Winter is coming, and I'm preparing for it by finishing the ridge of the roof on the log cabin, processing firewood, collecting and storing building materials for the off grid sauna and log cabin and harvesting game. Cali the golden retriever loves this time of year too - cool weather and countless squirrels and chipmunks to chase. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
Thanks for everything
Thanks for everything
17 hours ago
#offgrid #selfreliance #logcabin Join my wife, Cali (our golden retriever) and I for duck poutine (french fries with homemade bone marrow gravy and duck confit) cooked in the outdoor forest kitchen. Thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement over the past three years, growing the My Self Reliance community to 1 million subscribers this weekend. Thank you so much for your comments and messages - I'm overwhelmed and really appreciate it. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the playlists by clicking on these links: Building an Off Grid Sauna: bit.ly/2IjvJsQ Building a Log Cabin with Hand Tools: bit.ly/2MeEoOs Building an Outdoor Forest Kitchen: bit.ly/2AFQJ99 Best of My Self Reliance: bit.ly/2OfW7ry To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My Tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Cabelas: bit.ly/2AEp48v
A Front Porch on the Bathhouse | Log Cabin Sauna Build
A Front Porch on the Bathhouse | Log Cabin Sauna Build
22 hours ago
#offgrid #building #logcabin Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Homemade Ketchup, Bear Burgers, Fried Green Tomatoes and Bear Sloppy Joes
Homemade Ketchup, Bear Burgers, Fried Green Tomatoes and Bear Sloppy Joes
5 months ago
#cooking #burgers #offgrid On this rainy day, I spend half of it in the outdoor forest kitchen, making homemade ketchup from scratch, hand grinding roma tomatoes into fresh sauce for ketchup and sloppy joes. My growing season here in Canada is almost over so I harvest the green tomatoes and fry them in bear fat with a thin coating of flour and salt. I make the best hamburger I've ever eaten with ground black bear meat, cheddar cheese, jalepeno peppers, onion, mustard and fresh maple ketchup. That's lunch. For dinner, I toast sourdough bread on the outdoor grill in the forest kitchen, add butter and garlic powder (garlic bread) and pile it high with ground meat, tomatoes and cheese. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Ketchup 16 tomatoes- pureed 1/3 cup maple sugar 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon dijon mustard or 1/4 teaspoon of mustard powder 1 clove 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Sloppy Joes 1 pound of ground meat 1 onion 5 cloves garlic 1/2 cup ketchup 1 can tomatoes, crushed 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup sugar Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Log Cabin Build in a Rain Storm with My Dog | Off Grid Sauna
Log Cabin Build in a Rain Storm with My Dog | Off Grid Sauna
5 months ago
Storms roll through the area at the off grid log cabin in the wilderness, hampering my efforts to complete the front porch on the sauna bathhouse. Cali, my golden retriever, loves the rain and the cooler weather of early fall in Canada and enjoys are long walks in the forest exploring the lakes and rivers around the homestead. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
The Outpost Camp | Catch and Cook with my Dog, Cali the Golden Retriever
The Outpost Camp | Catch and Cook with my Dog, Cali the Golden Retriever
Hour ago
#seflreliance #goldenretriever #camp Cali, my golden retriever, and I take a break from the log cabin to explore the forest and lakes around the outpost camp, the future location for my trappers cabin, traveling by canoe and by foot. We catch a few fish, keeping two smallmouth bass for dinner that I cook over the campfire on top of a bedrock cliff at the outpost camp. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
First Hot Sauna in the Forest | Off Grid Log Cabin Life
First Hot Sauna in the Forest | Off Grid Log Cabin Life
6 hours ago
Now that the off grid, wood fired sauna in the forest is relatively airtight and the roof is insulated with moss, it gets up to 80 degrees Celsius (176F) quickly and without too much wood, higher if I crank the wood stove and give the cedar logs of the log cabin walls time to heat up. It's time to finish the interior now, so I smoked the deer hide that was hanging on the wood shed to dry it back out and I hung it on the wall of the change room area of the bathhouse. I will be adding a sink, bench and firewood store in here as well. With summer winding down, I have a lot to do around the wilderness homestead but the weather and scenery is just to perfect to keep working. I am taking more time this fall to go for long hikes in the forest, exploring waterfalls, fishing, hunting and practicing archery. This is why I embarked on this life simplification and off grid, wilderness lifestyle to begin with and I need to start enjoying my freedom more. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Cast Iron Cooking in the Off Grid Forest Kitchen | Corn Bread and Beans | Axe Repair
Cast Iron Cooking in the Off Grid Forest Kitchen | Corn Bread and Beans | Axe Repair
10 hours ago
#offgrid #castiron #cooking Hard at it (not really) in the Forest Kitchen, this time I make vegetarian baked beens with corn bread, baked in the primitive earthen oven with maple and cherry wood for added flavor. It's almost vegetarian - if you look closely, you may notice a couple of pieces of leftover bear sausages thrown in there. I talk about my axe and firewood too, making a few small repairs between checking on the meal in the oven. In case you're seriously interested in the recipes (if you can call them recipes), here they are; Baked Beans 2 cups any dried beans - soaked overnight or simmered for a couple of hours ahead of time 1 onion 1 can of tomatoes 2 cups of water 1/2 cup of maple sugar or maple syrup (NOT corn syrup) Random fresh vegetables To taste - garlic, Old Bay seasoning, pepper, hot sauce, hot peppers, salt, pepper, hot sauce... Simmer until beans are soft. Better the next day Corn Bread (I doubled this recipe) (I found this online somewhere, no recollection of when and where) INGREDIENTS * 1cup cornmeal * 1⁄2cup flour * 1teaspoon salt * 1teaspoon maple sugar * 1⁄2cup milk * 1⁄2cup boiling water * 3tablespoons cooking oil * 1egg * 1 1⁄2teaspoons baking powder DIRECTIONS * Grease an 8-inch round or square baking pan. Preheat oven to 425. Place pan in oven to preheat. * Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, and sugar in mixing bowl. Add corn oil and use a cutting motion with spoon so that oil will be well blended with other ingredients. Add the boiling water and mix well. * Add cold milk and stir. Let stand for a few minutes until batter has cooled to room temperature. * Mix in egg and then baking powder; beat briskly. * Remove preheated pan from oven and pour in batter. Bake until lightly browned (approx. 20 minutes). Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Off Grid Sauna in the Forest | Living Green Roof and Log Cabin Walls | 4K
Off Grid Sauna in the Forest | Living Green Roof and Log Cabin Walls | 4K
13 hours ago
#offgrid #logcabin #sauna I collect half an acre of moss to fill the gaps in the log walls and to insulate the roof of the off grid log cabin sauna in the Canadian wilderness. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Screened Porch on the Log Cabin | Off Grid Sauna and Bathhouse
Screened Porch on the Log Cabin | Off Grid Sauna and Bathhouse
20 hours ago
#logcabin #offgrid #selfreliance I finish the front of the screened in porch on the off grid log cabin and then decide whether or not to finish the porch or move over to my sauna bathhouse to finish it before the cold weather sets in. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Log Cabin Porch Build Using Hand Tools and an Alaskan Chainsaw Mill
Log Cabin Porch Build Using Hand Tools and an Alaskan Chainsaw Mill
21 hour ago
#offgrid #logcabin #selfreliance I mill several half logs and planks to build the front section of the porch on my off grid log cabin and I frame the rest of the porch and the door on the west side of the cabin. In the outdoor forest kitchen, I make duck confit and blueberry pancakes while Cali, our golden retriever, follows me everywhere. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
DIY Porch Build | Off Grid Haircut | Bear Pot Roast in the Forest Kitchen
DIY Porch Build | Off Grid Haircut | Bear Pot Roast in the Forest Kitchen
5 months ago
#offgrid #cabin #building With my dog, Cali, the Golden Retriever, I continue building the porch on my off grid log cabin while slow roasting bear meat in the earthen oven in my outdoor forest kitchen. It's bath day for Cali and I, bathing in the nearby lake and then I shave my beard and hair off for the last few warm weeks of summer here in the wilderness of central Canada. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
The New Porch on My Off Grid Log Cabin is My Favorite Spot on the Homestead
The New Porch on My Off Grid Log Cabin is My Favorite Spot on the Homestead
6 months ago
