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

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

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

      I worked and lived as an educator in northern Canada among First Nations and Inuit people for almost a decade and, although much of their nomadic life has disappeared, it was interesting to see how "in the present" and immediate their lives remain, planning for anything past a few days is considered unnecessary when the circle is small and the challenges of the present are enough. It's a beautiful approach to life of course but absolutely ruinous when applied to living in modern times... which may explain why so much tragedy visits traditional peoples in a rapidly changing world.

    2. Lucien Lawrence

      I wonder if anyone else watches these videos to gently fall asleep at night to. Of all the endless videos on this site I watch to find some peace, there is something about these that tame my soul and slow my breathing. Perhaps the knowledge that despite there being a world that envelopes humans in a overwhelming sea of technology, we are still, in our body and our blood, and for 99% of our history, nomadic wanderers, finding purpose and contentment in our true engagement with nature. The wind, the trees, the sun, the community of a tribe, they will be with us always. They need to be with us always. No matter how we adapt, no matter what we surround ourselves with, this innate need will always be within us. Upright apes, lost in a world we do not fully understand.

    3. FoxyBeryl 123

      :l O-o I feel useless

    4. Marysia Janusz

      Can you answer me "why this innocent people have to live in Syberia ? I know why they there . Maybe you explain to people more the true

    5. Bong Welt

      Hi do you love snow

    6. Wawita

      Donde se bañan estas personas??

    7. TJ Jones

      Too many ads, unsubbing now.

    8. Mary Brown

      Nice to see things like this but you subtitles are rubbish it should have stay on the screen for at least 15 minutes

    9. Boost Junkie

      What an honor it is to be able to see history and tradition like this

    10. Why-U

      how they can survive with such weather, how do they socialize and if someone is sick how do they treat it.

    11. Toms onfire

      Where shall we camp tonight? Hmmm...yes this patch of white snow looks good

    12. ครัวช่างใบ้ ใจดี

      How good good i light

    13. Vaam Txus Xyooj

      Why they are on the move every 4 days.

    14. Akbar Farzin

      They are living better wold than us !!! Peacefully life !!!

    15. Yabba Dabba Doo

      Did anyone see a washing machine?

    16. Moeh teguh

      I feel watch a documentary film with horror music game🙃.

    17. blipzero

      it is the same for people in Alaska some always on the move .

      1. Nomad Architecture

        Really, I though all were settled there now.

    18. Eric Sabot

      I'm an American but my family came from Russia maybe that's y I'm so tough n mean

    19. Eric Sabot


    20. Eric Sabot

      tough people would be an understatement crazy tough people

    21. Lacoste1212Blanc 1212

      Our ancestos lived like this thousands of years ago

    22. NFL1976

      Today, the Nenets people face numerous challenges from the state and oil and gas companies that threaten the environment and their way of life. The pollution of heavy metals has been transferred to the humans through mosses and reindeer meat. The average life expectancy of Nenets is 45-50 years, the suicide rate is unusually high.

    23. Cafe80’s Arigachu

      Do they have money 💰 to buy oil for cooking and the snowmobiles, and the warm clothes and shoes or isn’t all handmade by them?

      1. Nomad Architecture

        clothes, shoes, sledges they make, but they sell some of their herd each year and get money for other things.

    24. Mohammad was illiterate

      *They use heavy wood poles and animal skin INSTEAD OF MODERN TENTS, LOL, they don't mind the modern snow ski, gloves and jackets from the hardware shop lolz.*

    25. Rahul Kapoor

      In cold weather, not moving is the biggest threat of to survival.

    26. Eshe Eshe

      amazing people They kept thier way of life for centuries living in the harshest siberia I am so impressed their way of setting thier tents

    27. Work Fast

      Full respect upon these monarchs.3w

    28. Work Fast

      Purpose of life is living the purpose.3e

    29. Richard Park

      Thanks so much! Really puts me in my place! A pleasure to watch. Thank you.

    30. jason allan evans

      Normally I frown on people wearing real fur but these people deserve to wear it as they either hunt in order to get it or trade for it (I guess). It looks like an amazing way of life, very ecologically friendly. I'll never feel the same simply camping in a canvas tent again after seeing how these people do it.

    31. Art Haitu

      I have a stupid question, why move every 4-5 days?

