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

Publicado em 10 Fev 2021
The Nenet reindeer herders need to move their tent every few days throughout most of the year. Every time they migrate they must pack the whole tent away, drag it across the tundra on sledges, and erect it again in a fresh place, sometimes in temperatures of minus thirty degrees. Survival depends on working together as a team.
After staying in the wooded taiga for two months they start to migrate north following the ancient paths of migrating reindeer (caribou). In four months they will travel up to 1200km and must pack and move every three to five days to keep up with their herd. They must reach their summer quarters before the snows melt and flood great rivers with icy waters too cold and deep for the calves, born along the way, to cross.
Behind the tent an invisible line extends out into the tundra. It is called the sawei line, and a woman cannot cross it. It will bring bad luck to the tent. It was hard for them to explain exactly why, it is much stronger than a superstition and is connected to the spirit pole that stands at the back of the tent. This pole is sacred and a woman cannot cross underneath it either, and only a shaman may sit in this holy place. The origins of this are a little lost, there may be practical reasons, for example the back of the tent is traditionally where the men work, often together, so they have to be able to move about freely, but there are often two families in a single tent, so maybe one day the women just agreed territories to stop tripping over each other. Maybe it has such a mundane origin, or maybe there are real spirits that come up to the tent from behind and would bring harm to any women caught in the wrong place. If several tents pitch together, their lines must not cross either, so they tend to camp in a straight line to avoid this.
In answer to the many questions - on personal hygiene, everyone washes using a bowl of soap and hot water, just like most of our grandparents did before everyone had pipes and taps. There is no toilet in the tent as some have suggested, they find a spot a few hundred metres away. They are not pitching on a lake but a small mound where the snow blows a little thinner, Gas companies have been in the area and gave away snowmobiles as part of land access negotiations. Also sometimes there are competitions with them as prizes, sometimes they sell a load of reindeer and buy one. Most families now have at least one but the reindeer are still used a lot. Yes, they use a sled to go to town, or trading posts to buy groceries.

I wanted to catch the entire process, but have edited it down a little from the 40-45 minutes it takes to get from the open snows to a warm cosy home.
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  • Do you think COVID19 reached their village? I'd really like an update on this magnificent bunch of people.

  • Impressive glad i took the time to watch

  • What a tough people, that is a hard life. You can't have anything but admiration and respect. I wonder how these people did under Stalin and the commies?

  • These people are fascinating in every way.

  • Какой кошмар... 21 век... Как они так живут, ни кроватей, ни диванов, ни телика, ни помыться, ни в туалет, ни постирать, в чуме и собаки живут.... Такая вонь стоит там видимо

  • They do not need vaccines, mouth cap and quarantine. It would wipe them from the face of the earth.

    • (we do not need them either, but this is another story)


  • Счастливые люди,я им завидую:не надо платить коммуналку,да и гадов начальников не видно!

  • That's so awesome

  • The real preppers.

  • It must feel good to be nomads together and rely on each other to live...

  • Look tough ... but Peace & privacy . no internet no radiation no tax no corona . freeze , free .

  • Everything and everyone has a purpose in this culture.

  • Good video. Too many commercials. BRleast is going to hell.

  • New subscriber here - fantastic! 👍🏿 😊

  • You are family 🤗🔥🍃🍀💋

  • 🙏💗👑🌞🙌🕊

  • It’s a shame their way of life is in danger because of environmental plundering from russia.

  • What's with the eerie music?

  • The way of true living with nature. 100% respect to these people.

  • This is one of those things I refer too when people ask me how I can watch so much BRleast. Because knowing about things like this is n will always be important.

  • I love the crunching sound of snow under foot

  • Phresh

  • well done , the description helped

  • bonefire

  • This is a skill! They have it down pat. I couldn't imagine moving every 4 days. I'm am curious why they move that often. I enjoyed the whole video. Music and all. Great job!

  • Incredible!