I build the deck and the front wall of the porch on my off grid log cabin after a typical Friday, a day of cabin life chores, uploading a video and cooking in the outdoor forest kitchen - bear chops and wild blueberry crumble. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
4 Dogs, 4 Guys Build a Longhouse Using Hand Tools and Natural Materials | Bushcraft
4 Dogs, 4 Guys Build a Longhouse Using Hand Tools and Natural Materials | Bushcraft
Hour ago
#bushcraft #logcabin #handtools We return to the Native American longhouse with our four dogs, not sure whether the bark we harvested from dying ash trees earlier this summer will be still useable, not dried out and cracked and whether or not we collected enough to complete the primitive bushcraft shelter using hand tools and natural materials. The dogs continue to work out the hierarchy, Cali my Golden Retriever protecting her home territory from Bella, Buck and Finn, dog's belonging to Ted Baird, Jim Baird and Doug Linker. We are rained out for half a day and we spend that time cooking ribs in the forest kitchen and we end the day with hot chicken wings, fries and a bear roast for dinner cooked on the campfire. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Build a Log Cabin Porch | Bear Lasagna in the Off Grid Forest Kitchen
Build a Log Cabin Porch | Bear Lasagna in the Off Grid Forest Kitchen
8 hours ago
#bear #logcabin #offgrid I use my hand tools to build the entrance portion of the deck under the covered porch on my off grid log cabin after making lasagna and lard from bear meat and fat that my friend Jeremy brought me last week. This is the time of year to stock the pantry with food foraged, hunted, fished and harvested. I flashback to my last two days in Alaska, fishing for pink salmon in a small creek. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
My Camera Was STOLEN (wallet too)! | A Visit from an Old Friend
My Camera Was STOLEN (wallet too)! | A Visit from an Old Friend
12 hours ago
#offgrid #logcabin #friends Someone broke into my truck and stole my expensive camera and wallet. After dealing with restoring my identity with new cards to replace everything in my wallet, an old friend and his wife visit me at my log cabin, bearing gifts. I've been spending more time away from my off grid homestead than normal, and I explain why and how that caused the theft of my camera gear. Gone is a Canon 1DX, Manfrotto tripod, Oakley sunglasses and more. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Proenneke's Log Cabin Tour | Off Grid Cabins in Alaska | My Perspective
Proenneke's Log Cabin Tour | Off Grid Cabins in Alaska | My Perspective
14 hours ago
#logcabin #offgrid #Alaska A complete tour of Dick Proenneke's log cabin on upper Twin Lakes in Alaska, including his elevated log cache, his woodshed and the neighboring cabins owned by Spike and Hope Carrithers and Weiser. See the inside of the cabin, the woodworking details up close, the tools and other gear he used to live off grid at Twin Lakes for 30 years. Throughout the video, I pause during my hikes in the surrounding mountains and while inspecting the log buildings to reflect on Proenneke's life, his undertakings, what I like about his homestead, what I don't like and would do differently and his influence on me. Richard L. Proenneke was an inspiration not only because of the basic home that he built and that he stayed in it for almost thirty years, but also for his thrift, resourcefulness, self reliance, perseverance and connection with nature. What I was pleasantly surprised about after reading more of his story and talking to the people in town who knew him well, was that he was not a hermit and actually liked people, socializing often. He hosted many guests, some just for the day and some overnighters, including family, friends, hikers, park staff and others. He visited family and friends in Port Alsworth, Primrose Iowa and California, where his brother Raymond lived. He spent the last five years of his life in California with his brother before passing away in 2003. His ashes were scattered on what is now known as Proenneke Peak, a mountain behind his log cabin. Awkwardly, I spend an hour at the end explaining how Dick Proenneke inspired me to build my off grid homestead, including my log cabin, forest kitchen, log cabin sauna, wood shed and upcoming buildings including a timber frame workshop and root cellar. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB www.aloneinthewilderness.com/ richardproennekestore.com/ squareup.com/store/akgeo/ www.nps.gov/lacl/planyourvisit/index.htm www.thefarmlodge.com/ T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Alone at Dick Proenneke's Log Cabin in the Wilderness | Silence and Solitude in Alaska
Alone at Dick Proenneke's Log Cabin in the Wilderness | Silence and Solitude in Alaska
22 hours ago
#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. Ending music, click on the link to hear; HOME by Simon Alexander: usa-video.net/c/UCf9TjD6MHoFHSMtEL6pUa-A Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES' here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Installing a Metal Roof on an Off Grid Log Cabin Alone | Alaska Update
Installing a Metal Roof on an Off Grid Log Cabin Alone | Alaska Update
7 months ago
#logcabin #offgrid #metalroof Settling back home from my log cabin tour and wildlife photography trip to Alaska, my first project is to install a new metal roof on the side porch and west side of my off grid log cabin in the Canadian wilderness, unfortunately replacing the shou sugi ban roof system in the process. Working alone has its challenges, especially when installing ice and water shield to the roof boards and handling large sheets of metal roofing as I carry them down the trail to the cabin and then lift them into place on the wood roof. Cali is happy to see me return home from my trip and immediately gets back to her fetching duties, in the forest as well as out on the lake. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Leaving the Cabin
Leaving the Cabin
5 hours ago
I left the cabin to..... ....embark on a bucket list adventure. At the end of this short video you can see some sneak peaks of where I have been. I am looking forward to sharing it all with you when I return. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Changing the Roof On My Log Cabin | Off Grid Wilderness Living
Changing the Roof On My Log Cabin | Off Grid Wilderness Living
18 hours ago
Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
A New Wood Stove for My Rustic Log Cabin
A New Wood Stove for My Rustic Log Cabin
8 months ago
A new heater for my log cabin! I remove my old Vermont Castings wood stove and replace it with a much more efficient Jotul stove. Thank you to Bret Watson, President of Jotul North America (jotul.com/us/home) and Amber Percival, Owner of Urban Hearth of Perth, Ontario (www.urbanhearth.ca/) for their generous gift and to Tim and Lori Gerencer for arranging, delivering and installing the Jotul Carrabassett wood stove. It was a pleasure to host you at my humble cabin in the woods. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Wilderness Living, Exploring the Backcountry at My Off Grid Log Cabin | Catch and Cook
Wilderness Living, Exploring the Backcountry at My Off Grid Log Cabin | Catch and Cook
8 months ago
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. Doug's Channel: usa-video.net/c/UC-eOXKXJ2GQ1gewivwNxYKQ Joe's Channel: usa-video.net/u/josephallen19 Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Off Grid Log Home Addition | Tiny House Renovation using Hand Tools
Off Grid Log Home Addition | Tiny House Renovation using Hand Tools
3 hours ago
#offgrid #logcabin #tinyhouse It's time to add on to the off grid log cabin to make it more comfortable for year round, tiny house living, especially in the summer when it's hot inside the loft of the cabin and the bugs are bad outside. I'm working alone in the forest again, climbing on the roof of the cabin, carrying logs on my shoulders and using hand tools to build an addition for eating, sleeping when it's hot and storing wood and other supplies - it feels like 2017 again when I built the first cabin here on the homestead. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
DIY: Make and Install Floating Shelves with Free Materials
DIY: Make and Install Floating Shelves with Free Materials
9 hours ago
Using firewood and pine logs, I make wood shelves with free material from the forest and install them on the walls of the log cabin with no fasteners, just hardwood dowels. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Log cabin Door Handle | Pizza in the Forest | Growing Food in the Wilderness
Log cabin Door Handle | Pizza in the Forest | Growing Food in the Wilderness
10 hours ago
#wilderness #offgrid #bushcraft With an axe and other hand tools, I bushcraft a wooden door handle for the rustic door on the off grid log cabin that is my sauna, bathhouse in the forest. For dinner, I make pizza from scratch and bake it on my DIY earthen pizza oven that I built last year from sand and clay. It's late spring and I finally hack out a clearing in the forest to grow fruit and vegetables, the next step in my long path to self reliance. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Making a Unique Wood Door for a Log Cabin