      1. Nomad Architecture

        They are herding reindeer that are migrating over a long distance.

    32. Mohammad Akbar

      Great people

    33. Two Songs

      Riveting to watch! I pray this never becomes a Lost Art❤️🙏🏻❤️

    34. Timur101

      I was born and live in Yamal- Nenets and still can't imagine how indigenous women cope with all this hard job in tundra

      1. Timur101

        @Toms onfire you are nuts or hungover..

      2. Toms onfire

        Shut up and get on with it... not as if they can just turn on the heating and sunbathe

    35. sungkc

      It is like carrying your house in your backpack...

    36. Mark S

      Odd choice of background music

    37. Stephen Burbank

      Why do they move every four days?

    38. CaliforniaCarpenter7

      Yeah, I could move every four days. The more I learn about the nomadic Inuit, the more I wonder if they have the meaning and purpose of life down. But no, I could not live in the same tent with another family, but I am a young man and hopefully I’d have my own tent and wife with maybe a couple kids to live with. My best friend and his family are Alaskan Inuit and him and his brothers are massive men. Chris is 6’ 6” in bare feet and Mike is 6’ 4” 375lbs. Some of the biggest dudes I’ve ever met, with gigantic heads and square jaws, they’re big enough to make most Samoans and Tongans look small! I am very curious about the dogs, we get hard winters up here in the forest of The Sierra Nevada Mountains, I’d like to raise a breed that is hearty enough to survive down to 0 degrees F even though it only gets down to about 10F here.

    39. Jose Conejo

      Tell me this is not almost identical to a tipi and the people do they not look native only difference they have lighter skin due to racial mixing

    40. leo sima

      i guess they don't shower very often, just imagine the smell in that tent


      For why do they move so often. Don’t they look warm tho


      That house sells for 5000 per square inch


      Hey woman cook me some whale blubber. O while you are at it I want some baby penguin.

    44. andrew baillie

      Wonderful work you have done with this documentary. Yes I could move like them every 4 days, if I had been born in that culture. They seem happy and well adapted to their environment. I hope for their sake they don't go to close to what we call civilization. Desease and alienation would await them.

    45. bruce krueger

      This is normality at its best, hard life simple, , and we complain when our power goes out for 3 hours, no eggs on the shelf, I got flipped off for cutting off the 80 year old man in the slow lane, were so peddy

    46. Jason Rowe

      They certainly weren’t rushed. They do it by muscle memory. I loved the part were the woman swept her half of the floor clean of snow and tossed the broom to the other side.

    47. Jose Conejo

      People here in the U.S. are doin this they are called homeless and they have it worse because Acording to the government they are trespassing and are not allowed heat stoves

    48. francisco nikotian

      its like a giant jacket

    49. kay meier

      Nicht schlecht , so etwas zu können, dazu noch ziemlich entspannt das ganze aufbauen. Hand in Hand !!! Da kann die Zentralgeheizte sofa sitzende Zivilisation nur STAUNEN !!! ( german speaks )

    50. Khalifah Bani Mim

      the Land Of Water

    51. for YTube

      wow every few days they got new house

    52. Mahdi Khattab

      The civilized world makes us lazy and impatient. When I am moving once in few years, it is a total chaos. God bless !

    53. Pgd Hum

      This is truely amazing

    54. Pgd Hum

      They No how to survive more than white people don't even No HOW TO Survive out in the sown like this that's a Fact 👌

    55. nothing nothing

      No covid masks?.. .

    56. evilcanofdrpepper

      wow, I didn't imagine Sexism was built into the tents that the nomadic Siberians build.

    57. Marcy Gomez

      Thanks for your time and teaching experience in video. With great respect and admiration. Sincerely, Marcy G.

    58. William Wyckoff

      It's good to know survival never knows when you might need to rely on those skills.

    59. Green Mama

      They are trying to do away with these nomadic tribes and force them to assimilate.


      Amazing🥰 but Oxygen?. No need window? I watched at first I thought the small square is a window for air (Oxygen) but it is not for air, it made for sunlight?

    61. Carmafon, S. A.

      This way of building houses was inherited by the native americans when they crossed the Bering strait.