  • Greetings to you Wonderful People!🥰. I love how Natural you all are! A Strong and Beautiful people! I love your coats!Yes, I could live like you!😁🥰. You are survivalists! It is peaceful where you are and in other cultures that are natural, unlike other places in the world! Many Blessings to you!

  • Build Tent and live free forever, ALL COSY AGAIN Build House and be a slave for 30 years nonstop mortgage

  • Kewl

  • Forgive my ignorance but where do they wash up and use the bathroom??

  • Anyone noticed that there are no feminists or disgruntled teens in these societies?

  • La increíble capacidad del ser humano en ambientes extremos y lo mas hermoso es que ellos conservan su cultura y dignidad.

  • That was incredible! Wow, what a People! I am humbled.

  • عند شروق الشمس تصبح الحرارة اقل برودة وتجمد بسبب ذوبان الثلج ويصبح جليدا

  • Its much simpler than you think.

  • They move this every four days????

  • Just the fact that they’re wearing the thick heavy animal skins as clothes and boots is enough. But then to add walking in that heavy snow and then add to that lifting and dragging heavy wood structures. I think we should send the millennials and liberals to go live a few years with the eskimos. 😅 this hurts my back just watching.

  • Why the hell did I watch this!?

  • Как все продумано!

  • These people could be ingineers

  • 👏🤲🇹🇷

  • What a way of living! Am so jealous!

  • Move every 4 days, Why? I'd rather be eaten by a polar bear, that's ridiculous.

  • So cool to see family work together. Beautiful culture

  • Beautiful and amazing I am impressed with their skill tears are dripping from my eyes watching this video how beautiful is their life is in minus 40 Celsius hard working and happy. And we live in nice and warm houses everything we need we get it right away and yet still we aren't happy and always complaining about.

  • We all take things for granted. This is what life is all about actually. Survival through enduring & endearing life. Respect these souls including the doggies who are part of their harsh lives. I feel useless in front of these Tundra souls. 🙏✊✊✊✊✊✊

  • Its such a beautiful reality. While sitting in my comfortable bed I am watching this. Life,with us is full of stess competition pressure and look at them, they are simple hard working and satisfied. Amazing

  • Indonesia hadir

  • Is this a good tent to get for someone just getting into camping?

  • Every four days????????????

  • Life is a continuous freezing torture.

  • 這那是影片,經典遊戲,請刪除,造假呀!瑪莉兄弟。亂竄改成編輯這些垃圾影片。這已經構成偽造。毀謗罪。連這些影片上的小狗是田園餐廳後面看得見別人家裡的養的小狗。

  • I love the doggies.... damn! Just get that thing up so we can snuggle next to the heat.... we are in the middle of NO WHERE HERE!

  • It was sheer delight watching it ! Amazing to see how they go about their work - it seems all very clear in their minds what needs to be done next. I did wonder what are compelling needs which make them change/move every 4 days. Thanks for the clip !

    • @Nomad Architecture Thanks for that....will watch the first video too...

    • They are migrating with their herds. If you take a look at my first video on the channel page you will see a bit more of the background.

  • Wow, your video is very good, I like it, I already clicked for you

  • They look like very busy little penguins just scurrying around to complete their mission

  • So precise truly incredible to watch but too much work moving every 4days. Not happening.

  • Sod that...freezing cold and no pizza or internet

  • Beautiful life but , don't think I could do it

  • Amazing!!!!!