Making a Unique Wood Door for a Log Cabin
14 hours ago
Using rough cut cedar boards, ash bark and a stained glass window that my Godfather gave us for a wedding gift many years ago, I build a wood door for the front of the log cabin sauna using hand tools, traditional woodworking techniques and natural materials. This DIY door was free, costing me nothing to make. In the next log cabin episode, I install the door and handcraft a door handle out of wood and antler Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Native American Longhouse Build, Ep2 | Natural Materials, Ash Tree Bark, Bushcraft Shelter
Native American Longhouse Build, Ep2 | Natural Materials, Ash Tree Bark, Bushcraft Shelter
18 hours ago
#bushcraft #shelter #logcabin 5 guys continue to build the frame of this longhouse shelter on my land 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, we cut down many dying black ash trees and strip off the bark in huge sheets for natural siding and roofing material. 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. Over the fire in front of the oversized wigwam, we spit roast four grass fed beef roasts and a leg of lamb on a maple tripod and spit, smoking the meat all day over a low smokey fire. In the evenings, we head back to my log cabin for dinner, and cook up a huge skillet of bacon and eggs for breakfast. 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 Tran, Scott Way and Joe Donoghue for their invaluable help on this and future projects. Please check out the social media accounts of my friends to see their perspective on this epic hand tool build. Doug Linker - usa-video.net/c/UC-eOXKXJ2GQ1gewivwNxYKQ Jim Baird - usa-video.net/c/UCqNjB7rqcH1XFBW4sMfx9VQ Terry - instagram.com/woodsman_87/ Ted Baird - instagram.com/ted.baird/ Joe - instagram.com/classic_joe_/ Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
The Forest Garden in the Wilderness | Living Off the Land
The Forest Garden in the Wilderness | Living Off the Land
9 months ago
With my dog, Cali the Golden Retriever, I start my forest garden, hacking a vegetable plot into the banks along a beaver creek while collecting sod and moss for the roof of a log cabin in the Canadian wilderness. In the second half of the video, we continue paddling up a river in Ontario, Canada, fishing and experiencing close encounters with moose cows and new born calves. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Ice and Fire | 7 Challenging Days Camping in the Canadian Wilderness
Ice and Fire | 7 Challenging Days Camping in the Canadian Wilderness
An amazing 7 rough days in Canada's Algonquin Park with the winners of History's Alone, Jim Baird and Ted Baird, costarring Buck the adventure dog. Freezing temperatures, high winds, cold rain and difficult fishing conditions challenge our ability to keep warm, start fires and to catch enough fish to keep us energized. Bull moose, loons and other wildlife accompany us as we paddle across lakes, down a flooded river for days through raging waterfalls and whitewater and then back up a steadily rising river for another couple of days. Paddling solo, we each pilot our own canoes - me in my new Swift 14' carbon Prospector, Ted in a Swift Keewaydin and Jim in a Novacraft Prospector. On day 4, we visit with Scott and Griffin of Drenalin Adventures and their friends at their amazing campsite on a beautiful Algonquin Park lake in the the heart of the park. Despite the challenging fishing conditions, we manage to land in excess of 75 brook trout, the largest by Ted, measuring 21 inches and almost 4 pounds! To see the trip from a different perspective, please check out these channels; Jim Baird the Adventurer: usa-video.net/c/UCqNjB7rqcH1XFBW4sMfx9VQ Ted Baird: instagram.com/ted.baird/ Drenalin Adventures: usa-video.net/c/UCbpSCjomrt3fi5hb0u9cxeA Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Swift Prospector 14' canoe: www.swiftcanoe.com/ Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
The Off Grid Sauna Log Cabin Door | Woodworking DIY with Hand Tools
The Off Grid Sauna Log Cabin Door | Woodworking DIY with Hand Tools
10 hours ago
#offgrid #logcabin #woodworking Cali watches as I cut and install two and half inch pine timbers for the frame of the door and laminate cedar boards together to make the front door of the off grid log sauna. It's a short episode this week because I'm gone fishing 🎣I hope you all have a great weekend and I will see you up at the cabin next week! Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
The Off Grid Log Cabin Sauna - Wood Floor and What's the Roof Frame For?
The Off Grid Log Cabin Sauna - Wood Floor and What's the Roof Frame For?
14 hours ago
#logcabin #sauna #offgrid I use the sauna for the first time despite the gaps in the walls of the log cabin bathhouse that prevent it from getting up to the right temperature. I'll be curing that soon. The weather this week is great for working outside, but I've been busy doing a variety of spring projects so my progress on the sauna was limited to the floor in the change room and a frame for the live roof. I spend a few hours preparing my open-water fishing and camping gear for a spring fishing trip in the evening. I talk at the end of the video for a few minutes, explaining why I have not been doing My Self Reflections for awhile. I plan to change that. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Building a Native American Longhouse with Hand Tools | The Best Natural Bushcraft Shelter
Building a Native American Longhouse with Hand Tools | The Best Natural Bushcraft Shelter
20 hours ago
#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. Episode 1: usa-video.net/CddeK1BQA7c-video.html 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. Please check out the social media accounts of my friends to see their perspective on this epic hand tool build. Doug Linker - usa-video.net/c/UC-eOXKXJ2GQ1gewivwNxYKQ Jim Baird - usa-video.net/c/UCqNjB7rqcH1XFBW4sMfx9VQ Terry - instagram.com/woodsman_87/ Ted Baird - instagram.com/ted.baird/ Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Log Cabin Sauna in the Forest, DIY Build: Cedar Floor, Door and Benches
Log Cabin Sauna in the Forest, DIY Build: Cedar Floor, Door and Benches
10 months ago
#sauna #logcabin #offgrid With a bunch of guys coming over this weekend, I concentrate on making the off grid log sauna functional with a wood floor, benches and a wall to keep the heat in. It smells great (aromatic cedar) in the bathhouse when the fire is burning. This video is back to the original videos from last year - a lot of building, a little bit of scenery and some cooking. I hope you like it. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB MOOSE, By Mark Raycroft - amzn.to/2VmxBsR T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Building a Cedar Sauna in the Forest using hand tools, Ep 23: Windows and Walls
Building a Cedar Sauna in the Forest using hand tools, Ep 23: Windows and Walls
5 hours ago
#logcabin #sauna #offgrid What an incredible week at the log cabin in the Canadian wilderness! On Sunday and Monday, we got 6 inches of snow on top of the 3 feet that still blankets the ground, but a hot sun and seasonal, mild temperatures over the following two days finally started to melt the snowpack, making for difficult walking and sledding conditions. I fire up the woodburning stove in the Finnish sauna to melt the snow on the floor, but it's still just too cold to make melt it enough to install the wood floor. I do get one of the windows in and I build the dividing wall between the sauna/shower section and the front change area. Tune in to my other USa-video channel, Shawn James, to see where I got the aromatic cedar planks for the floor and the walls. I make a batch of about 3 gallons of maple syrup and then I pull the taps out of the trees because the weather is changing rapidly and the good sap is about over. Working up a healthy appetite working in the bush and on the sauna, I cook several hearty meals, including venison (deer) cheeseburgers, trout with maple syrup glaze, venison burger with runny eggs for breakfast, venison steaks for dinner and lunch. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY and randomly throughout the week, including on my other channel. Please like, comment and subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Spring at the Log Cabin | Pancakes with Hot Maple Blueberry Syrup | ASMR
Spring at the Log Cabin | Pancakes with Hot Maple Blueberry Syrup | ASMR
14 hours ago
My wife and I collect maple sap, boil it down to syrup, add dehydrated blueberries and pour it over pancakes before going for a walk to choose a location for the new bushcraft gathering, building and camping area. We make maple taffy, maple ice and chaga tea with maple syrup. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Beaver Tail and Quail | Leather Axe Sheath
Beaver Tail and Quail | Leather Axe Sheath
16 hours ago