    62. Sunil Thapa

      These peoples are so adorable, this is how people struggle to survive their life. Telling about two families, it is called unity in diversity. All words will be dimmed and less to describe the way of survive and this video. Thank you for this video

    63. The power of Zen

      Such a primitive existence yet they are alive and appear to be healthy.

    64. pim1234

      Once bin in an American Native Tipi...warm, cosy, big...just great

    65. Edvin Kuant ch.

      Fantástico el trabajo y la construcción de estas personas en ese clima bajo cero. Curioso en verdad.

    66. Garry Sekelli

      I think they built it wrong. Should be dome shape like igloo.

    67. Garry Sekelli

      Were they smashing rats that had burrowed into the fabric there in the beginning?

    68. Hibiscus N.

      Praying for you. The viewers and subscribers. John 3:16 For God so love the world that he gave his one and only Son. That whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

    69. Carol Dressic

      I had to watch with the sound muted. The background music is too ominous. It was unsettling.

    70. gabriel gervais

      17:46 The amount of light inside is amazing...

    71. Manish Kumar

      How do sex family members

    72. 푱푱이

      멋지다 정말 내가 근래본 영상중 최고다

    73. Vladimir Vecherinin

      Счастливчики.... Спасибо

    74. Snarkily

      nice AoE2 music.

    75. Trum Trum

      Pssh, I could make a warmer one. Just bury myself in sticks and light em, ez

    76. Crystal Fyffe

      No pressure Ladys!!

    77. gowd sake

      Very impressive I bet they dont even have a carbon monoxide alarm either Umm why can the women never cross behind the tent ? I am betting it only gets a few degrees above freezing tho I would be very happy to sleep there

    78. April-lheR Gunzales

      why they need to move every 4days???

    79. Paul Regnier

      What a bunch of bulshit

    80. Paul Regnier

      What a f****** sham

    81. Paul Regnier

      It's funny how these people have state-of-the-art technology like snowmobiles and 2021 snowmobiles what the hell is going on

    82. Rebecca diaz de leon

      My respect the tribles ways and its there culture ways we can learn from them i hope they have guns for the wildlife out there

    83. ChacUayabXoc

      and next time you move you can play mikado with your house

    84. Poetsrear

      From the comforts of the developed Nordics, it is a strange thought that my native tongue is linguistically closer to what these people speak than any other (Indo-)European language around, save two others...

    85. tasos G.

      did i search for this;no did i watch it with pleasure;yes

    86. Дмитрий Белавин

      Ненцы это не Сибирь, это Заполярье. The Nenets are not Siberia, this is the Arctic

    87. Наталья Харченко

      Какие счастливые люди!всегда природа,ягоды,рыба,оленина,и главное не надо оплачивать коммуналку!здоровья,мира!!!!

    88. butch

      adverts are bloody relentless

      1. Nomad Architecture

        Sorry! We have some vids on the channel with no ads, and are looking at creating an ad-free patreon channel.

    89. jackie scorpio

      How lazy humans have become? No wonder we are unhealthy. LOL I'll speak for myself I guess

    90. jackie scorpio

      I "Liked" and "subscribed" to promote everything you're doing. Thank you for sharing these videos

    91. Красный Пролетарий Назарьев

      Вот настоящие люди ,без злобы и жажды наживы . Есть все необходимое для жизни добытое своим трудом и они счастливы! Любовь ,детки,труд и единение с природой. В столь суровом крае живут и не роптают. А кому то тварям и двух яхт с дворцом мало ,надо больше! Эй ,гниды буржуйские ,на тот свет ни хуя еще никто не забрал! Вот люди ,а вы черви на роде людском. Дай Бог этим семьям всех благ!

    92. Анатолий Петрович

      Хатка на семи ветрах. Не схалтуришь. Средняя продолжительность жизни - 53 года.

    93. Ely Powell

      Those matts made from small straight branches are probably very effective at stopping the transfer of heat into the ground and chilling the occupants.

    94. Kurt Kr

      Why do they have to move every 4 days? Why not stay longer?

    95. Razamadaz

      This music is hypnotic.

    96. 미술실

      I Respect All Race.

    97. Mr陳先森

      Dear blogger, hello. Your video is very healing, I want to share it with more people, can you?

      1. Nomad Architecture

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    99. Bible verse Testimony

      Amazing video

    100. Bernard Michaud

      No mask? this is where I want to live