  • 🙏🏼May God Bless you all❣️❤️🙏🏼❤️❣️I can’t believe you must move every four days‼️‼️‼️ How in the “you know what” do you spend all day on the tundra with your tiny little ones??? We can’t get ours to sit still love enough to eat their dinner‼️‼️‼️🥴 You are all soooo very, very brave & you work soooo hard just to sustain yourselves in your extreme climate, I don’t know how you do it, after an entire day on the tundra I’d probably collapse & be broken & unable to get up lol❣️🙏🏼You have my full wholehearted admiration & respect❣️❤️🙏🏼❤️❣️ Peace, Health & a bountiful season I wish you all❣️❤️🙏🏼❤️❣️🥰🥰🥰Incredible people you are❣️❣️❣️(I absolutely LOVE that you bring your dogs ❤️🐾❤️in to your homes)🥰🐾🥰🐾🥰🐾🥰🐾🥰

  • I found MySelf leaning into the “heave ho” with them!this is the most intensely beautiful example of Human cooperation and symbiosis I have ever witnessed. Thank You for this video chronicle. I hope and pray it becomes part of Historical archives.👊🏾🙏🏾☝🏾❤️😇

  • It’s like going back in time to a simpler but more physically challenging life. They have their lives and I have mine. I am happy with my life and they seem happy with theirs.

  • How are the still able to have sexual relations with their spouses?

  • Os humanos da era do gelo😍

  • This would be 100% better without the weird monotonous music.

  • I wont ever buy youtube tv, google you are interfering in the american life!!!!!!!

  • Там наверное самый ценный строительный материал, это доски, шесты и оленьи шкуры.Удивительный домик для жилья.

  • these are the people who will inherit the earth if civilization ever collapses

  • This is beyond belief. We take so many things for granted that watching this video makes me think how useless we are

  • Thank you for sharing this. I don't know why anyone would give it a thumbs down

  • If the men enter before the smoke rises, they might be forced to do some work.

  • Great job, congrats!!!

  • im sorry to ask but why are they still being nomadic... i mean could they just stay there...? with their tent house

  • Love the film. But the background music made me go insane...........

  • I have one question that I hope one if you could answer me: Why do they live like that? The could move to a town or a City, settle down and find a job. I know that the jobs wouldn't be good, but wouldn't it still be better than living like that?

  • Music is delightful, as is the video👍

  • Где они делают детей , не понимаю?

  • Смотрю , житие мое!Боже , как только люди живут!

    • А как приспичит до ветру, как быть в такие морозы? Отморозит поди всё там. Жуть.

  • Could this wigwam whitstand a storm?

  • Beautiful!!!We could give them those Military Tents..or something easier to set up...for a change ....

  • thank you so much for the time and effort that must have been taken in every aspect of creating this video. Very grateful and appreciative to be able to have experienced this.

  • Kehidupan bermasyarakat yang amazing

  • Commendable job they are doing. God bless them

  • Es increíble

  • Nice but surely the children needs to learns about the world and Morden future rather this old ways

  • OK good luck jayhoo jayhoo har har mahadeV MahadeV Bhole

  • primitive savages, they should invest in a trailer.

  • I've watched the video, and read down through the comments, mostly. But I still don't get WHY they have to pack up and move about every 4 days! Why can't they stay longer? Food?

  • I’m grateful for everything I have. ✊

  • Personas muy trabajadoras

  • And here I am complaining bc I have to mop my kitchen floor every other day....😒

  • very interesting - thank you. The teepee of the American Plains Indians had an inside liner that went all the way to the ground & came up perhaps 1/3 or 1/2 way up the poles. The outside skins came down to within a foot of the ground....thus the gap between the inside & outside skins created a Bernouli Effect & drew the smoke from the inside fire up to exit out the top. In addition, the inside liner made it difficult to see shadows within the teepee thus preventing being shot from the outside. I don't think you could see too many shadow thru the skins but that was the theory. The same 3 "foundation" poles are used against which all the other poles are placed. Thanks again...

  • I noticed the dogs are they not cold? I’m a dog lover

  • Wow beautiful and bast home 🏠 I am from Pakistan....but my Pakistan is very beautiful country...

  • To them, this is normal. It is the only life they likely know. It would take some practice, getting used to moving every day, and setting up camp each night,or evening, but I could learn to live like this.

  • the home looks very warm and cozy, I would love to be there

  • The banter of the family, or them speaking to each other would be better than the very weird music, I'm out..

  • Great team work 👍