#beaver #wildedible #leatherwork For dinner, I cook fresh beaver tail and quail in cast iron over the fire on the wood stove and while it's cooking, I make a leather sheath for my small axe. The log cabin is quite warm with the fire burning and Cali, my golden retriever, spends most of her time outdoors. I like early spring because I can leave the front door open while I have a cooking fire burning and my dog can come in or go out as she pleases. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
New Subscribers, Welcome to the Cabin
New Subscribers, Welcome to the Cabin
16 hours ago
Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Wife & Daughter Making Maple Syrup | Off Grid Log Cabin Life
Wife & Daughter Making Maple Syrup | Off Grid Log Cabin Life
11 months ago
#logcabin #maplesyrup #wildedible My wife and my youngest daughter visit the cabin for the day to help me make our first maple syrup batch of 2019. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Log Cabin Bathhouse | Installing a Wood Stove | Maple Syrup | Off Grid Haircut
Log Cabin Bathhouse | Installing a Wood Stove | Maple Syrup | Off Grid Haircut
11 months ago
With spring weather just around the corner, I get back to work on the sauna, tap the maple trees for maple sugar and clean myself up for company on Friday when visitors will help me boil my first 2019 batch of maple syrup. The roof of the log cabin is now watertight and the sauna heater (log burning wood stove with water reservoir) is installed and burning, helping to melt the snow and ice that covers the floor of the bathhouse. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
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
Hour ago
#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. Music “Home”, by Simon-Alexander usa-video.net/c/UCf9TjD6MHoFHSMtEL6pUa-A Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Winter Camping, Minimal Gear, Outdoor Cooking | Bushcraft and Survival Ep1
Winter Camping, Minimal Gear, Outdoor Cooking | Bushcraft and Survival Ep1
6 hours ago
In episode 1 of Bushcraft and Survival, my dog and I track small animals and I shoot a snowshoe hare in the Canadian wilderness and cook it over and open fire while I discuss the gear that I use for day trekking and overnight winter camping and I how I select a winter campsite. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Log Cabin Doorway | Visiting Terry's Off Grid Cabin
Log Cabin Doorway | Visiting Terry's Off Grid Cabin
9 hours ago
#logcabin #offgrid #sauna In this short episode, I cut out the front door of the log cabin and try to remove snow from inside the sauna area by lighting a fire in the wood stove and shovelling out the loose snow. Cali, our Golden Retriever, and I visit my friend Terry's log cabin and do some ice fishing for pike before his wife and daughter visit us out on the ice beside the campfire. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
The Log Cabin Roof is ON! | Self Reliance and Back to Nature
The Log Cabin Roof is ON! | Self Reliance and Back to Nature
13 hours ago
Working alone, I finally get the roof of the log cabin sauna on so I can start installing the windows, doors and finishing the interior of the bathhouse. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
How to Build an Off Grid Log Cabin | Purlins and Roof| Lake Trout Stew | Cast Iron Cooking
How to Build an Off Grid Log Cabin | Purlins and Roof| Lake Trout Stew | Cast Iron Cooking
16 hours ago
#logcabin #simplelife #offgrid Lifting the 17' log purlins into place alone proves to be difficult but manageable. I notch the gable ends to fit the purlin logs into place and then nail on full dimension 2'x4'x10' rough cut boards that I'll cut down to about 8' once they're all in place. Rather than cut down 70 saplings for rafters or ripping my stock of logs into lumber, I go into town to the mill to pick up cheap pine boards that I haul back to the cabin with the snowmobile. For dinner, I cook up a large lake trout that I caught earlier in the week, frying it along with vegetables the first night and then making a spicy stew with the leftovers. Breakfast is the usual high calorie winter meal - bacon, avocado, cheese and eggs, quail eggs on the first morning and organic chicken eggs the following morning. Lunch is off camera, venison jerky like usual. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please don't forget to subscribe and click the notification bell to follow this Log Cabin Series, Season 3 - The Log Cabin Sauna, Bathhouse. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Winter Camping with Two Dogs in a Canvas Tent in the Canadian Wilderness | Bushcraft
Winter Camping with Two Dogs in a Canvas Tent in the Canadian Wilderness | Bushcraft
22 hours ago
Cali, my golden retriever, and I head into the Canadian wilderness for her first overnight, winter camping trip. We'll be sleeping in a hot tent (a canvas tent with a wood stove inside), trekking across frozen lakes in several feet of snow, ice fishing, and meeting up with two reality television personalities and their famous adventure dog. Jim Baird the Adventurer . usa-video.net/M8Y6sdvgJK8-video.html Ted Baird instagram.com/ted.baird/ Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Lifting a 400 Pound (181 kilos) Log onto the Roof of a Log Cabin Alone
Lifting a 400 Pound (181 kilos) Log onto the Roof of a Log Cabin Alone
One eighteen foot ash log and two balsam fir logs averaging 44 pounds are what I have to lift onto the gable ends of the log cabin sauna, working alone and with minimal tools and no heavy equipment. This is exactly why I did NOT install full length ridge beams and purlins on the main log cabin and why I don't have a 6 foot overhang on the porch roof. It's just too heavy and too dangerous to do by myself. Plus, I go about this the wrong way in a futile attempt to protect two adjacent trees. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
An EXPENSIVE blooper!
An EXPENSIVE blooper!
Working alone with my dog in the wilderness, 400# logs, a snowmobile, sharp axes and knives, a chainsaw - what could possibly go wrong?! Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Build a Log Cabin Alone in the Frozen North with Hand Tools | Cedar Sauna Build Ep. 14
Build a Log Cabin Alone in the Frozen North with Hand Tools | Cedar Sauna Build Ep. 14
2 hours ago
#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. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Log Cabin Sauna Build using Hand Tools, Ep. 13 | Wall Project | Duck Confit, Cast Iron Cooking
Log Cabin Sauna Build using Hand Tools, Ep. 13 | Wall Project | Duck Confit, Cast Iron Cooking
8 hours ago
#sauna #logcabin #castiron Back to working on the log cabin suana, I finish the walls and place the top logs with porch extension to carry the roof and porch overhang. The weather is finally perfect for working on the Finnish sauna /Russian banya style bathhouse so I should be able to make headway this week, framing in the roof with full length logs. In the morning on the first day, I prepare duck confit, placing salted duck pieces in a cast iron pot and covering it completely with duck fat. It simmers on the wood stove with a medium fire for over ten hours until it's fall of the bone tender. I eat the duck back for lunch, fried in the cast iron pan, and then for dinner, I remove the two legs from the confit pot and fry them in the cast iron skillet with zucchini, onions, mushrooms and garlic and eat it with fermented sauerkraut. The following morning, I wake up to a lot of fresh snow, about 12 inches, thirty centimetres, over two days. I cook bacon and eggs for breakfast and then clean up and shovel the front deck before company arrives, which they do just before the video ends. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Wilderness Lumberjack Workout with an Axe | Cherry Wood | Basic Bushcraft Project
Wilderness Lumberjack Workout with an Axe | Cherry Wood | Basic Bushcraft Project
10 hours ago
#bushcraft #wilderness #logcabin Felling trees and moving heavy logs is quite the workout. This Cherry tree will provide beautiful wood for furniture in the log cabin and I cant wait to use it. With the help of my Ski Doo Tundra Ace 600, I move the wood back to the log cabin and remove the bark with my axe. From there, I make a small woodworking project which showcases the beautiful grain of the cherry wood. Side Note: I ran out of time editing this week so I apologize for the abrupt ending on this one. This Sunday, I will upload a new video that is more typical to my Friday videos. Thanks for watching! My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Don't Do This Alone in the Wilderness | I Learn Something New Every Day Outdoors
Don't Do This Alone in the Wilderness | I Learn Something New Every Day Outdoors
11 hours ago
Turning trees into lumber is dangerous work and hauling wood out of the forest comes with its own set of challenges. I'm learning something new about off grid, wilderness living every day. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Free DIY Wood Railing in the Loft of an Off Grid Log Cabin | Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools
Free DIY Wood Railing in the Loft of an Off Grid Log Cabin | Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools
16 hours ago
#offgrid #logcabin #woodworking I'm finally getting back to renovating the sleeping loft in the off grid log cabin, and building free wood railings with wood found in the forest is the first step. I use a drawknife to carve spindles from sugar maple and striped maple and insert them into a split maple hand rail. I install a DIY barnboard wall to shield the loft from the hot pipe from the wood stove. In a future video, I will continue with the barn board enclosure and build closets and drawers for clothes storage and other necessities for off grid living. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Building The Loft of the Log Cabin using Hand Tools | Axe, Cherry Tree, Ostrich, Snowshoeing
Building The Loft of the Log Cabin using Hand Tools | Axe, Cherry Tree, Ostrich, Snowshoeing
16 hours ago
In need of building materials for the loft in the off grid log cabin and log sauna, Cali and I snowshoe through the deep snow in the forest to the grove of dead trees that burned in a lightening strike, seeking out a large black cherry tree that I have had my eye on for two years. I plan to mill it into planks and beams to renovate the sleeping loft, adding storage for clothes and more. I use an axe to cut down the tree - much more exhausting than I anticipated because the wood is seasoned and frozen. With few groceries left in the pantry, I cook an unusual meal of ground ostrich with onions, garlic, zucchini, celery and spices. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
A Bigger Log Cabin? Off Grid, Building, Hand Tools, Woodworking, Wilderness Lifestyle
A Bigger Log Cabin? Off Grid, Building, Hand Tools, Woodworking, Wilderness Lifestyle
16 hours ago
I'm having so much fun building log cabins and other woodworking projects that I'm seriously considering building a bigger cabin for my wife and I and offering the existing tiny home to guests, including my daughters and their friends, collaborators and others. This is not a building video, just me talking about my plans while I drawknife the handrail for the loft of this cabin. Tune in tomorrow (Friday February 8) for my regular weekly video, which will include harvesting more wood from the forest for building materials for the loft renovation. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Snowshoe Trekking in February Rain | Heavy Cover GAW Winner
Snowshoe Trekking in February Rain | Heavy Cover GAW Winner
19 hours ago
We snowshoe through the forest and across a frozen lake to a great winter camping location beside a rock face where an overhang creates a perfect spot for a campfire to cook lunch. It's a late January thaw (February 3, 2019) so the snow is wet and it's freezing drizzle most of the day with temperatures hovering just above freezing. Cali watches as I build a fire and heat up lamb stew and water while talking about the Heavy Cover titanium canteen set that I'm giving away to a lucky subscriber. Near the end of the video, I do a random draw to award the canteen set to the winter of the GAW. Heavy Cover - www.heavycoverinc.com/ Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Wilderness Survival with my Dog | Solo Bushcraft, Woodworking Hand Tools, Axe, Log Cabin Loft
Wilderness Survival with my Dog | Solo Bushcraft, Woodworking Hand Tools, Axe, Log Cabin Loft
22 hours ago
#bushcraft #logcabin #woodworking Join me and my dog as we survive frigid temperatures and a blizzard in the Canadian wilderness. I work solo on the interior of the log cabin, including adding log trim to the front door and a hand-railing for the sleeping loft in the cabin. I snowshoe through the deep snow to cut down trees for woodworking with traditional hand tools. I use a small carving axe to fix the handrail on the ladder to the loft and to split kindling for the fire. It's so cold that I keep a campfire burning between the front porch of the cabin and the forest kitchen so that I can work in comfort, and also to cook venison steaks on the grill and bone broth in a cast iron pot. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Off Grid Log Cabin Life in a Polar Vortex January 2019 | Winter, Snowstorm, Canada
Off Grid Log Cabin Life in a Polar Vortex January 2019 | Winter, Snowstorm, Canada
Year ago
Off grid living is challenging when a Polar Vortex, an arctic air mass, settles over the Canadian wilderness and a large portion of Canada and the northern United States in mid January 2019 Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
The Reality of Living in the Canadian Wilderness in Winter | Building a Sauna with Hand Tools
The Reality of Living in the Canadian Wilderness in Winter | Building a Sauna with Hand Tools
Year ago
#logcabin #offgrid #winter Wind and snow continue to make life difficult for Cali and I as we deal with a harsh Canadian winter. Wind whips across the lakes and buffets the log cabin while I continue raising the walls of the log sauna before a Polar Vortex settles over the area for the next few days. Hot soup made with fresh walleye/pickerel and coconut milk cooked on the wood-fired stove in the off grid kitchen thaws me out before settling in for a cold, windy night in the cabin. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Windows for the Off Grid Sauna Cabin | Feeling the Pressure | January Thaw
Windows for the Off Grid Sauna Cabin | Feeling the Pressure | January Thaw
Windows for the log cabin sauna in the Canadian wilderness - but first I have to shovel snow off the roofs before my buildings collapse! Ratatouille for dinner on the wood stove. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
How to Build an Earthen Oven with Clay Cob
How to Build an Earthen Oven with Clay Cob
2 hours ago
Here is a condensed video of the complete earthen oven build from the ground up, including the cordwood and clay foundation and table, the cob mud oven and the cedar and pine doghouse shelter over the oven. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Scouting a New Location For My Outpost Cabin
Scouting a New Location For My Outpost Cabin
4 hours ago
Cali, my golden retriever, and I travel by snowmobile and by snowshoe to a new location to scout for game and a site for my outpost cabin in the Canadian wilderness. I explain why I need a remote hunt camp in addition to the land that the log cabin sites on and why there is more fish and game in the this forest. I start a campfire and reheat the beef shank and venison loin that I cooked on the wood stove a couple of nights before. My dog eats alongside me, finishing off the meat and fat left over from making bone broth. Around the fire, I talk about the titanium cookware that I'm using from Heavy Cover and I announce a giveaway that I'm doing - a Heavy Cover titanium canteen set, including a canteen with two lids, a cooking pot with lid and a spork (a spoon and fork combination tool). To qualify for the giveaway, please comment "Heavy Cover", hit the thumbs up and subscribe to the channel. This is not something I've ever done, so please bear with me as I figure out how to give this lightweight cooking set away. Check out this video to see who the winner is - usa-video.net/XAQmJvKnneY-video.html Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Log Finnish Sauna | Pemmican Recipe | Cabin Life | Canadian Wilderness
Log Finnish Sauna | Pemmican Recipe | Cabin Life | Canadian Wilderness
6 hours ago
I continue building the Finnish style log sauna in the Canadian wilderness as the temperature plummets, thankful for the warmth of the wood stove in the cabin at night. The first day is silent with no wind, relatively mild temperatures just below freezing with ravens and chickadees circling my dog and I, looking for a free meal from the bones laying in the snow around the cabin. The following morning, a powerful wind develops, ushering in a deep freeze and a few more inches of snow on top of the 30 plus inches already on the ground. I cook walleye (pickerel) for dinner one night, a keto breakfast in the morning and braised beef shank, venison loin and ground deer meat for lunch and dinner the following day, all cooked on the woodstove inside the cabin. I open subscriber mail and gifts in front of the snow while Cali, my Golden Retriever, watches, looking for her share. On the second day, I make chaga tea from chaga mushrooms harvested from the yellow birch trees on my land. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Log Cabin Building in the Winter |  Bushcraft Style Tarp Shelter for the Sauna Project
Log Cabin Building in the Winter | Bushcraft Style Tarp Shelter for the Sauna Project
9 hours ago
Winter came earlier than I anticipated this year and caught me unprepared, so this week I spent two days building a tarp shelter for the sauna and thawing out the cedar logs for the log cabin. I talk about how I was not prepared and what I learned from it. Cali, our Golden Retriever, and I go for a long snowshoe through the Canadian wilderness looking for firewood, building materials, wild game and chaga mushroom for tea. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. LogOX - www.amazon.com/dp/B077MQ5VQG/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Time to Get a 2nd Dog?
Time to Get a 2nd Dog?
9 hours ago
With some big changes in our lives in 2019, we're considering getting a new dog for the off grid, wilderness homestead. Cali is struggling in the deep snow and cold temperatures at the log cabin, following me while I snowshoe through the backcountry looking for firewood, lumber trees, chaga and wild game. I talk more about my plans for this year, including my health and how I'm currently in ketosis as I eat mostly fats and protein during the winter. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
Sauna Build Alone with My Dog in a Snowstorm | Bottling/Canning Meat over Fire
Sauna Build Alone with My Dog in a Snowstorm | Bottling/Canning Meat over Fire
12 hours ago
#sauna #logcabin #goldernretriever I continue with the sauna build, slowed down by a snowstorm one day and frigid temperatures the next, forcing me to pile the logs on top of the sauna walls and build a fire underneath to thaw them out. My dog, Cali the Golden Retriever, is at my side as always, relentlessly retrieving her training bumper until she falls asleep in front of the fire in the cabin. Inside the log cabin, I bottle (can) meat in a pressure canner on top of the wood-stove. I fry trout in cast iron on the woodstove and for breakfast, I continue my temporary ketogenic diet with a substantial meal of eggs, bacon and cheddar cheese fried in butter. To keep warm during the day while working on the log sauna, I place a cast iron pan on the fire inside the sauna under the tarp and logs and I heat up some leftover beef ribs and lamb shank in tomato sauce. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB T-SHIRTS: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada My tools, Clothing & Other Gear: www.amazon.com/shop/myselfreliance Film/photography gear: Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib
What Canadians Do For Fun in Winter | Ice Fishing, Ski Doo, Tundra Ace
What Canadians Do For Fun in Winter | Ice Fishing, Ski Doo, Tundra Ace
15 hours ago
#winter #icefishing #skidoo Sledding, ice fishing, exploring the backcountry in Canada's wilderness when it's far below zero - that's what we do for fun. Dressing for Extreme Weather - usa-video.net/MGVMzVU4CMQ-video.html Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB MERCHANDISE: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada Links to gear used at the cabin: Fjallraven Vidda Pro Pants - amzn.to/2rhEiMn Tilley Endurables Airflo Hat - amzn.to/2Ia4xy1 Mora Knife - amzn.to/2BOiv35 Agawa Canyon Boreal 21 Saw - amzn.to/2BPV6OF Axe - www.torontoblacksmith.com/ Moka Pot - amzn.to/2DEomvO Canada amzn.to/2ndmtw6 USA Virtus Knife- www.virtusknives.com/ Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib Solar LED light bulb 15W - amzn.to/2BQvSQ2 Copper Fairy lights - amzn.to/2BCmF0X Solar String Lights - amzn.to/2DvgU2n Lodge Dutch Oven - amzn.to/2kHuxDQ Bragg’s Sprinkle - amzn.to/2EdouzK
Building a Sauna with Frozen Logs | A Vanishing Way of Life | Hand Tools, Ep.12
Building a Sauna with Frozen Logs | A Vanishing Way of Life | Hand Tools, Ep.12
17 hours ago
#offgrid #logcabin #sauna Back to work on the log cabin sauna, I'm struggling with frozen logs and heavy snow this winter as the temperature swings from -20 to +5. and back down again. I talk about this vanishing way of life and how freedom is becoming harder and harder to find. At the end of the video, I open subscriber mail and gifts for Cali Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB MERCHANDISE: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada Links to gear used at the cabin: Fjallraven Vidda Pro Pants - amzn.to/2rhEiMn Tilley Endurables Airflo Hat - amzn.to/2Ia4xy1 Mora Knife - amzn.to/2BOiv35 Agawa Canyon Boreal 21 Saw - amzn.to/2BPV6OF Axe - www.torontoblacksmith.com/ Moka Pot - amzn.to/2DEomvO Canada amzn.to/2ndmtw6 USA Virtus Knife- www.virtusknives.com/ Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib Solar LED light bulb 15W - amzn.to/2BQvSQ2 Copper Fairy lights - amzn.to/2BCmF0X Solar String Lights - amzn.to/2DvgU2n Lodge Dutch Oven - amzn.to/2kHuxDQ Bragg’s Sprinkle - amzn.to/2EdouzK
PRIMITIVE SURVIVAL SKILLS | Smoking Meat Over the Fire Cooking
PRIMITIVE SURVIVAL SKILLS | Smoking Meat Over the Fire Cooking
20 hours ago
#catchandcook #primitive #survival I harvest a deer and smoke a front shoulder of meat over the fire using primitive survival skills. After a long, frustratingl deer season full of mistakes, I finally connect so I make a tripod from green sugar maple to cure some of the meat by making jerky on a smoky fire. It's cold enough now that the rest of the venison is frozen solid, giving me some time to preserve whatever I don't eat before the spring. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB MERCHANDISE: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada Links to gear used at the cabin: Fjallraven Vidda Pro Pants - amzn.to/2rhEiMn Tilley Endurables Airflo Hat - amzn.to/2Ia4xy1 Mora Knife - amzn.to/2BOiv35 Agawa Canyon Boreal 21 Saw - amzn.to/2BPV6OF Axe - www.torontoblacksmith.com/ Moka Pot - amzn.to/2DEomvO Canada amzn.to/2ndmtw6 USA Virtus Knife- www.virtusknives.com/ Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib Solar LED light bulb 15W - amzn.to/2BQvSQ2 Copper Fairy lights - amzn.to/2BCmF0X Solar String Lights - amzn.to/2DvgU2n Lodge Dutch Oven - amzn.to/2kHuxDQ Bragg’s Sprinkle - amzn.to/2EdouzK
An Exciting New Year at the Off Grid Log Cabin in the Canadian Wilderness
An Exciting New Year at the Off Grid Log Cabin in the Canadian Wilderness
22 hours ago
#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. Thanks for watching! New videos every FRIDAY. Please don't forget to subscribe. My Other Channel: Shawn James bit.ly/2xzZHpB MERCHANDISE: teespring.com/stores/my-self-reliance Watch the ENTIRE cabin and Forest Kitchen SERIES here: HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN: bit.ly/2nbof06 SEASON 2 - The Interior: bit.ly/2CIjPqr SEASON 3 - The Sauna/Bathhouse: bit.ly/2AskJWP THE FOREST KITCHEN, Building It: bit.ly/2M3syZE SEASON 2 - Outdoor Cooking: bit.ly/2CFgQPQ To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: myselfreliance.com/ Facebook - facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Instagram - instagram.com/myselfreliance/ My Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6E9 Canada Links to gear used at the cabin: Fjallraven Vidda Pro Pants - amzn.to/2rhEiMn Tilley Endurables Airflo Hat - amzn.to/2Ia4xy1 Mora Knife - amzn.to/2BOiv35 Agawa Canyon Boreal 21 Saw - amzn.to/2BPV6OF Axe - www.torontoblacksmith.com/ Moka Pot - amzn.to/2DEomvO Canada amzn.to/2ndmtw6 USA Virtus Knife- www.virtusknives.com/ Canon 6D - amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro - amzn.to/2DHuJib Solar LED light bulb 15W - amzn.to/2BQvSQ2 Copper Fairy lights - amzn.to/2BCmF0X Solar String Lights - amzn.to/2DvgU2n Lodge Dutch Oven - amzn.to/2kHuxDQ Bragg’s Sprinkle - amzn.to/2EdouzK
Bem Geme
Bem Geme - 8 hours ago
😂😂😂😂😂😭😂😂😂
Stephen colon
Stephen colon - 9 hours ago
Why you kill a bear just to have its remains hanging on the wall ? Is it some sort of trophy in your mind? Or does it make you feel like a man ?
walid azib Kahlat
walid azib Kahlat - 9 hours ago
More hunting
MaineTripper
MaineTripper - 9 hours ago
Shawn what are the dimensions of the sectional grill pieces that you used for your outdoor grill? Also, where did you source them. You have inspired me to add this feature to my outdoor patio / pergola that is always a work in progress.
Thelma Lee
Thelma Lee - 9 hours ago
it's a very good idea to show us what other things you do aside from building cottage..it is entertaining too.
arly etu
arly etu - 9 hours ago
hehe...funny Cali really steal the perfect spot. A happy ending.
MAD DAMON
MAD DAMON - 10 hours ago
Jack London would be proud of you. :)
Rob P
Rob P - 11 hours ago
I never see the dog get fed
Theresa wow beastly!!! Dube
Theresa wow beastly!!! Dube - 11 hours ago
Wow it's a good thing it was only a flesh wound LOL love your channels love the content watch most of them and for a while I was not a subscriber and I would just watch the videos I liked but I do hit the like And subscribe on things now I can see why that statistic is probably accurate I did that with a few channels I now like And subscribe me and my wife both enjoy your content excellent look forward to more.
Valerie K
Valerie K - 11 hours ago
Amazing achievement! his incredible hard work has produced a masterpiece. Respect to you sir
Joseph Taylor
Joseph Taylor - 12 hours ago
Still love the videos, never doubt!
skibumwa2001
skibumwa2001 - 12 hours ago
Optimal self-sufficiency.. freedom and fresh air. Life doesn't getting any better than this!
maxfield H
maxfield H - 12 hours ago
The dog really steals this show
Tania Sword
Tania Sword - 12 hours ago
Shaun I was thinking, what about leaving Cali’s dog bed outside and then when you bring it in she’ll have a nice cool bed to lie on and the cabin won’t be so hot?
Сергей Платонов
Сергей Платонов - 13 hours ago
Молодец,настоящий Робинзон Крузо.
T Love
T Love - 14 hours ago
Nice fire i smell it 🔥
T Love
T Love - 14 hours ago
Are you single?💪💓
Baba Abdu
Baba Abdu - 14 hours ago
What a man ! All by himself, congratulations
LeVieil Ours
LeVieil Ours - 15 hours ago
GREAT JOB !!!
Aleksandr kütt
Aleksandr kütt - 15 hours ago
кажется вам надо стоить новый дом.побольше.
Random videos
Random videos - 15 hours ago
@My Self Reliance bud if you wanted to double your subscriber base quickly all you have to do is add that pretty lady to all your intro's lol.
manuela jurado
manuela jurado - 15 hours ago
Lástima que no sepa el idioma pero muchas gracias por éstos vídeos que subid a la red, me gusta mucho y los sigo
Cathy Pilkington
Cathy Pilkington - 15 hours ago
I love your videos, I'm addicted. Can you tell me what the name of the bench is you created to plane logs? The one on your front porch with the foot pedal. Thank you for your inspiration and determination to follow your dream and do it with integrity.
Pacific Traveler
Pacific Traveler - 15 hours ago
Great Work. Beautiful Biece. Beautiful Dog.
Slab Riprock
Slab Riprock - 15 hours ago
I think my blood pressure dropped 20 points just watching this beautiful video.
Hornbeaming
Hornbeaming - 16 hours ago
Really like your videos. I can relate. I have a cottage in N.S. but am on the grid. I still like to cook outdoors and on the woodstove. I try to keep it as simple as I can. My wife loved the simple way of life there but unfortunately passed away in 2014. I still spend 5 days a week there. Hunt , fish, and pick berries and mushrooms. Thanks for all the great videos.
ace steel
ace steel - 16 hours ago
have many more
Impulsive Wandering
Impulsive Wandering - 17 hours ago
so building bookshelves and making a shitty pizza are the highlights of "surviving" in a cabin? lol.. stupid youtube recommendations.
LeadMonkey
LeadMonkey - 17 hours ago
“Are you hungry...?” >>> “What are you offering...?” 😂 Classic! Once again “Yes Dear” is the right answer.
Jimi James
Jimi James - 17 hours ago
I love your videos. I am a newbie outside of the big main feature length build and a few satellite videos. Do you discuss the economics of this lifestyle in terms of taxation etc? Im fascinated by how it works monetarily if you're this self sufficient. If you haven't talked about it before, can you?
MA ED
MA ED - 17 hours ago
awsome cabin
King of Corridos Film
King of Corridos Film - 17 hours ago
That was fuckin amazing.
crummy mudd
crummy mudd - 17 hours ago
This is so old .... (man) "Green Acres, is the place for me;" (woman) " ... honey I love you but 5th avenue is the place for me!; .... (man) the chores! (woman) the stores!" ..... good luck, I hope it works out.
Kaylisson Memoria
Kaylisson Memoria - 18 hours ago
Canadá Brasil
Kaylisson Memoria
Kaylisson Memoria - 18 hours ago
🇨🇦🇧🇷🇨🇦🇧🇷
Peggy Lee
Peggy Lee - 18 hours ago
Yall show is so appreciated. There is not much worth watching on TV. I am 81 and not fund of most our shows. Thanks to you and your family
thekingtroll2
thekingtroll2 - 18 hours ago
Wow, for a moment I got all choked up. I stopped the video and went and got a Coca Cola and a ham sandwich lol. To hear the crisp of that pizza made me hungry. The scenery is what got me. When I was a kid, about 8 yrs old my grandpa and me would go into the woods in Somerset, Ohio. We'd go mushroom hunting, we'd go squirrel hunting and of course, to gather wood. Once I saw something that caught my eye and went to investigate. Good Lord, out there in the middle of no where was a crock. I dug it up and it was in perfect condition. It was about a gallon size. As I was digging, I moved leaves etc around and found more. Why someone did that in the middle of no where made us bother ponder. My grandfather was my absolute best friend in the world. He died when I was 25 at the age of 85. To hear the rustling of the wind in those tree's and hear the crunch of the leaves as he walked on them. OMG, for some reason it really got me choked up as I was watching. To this day, I still have his walking stick. It's a bit over 4 feet high and I remember the day he found that branch. He took it back to the house. We had a firepit and would build a fire and roast hot dogs. He's sit there with his moonshine (haha) and he'd whittle away at that stick. I now have it hanging in my bedroom as a constant reminder of how much he meant to me. To give you some demographics, when that old farm wound up selling in 1993 it went for about $15,000 and had 13 acres. I was stone broke and could not get a loan for love or money. I wanted it. It had a log cabin on it and then later someone put that white asbestos siding on it. The kitchen had a hand pump and you had to pump it to get water. We'd boil it so we could do dishes and washing. That wasn't even "work". As a kid, when you are with your grandfather, it was all good times. Now that I'm older, I need electricity for my oxygen machine when I sleep. Oh, our refrigerator in the house had round white coils on it. If it stopped working, you unscrewed the box on top and took the finest sandpaper and went across the contacts. Then you put it back on and plugged it back in and voila... it worked. I could not buy that property but did get to walk through while it was for sale. That old fridge was still sitting in the kitche but had fallen into the floor, all four feet, so it was resting on the bottom. Sorry for the long story but these video's are absolutely enormously grateful for me to view and I appreciate all of them. Not only do I enjoy watching him but it makes me recall when times of this world were a lot more decent, clean and less drama and crime.
Lyn-lyn Collado
Lyn-lyn Collado - 18 hours ago
I love your dog.
Sue Williams
Sue Williams - 18 hours ago
Hi there from New Zealand. Love the washing machine not so keen on the wringer tho. Brings back memories long forgotten. Love cali to bits. She is so awesome.Till next time Cheers
Rick Noland
Rick Noland - 18 hours ago
Always put a smile on my face with everyone of your videos! Thank you for that! God bless!
Lyn-lyn Collado
Lyn-lyn Collado - 18 hours ago
Hahaha I love to much your dog.
uziel
uziel - 18 hours ago
Great job, I liked it a lot, 👏 I just left it like👍
Kevin Juneau
Kevin Juneau - 19 hours ago
Im exhausted watching this. Too much work
Kevin Juneau
Kevin Juneau - 19 hours ago
Im exhausted watching this. Too much work
1gbayfisher
1gbayfisher - 19 hours ago
I wouldn't last 2 ths out there......not because im not man enough, or cant survive out there... i would miss women and a piece of ass so fast, i would be running back to the city!!!!!
Chi Lam
Chi Lam - 19 hours ago
Love your videos. All the best to you, your wife and your dog.
uziel
uziel - 19 hours ago
Great job, I liked it a lot, 👏 I just left it like👍
Arkantos2111
Arkantos2111 - 19 hours ago
Spettacolare
Lazaro Gutierrez
Lazaro Gutierrez - 19 hours ago
Yuo has Homedipo nex to yuor
Martha b. Gonzalez
Martha b. Gonzalez - 19 hours ago
Cali is beautiful beautiful I love
uziel
uziel - 19 hours ago
Great job, I liked it a lot, 👏 I just left it like👍
Martha b. Gonzalez
Martha b. Gonzalez - 19 hours ago
Wow this is wonderful I like I love
uziel
uziel - 19 hours ago
Great job, I liked it a lot, 👏 I just left it like👍
uziel
uziel - 19 hours ago
Great job, I liked it a lot, 👏 I just left it like👍
James Wulzen
James Wulzen - 20 hours ago
how does the oven work without some sort of vent, or am I way off base. I would Love to build one of these, I saw how you did it and took notes. Jim
uziel
uziel - 20 hours ago
Great job, I liked it a lot, 👏 I just left it like👍
uziel
uziel - 20 hours ago
Great job, I liked it a lot, 👏 I just left it like👍
James Wulzen
James Wulzen - 20 hours ago
beautiful country !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bostongirl55
bostongirl55 - 20 hours ago
Dude...I was all *"what dating app is THIS guy on???"* then I read in the comments HE IS HAPPILY MARRIED!!! Good on you girl, you did good.
jp allen
jp allen - 20 hours ago
What kind of pants are you wearing? Arboreware? Caterpillar?
Диля Бобокулова
Диля Бобокулова - 20 hours ago
Kabob - prounosetion like citizen, of Bukhara
Pixie Dust2000
Pixie Dust2000 - 20 hours ago
You look like Kevin Costner in the thumbnail. Lol
Pat Jones
Pat Jones - 20 hours ago
Why do I want to eat watching you cook??? LOL LOL LOL You need to open a cafe...LOL
Stary Eyez
Stary Eyez - 20 hours ago
I complain when I have to paint! This is amazing and the pup is adorable!!!
Jedi Mind
Jedi Mind - 21 hour ago
Nice! But i hope he knows about equivalent exchange..
jp allen
jp allen - 21 hour ago
Iam really enjoying the positive flow of this.... it just feels right..... I appreciate your kind words and attention for each other....
Jimmy Limmek
Jimmy Limmek - 21 hour ago
Absolutely astounding. The building of the structure is impressive in and of itself, but to do it with manual tools...mind-boggling. A true labour of love. 👏
ballis Life
ballis Life - 21 hour ago
Termites have entered the chat
Samys Smile
Samys Smile - 21 hour ago
DAFAQ? 34:15 This brings vegan on a new level
Sean Murrell
Sean Murrell - 21 hour ago
11:30 The dog has some good timing
Roma Hoffman
Roma Hoffman - 21 hour ago
Reminds me of my home country, Siberia
Lyn-lyn Collado
Lyn-lyn Collado - 21 hour ago
Why you like to living same like that place, horrible place, don't have, foods, very far the school, hospital, if you sickness, no people to help you. I think this not permanent house, I think this the vacation place only.
007
007 - 21 hour ago
He may have click bait titled this. That is racoon
Andy Cook
Andy Cook - 22 hours ago
Beautiful. The whole concept. That's why we watched it. I, and surely, many others are drawn to this. Society is becoming so much harder to understand and deal with. I can't speak for anyone else, but I seek to know myself. What better way to accomplish that. Thank you so very much for sharing this experience. May the wind be at your back and the sun lighting your way. Thank you again.
Nicole G
Nicole G - 22 hours ago
I came to this channel for the cabin life. I stayed for the doggy.
Adam Wolfman
Adam Wolfman - 22 hours ago
Hello from Chechnya
Klompie
Klompie - 22 hours ago
Truly one of the best videos I have seen on this channel Shawn. Just a real intimate normal people video of you two in the day in the life of you guys. Perfect and I really enjoyed it. Peace out. 😎
NATURAL SPIRIT
NATURAL SPIRIT - 22 hours ago
“The first step towards true enlightenment is to lighten up on yourself.” ... “Do not think like a human. ... “You already own what you think you need.” ... “What you put out is what you get back.” ... “Assign positive meaning.” ... “Doubt is a one hundred percent trust, in a belief you don't prefer.
dcoleman4444
dcoleman4444 - 22 hours ago
There's a lot of action around wood in these videos. They are so cool. Love the dog!
Blacktailbowhunter 01
Blacktailbowhunter 01 - 22 hours ago
Always been a Dream of mine to visit this cabin, would live to paddle up the lake in a canoe to the cabin and stay a few days
Delusional
Delusional - 22 hours ago
WHO ELSE IS WATCHING JUST FOR THE PUPPY SHOTS? Also, does every Canadian know how to make syrup?
Arturo Guerra
Arturo Guerra - 23 hours ago
Hello Shawn, congrats...nice way to live. Saludos de Mexico.
NATURAL SPIRIT
NATURAL SPIRIT - 23 hours ago
M.S.R are you a CAPRICORN?
Salvatore Ignoti
Salvatore Ignoti - 23 hours ago
Bellissimo.
Tommy Krazy Klaun
Tommy Krazy Klaun - 23 hours ago
7:30 scrunch scrunch scrunch. I like ittttt lol
Nick Marino
Nick Marino - 23 hours ago
I lov your way of life but i love my washer and dryer more
Mark Deaton
Mark Deaton - 23 hours ago
Kinda maybe a little obvious it might be time to contemplate dropping the internet stuff? Seems like a hassle more and more and I guess the whole point of getting off the grid is to leave it be. Maybe just me.
jhayke schneider
jhayke schneider - 23 hours ago
balance the temp for that lovelyx dogg
brian Gilson
brian Gilson - 23 hours ago
Nothing like a cosy warm fire snuggled up with the two you love, lovely scene,Thanks to you Shawn.
TONY GENESEO
TONY GENESEO - 23 hours ago
First time watching the time lapse video. Very cool and covers a lot of time ! Thanjs for putting that together. Seen every clip I think so even better watching them all together
ТОДОР ТОДОРОВ
ТОДОР ТОДОРОВ - 23 hours ago
Прекрасен дом, браво!
Mayhap34
Mayhap34 - 23 hours ago
Great vid, but it seems a bit creepy that someone was spying on him with those cameras the whole time. Damn government.
Lothar Geppert
Lothar Geppert - 23 hours ago
What kind of material is the grey stuff between the logs?
leocel ofren
leocel ofren - 23 hours ago
I love that dog すごく 面白い🤣
NATURAL SPIRIT
NATURAL SPIRIT - 23 hours ago
Without 20th or 21st Century tools and things this would have been a bit harder like the cheese and the steel pot cleaning stuff and brush this those basic things we live with today.
Marcos Mendez
Marcos Mendez - 23 hours ago
its great keep doing this videos , im having a great decade here in Puerto Rico, blessings.
Black Widow
Black Widow - Day ago
Love the cabin, but love the sledging even more. This is the life I can only dream of!
John Galv
John Galv - Day ago
today is warmer 40 degrees and raining in New Jersey, with the heat on, cable tv and internet...and all the conveniences and I thought... man this sucks! I'm sick of the cold and rain. Now I see you, in the snow, getting water outside to do laundry by hand. I see that we've become so spoiled... You are a brave man and very lucky to have your wife by your side! (and dog) Be safe and healthy! Amazing to see you build the cabin.
tore springare
tore springare - Day ago
it's relaxing to watch another guy work haha....truely impressive..take care
Nupe Ellington
Nupe Ellington - Day ago
How did you talk your wife into this???